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Why go to Drug Rehab?

Updated on February 26, 2012

Drug rehab

Why you need to have Drug Rehab centers

Drug addiction is a very serious problem worldwide, it starts recreationally with the drug addict enjoying the effects of drug taking. Some people can then descend into full blown addiction, where the user moves from "soft" drugs to "hard" drugs and becomes a regular user. Drug users can become so dependent that they will turn to crime to feed their drug habit. Drug addiction is proven to destroy lives, of the users and of their families as they struggle to deal with the effects of their addiction.

Drug Rehab is at times the last resort for drug addicts to deal with and conquer their addictions, but drug rehab Centres are there to treat drug addicts and to help them overcome their addictions. If an addict completes a drug rehab programme they will have a better chance at staying clean from drugs and as a result a better chance at changing their lives for the better.

There are plenty of drug rehab centres available locally and each will come with their own unique set of services. These centres are well equipped to help as they will look at your medical needs, if you stop drug use on your own your body could react violently and dangerously to the sudden change of chemistry in the body. It is therefore imperative that you get medical help when dealing with an addiction. A drug rehab centre will look at the medical side and also the psychological side, dealing with both issues and providing coping techniques to deal with drug withdrawal and abstinence.

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Why Long Term Rehab is more effective in treatment

Regardless of the style of the treatment program offered by a drug rehab centre, the patient must address their lifestyle and implement changes to it if they want to be successful. If the patient returns to the same friends and activities that were a part of their lives when they were drug users, the chances of relapse will be high. The Patient will need to enter a Long term rehab programme so that they can address the areas of their lives that are detrimental to their recovery. Its important that friends and family are a means of emotional support during this treatment programme so that the patient has a support network during recovery.


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    • cleaner3 profile image


      6 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      catherine, Having been addicted to narcotics I can tell you firsthand that a change in lifestyle is important but of more importance is support from family. If it wasn't for my family helping me I would not be drug free, but even now no one who was addicted is ever really free, because you face your battle with addiction every day. If you know anyone who has this problem give them all the love and support you can in this battle because when they know that someone else cares you help them tremendously.

    • catherine2255 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      I agree, you need plenty of support from your loved ones

    • Ancillotti profile image


      6 years ago from Brasil, Vitoria - ES

      Rehabilitation depends on much support from family and as a delicate moment.


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