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How do I get my spouse addiction help now?

How do I get my spouse addiction help now?

Our relationships with our spouses are supposed to be safe havens.  Our home is a place that provides safety and shelter from danger.  Being in a marriage with someone who has an addiction to alcohol or drugs can lead to a very unhealthy relationship filled with emotional stress and sometimes abuse.

For many people a close relationship with an addicted spouse can create a very unstable environment.  Addiction can destroy a couple by undermining trust, which weakens the bond between spouses.  Conflicts over responsibilities, neglect or abuse can occur as a result of one partner or in some cases both partners using alcohol and/or drugs to cope with stress.

Helping a spouse face their addiction challenges and seek proper treatment can be a team effort.  We want you to know you are not alone and we can answer any questions you have about seeking treatment for your partner.  We are committed to helping you and your loved one build a foundation to stay clean and sober.  Please know that when your spouse goes to our facility, they are part of the Transformations family.  For more information contact us now at (727)498-6498

Learn how to recognize the signs your spouse is using drugs or abusing alcohol.

If you are wondering if your loved one is struggling with substance abuse, there are certain tell-tale signs that can indicate that she or he has a problem with drugs. Drug abuse is a growing problem in the United States. There is no way to predict if someone is going to become addicted to drugs, but there are some factors that may indicate your spouse is at an advanced risk for drug abuse. If he or she has recently suffered an injury or been prescribed medication; if there has been increased pressure at work; or if there have been certain life-events that put additional stress on your spouse, there may be cause for concern. 

Physical changes that can indicate your spouse is using drugs or abusing alcohol.

The changes in physical condition that occur when someone is using drugs can be difficult to conceal. Your spouse may try to avoid direct contact with you to keep you from noticing anything is wrong, but once you are face-to-face with each other, look for any of the following signs:

  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Changes in appetite
  • Drowsiness or insomnia
  • Enlarged or pinpoint pupils that don’t react to light
  • Excessive sweating
  • Extreme weight loss or gain
  • Fast or slow heartbeat
  • Grinding teeth
  • Loss of coordination
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Shakiness/tremors
  • Slurred speach

Mood changes that may be signs your spouse uses drugs.

If your spouse starts experiencing sudden changes in mood, it may be related to drug use. He or she may begin displaying excessive irritability, hostility, anxiety, and even paranoia. Conversely, if your spouse randomly appears to be in an incredibly good, “sunny,” or euphoric mood unrelated to the events surrounding you, it may be chemically induced. Be aware that sudden, severe mood changes can also be a sign of mental health issues, so don’t dismiss these mood changes as related to drug use unless your spouse shows other signs of substance abuse.

Changes in behavior that may be signs of hidden drug use.

As drug abuse progresses, it begins to affect every aspect of the addicts’ lives. These changes may not seem like a cause for alarm as you encounter them one by one, but once they start to intertwine it can become very overwhelming and noticeable.

  • Argumentative or aggressive behavior.
  • Avoiding friends and family.
  • Confusion, restlessness, or an inability to concentrate.
  • Lying about activities, money, and behavior.
  • Secretive behavior – unexplained absences, furtive phone calls, hiding items.
  • Uncharacteristic drop or improvement in performance at work.
  • Withdrawal from activities that were important to your spouse.

If you or someone you know would like to know more about Transformations by the Gulf Substance Abuse Treatment Center Give us a Call 24/7 (727)498-6498

The success of a person’s recovery depends on the level of personalized treatment provided. It is important to find an addiction treatment program that works.  When we say our treatment is individualized, we mean that we craft a program that is tailored to address the client’s unique physical, mental and emotional needs.

In the client’s first 24 hours with us, we’ll evaluate their current state and work to understand what challenges they need to overcome. They’ll also have an initial session with our doctor and meet with one of our licensed mental health professionals.

After the initial evaluations, we’ll design a treatment plan with the sole mission of helping the client overcome and heal from addiction. Their program will focus on things such as:

  • Addressing and Identifying root causes of addiction.
  • Creating a support system.
  • Developing healthy stress management techniques.
  • Eliminating Substance use.
  • Learning how to communicate emotions effectively.
  • Maintaining a healthier lifestyle.
  • Repairing damaged relationships.

Our Facility is near the beach and offers a comfortable setting for substance abuse treatment and recovery.


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Co-Occurring Disorders in St. Petersburg Florida

Co-Occurring Disorders: It has been estimated that 37 percent of alcohol abusers and 53 percent of drug abusers also have at least one other serious psychological or emotional problem. When a person has a co-occurring disorder or dual diagnosis, it generally means that they are suffering from addiction and an emotional/psychiatric disorder that may include depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, eating disorders, attention deficit disorder, personality disorders, mood swings, trauma, sexual compulsivity, and more. To recover fully, the person needs treatment for both.

At Transformations By The Gulf, a Florida Drug and Alcohol Addiction Rehabilitation Center for Women and Men, we understand that not every set of problems fit into a diagnostic pigeonhole or category. For instance, we know that some people with methamphetamine abuse have underlying attention deficit disorder. We have learned that some people with chronic alcohol abuse struggle with social phobias or interpersonal anxiety. We know that some people with marijuana abuse are attempting to deal with chronic pain or ease the distress of chronic depression.

When a co-occurring disorder is assessed, we are careful to treat the addiction and the underlying issue because not doing so would put the person at risk for relapse. Our highly experienced team of clinicians and staff work with the addiction while treating the underlying issue to decrease the risk of relapse. There is no rigid algorithm or formula which we follow. We remain open, personal, flexible and dynamic in our approach. The key is to treat the whole person and all of the conditions inherent in their addictive behavior so that they can achieve complete and lasting recovery.


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Why Transformations?

  • Accredited by The Joint Commission
  • Gender Specific treatment with mixed-gender interaction
  • Holistic practices woven into traditional therapies to enrich the experience of recovery
  • High standard of compassionate care in a small boutique style facility
  • 3:1 client to counselor ratio for more individualized treatment
  • Well-appointed, gender-specific residences that are located on award-winning St. Petersburg Beach, FL  “Top 10 beaches in the US”
  • Family Inclusion
  • Comprehensive Continuing Care

Seeking Treatment with Transformations by the Gulf?

If you or a loved one needs treatment and rehabilitation for substance use, Transformations by the Gulf can help.
Transformations by the Gulf offers individualistic and holistic recovery services. We designed our inpatient and outpatient programs to treat individuals based on biological, psychological, familial and social needs.

Our residential homes and treatment facilities are near the beach and offer a comfortable setting for rehabilitation. If you or a loved one needs help, contact Transformations By The Gulf to learn more about our recovery services.

If you are ready to start planning your treatment process, give us a call. (727)498-6498


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