WHY IS DRUG REHAB IMPORTANT?
Addiction recovery is a major undertaking. It requires a complete life change. If addicts could change on their own, they would. No one wants to throw their life away or live the sad and lonely life of a person with substance use disorder. No one wants to hurt and disappoint their family and friends the way addicts do. But without professional help, few addicts are able to recover. In treatment, addicts are given the safety, security, and support they need to change. First, in detox, the addict is safely separated from his drug of choice by industry-leading professionals. This process should never be done alone or without the help of a medical professional. With the right help, detox can be made comfortable and the side-effects and symptoms of withdrawal managed. Next, with the help of a dedicated psychotherapist and other caring professionals, the addict is provided the resources necessary to face the underlying causes of his/her addiction and learn the skills required to recover. The need to use simply fades away. As the addict’s life becomes filled with new purpose and loving relationships, the desire to use diminishes. Recovery is built with support and community.