The Epidemic of Substance Abuse
If you are struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, you aren’t alone. The nation, and the world as a whole, is experiencing an epidemic of addiction that isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. The chemical fabrication of drugs has lowered the prices, and introduced deadlier drugs onto the market, like the heroin-hybrid invented in Russia that has made its way to the U.S.A: krokodil. Krokodil has devastating effects, resulting in users losing limbs as their flesh and muscles fall right off the bone. In Russia, krokodil costs about a tenth of the price of heroin.
The First Step is Detox
Once you make the decision to stop using drugs or alcohol, the first step is detoxification. Detox treatment is a medically managed, 24-hour treatment that purges an addict’s system of all the toxins from the substances they’ve abused. This results in a healthy mind and body and a clean slate to begin rehab.
After detox, you have many rehab therapy options. The most successful of these is inpatient treatment care. The goal of all rehab therapy is to enable the recovering addict to overcome their addiction and prepare them to handle the temptations and conditions that may have led them to use otherwise. Rehab is a life-long process. Recovering addicts count their victories day by day, but they are able to turn their lives around to be healthy and happy again.
Find the Healing You Need and Start your Treatment Today!
The path to sobriety isn’t an easy one, but it’s worth the battle. There are treatment centers in nearly every American city. If your city doesn’t have a treatment center, it likely has meeting places for group meetings and 12-steps. If there isn’t a group meeting near you, give us a call and we’ll help you find one in your area. Most treatment centers offer group meetings, and there are independent meetings ranging across the spectrum, from Alcoholics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Heroin Anonymous, Meth Anonymous and many others.
If you are unable to find treatment in your area, traveling for treatment has its benefits. Recovering addicts are less likely to bump into coworkers or associates who may not know they are suffering with addiction. It also affords the opportunity to get away from circumstances that may be leading them to use in the first place.
Aftercare – The Care After Rehab
Recovering addicts have found the most success when enrolling in an aftercare facility when they complete rehab. Aftercare can be residential group housing, halfway houses or an outpatient treatment center. The goal of aftercare is to help recovering addicts transition back to the real world while avoiding the temptation to relapse.
If you would like to learn more about rehab and therapy, or have any questions about addiction, give us a call. Our trained experts are here to answer your questions and give you the information you need to help you on your path to healing.
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