Making the move to go to treatment for substance abuse is the best decision for an addict. But sometimes the understanding of what “rehab” is all about can be distorted by movie plots and celebrity rehab stories. So, do you know what an effective chemical dependency rehabilitation program is really like? There are many urban legends about substance abuse rehabs in Summerville, South 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 eliminate the influence of the addiction from their system, and to [begin to instill truth, positive thinking and motivations toward a successful future.
Each addict 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 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 work on the heart and soul is essential, but not a part of the treatment in all rehabs.
Addictions are 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 addiction. Whether or not the addict stoked the fire of 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 individuals will 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. Unfortunately, many choose to wait 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 involved in a harmful addiction to drugs or alcohol, it is best to seek professional help as soon as possible. The longer the addiction goes on, the more difficult it will be to curtail it. In contacting a substance abuse rehab, you can get quick answers to any questions you may have. It is never a poor decision to begin to research the rehab options.
Adult & Teen Challenge centers are Christian, dual-diagnosis drug and alcohol addiction rehabs that serve adults who are entangled in chemical dependency. We offer a structured and therapeutic environment in which the cycles of chemical dependency are broken and replaced with essential skills for life.
To learn more about what Adult & Teen Challenge centers give men and women from Summerville, South Carolina and cities all over the nation, we ask you to call us right away. Although our physical location is not in Summerville, South Carolina, our community of addiction treatment centers help men and women from Summerville, South Carolina, and beyond.
A solution for your family in Summerville, South 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 residential program is the best choice for your loved one. These recovery centers are easily reachable from Summerville, South Carolina, and anywhere in the country.
Summerville is a town in the U.S. state of South Carolina situated mostly in Dorchester County with small portions in Berkeley, and Charleston counties. It is part of the Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville Metropolitan Statistical Area as designated for statistical purposes by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. The U.S. Census Bureau population of the Town of Summerville was 43,392 as of the 2010 census.
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