Archive for the 'Drug Treatment Centers' Category

Apr 04 2008

Every drug treatment center aims to help its patients-but which ones actually succeed?

Every drug treatment center aims to help its patients. But only some of them go about it the right way. Too many drug rehabs in Los Angeles try to turn drug treatment into a generic process, as if a drug treatment program that works for one addict should necessarily work for all of them. That’s not the way healing happens. The truth is that addiction is a profoundly personal disease, and addiction recovery must be a profoundly personal process. Drug treatment centers can only succeed to the extent that they recognize and cater to the individual needs of individual patients. Your drug treatment center experience go forward on any terms other than those.

Remember, drug treatment centers are only as effective as the methods and philosophies they employ. Drug rehabilitation doesn’t work by accident, after all. On the contrary, a successful drug treatment center is invariably one managed by competent, compassionate caregivers. With so much to lose, and so much more to win, you can’t afford to settle for anything less than the best drug treatment you can get.

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Feb 18 2008

Drug Abuse Treatment

Drug and alcohol rehab centers always have several balancing acts to achieve while assisting drug abuse clients to find sobriety. One is between dealing with the past, present and future. Helping people dealing with the realm of the past is primarily a counseling issue. Moving past our histories and old behaviors many times is best handled by competent and caring counselors. Even in a a luxury residential drug abuse treatment center it is not possible to be all things to all people. It seems that some drug abuse treatment centers are trying this, but how can this make sense? What I am talking about are drug abuse treatment programs that profess to be both 12 step and cognitive based at the same time. How can this be?

If you follow the 12 steps you must at some point come to accept that you are powerless over drugs and alcohol. You then are to turn it over to a higher power, what ever you believe that to be. This may seem like an over simplification, but these are part of the foundation of 12 step.

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Jan 15 2008

There can be NOTHING generic about rehab

The best private drug abuse treatment centers are the ones that care for addicts as unique individuals. Sounds like a no-brainer, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, too many drug rehabs in Los Angeles try to turn addiction treatment into a generic process. That isn’t the way it works. Substance abuse is personal problem. Substance abuse rehab has to go forward on intimate terms. If you’re going to get better in a drug abuse treatment center, it’s going to be because you get care uniquely suited to your own needs. Drug abuse treatment centers that don’t offer that much can’t ever expect to succeed.

Remember, drug treatment is an inherently difficult process. It can’t be effective if it isn’t done the right way. Some drug abuse treatment centers can help their patients achieve meaningful, lasting drug abuse recovery. Some can’t. The difference, for you, is more important than any in the world. Let today be the day you day you resolve to learn what you need to learn in order to make an informed and intelligent decision about your rehabilitation options.

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Nov 07 2007

With a family, with work, with life, it is hard to remain in treatment for so long.

For many with drug abuse problems, long-term drug rehabilitation is something that not everyone can do. With a family, with work, with life, it is hard to remain in treatment for so long. However, there are significant benefits associated with an extended stay in drug rehab and whoever can afford to take the time out for recovery should consider it.

I feel that a 28-day drug rehabilitation center is only long enough to change your way of thinking. It is not long enough to teach you how to interact with society living a drug free life. Long-term drug treatment, or extended care, provides all of the valuable tools needed to be able to interact with life while staying clean and sober. Many facilities allow you to have your car. Many of them allow you to go back to work while sleeping at the facility. Some facilities keep the standard care patients and the aftercare patients separate, some let them interact.

After drug detox, once in long-term care you can expect to see the group therapy classes a little less. The therapy you get is focused more on how you’re handling life and getting back to work, and how you are staying sober in the process. When in aftercare you can expect to be pushed to get a sponsor in AA and NA. He/She can pick you up and take you to meetings. That is generally allowed in long-term care. All drug treatment facilities have long-term care. Most of the time it is cheaper then the standard care. All facilities have contacts with sober living homes that they can refer you to.

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Sep 28 2007

It ain’t a picnic but it will save your life

People who go to drug treatment centers know what’s up. They have to know what’s up. Drug treatment centers take care of people the way that people should get taken care of. There are so many people in our world that are hurting from the pain of drug addictions. If you don’t know what that’s like I can tell you, firsthand, that it isn’t a picnic at all. I remember my days as a drug addict and they were some very dark days. I was constantly feeling like I needed another hit just to make me feel normal. It was a nightmare. I hated being that person and it took me a long time to realize that I needed to get some serious help. I started looking around for drug treatment centers so that I could get myself out of my messed up situation. It reallly did bug me out being so dependent on drugs and being so messed up by it all and that’s why I needed to get some help from one of the many drug treatment centers in my town. I finally found the drug rehab that I needed and it all eventually worked out fine. I’m so glad that drug treatment centers are out there for people like me. I wouldn’t be hear if they weren’t.

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