Making the move 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, do you know what an effective substance abuse rehabilitation program is really like? There are many myths about substance abuse rehabs in West Palm Beach, Florida and other locations.
Although all rehab programs have a common set of treatments, each rehab is unique. Success can be highly affected mostly by the length of stay 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 responsibility for 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 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 work on the heart and soul is essential, but not a part of the treatment in all rehabs.
Addictions are affected by a portion 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 opened the door to the addiction, to begin with, is irrelevant to their ability to stop it. Once Pandora’s Box is opened, the addict no longer has control to stop the addiction.
It is a common thought that a vast majority of people 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 people are motivated differently, and have different levels of their addiction. For that reason, some may be convinced to get help by loved ones, while others may need to knock on death’s door before they’ll get 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 include all addicts or alcoholics, so don’t wait!
If you or someone you love is consumed by a harmful addiction to drugs or alcohol, it is best to seek addiction treatment help as soon as possible. The longer the addiction goes on, the more difficult it will be to reverse it. In contacting a rehab center, you can get quick answers to any questions you may have. It is always the right decision to at least start 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 substance abuse. 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 West Palm Beach, Florida and cities all over America, we ask you to call us now. Although our physical location is not in West Palm Beach, Florida, our family of addiction treatment centers help men and women from West Palm Beach, Florida, and beyond.
Lasting and caring help for an addict in West Palm Beach, Florida is only a phone call away. Call right now 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 West Palm Beach, Florida, and any city in the country.
West Palm Beach, is a city located on the Atlantic coast in southeastern Florida and is the most populous city in the county seat of Palm Beach County, the third most populous county in Florida with a 2010 population of 1,320,134. The city is also the oldest incorporated municipality in South Florida. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2010 the city had an estimated population of 99,919. The city is one of the principal cities in the South Florida metropolitan area, which has a population of 5,564,635.
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