Like many communities across the country, Sioux Falls law enforcement officials report that the community has alcohol and drug abuse problems. Officers share that alcohol, illegal and prescription drug use also contribute to up to 80 percent of the crimes that occur in the city. Meth manufacturing occurs in the area. The amount of meth confiscated during drug raids in the area has increased by five times compared to previous years.
Meth acts as a stimulant that increases the neurotransmitter known as dopamine by more than 10 times the normal level. Dopamine is the “feel good” chemical released following participation in a pleasurable activity. However, the brain adjusts to the abnormal dopamine levels and soon users must take more of the drug or use meth more frequently in order to achieve the same effect and eventually to feel normal. This is the biological event that leads to addiction.
Rehabilitation Centers Offer the Hope of Recovery
Many enmeshed in the vicious cycle of addiction are aware of the problem but cannot break the habit without help. While living in a treatment center, addicts do not have access to alcohol or drugs. By removing the temptation, the brain more easily adjusts to sobriety. Meth withdrawal is not considered medically dangerous. However, individuals do commonly experience a wide range of emotional and psychological effects that may require professional intervention.
- Recovering addicts receive the therapy needed to understand why the addiction occurred.
- Addiction specialists equip addicts with the tools and skills needed to recognize and overcome future temptations.
- During rehab, individuals learn to change self-endangering thought processes and develop healthier interests.
One Size Does Not Fit All
As addiction happens to people of all ages, genders, educational, financial and spiritual backgrounds, one type of rehabilitation program or facility will not necessarily benefit all addicts. Variations in facilities and treatment programs include:
- In-patient or outpatient programs
- Specialized treatment for teens to senior adults
- Programs focused on male and female specific problems
- Detoxification or dual-diagnosis services
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.