Regardless of your age, race, financial standing, or social status you possibly know someone who has been in drug rehabilitation. Although this is a shocking fact to accept, the widespread epidemic of drug abuse has permeated all levels of society and statistics prove that drug addiction continues to spread in spite of increased awareness of the dangers involved.
Drug addiction occurs after prolonged misuse of prescription drugs or street drugs that contain highly addictive substances known as opiates. Opiates are synthetic compounds derived from the poppy plant that work by creating chemical changes in the brain and body to produce euphoria, and once these chemicals take over your body, serious side-effects can occur when withdrawal is attempted. Some of these symptoms can be uncomfortable or dangerous; therefore, withdrawal should only be conducted in a professional drug rehabilitation center.
Although powerful drugs are the cause of addiction, other factors are involved that should also be addressed before successful rehabilitation can be achieved. These contributing factors include emotional problems, physical health, family history, relationship problems, financial hardship or employment issues. When these factors are present along with the physical addiction, professional drug rehabilitation is necessary.
Drug rehabilitation centers conduct medically supervised detoxification that will rid the body of all traces of the drug, while also providing guidance, education, group and individual counseling, behavior modification therapy and life-skills training. You will learn coping skills and strategies for avoiding drugs, and aftercare services are available for follow-up and support as you begin your journey into a drug-free future.
The stigma surrounding drug rehabilitation and fear of the unknown could cause you to resist enrolling in a program, but if you will make the call and speak to a counselor, you will learn how our highly trained staff can help you get off the drugs, enjoy improved health, regain self-esteem, and take back your life.