Conquering Addiction Is Possible

Substance abusers become numb to the outside world when they are caught up in the moment of getting high. The highs diminish over time and the lows get more intense and happen more frequently. This is actually your body and your brain sending out warning signals. When your body is full of toxins and drugs it is very confused and weak. Detox at a dedicated drug treatment facility is necessary to allow your body and mind to work normally.

alcohol addiction treatment Some people – both addicts and their families – seem to think that, since the person wants to get off drugs, all they have to do is break the habit. In other words, if they can stop using drugs for a while and are feeling better – which they can do in 30 days or so – they’re free of it. But they’re not. Their brain and body is still damaged and they’re not operating at full steam.

opiod addiction treatment Step two of the treatment plan is a big step. This is where you and your counselor design a multi-faceted approach to attack the disease from all angles. You should have some kind of measuring system in place to track your success. This could be a drinking diary perhaps. You have to have multiple ways to attack the addiction. The disease is attacking you so you have to attack back. Think of it as going to war. To win this war you are going to have to be physically strong, mentally strong and have lots of weapons in your arsenal that you are not afraid to use.

However, addiction is a human condition designed to keep us alive. Think about the attraction we have to our mother’s teat, returning again and again for the sweet milk provided with a warm and soothing touch. This natural addictive process melds with our innate need to alter perception, and it explains why these two create a very potent combination that is the precursor of all addiction.

Under the ‘who are they hanging out with’ category is also this question – Are they around people who belittle them or blunt their sense of purpose, self-esteem and value? Or someone whose expectations they’re constantly trying to live up to? Parents or a spouse who is ‘disappointed’ in them, their lives or even their career choice? This can come in many forms. The person could even be overwhelmed by societal conditions they feel they can’t do anything about. A good drug addiction treatment center will also look into this.

Your concern for their well-being must be obvious. Drug abusers/drug addicts are always quick to be defensive when the subject of drug use comes up and you must keep the focus on the problem. Don’t let the subject turn to, “You don’t trust me!” or, “Stop interfering in my life!” This is only a mechanism to take the attention off themselves, keep the focus calmly on the actual problem, the drug abuse.

Detoxifying an addict does not take very long. It takes seventy two hours to detoxify an alcohol addict. It’s the post detoxification care that takes longer. So, the first thing when selecting a rehab centre is to find out how good the post care facilities are. Is the rehab centre over filled with patients? Do the doctors and especially the psychiatrists give enough time to the patients? What type of therapy methods do they use? Is the staff friendly towards the patient? These are all the questions that need to be asked before selecting a rehab facility.