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How to Prevent Drug Addiction

young man smiling after learning how to prevent drug addiction

Taking risks is not abnormal for young people. But it can lead to drug use, and by extension, an addiction for those who abuse drugs. The younger someone starts, the more likely they are to become addicted. The brain is still developing in the adolescent years, and drugs can alter the brain and its function for the worse. Drug use and addiction can also be prevalent during times of trauma and life change. This is true for adults and adolescents. Major events like divorce, moving, or even a new school or job can be triggers that cause people to turn to drugs to manage the stresses of these events. For more information on drug addiction treatment and how to prevent drug addiction, contact the team at The Arbor today by calling 844.413.2690.

How to Prevent Drug Addiction

Addiction is a disease. While there is no foolproof way of preventing addiction, starting drug education early is key, especially among adolescents who can be so impressionable in the critical pre-teen and teen developmental years. Many prevention programs are available in local communities and at the national level. Being aware, understanding the risks, and removing as many risks as possible will help pave a road free of drugs and addiction.

Thankfully, for those that fall victim to drug use and abuse, addiction treatment programs—like the ones at The Arbor—are available to help treat drug addiction and get addicted individuals back to a healthier way of life, for life. One can receive treatment in many ways. This includes residential programs and various levels of outpatient treatment. Getting treatment right away is key.

Drug Addiction Treatment at The Arbor

At The Arbor, there are both inpatient and outpatient drug treatment options.

Residential Drug Rehab

A residential rehab program offers:

  • 24/7 care and monitoring in a residential facility
  • A team of medical and therapeutic professionals
  • A continuing-care guide
  • Dual diagnosis treatment
  • Gender-specific programming
  • Extended stays for chronic addictions

Each person’s journey will be different, and the team at The Arbor is armed with the tools to help individuals with a personalized treatment journey. Support teams can consist of a medical director, a recovery manager and coach, and various therapists. This team will follow clients through the entire process to ensure their treatment and recovery goals are met. Mental health and addiction can also be treated alongside each other as part of a dual diagnosis program.

Intensive Outpatient Drug Rehab

If a more flexible approach to treatment is needed, then clients can consider outpatient programming. The Arbor’s drug rehab center offers an intensive outpatient program (IOP) for addiction treatment. IOPs work well for those seeking treatment but still have family, work, or school commitments to deal with in their schedule. It is also a good alternative for those who are transitioning from residential care.

Since outpatient clients are splitting time between their home environment and a treatment facility, involving family in the treatment process is very important. Successful recovery needs support. This support comes from family, trusted friends, peers in treatment, and the therapeutic team. Outpatient treatment programs utilize a combination of experiential and evidence-based therapies to build a unique and personalized treatment experience for each client.

The Arbor Can Help With Drug Addiction Treatment

If drug addiction has taken hold of you or a loved one, then seek treatment at an accredited addiction treatment facility like The Arbor.

The Arbor offers a variety of programs to battle a substance use disorder, including:

  • Residential treatment program
  • IOP
  • Sober living (extended care) program
  • Relapse prevention
  • Family program
  • Alumni program
  • Dual diagnosis treatment

Contact our compassionate treatment team today at 844.413.2690 or reach out online to find out more about your treatment options.