Do I Have a Drug Problem?
The first step to recovery is acknowledging the addiction.
If you are in the Phoenix, AZ area, we can help you get on the path to drug addiction treatment.
The first thing we need to do is set the record straight: addiction is not a moral issue and it has nothing to do with whether someone is good or bad. Addiction is a chronic disease that rips away any chance we have of saying “no” and living a healthy, productive life. At one point we may have made the choice to shoot up or have multiple drinks in one sitting, but extended use left us incapable of stopping. When addiction strikes, it removes all potential priorities and replaces them with the notion that we need to use again. Without being dependent on substance, withdrawal symptoms set in as a way of driving us back to abuse.
Sometimes even knowing that the next hit is coming is enough to offset the withdrawal effects. If you use a substance, whether it be alcohol or an illegal/prescription drug, and are asking yourself “do I have a drug problem?” If the answer is yes, then you may need to look for a drug rehab program.
Rehabilitation for Drug Rehab
The entire goal of drug rehab centers is to help an addict re-enter society and become a productive, healthy member. Addiction changes behavior in all aspects of life: work, friendships, spouses, family, hobbies all take second place to the substance. The mind develops a dependency and forces the body to act upon it, leaving only ruin in the wake of trying to get the next hit. Rehabilitation helps you to organize priorities properly again by giving you the tools you need to fight addiction. Drug rehabilitation involves the processes of Detox , treatment, medical management, and therapy that are used in order to help you live a clean life. In the detox phase your body will be without the substance it is dependent on: you will go through the stages of withdrawal and will be supervised while your body cleans itself of the hazardous toxins the narcotics put in your system.
Treatment can be done through a variety of outlets, such as inpatient drug rehab, outpatient drug rehab, extended care centers, recovery houses, mental health and medical care, and local support groups like Narcotics Anonymous. Treatment involves medicinal management of withdrawal symptoms as well as implanting therapy. The goal of therapy is to give the addict a means of resisting triggers and urges that would drive them to using a substance again. Many recovery and rehabilitation clinics endorse continuing therapy even after treatment is complete.
How We Can Help
An effective rehab center will help you in your time of need. All you have to do is call and they will let you know what you need to do in order to seek treatment; the staff will also answer any and all questions that you have and will help you make the next step. This initial phone call will help ease some of your worries about the facility and will let you know what will be expected of you in the process. The time is now to seek the help that you need. If you are in the Phoenix, AZ area, call 602-786-6832 today. Even if you feel alone, we will be there for you.
Outpatient treatment is part-time, usually between 10 to 12 hours a week, meaning that the recovering user comes to the facility, but they do not stay in the facility. These programs usually run between three months to one year. Ultimately, outpatient treatment is right for those who have more mild addictions.
Inpatient treatment means the person stays at a facility for a period of time - usually between three weeks and six months. While staying at the facility, they undergo intensive treatment. Inpatient treatment has a higher success rate than outpatient treatment, but it is also more expensive. Further, inpatient treatment interrupts daily life. Ultimately, inpatient treatment is especially effective for those who have undergone serious addictions.
Residential treatment means that patients live in a residence with other patients. Treatment staff transport the patients to the treatment center each day. In this way, they experience the benefits of both inpatient and outpatient treatment. Residential treatment is best for those who want to keep their treatment and living areas separate, but they still want to separate themselves from their toxic environments.