About Addiction Rehabilitation Centers | Addictions


For most people, the thought of going into
treatment is terrifying, it seems like it’s overwhelming and it seems as thought you’re
going to lose control of your life. The opposite of that happens. What happens in treatment is that basically
a person will go in to what’s called detox or they will have medically supervised detoxification
of the drugs and alcohol. It’s very important that people be monitored
when they’re coming off of the drugs or their alcohol addiction. What happens after that is, a person is then
placed in a community of other people. It’s important to look for a treatment center
that has age and gender specific programs so that men are with men and women are with
women, that you have adolescents with adolescents, that you have young adults with young adults,
that you have adults with adults, and that you have some programs even now have programs
for older adults. That’s very important because people need
to identify with other people who are experiencing the same challenges that they have in their
lives. Treatment is a very structured environment. That’s important for people who are suffering
from addictions because, what happens through addiction is that people lead very unstructured
lives and their lives become very chaotic, so it’s important for people to relearn
practical skills and to have structure and a frame around their lives. There should be intensive therapy being done
in treatment and I want to stress this. They’re not a place to go to have babysitters
watch you, and they’re not a place to go to get spa services. They’re a place that you go to do hard work
so that you can have meaningful recovery in your life. It’s also important that treatment facilities
have a family component to it. We know that addictions do not occur in isolation
and that the whole family suffers, so we know that the whole family needs to be involved
in the treatment process. They were part of the problem, they existed
in the problem, they suffered as a result of the problem and they also need to be a
part of the solution. So, again, while treatment can seem very terrifying
and very unmanageable, it’s actually a very nurturing, very safe, very contained, very
structured place where you can begin to embrace your recovery, and start to have the life
that you were meant to have.

11 thoughts on “About Addiction Rehabilitation Centers | Addictions

  1. This guy should speak louder – where do howcast find their speakers? are there only one speaker in the entire world that they have to pick someone that doesn't have a voice?

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