Drug rehab help line is a no cost service to the public. We can help you to find a drug rehab center of your choice. We have over 400 drug rehab programs to choose from. Also advice on addiction treatment issues. Please call to speak with a certified chemical dependency counselor about drug abuse. Confidentiality policy is to keep all information held in private.
Addiction and Drug Rehab
Addiction is a physiological, psychological and emotional dependence/craving for any substance/activity the user perceives to make him/her feel better. Drug addiction refers to addiction to chemical substances and includes both illicit ( street) drugs and prescription
Drugs. Some of these substances can cause permanent damage to brain function. The addiction can and frequently does take over the addict’s life often destroying the family, social and work relationships.
Now we come to the need for drug rehab. As with many issues prevention is the optimal course of action. Even if every person could be educated fully on the dangers of drug use
we would still find those with the attitude “It won’t happen to me.”
Drug Rehab is any program that purports to have the addict abstain from the use of drugs i.e. to get the addict clean. These programs also provide supports, counselling, life-
skills so the addict can return to society as a useful productive member of that society.
These programs also try to provide the skills so the addict won’t return to drug use as a means of coping with life’s stresses (both good and bad).
There are many different formats these rehab programs use. Some are based on the
AA 12 step program which when followed is quite successful for alcoholism. Some are
based on a 30 day residential intense counselling format. These two formats have shown to be less successful with drug addicts. Similar format programs but for a 60 to 90 day period of time seem to have a better success. There are speciality rehab centres which cater to “dual diagnosis” clients as well as centers which provide treatment for gay and lesbian clients. Another program uses a type of purification including high doses of vitamins and minerals in conjunction with a sauna designed to sweat out the toxins. Their program includes classes of life building skills taken in conjunction with a partner for support and encouragement through the difficult times. Many of these programs are very expensive and beyond the reach of most addicts who’ve spent everything and often turned to crime as a method of feeding their habit.
All of these programs have varying degrees of success. Much is dependent upon the addict. Different programs work better for different people. Individual success is influenced somewhat by the addict’s perceived support system, and could be further influenced by a system of regular follow-up from the treatment center. Drug rehab is an ongoing lifelong process.
Please know that choosing the right drug rehabilitation is not easy. We have trained staff available on our help line to guide you to the right drug addiction treatment.
For those who have a loved one not wanting to get help, we have drug intervention services available.
All information on drug addiction here is meant to compliment advice from a medical doctor or another medical professional. We simply give advice on what drug treatment centers to choose.
Find the right drug treatment centre or drug rehab program today.
Drug rehab centers generally have their treatment programs based on the gender and the age of their patients. Their treatment programs are not only helpful in addressing the addiction problem of the patients but they are also useful in addressing the other problems that the patients might be suffering from.