Treatment Programs


Drug addiction is a terrible cross for someone to have to bear. The addicted person must wish everyday that they never took that first hit of their drug of choice. The addicted person soon looses interest in everything but their next high. They will lie, cheat and steal to get their next high, without concern for those they hurt along the way. The addict turns into someone not recognized by those they were formerly close to. The addict not only changes physically but their behaviors and values diminish to the point they are not longer known by those they love. The addict will usually deny they have a problem and will typically also deny needing any help or especially any type of intervention. An intervention may be exactly what the addict needs. They will continue down the path they are on until something tragic happens to cause them to evaluate the level they have sunk to. It may require the death of someone close to them, or something that they have done that could have been avoided if they were not high.

Drug Treatment Programs


If the addict has a drug problem, they will eventually need to find some type of drug treatment program. There are inpatient drug treatment programs that are better equipped to deal with an addict in need of a detox program. If the person has been using dangerous drugs for a long period of time, they will probably undergo some type of withdrawal symptoms. This is a very painful difficult experience to undergo without medical assistance. There are medications that can help ease the pain and discomfort of the withdrawal process. If the addict is not totally committed to freeing themselves of their addiction, they may quit in the middle of withdrawals. This is the reason that a sponsor, or someone stay with the person until they are over this terrible time.

Alcohol Treatment Programs


Alcohol can be more difficult to overcome than a drug addiction. The availability of alcohol in so many places can make avoiding alcohol more difficult than illegal drugs. With alcohol sold on just about every corner, the alcoholic is confronted continually with temptation to buy a drink. The alcoholic treatment program can also be an inpatient situation. Some insurance companies will help with the cost of some alcohol addictions. At any rate if a person sincerely wants to quit drinking a medical facility may be the best option to pursue. With professional Drís and Nurses on staff, help will be immediately available. For those with little or no financial resources, it is possible to quit cold turkey, but the alcoholic should have someone on hand to help them through this difficult ordeal. Professional medical personnel should be contacted prior to attempting to quit drinking.