Making the decision to go to drug or alcohol rehab can definitely be the right choice for an addict. But sometimes the concept 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? There are many myths about substance abuse rehabs in Raleigh, North Carolina and other locations.
While all rehab programs have a common set of treatments, each center is unique. Results can be highly influenced 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 reteach them to live in truth, thinking positively, and work toward a successful future.
Each addict has a different life experience 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 therapy. Addictions are often triggered by an emotional or physical pain, 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 critical, but not provided in all rehabs.
Addictions are affected by a portion of the brain called the Mesolimbic Dopamine System. This system 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 addiction. Whether or not the addict opened the door to the addiction, to begin with, 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 true that a vast majority of individuals must hit “rock bottom” due to their addiction, 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 their addiction. 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 get help. Common reasons people seek help 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 describe all addicts or alcoholics, so don’t wait!
If you or someone you love is involved in a harmful addiction to drugs or alcohol, it is advisable to seek addiction treatment help as soon as possible. The more time 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 never a poor 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 offer a structured and therapeutic environment in which the cycles of chemical dependency are broken and replaced with essential life skills.
To find out more about what Adult & Teen Challenge centers provides men and women from Raleigh, North Carolina and places all over America, we welcome you to call us today. Even though our building is not in Raleigh, North Carolina, our community of addiction treatment centers help men and women from Raleigh, North Carolina, and beyond.
A solution for your family in Raleigh, North Carolina 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. Our addiction recovery centers are easily accessible from Raleigh, North Carolina, and anywhere in the country.
Raleigh is the capital and the second largest city in the state of North Carolina as well as the seat of Wake County. Raleigh is known as the “City of Oaks” for its many oak trees. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city’s 2010 population was 403,892, making Raleigh currently the 43rd largest city in the United States. It is also one of the fastest growing cities in the country. The city of Raleigh is named after Sir Walter Raleigh, who established the lost Roanoke Colony on Roanoke Island in present-day Dare County, North Carolina. Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill make up the three primary cities of the Research Triangle metropolitan region.
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