Addiction is hard to get rid of especially if the individual is attached to it for quite some time. We live in a society where the access to any kind of addictive product is very easy. Thanks to the ever growing and deeply penetrated drug network and the bad lifestyle we are living, people are getting more attracted to Alcohol, Bath Salts, Benzodiazepine, Cocaine, Crack, Ecstasy, Fentanyl, GHB, Hallucinogens, Heroin, Hydromorphone, Inhalants, Ketamine, K2/Spice, LSD, Marijuana, Methadone, Methamphetamine (Meth), Nicotine, Opioid/Opiate, Oxycontin, Prescription Drugs, Ritalin Steroid to get rid of the everyday stress or to have fun.
Humans have a tendency to try anything that relaxes their mind and it has been the culture since we were evolving. But the fact is, there were not many drug alternatives present at that time as compared to the present time. Beside this the effect and intensity of these drugs is so high that people get addicted to them very quickly. Addiction of any kind of drug is very fatal for an individual’s health and looking at the growing number of people getting addicted to drugs each year especially the teenage groups various NGOs, government and private organizations have put forward their efforts to treat people who have become habitual of some drug. Therefore addiction treatment centers are present in almost all the cities because the access to drug is very easy and everyday some individual gets addicted to some kind of drug.
Addiction treatment centers are thus there to help drug addict people to get rid of their habit and live a healthy life and get back to their social circles once again. Lets us look at how addiction centers help people that are addicted to some drug:
Experienced Staff: Drug addict are not easy to handle and they can get violent when they don’t get access to their drug. But these addiction treatment centers have addiction specialists, clinicians, therapists and nurses that are very expert at understanding the needs of the drug addict. They have different behavioral approach to every individual because every drug addict is different.
Holistic Approach: Many of the drug addiction treatment centers have 12-step-based-program while some have mixed programs where they approach addiction as both behavioral and biochemical in nature. The purpose of all these programs is to carry out the drug treatment without panicking the patient.
Transition and Aftercare: Once a patient gets rid of his/her addiction the most important part is to make sure that the patient doesn’t get involved in drug addiction after getting discharge from the addiction treatment center. This is a major concern for most of the drug addiction treatment centers and because of which they also offer transition and aftercare service so that the patient doesn’t get addicted to drugs once again and lives a healthy life.
Support for Family: It is been seen that it is not only the drug addict who suffers but his/her entire family also feels confusion, anger, frustration, hurt and guilt as the patient is feeling. Therefore drug addiction centers promote family participation by involving the family members in the recovery process. This way the patient feels connected to the family and the motivation drives him/her to get rid of drug addiction.