What to do When Someone You Love Needs Drug Rehab
There’s no way of telling who is going to need addiction treatment. When a child is growing up or in his or her teens, there’s no definite sign of who will be an addict or who will not.
Addiction claims victims from all levels of society, all income levels, all education levels, all intelligence levels. Kind or not, handsome or not, none of that matters.
One person may use some drugs, drink beer, whiskey, vodka, even experience alcohol poisoning and then leave it all behind. Another person will abuse the same substances and be lost to addiction.
What really matters is that when you need addiction treatment, you find the drug rehab service that can bring about sobriety again.
Addiction Recovery Can Be an Elusive Goal
However, finding drug rehabilitation services does not automatically mean that sobriety will be achieved. It would be ideal if this were true. But not all drug rehab programs result in sobriety. In fact, many do not even promise this result. If you ask, many rehab staff will state that “relapse is part of recovery.” Meaning that they expect the recovering addict to return to rehab over and over again before he or she learns to live sober.
How to Achieve the Goal
When someone you love needs help for a substance abuse habit that has spiraled out of control, you must find an effective rehab center. The reason you should do this before talking to the addicted person is that a good drug rehab program will help guide you through the process of getting the addicted person through the doors of the rehab facility. They will help you through every step of the process, even helping you understand what you are looking at and how the person became addicted in the first place.
When talking to drug rehab centers, ask them about their approach to recovery and if long-term sobriety is an expected goal. Ask them if they believe that “relapse is part of the recovery process.”
The Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation program has been helping individuals overcome their addiction for good for over 50 years. One of the ways it achieves this is the Narconon New Life Detoxification. This portion of the overall rehab program uses generous nutritional supplements, a low-heat sauna, and moderate exercise to enable a person’s body to flush out toxins that remain in the fatty tissues after drug or alcohol abuse. A body can retain residues from substance abuse for years; these have been shown to be involved in triggering cravings for more drugs long after substance abuse stopped.
By combining nutrition, exercise and time in a sauna in a carefully controlled program, each person has a chance to eliminate these stored toxins. With them, cravings usually go or reduce for most people. Some people even say cravings are gone.
The Narconon drug recovery program continues with services that help each person restore personal integrity and self-esteem, and learn drug-free life skills. Meetings are not a requirement following the program because it has been found when a person truly restores his ability to put addiction behind him and has the tools to deal with life without resorting to drugs, constant meetings are not needed to maintain sobriety.
Effective drug treatment can be found at any Narconon program located on six continents. Contact us today to learn more and find a center near you.