Addiction is not Victimless

You may think that a person’s addiction to drugs or alcohol will only affect them however, that could not be farther from the truth. The implications of substance abuse and addiction on relationships, health and society are huge. Addiction can cause people to do things and behave in ways that they didn’t know they were capable of. When the body becomes addicted to a substance, that substance replaces the hierarchy of needs so that the person is driven to seek out that drug or drink over eating or sleeping. An addict will often steal from family, friends and others as well as business to support their need for more and more of the substance. Careers are ruined and businesses suffer due to the lack of consistency in the work and attendance. Society is drained of resources for having to bear the burden of the legal implications.

Besides the external damage that is done by addiction, the internal damage is devastating as well. Alcohol and drugs can ravage a persons health and cause serious brain and body damage. Withdrawals can be deadly and so can overdosing. If you or a loved one are suffering from substance abuse and addiction then don’t wait to give us a call. We are here for you at (888) 330-9964 and we can help you get on the path to stopping the destructive cycle of addiction.

What is Addiction Treatment and Rehabilitation?

Inpatient rehabilitation for treatment of substance abuse and addiction is where the client is admitted into the facility and stays there for the duration of their treatment. In many inpatient rehabilitation facilities the clients will stay in a comfortable home with the other clients in the program and will be taken to 12-step meetings, therapy sessions and to see the doctor. Inpatient rehabilitation usually offers more treatment modalities that out patient programs as well as more access for the clients to use those therapies. During outpatient treatment the client will travel to the treatment center usually once or twice a week for a couple of hours. In Inpatient Rehab they are constantly under the care of the rehabilitation staff and can see doctors and therapist around the clock for much greater amounts of time. The focus becomes more about just the recovery from drugs and alcohol and removes the real world factors so that they do not hinder the clients recovery.

Some treatments and therapies commonly used in residential inpatient treatment are cognitive behavioral therapy, equine therapy, group and individual therapy, strength and yoga therapy as well as music and arts therapy. Treatments are individualized for each individual patients needs such as a specific treatment for those with PTSD or sever anxiety and depression. If you are unsure about which program to choose or just feel bogged down by all of the work in fining the right help then let us take the load off of your shoulders. Call us now at (888) 330-9964 to speak to a recovery professional and find the right treatment for you or your loved one who is suffering.

You Need a Good Plan to Attack Addiction

Like any big undertaking in life a good plan gives you a much greater chance of success. When trying to plan for treatment for you or a loved one it is important to plan a multi-faceted approach starting with detoxification if necessary and moving to inpatient rehabilitation then followed up by sober living or transitional living.