Making the decision to go to treatment for substance abuse can definitely be life-changing for an addict. But sometimes the concept of what “rehab” is all about can be confusing, since many programs are like a revolving door. So, maybe you are unclear what an effective chemical dependency rehabilitation program is really like? There are many fallacies about drug and alcohol rehabs in Birmingham, Alabama and other locations.
While all rehab programs have a common set of treatments, each rehab is unique. Success can be highly affected mostly by the amount of time spent in the program. Short-term rehabs rarely work. The most effective rehabs will last several months, not a few days, since it requires that long to eliminate the influence of the addiction from their system, and to [begin to instill truth, positive thinking and motivations toward a successful future.
Each client has a different life experience with drugs and alcohol. What launched the initial use and subsequent addiction can be quite different for different people. So, getting to the bottom of it will often take different approaches and some initial therapy. Addictions are often initially caused by an emotional or physical pain, or a void in the person’s life, so those must be dealt with simultaneously or the addiction cannot be solved. Often called “dual-diagnosis” treatment, this combined therapy is essential, but not a part of the treatment in all rehabs.
An addiction is affected by an area of the brain called the Mesolimbic Dopamine System. It is not something that a person can consciously manage. So, it is impossible for an addict to connect the logic of unhealthy and negative behavior to their chemical dependency. Whether or not the addict opened the door to the addiction, to begin with, is irrelevant to their ability to turn it around. Once Pandora’s Box is opened, the addict no longer has control to stop the addiction.
It is true that a vast majority of individuals must hit “rock bottom” due to their chemical dependency, before they will enter a drug and alcohol rehab, in a lucid moment of self-preservation. But all individuals are motivated differently, and have different levels of chemical dependency. For that reason, some may be motivated to stop their addiction by loved ones, while others may need to knock on death’s door before they’ll seek help. Common motivators include, but are not limited to: family pressure, legal issues, illness or near-death experiences, or finances. Unfortunately, many choose to avoid rehab until they’ve destroyed all other options, but this does not include all addicts or alcoholics, so seek help for them now!
If you or someone you love is involved in a harmful chemical dependency to drugs or alcohol, it is best to seek addiction treatment help as soon as possible. The more time goes on, the harder it will be to reverse it. In contacting a substance abuse rehab, you can get immediate answers to any questions you may have. It is always the right decision to at least begin to research the rehab options.
Adult & Teen Challenge centers are faith-based, dual-diagnosis drug and alcohol addiction rehabs that serve adults who are entangled in chemical dependency. We offer a structured and therapeutic environment in which the cycles of chemical dependency are broken and replaced with essential skills for life.
To find out more about what Adult & Teen Challenge centers offers men and women from Birmingham, Alabama and cities all over America, we invite you to call us today. Although our campus is not in Birmingham, Alabama, our network of addiction treatment centers help men and women from Birmingham, Alabama, and beyond.
Lasting and caring help for an addict in Birmingham, Alabama is only a phone call away. Reach us by phone at (855) 934-4673 and talk to our Intake Coordinator. He will honestly tell you if our residential program is the best choice for your loved one. These recovery centers are easily reachable from Birmingham, Alabama, and any city in the country.
Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama. The city is the county seat of Jefferson County. According to the 2010 United States Census, Birmingham had a population of 212,237. The Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Area, in estimate by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2009, had a population of about 1,212,848; approximately one-quarter of Alabama’s population. Birmingham was founded in 1871, just after the American Civil War, through the merger of three pre-existing farm towns, notably, former Elyton. It grew from there, annexing many more of its smaller neighbors, into an industrial and railroad transportation center with a focus on mining, the iron and steel industry, and railroading.
Excerpt about Christian rehabs and addiction treatment centers in Birmingham, Alabama used with permission from Wikipedia.