Deciding to go to drug or alcohol rehab can definitely be life-changing for an addict. But sometimes the understanding of what “rehab” is all about can be confusing, since many programs are like a revolving door. So, do you know what an effective substance abuse rehabilitation program is really like? Perhaps we should talk about the fallacies about drug and alcohol rehabs in Greenville, North Carolina and other locations.
Although all substance abuse rehabs have a standardized set of treatments, each center is unique. Success can be highly influenced 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 eliminate the influence of the addiction from their system, and to [begin to instill truth, positive thinking and responsibility for a successful future.
Each drug or alcohol abuser has a different experience and history with drugs and alcohol. What triggered 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 initially caused by a disappointment or a void in the person’s life, so those must be dealt with simultaneously or the addiction cannot be eliminated. Often called “dual-diagnosis” treatment, this work on the heart and soul is critical, but not a part of the treatment in all rehabs.
An addiction is affected by an area of the brain referred to as the Mesolimbic Dopamine System. This system is not part of the conscious portion of the brain. So, it is impossible for an addict to discern how to stop their chemical dependency. Whether or not the addict opened the door to the addiction in the first place is irrelevant to their ability to turn it around. Once Pandora’s Box is opened, it takes more than the addict alone to stop it.
It is a common thought that a vast majority of people 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 people 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 wait until they’ve destroyed all other options, but this does not describe 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 longer the addiction goes on, the more difficult it will be to stop it. In contacting a rehab center, you can get immediate answers to any questions you may have. It is always the right decision to start 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 substance abuse. We provide a structured and therapeutic environment in which the cycles of addiction are broken and replaced with essential skills for life.
To learn more about what Adult & Teen Challenge centers provides men and women from Greenville, North Carolina and cities all over America, we ask you to call us now. Although our physical location is not in Greenville, North Carolina, our network of addiction treatment centers help men and women from Greenville, North Carolina, and beyond.
A solution for your family in Greenville, North Carolina is only a phone call away. Call right now 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. These recovery centers are easily reachable from Greenville, North Carolina, and any major airport in the country.
Greenville is the county seat of Pitt County, principal city of the Greenville, North Carolina metropolitan area, and the 10th largest city in the state of North Carolina. Greenville is the health, entertainment, and educational hub of North Carolina’s Tidewater and Coastal Plain and in 2008 was listed as the Tenth Largest City in North Carolina. In January 2008 and January 2010, Greenville was named one of the nation’s “100 Best Communities for Young People” by the America’s Promise Alliance. In March 2008, Greenville was ranked in the top ten of the nation’s “Best Places For Business And Careers” by Forbes Magazine. In 2010 Greenville was ranked twenty-fourth in mid-city business growth and development by Forbes Magazine.
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