Making the decision to go to treatment for substance abuse is the best decision for an addict. But sometimes the whole idea 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 substance abuse rehabs in Hollywood, Florida and other locations.
Although all substance abuse rehabs have a common set of treatments, each center is unique. Success 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 takes that long to get the drugs or alcohol totally out and the addict can begin again to live in truth, positive thinking, and have motivations toward a successful future.
Each addict has a different life experience 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 therapy. Addictions are often triggered 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 essential, but not a part of the treatment in all rehabs.
An addiction is affected by a portion 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, to begin with, is irrelevant to their ability to stop it. Once the addiction is started, it takes more than the addict alone to stop it.
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 get help by loved ones, while others may need to knock on death’s door before they’ll seek help. Common reasons people seek help 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 don’t wait!
If you or someone you love is suffering from a harmful chemical dependency to drugs or alcohol, it is best to seek addiction treatment help as soon as possible. The longer the addiction goes on, the harder it will be to curtail it. In contacting a substance abuse rehab, 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 provide a structured and therapeutic environment in which the cycles of chemical dependency are broken and replaced with essential life skills.
To learn more about what Adult & Teen Challenge centers give men and women from Hollywood, Florida and places all over America, we invite you to call us right away. Even though our building is not in Hollywood, Florida, our family of addiction treatment centers help men and women from Hollywood, Florida, and beyond.
Lasting and caring help for an addict in Hollywood, Florida 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 Hollywood, Florida, and any major airport in the country.
Hollywood is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 140,768. Founded in 1925, the city grew rapidly in the 1950s and 1960s, and is now the twelfth largest city in Florida. Hollywood is a Principal City of the South Florida metropolitan area, which was home to 5,564,635 people at the 2010 census.
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