There are many drug users all over the Unites States and the rest of the world whose lives sink further and further into a bleak, uncontrollable abyss as the result of their drug use. Many drug users realize the damage that they are doing to their bodies and lives and would like to stop using but when they try to stop they find out that they can’t. Many despair and feel that there is no escape that there is no way out. There are certainly many drug abuse treatment centers available to help them learn how to live their lives without drugs.
Many drug users first began using drugs for different reasons. Some as the result of a prescription for a recognized medical condition, others tried it on a dare from their friends or to get the approval of a date, even more thought it looked cool, or made them appear tough to try drugs with their friends. For whatever reason someone begins using drugs, once someone starts using drugs the drugs cause physiological and psychological changes within the drug users’ body to occur so that it soon becomes nearly impossible to stop using drugs without effective help and treatment.
Many people who use drugs are too ashamed to seek help or mistakenly believe that no one understands their struggle and that no one can help them. Not only addicts, but many other people mistakenly believe that drug addiction cannot be treated. Many mistakenly assume that once someone starts using drugs that it is impossible to get them to stop. Many people feel that the addict deserves whatever happens to them for “failing” and becoming addicted in the first place. Many addicts feel this way themselves. They feel so ashamed at “failing” and becoming addicted that they give up and do not try, or they try to quit using on their own and feel such painful withdrawal symptoms that they quickly resume using again to end the pain. They and their families continue to suffer in silence, not wanting to “air their dirty laundry” in public. Drug abuse treatment centers exist to provide successful treatment for drug addiction. Nearly any type of drug abuse can be overcome with a willing heart and the correct treatment plan.
There are many different types of treatment available to drug users to help them confront their addiction and begin to live life drug free. Drug abuse treatment centers often provide both inpatient and residential treatment and also outpatient treatment. Detox is often the first step in treating drug addiction. Detox can last days to weeks depending on the drug and level of addiction. Inpatient treatment can last from 7, 10, 30, 60 to 90 days or more. Outpatient treatment can consist of counseling, maintenance therapy, group sessions, meetings and monitoring. Therapy can include talk therapy, art therapy, equine assisted therapy, yoga, meditation, physical fitness training and more. Regardless of the type of drug or degree of addiction there are Drug abuse treatment centers all over the world and treatment plans available so that everyone can fight and beat their addiction and learn to live drug free.