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How to Tell Your Family You Need to go to Drug Rehab

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Drug Addiction in the United States

 
Drug rehabs have been used to treat drug addictions for many years.

Today, we know more about successfully treating these conditions than we ever have before.

With a variety of behavioral and therapeutic approaches, even the most complicated drug addictions can be addressed.

Still, when it’s time to tell your family that you need help for drugs, it can be a daunting task.

When it comes to complicated matters like drug addictions, it’s best to be open and honest.

By explaining how you feel and asking for help, you can begin to build a strong support system and mend damaged relationships.

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Why Drug Addiction Occurs

 

As of 2018, around 20.3 million adults in the United States had a substance abuse disorder.

This includes both alcohol and illicit drugs. But these are individuals are not the only opens affected.

Families and communities are often impacted, too.

If you’re wondering how to tell your family you need help for drugs, be clear about your intentions and let them know that you’re coming from a place of love.

Because they care about you, you finding health and sobriety will benefit them, too.

If they are open to being a part of your support system, you can begin by discussing why addiction occurs and what you can do about it.

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Drug Addiction is a Complicated Disorder

 

Drug addiction is a complicated disorder that affects every aspect of life.

Many drugs alter their users’ brain chemistries and a vicious cycle ensues. And many appear with alcohol addictions, too.

Because these addictions often occur together, the numbers are often presented together. Drug addictions typically coexist with underlying mental health issues, as well.

In 2018, 9.2 million adults had both a mental illness and a substance use disorder. This is referred to as a dual diagnosis.

Human brain chemistry is already complicated. When substances and mental health issues are added to the mix, things often get messy.

 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health

 

Substance abuse and mental health disorders are two common reasons for drug addictions. But they’re not the only reasons.

Addictive prescriptions and social pressures are two others. Genetic and environmental factors have a large impact.

Most experts agree that about half of the risk for developing an addiction is genetic. Beginning drug use may be voluntary but developing an addiction is not.

Drug addiction is a chronic brain disease that leads to compulsive and often uncharacteristic behaviors.

Once an addiction takes hold, it is very difficult to quit without help.

 

It is Important to Understand Your Addiction

 

Before you can overcome your addiction, it is important to understand it. The factors leading to addiction are different for everyone.

Before and during drug rehab treatment, we’ll work with you to identify these factors.

Once you understand why your addiction occurred and how it affects your life, recovery will seem much more approachable.

As each barrier is removed, your strength and confidence will increase. Drug rehab is an excellent way to find long-term sobriety.

For some patients, it’s the only way their sobriety will last.

 

Signs of a Drug Addiction

 

Drug addiction impacts lives in a wide variety of ways. First, you will likely experience behavioral changes.

This is due to the way drugs alter your brain chemistry.Your mental and physical health may both be impacted pretty quickly.

You’ll experience overwhelming cravings and may face withdrawal symptoms if you try to quit on your own. You may also notice a detrimental impact on your relationships.

This includes personal relationships with loved ones and professional ones with employers and coworkers. All of these changes are signs of a drug addiction.

If there are other factors involved, like a high-stress job or abusive relationships, your drug addiction may become harder to identify.

Many addicts will deny their addictions for a long time before they seek treatment. If you are looking for signs that you have a drug addiction, that’s a sign in itself.

 

Inpatient vs. Outpatient Drug Rehab

 

Inpatient drug rehab is ideal for treating complicated addictions. This may mean multiple addictions or a dual diagnosis.

Intense withdrawal symptoms and uncontrollable cravings are other good reasons to choose inpatient drug rehab care.

Our inpatient programs at Resurgence Behavioral Health are designed to treat a variety of addictions and related issues. You’ll have continued support throughout your recovery and beyond.

You’ll receive a comprehensive schedule and three healthy meals per day, so you can focus solely on sobriety. Inpatient care takes the guesswork out of recovery.

 

Therapeutic and Holistic Healing Techniques

 

Our therapeutic and holistic healing techniques provide the tools, education, and guidance you need to get better.

You will learn how to manage your addiction and situations that contribute to it. Many patients abuse drugs to deal with stress.

We’ll teach you stress management techniques, too. We also offer exercise classes, outings, and nutritional guidance.

By the time you complete your inpatient program, you will have everything you need to return home and stay strong.

 

Wide Range of Addiction Treatment Options

 

We offer a range of addiction treatment options because we know that everyone is different.

Each patient has different addictions, needs, preferences, and responsibilities.

For patients with milder addictions who don’t require a medically-assisted detox, outpatient drug rehab may be an option.

It may also be an option if you can’t leave your home due to work or family obligations.

You’ll experience many of the same therapies, counseling, management technique trainings, and support groups. At the end of each, you will return home.

 

Outpatient Care

 

However, outpatient care is not recommended for everyone. Some patients need a higher level of stability. Others have a history of relapsing that they cannot break.

Certain drug addictions lead to troubling withdrawal symptoms. If your addiction is severe, you have multiple addictions, or you have a dual diagnosis, inpatient care is likely to be the better option.

Outpatient care is effective but it is less structured. We’ll help you determine which option is better for you.

Our initial admissions questionnaire will give us the information we need to further evaluate your addiction and needs.

 

Drug Rehab Detox Process

 

One reason we often recommend inpatient drug rehab is enforcing early sobriety. This is often the hardest part.

When a safe, facilitated drug detox takes place, your chances of success are often higher. Get away from temptations and the opportunity to relapse.

You will give yourself a stronger start. Patients with severe addictions may also be eligible for a medically-assisted detox.

An approved, non-addictive medication will be used to help you through your detox. These medications can ease your withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings.

The average detox will take from three to ten days. Once you’re through the detox phase, you’ll feel stronger and clearer.

Now, you can focus on getting better.

 

Drug Rehab Costs

 

Many patients’ primary concern when considering a drug rehab stay is the costs. But it’ll likely cost less than you’d think.

At Resurgence, we happily accept most major insurance providers. Give our facility a call today to confirm your eligibility.

Our admissions coordinators would be happy to verify your insurance. With that out of the way, you have one less thing to worry about.

Some health insurance plans will cover all costs associated with a drug rehab stay. Others may offer partial coverage.

Either way, we’ll work with you. We can offer payment plans and alternative payment arrangements.

Don’t let cost deter you from getting the help you need.

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Resurgence Drug Rehab Center

 

At Resurgence, you never have to face your addiction alone. We have multiple, convenient locations in California to choose from.

You will have access to a dedicated and caring team for as long as you need it.

Our comprehensive, holistic care methods are tried-and-true. Our creative care methods are, too.

And our care continues even after you’re done with your program.

With support groups and alumni programs, you’ll have long-term guidance and support.

Our journey together doesn’t end when you return home.

Come see why Resurgence is the preferred drug rehab center in California.

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