Marysville, Washington has developed a reputation as a hotbed of heroin and methamphetamine abuse and distribution. In late February 2015, police officers arrested five people who were found with heroin and meth, along with $3,500 in cash and weapons. While the residents of Marysville applaud the work of law enforcement, they also acknowledge that there is much more work to be done in this area.
Many have personally seen the devastating effects drugs have had on the lives of the people in their area. Since 2011, Marysville, Washington has seen a steady increase in heroin related overdoses that exceeds the state average. Thankfully, many people have chosen to seek from a rehabilitation center and begin the long journey of recovery.
The Long Journey to Recovery
It is been our experience, as well as the experience of many recovering addicts, that recovery does not happen overnight. It is a journey that you or a recovery loved one will be on for the rest of their life. As with every other journey, there are milestones that can be used to measure progress.
Decide to Change
The first step to addiction recovery is realizing that you need to change. Often times, this realization comes after seeing the negative effects addiction is having on you and your family. Regardless of why you decide to change, the important thing is to make the decision.
Research Treatment Options
The next step is looking at the treatment options we provide. For some, inpatient treatment is the most effective. For others, outpatient treatment with regularly scheduled addiction counseling brings results. Or it could be that you would benefit from a dual diagnosis treatment, which addresses substance abuse as well as mental and behavioral health issues.
Make Sobriety Last
This final step includes finding and sticking to a support network. You will need to learn to build a good life without drugs. And finally, never lose hope. At times it may seem like the battle over addiction is unwinnable. However, with the right rehabilitation center, lifelong sobriety is possible.
Rehab Can Be Confidential
For many individuals who are addicted to drugs or alcohol, the entire issue surrounding rehab can be difficult to deal with where other people are concerned. There is certainly no reason to be embarrassed about having a disease that you have little to no control over, but with that being said, privacy is still a serious concern for many patients.
It is important to keep in mind that it is definitely possible for your rehabilitation experience to be completely confidential. In this case, traveling for rehab is usually in order. If you're worried about confidentiality in your treatment, there are other options for you as well that will help with your anonymity on campus.
We are here to help you make all of the critical decisions surrounding your choice of drug addiction treatment center, and we would be glad to help you decide whether or not going to a rehab center in your home city would be a good choice for you or not. If you are struggling with this decision, please call our toll-free hotline at your convenience for more information.