Interventions and Detox
There are different paths that can lead an addict toward rehab treatment. For many addicts, intervention is the first step in their recovery because it’s the first time they realize that they have a problem with drugs or alcohol. The addict’s friends, family members, and loved ones can gather to confront the addict about their drug and/or alcohol problem. They present the addict with examples of how they have hurt themselves or others and encourage them to go into a treatment program. Many, though not all, addicts are required to preface rehab with a period of detox. Detox is a medically supervised procedure that is meant to moderate many of the worst parts of withdrawal. Certain medication and an IV for hydration and nutrition are occasionally required for this process. Detox is extremely vital for people that were hooked on alcohol and opiates, along with certain other drugs, due to the fact that withdrawal from these drugs can actually be fatal without medical assistance.
No Better Way
It’s important to remember that true addiction is a disease. Someone who is so profoundly addicted to a drug, or to alcohol, that they’re going to harm themselves or people they love obviously suffers from an insidious disease. Unfortunately, there’s no ‘miracle cure’ for addiction. However, individuals who seek treatment at qualified, accredited rehabilitation programs regularly find success in their recovery. The reason most addicts stay addicted is because they don’t get the help that they need. Addiction is a complicated disease that requires professional help to treat it effectively. If you want to control your addiction, there’s no better way than through rehab. Here in Philadelphia, you can call 916-249-2665 to speak to someone about rehab facilities.