Fall River, MA, like many other communities across the United States, has been affected by the increase in heroin traffic. The sale of heroin has been dubbed "the most successful retail business" in the history of Fall River. Its impact has been felt by just about every family in the community. Heroin is no respecter of race, social standing, or economic status. For many families, the only way to break the cycle of heroin addiction is through drug rehabilitation.
Making the Choice to Get Clean
Family and friends can encourage you to take the step of joining a drug rehabilitation program. But all of their urging and prodding will be to no avail until you make the decision to get sober yourself. Taking that first step is hard. But once you’ve taken it, you have put yourself on a path that can lead to lifelong sobriety. Some things to remember prior to beginning a drug rehabilitation program are the following:
- There is no such thing as a one size fits all drug rehab program. Every single person is different. Their history with drugs and alcohol is different. Different treatments are needed for different people.
- The success of your rehabilitation lies squarely with you. You must be willing to commit sufficient time to your treatment to effectively overcome your addiction.
- Addiction is a disease. It has altered the way your brain works. This means that it has affected every aspect of your life. This is why our recovery program is designed to address multiple aspects of your life and not just the substance abuse or addiction.
- As you progress through your treatment, what you will need from the rehabilitation facility will change. So you should expect that we will tailor our treatment to meet your individual needs and circumstances.
Our program provides a caring, safe, supportive environment that will allow you to focus on getting better. We cannot promise that the journey to sobriety will be easy. But we can promise that, if you do your part, we will be there to support you every step of the way.
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.