Archive for the 'Drug Treatment Center' Category

11 7th, 2007

I think that ideally we should divert a massive influx of dollars into both drug treatment programs and drug addiction treatment research, but since I don’t think that this is likely to occur lacking enormous political will; we should instead concentrate on increasing spending into addictions research. We need to develop better pharmacological and treatment interventions, and once we do have something more concrete to offer, something that does increase the recovery rates per individual drug treatment center visit, then I feel that the political motivation to fund needed drug abuse treatment programming will materialize.

So get out the pen and paper, and if you’ve been touched by addiction either yourself or through the pains of a loved one, empathize with those that still need help, and let your State and Federal elected officials know that the funding of drug treatment centers research is important to you.

How many more billions are spent in the development of hair loss, and erectile dysfunction medications than in all addictions research combined? Not that government funded Viagra trials…but still, it’s funny how our priorities can get so distorted.

Drug addiction treatment center, drug rehabilitation (often referred to as drug rehab, just rehab, drug addiction treatment center, detox or drug detox) is an umbrella term for the processes of medical and/or psychotherapeutic treatment, for drug addiction to psychoactive substances such as prescription drugs or so-called street drugs such as cocaine, heroin or amphetamines. psychological dependency is addressed in many drug and alcohol addiction treatment center(s) by attempting to teach the patient new methods of interacting in a drug-free environment. in particular, patients are generally encouraged or required not to associate with friends who still use the addictive substance. twelve-step programs encourage addicts not only to stop using alcohol or other drugs, but to examine and change habits related to their addictions. many programs emphasize that recovery is a permanent process without culmination. for legal drugs such as alcohol, complete abstention—rather than attempts at moderation, which may lead to relapse—is also emphasized (”one drink is too many; one hundred drinks is not enough.”) whether moderation is achievable by those with a history of abuse remains a controversial point but is generally considered unsustainable. various types of programs offer help in drug rehabilitation, including: residential treatment (in-patient), out-patient, local support groups, extended care centres, and sober houses.

09 19th, 2007

There are few things that a drug addict can blame his or her drug addiction on. That’s just the plain truth. It’s a hard row to hoe and it is what it is. It takes a strong person to make it over the addiction hump, but it is possible. The way I got over my personal little problem was by calling up drug addiction treatment centers and finding out how to make myself well again. I knew it was going to take more of a commitment than anything I had ever done in my life, but I knew I was ready for it. I had to be ready for it. The cool thing about those drug addiction treatment centers is that all they require is that you be ready to give one hundred percent to your recovery and you can make it through the program. It kind of sounds easy on paper, but I know from experience that it’s a lot harder than it sounds. Drug addiction kills so many people every year because it is so hard to get them out of a person’s life. People who are really trying to kick the habit know that drug addiction treatment centers are the only places to make that dream happen. I went to one and it changed my life. Change your life and do what works.

09 17th, 2007

How many drug abuse treatment centers are there in Los Angeles? A million, maybe? It can certainly seem that way. If you’ve made it this far, you probably know that even the simplest Google Search for “Los Angeles drug rehab” turns up a long list of rehabilitation centers, all of them proffering this or that “guaranteed” drug rehab program. Some of the ads…most of the ads, even…sound to good to be true. And to be perfectly frank, they probably are

Remember, drug rehabilitation can only work if it’s done right. The most successful drug abuse treatment centers are the ones that recognize the unique needs of their unique patients, and strive at all times to maintain the intimacy of the addiction treatment process. A rehab center that can’t do that much isn’t even worth your time.

The practical implication here is that you have to do your homework before choosing among Los Angeles drug abuse treatment centers. In the fight against addiction, no one can look out for your own best interests like you can. If you’re going to get better, it’s going to be because you resolve to make rehab work…and to find a rehab program that can treat you exactly as you need to be treated. With so much to lose, you can’t afford to settle for anything less.

In a perfect world, someone would discover a magic-bullet drug treatment program, a rehab plan that worked for every addict and guaranteed instant success to anyone who submitted herself to it. Unfortunately, this is hardly a perfect world. And anyone who claims to have discovered a magic-bullet drug treatment program is either lying or delusional.

The plain fact of the matter is that there are no shortcuts in the drug rehab process. There’s no philosophy or methodology that can make drug treatment any easier, no rehabilitation center in the world that can prevent addicts from having to struggle a little on the road to sobriety. So it goes. Whether anyone wants to hear it or not, the truth is that drug rehabilitation is invariably a personal process, one whose success or failure ultimately depends upon the efforts of individual patients. If you’re going to get better in a drug rehab center, in other words, you’re going to have to work for it.


What all that means, in a practical sense, is that the drug treatment program that’s right for you is the one that can help you develop the skills you’ll need to help yourself. Again, the fight against addiction is one you must ultimately win or lose on your own. The best a drug rehab center can do is be there for you as ally at ever step of the way.

Maybe you think you’re past saving. Maybe you think you’re a hopeless addict, a junkie whose Need is too great to ever possibly be overcome. Maybe you think there’s no way a drug rehab program could ever get you sober, and no way a drug treatment center could ever you turn you into anything but a loser.

And maybe, just maybe, you’re flat wrong.

Every addict believes herself to be hopeless, that’s just the way addiction works. The truth, though, is that drug rehabilitation can work for anyone. No matter how deep a hole you’ve drug for yourself, the right drug treatment plan can help you claw your way to daylight. It won’t be easy of course…because no drug rehab program is ever easy. But it’ll be worth it…so worth it words can’t even begin to express the truth. The right drug rehab program will save your life. If you or or someone you care about is a victim of addiction, you shouldn’t need to hear more than that.

08 6th, 2007

Here’s a no-brainer: Crack addiction ain’t much fun. I was a crack addict for the better (or worse?) part of five years, and I’d be damned before I ever did the thing again. Drug addiction ruined me, if you really want to know: cost me a wife, a home, a career. Crack addiction broke me down until I was just a husk of whoever I’d been before, a shell, a pathetic wraith incapable of relating to anything other than himself and his need to use crack. Drug addiction tore me up from the inside out. And it would’ve killed me, too, if I hadn’t had found the strength to finally enroll in a drug treatment center.

No one beats drug abuse and/or addiction alone. No matter how tough you are, no matter how much you think you’re in control: You can’t kick drug addiction by yourself. That’s what I leaned with crack abuse. I tried to quit three times…without ever even coming close to succeeding…before I finally got help. And it’s the only reason I’m still here today.

Remember, drug addiction never dies easy. There’s nothing gentle about drug treatment, nothing fun about being in a drug rehab center. But it is…believe me…far better than the alternative. If you’re here, you shouldn’t to be told how devastating addiction can be. Don’t wait any longer to make the right choice.

Having a prescription drug addiction is no laughing matter. Before I was addicted I used to laugh all the time. It was weird how it went down. First, I’m getting pain killers for an injury that I sustained on my back and the next thing you know those little yellows and blues were my entire existence. It was truly insane. Imagine being prescribed something for the pain that you’re feeling and then the next thing you know, you wake up with a prescription drug addiction. It’s crazy. I never thought that I would have ended up the way I did. Oh, well, you can either cry over spilled milk or you could clean up the mess and get back to life. That’s what I did. I immediately made a call to a drug treatment center when I realized there was a problem and made a concerted effort to get well. It took a while to get back on track, but the folks at the drug treatment center were more than proficient at handling a prescription drug addiction. Drug treatment helped me make it happen and now I’m back to the man I was. A prescription drug addiction definitely is no laughing matter, but now that I’m better I’m laughing all the time. I love it.