We regularly hear about high profile celebrities and athletes who battle addiction to drugs and alcohol. Yet addiction is a problem that can affect anyone. In Dallas, counselors have reported that one of the fastest growing groups of addicts is among senior citizens.
Groups like the Dallas Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse have aggressive outreach programs to prevent addiction and offer help to those who suffer from it. If you already suffer from addiction, all is not lost. You may feel that you have lost control of your life, but you can take control again by finding an appropriate facility to help you recover.
Making The Decision To Enter Rehabilitation
As Texans, we are proud people who do not easily admit when something else has taken control of our lives. One of the most difficult barriers to addressing addiction is the perceived social stigma. We feel that if we need help for a problem, that we have somehow admitted a weakness in our character. Yet one of the strongest things an addict can do is admit that drugs or alcohol has taken control of their lives. Recognizing this is the first step to recovery, and a sign that you are ready to take back control of your life.
Choosing A Program Right For You
If you are seeking treatment for addiction, there are a wide variety of facilities in the Dallas area that can help you. The most important thing to do is carefully consider what facility best meets your needs. Addiction is often accompanied by other medical or psychological conditions and different facilities specialize in treating particular needs. The type of facility you choose will also depend on factors such as your work and family situation.
Regardless of your particular situation, we are here to help you make the important decisions that will help you regain control of your life.
Should You Travel for Treatment?
For many of those addicted to drugs or alcohol, your first course of action will be in deciding geographically where you want to attend treatment. While those who are interested in outpatient care will be best served by attending a treatment center in their hometown, those who are concerned about privacy or who need to make special arrangements for their care may be interested in going to surrounding cities and traveling for treatment.
For example, you may prefer a faith-based approach to recovery that matches your religious choices. In other situations, your choice of drug and alcohol rehab center may be solely based on how holistic the center’s approach to recovery is. In either of these cases, travel may be necessary in order to fulfill your personal requirements for treatment. We can help you make the decision on whether or not travel for treatment will be the right choice for you or your loved one. At your convenience, please call our toll-free number to speak with a representative who can help you make these critical decisions and others as well.