Are you having problems with the amount of alcohol and drugs you are taking in? Do you want to change your life style and live a more open and healthy life? Are you struggling with an addiction problem and you don’t know how to address it?
These problems are common in today’s world, a lot of people are addicted to different things and they can have a bad impact on your body and overall life. Even thou there are six categories of substances and activities that can cause addictive behavior their treatment is more or less the same. The main difference is in the technique that is employed to help the person that is afflicted with the condition.
There is, of course, no space in this article to go over the details of every technique and the statistics that are concerned with the effectiveness of these techniques. This does not mean that we won’t go over some of the techniques that are employed in a drug rehab center.
Before we begin it is worth noting that there is not a lot of difference between the methods that are used in alcohol rehab centers compared to the ones that are used in the treatment of drug addiction.
12 Step Program
Most people have heard of this program and over the years it has proven to be very effective in addressing the needs of people that are suffering from addiction. The basic idea behind the program is to teach the person who is affected to find love for their life again.
Passing thru the twelve steps makes you change the perspective you have in your life and it makes you question the reasons you started taking drugs and resolving your problems in this way. The program is based on the principle of group therapy and creating a support system for the person so they can feel they belong to something greater than their own life.
This method is based on the idea that the treatment against addiction should start off by detoxifying the body and cleaning the mind and then finding a way to address the source of the problem. This method can be painful if you start your rehabilitation overnight, but on the other hand, going cold turkey has been effective for a lot of people because it shows you the extent of your body’s need for the substance.
Even thoug you might think this method of rehabilitation is not effective as the other ones, this is not true. Research has shown that the most effective method in the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction is going to a rehabilitation center that has a religious character. The main reason for this is because the religious community gives you a new home and takes you away from the people that had a bad influence on your life. Besides this, thru the process of rehabilitation, you create a narrative of your healing, that you use to help and motivate others to do the same. This storytelling is a major part of a good rehabilitation process.