Help is Out There
Watching a family member, loved one, or friend suffer from drug abuse is nearly as painful as it is for the addict to suffer from addiction. Many people do not know the way to find help for themselves or their loved ones because drug addiction has become such an extremely stigmatized problem. Nobody wants to be labeled an ‘addict.’ And most addicts have trouble understanding that they need help. With the help of qualified rehabilitation facilities, people can get their family members into rehab, or get treatment for themselves. This accredited treatment facility is administered by certified substance abuse specialists, including a clinical and medical staff. Individualized, customized treatment plans are created to fulfill the physical, mental, social, medical, vocational, and emotional needs of all our clients, and offer a healthy, compassionate atmosphere for addicts who want to begin recovering from drug or alcohol addiction. Addiction is a complex disease, often chronic in nature, which affects the functioning of the brain and body. It also causes serious damage to families, relationships, schools, workplaces and neighborhoods. The most common symptoms of addiction are severe loss of control, continued use despite serious consequences, preoccupation with using, failed attempts to quit, tolerance and withdrawal. Addiction can be effectively prevented, treated and managed by healthcare professionals in combination with family or peer support. Call for help locating a detox or rehab facility, or for help convincing a family member to agree to a treatment center.
Challenges and Solutions
Interventions, Detox and More
Successful interventions are organized events wherein family members of the addict express their worries about the addict’s choices in hopes that the addict will agree to rehab. Detox is another process that can be important for recovering addicts. Detox, or detoxification, will help the addict safely and quickly withdraw from the substance(s) they are addicted to, sometimes with assistance from prescribed medicine. But interventions or detox will not cure someone from their addiction. That important work takes place during rehab treatments.
Each person is different, so each person’s rehab treatment plan will be a bit different. The treatment you need will be determined by many factors. A meth addict won’t have the exact same treatment as an alcoholic. That’s due to the nature of the addictive substances as well as the social pressures each addict faces. Rehab staff won’t only consider your addiction, they will look at your overall situation. They will try to determine how you may be sabotaging yourself. They will respect your privacy and aim to provide you with compassion each step of the way. If you’re going places or doing things that increase your addiction, they’ll recognize this. For more details concerning rehab or substance addiction in general, call now. If you are ready to begin a new life where you are in control, please call 916-249-2665 in the Philadelphia area.