WhyDrugRehab? A Resource from The Recovery Place

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Effects of Drug Abuse - Why Drug Rehab

It wasn’t all that long ago that the term “drug addiction” conjured up images of thin, disheveled societal misfits shooting up heroin in a back alley or snorting cocaine in a dimly lit room. Anyone with a drug abuse problem was quickly labeled weak or undisciplined. After all, truly respectable people didn’t engage in such lowly behavior – let alone end up with a drug or alcohol problem that required treatment…

No one is immune…

Sadly, what was once a dirty secret often kept behind closed doors has become nearly epidemic in recent years. Drug abuse and addiction are problems that affect people from all walks of life. Young teens and seniors, the wealthy and the poor, high school dropouts and PhDs, devout churchgoers and non-religious types, and people from every ethnic background – everyone is vulnerable given the right set of circumstances.

The landscape has changed in recent years…

Drug addiction in today’s society doesn’t just involve the classic offenders, like crystal meth, alcohol, or marijuana. An alarming number of people are abusing and becoming addicted to perfectly legal and seemingly innocent substances found in almost every home. These include prescription painkillers, over-the-counter medications, and numerous products that can easily be inhaled. And of course, there’s also the Internet – a virtual drugstore for everything from anabolic steroids to the latest designer drug - for those who know where to look and have a credit or debit card handy.

The elephant in the room…

In the U.S., drug addiction is a far more ubiquitous problem than the vast majority of people realize. Until, of course, it directly affects you or a loved one. When that happens, it becomes the elephant in the room that seems to grow larger by the minute…

Which is probably why you are here...

Dealing with an alcohol or drug addiction problem can be overwhelming, to say the least. Substance use that may have started from curiosity, peer pressure, the desire to numb painful emotions, or medical treatment gone awry has now turned into a serious problem. If you’re like most people, you never thought it would happen to you. So, besides getting past the shame, relentless self-recrimination, overpowering guilt, and feelings of hopelessness that often accompany an addiction, you also have to figure out what you can do about it – if anything.

Help is available…

Fortunately, there is something you can do – once you are willing to take the first step. That step involves recognizing and admitting that you have a problem that you can’t solve on your own. And you know what? It’s OKAY to need help! Most experts agree that addiction is a disease. As such, it requires the appropriate treatment, just like cancer or diabetes. (If you had cancer, you wouldn’t expect to cure it yourself, would you?)

Our goals…

One of the goals of this website is to help you understand that you’re not alone, you’re not a loser or a failure, and you’re certainly not a horrible human being. It may feel that way - especially if your family or friends have judged you harshly, turned their backs, or thrown up their hands in frustration after trying – and failing - to “fix” you or shame you into recovery (which, by the way, rarely works and usually backfires!).

This isn’t about a lack of character or willpower. An addiction is an insidious monster that can – and does – destroy many lives. It’s not some terrible crime that you are committing. And rest assured, no one here is going to judge you.

Another goal of this website is to educate you. You see, knowledge is power - especially when you have to make a tough decision about whether or not to seek drug rehab. This is why our website provides valuable information about a wide range of popular substances - including how they affect you both physically and psychologically, potential withdrawal symptoms, and whether or not medical detox is necessary. It also offers helpful information regarding the various types of addiction treatment available and related issues pertaining to drug rehab, such as payment concerns and the importance of aftercare.

Our commitment to you…

If you or a loved one is struggling with the devastating effects of substance abuse or addiction, you’ve come to the right place for answers to your questions. (And if you want to speak to a staff member directly, call the number listed above or click on the red “leave a message” box.) Each and every day, thousands of people make the decision to enter some form of drug rehab. Some are forced, others are nudged, and many are just simply tired of watching their life spiral out of control due to drugs or alcohol.

It doesn’t have to be that way anymore!

Let today be your day to take the first step towards the life you desire and deserve. We’re 100% committed to helping you succeed!


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