An addiction to drugs or alcohol cannot be stopped without professional intervention. Even addicts who truly want to quit are often blindsided by severe withdrawal symptoms and social pressures. Entering a drug addiction rehab can offer addicts a reprieve that gives them the time to heal their bodies and minds.
If you are ready to get your life back on track, or want to enter a loved one into a drug rehab, call Drug Treatment Centers Great Neck at (516) 283-5681 for more information.
Drug abuse alters the way the brain’s limbic system works. When influenced by drugs, the limbic system forces the brain to create an attachment to drugs that is as deep as the one to finding nourishment, love or personal fulfillment. That link can be extremely difficult to break, especially coupled with the formation of habits that are based around drug use.
Addicts often revolve their lives around substance abuse—they constantly wonder when and how they will use again. This leaves little room for the responsibilities they have and the relationships they have built. As everything falls by the wayside in favor of drug use, the addict begins to feel like drugs are all that they have left. This sends them deeper into using. The only way to break the cycle is by entering a rehab facility.
Treatment for substance abuse can vary based on the type of drug a patient is using and how long they have been using. In general, treatment plans follow this basic outline:
As you look around for treatment options for your loved one, you’re bound to notice that you have two basic alternatives — outpatient and residential treatment.
Residential rehab centers keep patients in a supportive, drug-free, environment, and offer both chemical detoxification and psychological rehab over a period of weeks or months.
In outpatient treatment, the patient is allowed to go home each day, where neither requirement is fulfilled. Outpatient treatment programs are also easier for patients to quit. This option is usually supplemental to residential treatment, but it can also be an option for addicts who are completely dedicated to living drug-free.
It is important to remember that the most important step towards sobriety is asking for help. If you would like to discuss the treatment options that make sense for you or your loved one, call Drug Treatment Centers Great Neck at (516) 283-5681.