There are many different types of drugs that a person can become addicted to. Street drugs are the type most often thought of when one thinks of addiction, but prescription drugs, particularly pain killers and behavior altering drugs intended for children with attention disorders, are also commonly abused.
When someone begins using drugs, they do not intend to become addicted. This is why so many deny being addicted, and it's also why it's common that entering rehab is postponed for such a long period. We can help you or your family member make the right choices in deciding on which treatment options are best. We want you to have the most effective treatments available.
Addiction is a Serious Disease
Addiction is never planned by the person having this disease. Typically, those using drugs do so for fun or because they feel that the demands of life are too stressful to deal with without drugs helping them cope. Soon, however, many who have been using drugs find that they need those drugs to simply function in everyday situations, be it work, family life, or school.
This is because the parts of the brain that have been used to take up the drug need to continue being used, or they begin sending out messages akin to distress signals. The reaction to these 'distress signals' is what causes so many people to not be able to detox themselves at home. Our staff is experienced in helping ease the effects of detox, and can make the process much more comfortable than it would be otherwise. We have helped many realize that this is not true and that they can function without the high they gain from drugs or alcohol. We can help you or your loved one, too.
The official website for Cape Girardeau, MO details their drug policy for employees. Zero tolerance for drug use is based on the need for safety in the workplace. However, viewing drug addiction as a handicap covers this disease under ADA regulations. If you work for the city or county, you can help protect your job by entering rehab. Our counselors are well-versed in assisting patients discuss the matter with their employer, and we can help you, also.
Busting One of the Myths about Rehab
One of the myths about rehab is that it is extremely uncomfortable. Detox in a rehab center is rumored to be very stressful and a bad experience all around. What isn't included in the rumor is that detoxing yourself or a loved one at home is nearly impossible. It can also be dangerous. The reaction of going cold turkey without medical assistance can actually bring about life threatening internal reactions in the body, particularly in the brain. But it's also dangerous to remain addicted to drugs and alcohol. There are many reports in the paper about those who have had accidents in the cars, killing themselves or others. There are also occasional reports of fatal drug overdoses.
Having someone who is an expert, and experienced, guide and monitor someone going through detox and other drug-related withdrawal symptoms can save time, grief, wasted efforts, and even lives. Our counselors know how to bring about a deep understanding of not only self-worth, but also about your value to others. We can help you by validating your painful memories and take back your dignity. We work with the entire person, not just your addiction. Creating a relationship based on trust will help you get through the withdrawal symptoms and get you closer to a whole new you.
Calling a Rehab Center is Essential to Living a Clean Life
While there are a few success stories of people who go cold turkey and stop using drugs and stay off of them, this is not the norm, and is not possible for the majority of people. In any scientific study there are always anomalies. These people were able to quit using drugs on their own, but their methods will work for very few people. Drug use and abuse, as well as addiction, are usually brought on by social situations, and is typically resolved through social interactions combined with other therapies.
Traveling for Treatment Could Be Right for You
Deciding where you should attend rehab can be a difficult decision to make. On one hand, you may choose to stay close to home to save money and travel time. But on the other hand, you can gain new perspectives and get more privacy if you travel. What it comes down to is your personal preference.
Some individuals have limited options based on their insurance eligibility, so this is definitely something to take into consideration. Others may choose to attend an outpatient treatment program in their hometown so that they continue to go to work and take care of their families. In many respects, staying in your home area for drug rehab treatment can be beneficial. But if you're not concerned about retaining a job or placement in school while you recover, traveling outside of your city maybe a superior choice
If you are confused on this issue or have a particular set of criteria that you are still looking to find in a treatment center, call us. We can help you go through all of these considerations and recommend certain facilities in your area that will benefit you the most.