Addiction Treatment and Breaking through the Denial
The use and abuse of drugs by some sectors of the population, mainly among young people, poses a huge challenge for the country. Since the risk of epidemic development is increasingly evident and threatening, drug addiction is of concern not only to health authorities, but also to all sectors of the population.
Drug addiction leads individuals down a dark road full of severe consequences. Recurring drug consumption leads to a neglect of duties or responsibilities. The addicted person’s behavior changes substantially: their moods vary abruptly without apparent cause, they are presented with economic difficulties that may lead a drug addict to borrow or to commit economic crimes (theft, fraud, robbery), addicts gradually disengage from everything and everyone around them, they lie constantly, and they usually deny that they have a problem. Physical deterioration is evident over time as well.
A person in the grips of their addiction may experience weight loss, skin problems, low resistance to disease, chronic cough, asthma attacks, intestinal complications, liver and kidney problems. It becomes obvious to everyone living around the addict that there is a very serious problem. An addiction treatment center becomes the only obvious solution.
Taking the first step and seeking addiction treatment can be a difficult decision. It may not be easy for you to accept that your relationship with alcohol or drugs is out of control.
Deciding to treat your illness means to recover and it means the beginning of a better life. Get help from an addiction treatment center with a qualified staff of experienced addiction professionals. This involvement in participating in addiction treatment, and the professionalism of a qualified staff could be what it takes to break the cycle of addiction.
Doctors, psychiatrists and therapists that are specialists in addiction treatment working together to address multiple aspects of the disease of addiction are you or your loved ones best bet for successful drug or alcohol rehabilitation.
Addiction treatment success depends on the patient’s commitment to the recovery process. If an individual does not want to stop for good, then there is very little hope for permanent sobriety. On the other hand, when an individual is ready and willing to stop for good the healing process can then begin.
A high degree of personal involvement with a continuing program of support and therapy for the patient in a drug rehab center provides the best chance for recovery. Family involvement in the recovery process will give added value to the success of addiction treatment.
Recovery from the disease of addiction is an ongoing process that involves stopping drugs and alcohol, but also to achieve serenity and a life philosophy that promotes growth and change within the individual and the family. The purpose of addiction treatment is to break through the denial and motivate the patient to want to respond to the treatment program and a plan for a new way of living.
If you or someone you know is struggling with drug addiction, Palm Partners Recovery Center can help. Call 1-877-711-HOPE (4673).