Making the move to go to treatment for substance abuse can definitely be the right choice for an addict. But sometimes the whole idea of what “rehab” is all about can be distorted by movie plots and celebrity rehab stories. So, maybe you are unclear what an effective substance abuse rehabilitation program is really like? Perhaps we should talk about the myths about drug and alcohol rehabs in Greensboro, North Carolina and other locations.
While all rehabs have a standardized set of treatments, each center is unique. Outcomes 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 takes that long to reteach them truth, positive thinking and responsibility for 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 counseling. Addictions are often triggered by a disappointment or a void in the person’s life, so those must be dealt with at the same time or the addiction cannot be solved. Often called “dual-diagnosis” treatment, this combined therapy is essential, but not provided in all rehabs.
Addictions are affected by an area of the brain referred to as the Mesolimbic Dopamine System. It is not part of the conscious portion of the brain. 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 stoked the fire of the addiction in the first place is irrelevant to their ability to stop it. Once the addiction is started, the addict no longer has control to stop the addiction.
It is true that a vast majority of addicts will 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 addicts 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 nearly die before they’ll seek help. Common motivators include, but are not limited to: family pressure, legal issues, illness or near-death experiences, or finances. Sadly, many choose to wait 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 advisable to seek professional help as soon as possible. The more time goes on, the harder it will be to curtail it. In contacting a rehab center, you can get immediate answers to any questions you may have. It is never a poor decision to start to research the options for addiction treatment.
Adult & Teen Challenge centers are Christian, dual-diagnosis drug and alcohol addiction rehabs that serve adults who are entangled in substance abuse. We offer a structured and therapeutic environment in which the cycles of drug abuse are broken and replaced with essential life skills.
To learn more about what Adult & Teen Challenge centers offers men and women from Greensboro, North Carolina and cities all over America, we ask you to call us right away. Even though our campus is not in Greensboro, North Carolina, our network of addiction treatment centers help men and women from Greensboro, North Carolina, and beyond.
A solution for your family in Greensboro, North Carolina is only a phone call away. Phone us at (855) 934-4673 and talk to our Intake Coordinator. He will honestly tell you if our faith-based program is the right fit for your loved one. Our addiction recovery centers are easily accessible from Greensboro, North Carolina, and anywhere in the country.
Greensboro is a city in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It is the third-largest city by population in North Carolina and the largest city in Guilford County and the surrounding Piedmont Triad metropolitan region. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Greensboro’s population stands at 269,666. The city is located at the intersection of two major interstate highways in the Piedmont region of central North Carolina. In 2003, the previous Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point metropolitan statistical area (MSA) was re-defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, resulting in the formation of the Greensboro-High Point MSA and the Winston-Salem MSA. The 2010 population for the Greensboro-High Point MSA was 723,801.
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