Drug Rehab Programs
No one with a substance abuse problem wants to face the fact that they have a problem, much less admit that they may have an issue big enough to necessitate a rehabilitation program. If you or someone you know has a drug problem, it is important to first seek out the support of friends and family, then enlist the professional help of a reliable rehabilitation program. Continue reading...
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Most rehabilitation programs accept an addict based on their level of initiative to solve the problem at hand. The drug abuser must recognize their problem and consciously seek the help of loved ones and professionals on their own before than can receive effective assistance. Often times, friends and family will try to initiate a positive lifestyle change in their loved one, but denial will keep him or her from admitting or even recognizing the need for help. However, once he or she has recognized that need and has established a supportive base, it may be time to seek a rehabilitation program. If you live in California and are seeking information about drug rehabilitation programs, please browse our list of local and state-sponsored resources below.
A successful rehabilitation program will target not only the user’s possible physical dependency on the substance, but also their psychological dependency. The support group or trained professional in a successful rehabilitation program will help the abuser disassociate himself or herself from people, places and situations that may lead to further use.
Among the various types of rehab programs available, addicts can enlist in residential treatment, inpatient care, outpatient care, local support groups, extended care centers, and recovery or sober houses. A successful drug rehabilitation program will not only target the specific use of the substance, but also enabling behaviors and situations. Counseling in drug rehab aims to eliminate these factors as well as target any history that may have aided in initiating addictive behaviors. Because addiction is usually a chronic condition, it is not possible for someone to simply stop using drugs and be cured. Beating an addiction usually takes a few return trips to rehabilitation plus the consistent attention of a support group to really be effective.
Here are some helpful links to information regarding drug rehabilitation:
- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides plenty of helpful links for those with drug and alcohol problems. Their mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities through prevention, treatment as apposed to punishment, healthcare reform and public awareness among other initiatives.
- This directory of alcohol and drug abuse programs around the country can help you find the right care.
- This site provides plenty of invaluable information on services offered throughout California for those with substance abuse problems.