Deciding to go to treatment for substance abuse can definitely be the right choice 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, do you know what an effective chemical dependency rehabilitation program is really like? There are many urban legends about substance abuse rehabs in Hialeah, Florida and other locations.
While all rehabs have a standardized set of treatments, each center is unique. Results can be highly affected mostly by the amount of time spent in the program. Short-term rehabs rarely work. The better rehabs will last several months, not a few days, since it requires that long to reteach them 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 started 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 called the Mesolimbic Dopamine System. This system is not something that a person can consciously manage. So, it is quite difficult for an addict to discern how to stop their chemical dependency. Whether or not the addict stoked the fire of the addiction in the first place is irrelevant to their option to turn it around. Once the addiction is started, the addict no longer has control to stop the addiction.
It is a common thought that a vast majority of people 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 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 harder 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 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 substance abuse. We provide a structured and therapeutic environment in which the cycles of drug abuse are broken and replaced with essential skills for life.
To find out more about what Adult & Teen Challenge centers provides men and women from Hialeah, Florida and places all over the nation, we welcome you to call us now. Although our physical location is not in Hialeah, Florida, our family of addiction treatment centers help men and women from Hialeah, Florida, and beyond.
Lasting and caring help for an addict in Hialeah, Florida 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 faith-based program is the right fit for your loved one. These recovery centers are easily reachable from Hialeah, Florida, and any major airport in the country.
Hialeah is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 226,419. The 2010 census recorded a population of 224,669, a decrease of just 0.8%, and still making it the sixth largest city in the state, a major municipality of Greater Miami and South Florida, and the tenth largest city in the United States among cities with a population density of more than 10,000/sq mile. The city’s name is most commonly attributed to Muskogee origin, “Haiyakpo” and “hili” (pretty) combining in “Hialeah” to mean “pretty prairie”. Alternatively, the word is of Seminole origin meaning “Upland Prairie”. The city is located upon a large prairie between Biscayne Bay and the Everglades.
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