Parent Category: Rehab
Written by Stop Admin
All across the nation individuals and families are experiencing the devastating effects of drug addiction and abuse. With the economy in a state of turmoil and chaos, more and more individuals are unfortunately turning to drugs and alcohol for temporary relief. This is obviously not a good solution by any means but is unfortunately a reality. There is a desperate need for an effective, successful and proven rehab facility for these individuals and something must be done immediately. The entire country is suffering and the only effective and workable solution and answer is to make a rehab facility available to those who are struggling with substance abuse and addiction and get them into treatment as soon as possible.
Despite experiencing increasingly prevalent negative consequences, the addicted person characteristically continues to drink and abuse alcohol and drugs. While there may be differences amongst individuals in the amount and frequency of indulgence, there is always progression of the addict or alcoholic’s condition and its ravaging effects on mind, body and spirit over time. The alcoholic or addict continues to seek feelings of relief or comfort despite a progressive erosion of everything of importance in their life. The notion of doing the same thing over and over expecting a different outcome is nothing less than insanity. Personal values, family responsibilities, work performance, health, relationships, and legal stability continue to erode. Yet the relentless pursuit of comfort through the familiar drink, drug, or behavior always prevails. Attempts to control use always fail. And denial of the problem perpetuates the cycle.
Given that the individual in need of help is caught in a vicious downward spiral of insanity and denial, how can anyone reasonably expect that they would make a rational, thoughtful, well researched decision on a rehab facility or treatment center that factors in the best interests of all concerned? We must remember that their best thinking got them into this state. They quite simply don't have the faintest clue of what they need. If they did, and were able to access appropriate resources for help along the way, they would not be facing the dilemma before them. The addict or alcoholic’s current condition has robbed them of the capacity to make healthy choices for their own lives.
In many cases, the key decision makers are family members. Parents, spouses, siblings and children often seek help for their loved one. They have often lived with and become a part of the addictive dynamic over many years. Characteristically, loved ones engage in taking care of the alcoholic or addict, and sometimes enabling behavior of valiantly attempting to control the drinking or drugging of the addict in their family. Therefore, it is very important that friends and family members pull together their resources and find the very best rehab facility for their loved ones.