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Drug Abuse Treatment

Drug abuse treatment is necessary to successfully overcome drug addiction; without drug abuse treatment, an individual may never abandon drug use. A commonly accepted misconception of drug abuse is that a person simply needs more willpower or is morally corrupt, however the fact is that drug addiction is not easily cured and requires intensive drug abuse treatment. When a person who is abusing drugs attempts to stop using on their own, without drug abuse treatment, many adverse reactions can occur. These include but are not limited to: aggression, physical withdrawal symptoms, depression, anxiety, anger, violence, and mood swings. Without professional drug abuse treatment, these reactions often cause relapse of drug abuse and the individual will feel helpless, as if they have failed at their attempt of recovery.

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There are many avenues to drug abuse treatment, and many different treatment options may be utilized to ensure successful recovery. Many times, drug use is a "quick fix" that hides a deeper emotional, mental, or psychological condition. If underlying mental illness exists, it must be treated in combination with drug treatment to help the client fully recover, and to help avoid any potential relapses a client may face. Treatment for mental illnesses may include individual and/or group counseling and medication, if necessary. Other times addicts may have been dealing with learning disabilities or have been self-medicating situational depression, which is depression caused by a traumatic event or difficult circumstance.

Ultimately, the long-term goal of drug treatment is to assist the client in achieving freedom from drug abuse. However, there are more immediate and urgent needs of a client that must be addressed. First and foremost, drug use must be reduced, and ideally curtailed. Secondly, the client must be able to function physically, mentally, and socially. Once the patient is stabilized, further assessment, counseling, and therapy can be pursued in order to achieve lasting abstinence from drug use.

Several methods of drug treatment exist. One of the most successful types of drug abuse treatment programs is a short-term residential facility, usually three to six weeks. This style of drug abuse treatment may provide better results for several reasons, the most obvious being the accountability of the client for their sobriety, and the accessibility of professional help around the clock. Clients in a residential drug abuse treatment centers often follow the program with sober living homes or additional outpatient programs to ensure the achievement of recovery.

At Treatment Referral, all of these aspects are combined in order to achieve successful drug abuse treatment the first time. The National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) recommends long-term treatment for those with drug addiction, in order to help avoid or reduce relapses in recovery. With Treatment Referral, the client, not only the symptoms are treated, by discovering the causes and issues that contribute to initial drug abuse. In addition, Treatment Referral offers extended drug abuse treatment programs to assist the client in adjusting to every day life while maintaining sobriety, so that the transition from the recovery process will go easily and effectively.

If you are someone you love is in need of drug abuse treatment, please contact Treatment Referral today for more information on treatment options and programs.


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