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What’s your opinion on drug rehab? Do you believe it works? Maybe one of your friends went to rehab and made their life a whole lot better. Or, maybe your friend checked into drug rehab and when they checked out, they weren’t much different than before. The thing about rehab is, every individual’s experience is different. What did not work for one person may be precisely the thing that puts another onto the road to life long recovery.
We can tell you with authority is that a person’s chances of enjoying lasting, comfortable recovery are much better with structured drug rehab than without. Going it alone is a near impossible task. Withdrawals can send the most dedicated quitter back to drugs in a hurry. Inpatient therapy at ARC eliminates temptation in a kind and supportive, non-judgmental atmosphere.
Foundational principles of successful drug rehab
Scientific research regarding addiction began in earnest in the 1970s. That research led to a number of key principals that are deemed crucial to any effective drug rehab program, explains the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
- Addiction is a complex albeit treatable medical disease
- Addiction affects brain function as well as behavior
- No single treatment is ideal for every addict
- Everyone should have quick access to addiction treatment
- To be effective, therapy should address more than drug use alone
- The addict should stay in treatment for a sufficient amount of time
- Behavioral therapy and counseling are common forms of drug rehab treatment
- Treatment plans should be reviewed periodically and amended as per the client’s needs
- Medication may be a crucial part of drug and alcohol treatment
- Drug rehab does not have to be voluntary to be effectual
- Treatment should address mental disorders along with addiction
How did you become an addict?
Everyone arrives at addiction their own way. Some addictions start innocently enough, when a patient accepts a doctor’s prescription for strong pain relief medication. Others experiment with drugs to impress friends, then find themselves craving the drug even when they’re by themselves. Nobody sets out to be an addict. Some people’s brains are just “wired” that way. Family members who are addicted are a strong indicator that you might be prone to addiction, too.
Certain chemicals such as the ones found in OxyContin, Vicodin, Percodan and other painkillers are very, very habit forming. Typically prescribed for a limited time, opioid drugs are effective at eliminating severe pain, but they can “hook” a person in no time flat. If you’ve been taking OxyContin or another prescription painkiller for more than a couple of weeks, you may already be addicted. That’s the bad news. The better news is that you and any other person who’s dependent on opiate drugs can get better at our upscale drug rehab center in Tucson, Arizona. We’ve helped thousands of good people get rid of bad habits and we can help you or your loved one, too. To know more, please call 833-272-7342.