Making the move to go to treatment for substance abuse can definitely be life-changing 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, maybe you are unclear what an effective chemical dependency rehabilitation program is really like? Perhaps we should talk about the myths about substance abuse rehabs in Tallahassee, Florida 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 most effective rehabs will last several months, not a few days, since it requires 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 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 each individual. So, getting to the bottom of it will often take different approaches and some initial counseling. 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 essential, but not provided in all rehabs.
Addictions are affected by an area of the brain referred to as the Mesolimbic Dopamine System. It is not something that a person can consciously manage. So, it is quite difficult 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 option to stop it. Once the addiction is started, the addict no longer has control to stop the addiction.
It is true that a vast majority of addicts 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 addicts 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 nearly die 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 wait until there’s no other option, 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 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 quick answers to any questions you may have. It is never a poor decision to begin 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 chemical dependency. We offer 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 give men and women from Tallahassee, Florida and cities all over America, we welcome you to call us right away. Although our building is not in Tallahassee, Florida, our family of addiction treatment centers help men and women from Tallahassee, Florida, and beyond.
Lasting and caring help for an addict in Tallahassee, 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 Tallahassee, Florida, and any city in the country.
Tallahassee is the capital of the U.S. state of Florida. It is the county seat and only incorporated municipality in Leon County, and is the 128th largest city in the United States. Tallahassee became the capital of Florida, then the Florida Territory, in 1824. In 2010, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau was 181,376, and the Tallahassee metropolitan area is 367,413. Tallahassee is one of Florida’s most prominent college cities, and is home to several colleges and universities, most notably Florida State University and Florida A&M University.
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