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? Perhaps we should talk about the myths about drug and alcohol rehabs in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and other locations.
Although all rehabs have a standardized set of treatments, each rehab is unique. Results can be highly influenced 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 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 launched the initial use and subsequent addiction can be quite different for each individual. So, unraveling 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 eliminated. Often called “dual-diagnosis” treatment, this combined therapy 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. 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 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 addicts 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 addicts 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 nearly die before they’ll seek 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 there’s no other option, but this does not describe all addicts or alcoholics, so seek help for them now!
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 more time goes on, the more difficult it will be to reverse it. In contacting a substance abuse rehab, 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 faith-based, 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 find out more about what Adult & Teen Challenge centers provides men and women from Winston-Salem, North Carolina and cities all over the nation, we ask you to call us right away. Although our building is not in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, our network of addiction treatment centers help men and women from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and beyond.
Lasting and caring help for an addict in Winston-Salem, North Carolina 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 Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and anywhere in the country.
Winston-Salem is a city in the U.S. state of North Carolina, with a 2010 population of 229,617. Winston-Salem is the county seat and largest city of Forsyth County and the fourth-largest city in the state. Winston-Salem is the second largest municipality in the Piedmont Triad region and is home to the tallest office buildings in the region, such as 100 North Main Street. It is called the “Twin City” for its dual heritage and “City of the Arts” for its dedication to fine arts and theater. “Camel City” is a reference to the city’s historic involvement in the tobacco industry related to locally-based R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company’s popular Camel cigarettes. Many locals use “Winston” in informal speech.
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