Being addicted to drugs is often associated with teenagers and young adults, but addiction doesn't participate in age discrimination. People between the ages of 51 and 69 are reportedly abusing drugs in high numbers. Alcohol, cocaine and marijuana are some of the top substances used by older adults. Prescription drugs, synthetic marijuana and "Molly" are newer drugs being introduced to every age group as well. With so many substances available to every person in the Jupiter community, it's time to take a hard look at the only way out of addiction: the rehabilitation process.
A Look Inside Rehab
Rehabilitation is where you can look at yourself without any distractions. In fact, most people prefer the inpatient process that defines the first part of your detox and sobriety journey. You usually stay within a secure property where you're monitored for your health issues. Counseling, activities and personal reflection are critical during this time period.
In time, you'll meet people just like yourself through group therapy. Small groups meet throughout the day and discuss various subjects. Everyone is encouraged to participate within the group, but it's not unheard of to be shy at first. You'll find your voice as new strength emerges through sobriety and counseling.
Returning to Your Daily Life
Your work or school life must be part of your sobriety journey, so our professionals ready you for the challenges of daily routines. It's critical that you avoid any areas associated with your past drug use. Don't visit old friends who used to deal or take drugs with you. Ideally, you need a fresh start with healthy surroundings.
Ask your loved ones to clean the home of any illicit materials too, such as:
- Drug paraphernalia
With these precautions, you'll have a better chance at gaining sobriety and returning to a normal daily routine.
Your Treatment Program Should Be Personal and Private
While you are making your decision on a rehabilitation facility, consider those facilities that may be top-notch in other cities as well as those in your area. Many patients choose to travel to treatment centers that are outside of their home areas because it takes them away from the place where they became addicted. Every addict is different, but sometimes getting out of town and into a new location can give you a new perspective and a fresh start during recovery. In addition, peer pressure and negative influences will not be a problem if you are away from your home area.
With that being said, if you are opting for an outpatient treatment program, You may be better served by choosing a facility that is close to home. This option is often chosen by those who have families they need to take care of, jobs and careers they need to retain, or classes they need to attend. We know that each individual case is different, and we are willing to work with you to find the best treatment center for your recovery.