Long Term Treatment For Addiction
Wondering about long term addiction treatment?
Here are a few reasons why you should consider long term treatment for substance abuse.
- Studies have shown that long term in-house treatment has a much higher success rate than other treatment options. When you go through recovery, you have to change your whole lifestyle and that takes time. So going for long term treatment really makes a big difference in your recovery.
- When going for long term treatment for substance abuse, you are surrounded by professionals who can give you the tools to deal with your addiction. When you’re going through a tough time, they are there with advice and steps for you to follow.
- In long term treatment for substance abuse you are also surrounded by other addicts. You share experiences and realise that you’re not alone. Having your peers around you will give you a shoulder to lean on and it really helps having people around you who truly understand what you’re going through.
Alcohol and Drugs
Alcohol depresses the central nervous system it is a drug, a sedative. If imbibed continuity over a long period, it causes liver damage, heart issues and many other health problems, and the person becomes physically dependent on using alcohol.
In South Africa, it is estimated that one in ten people are alcoholic and that alcoholism in any one person, directly affects the lives of at least five to six other people around them. Alcoholism has a devastating impact on the family structure and directly on each family member involved.
As a primary illness, Alcoholism if left untreated can cause devastating physical, interpersonal, emotional, spiritual, and social problems for the alcoholic and their families. A dependency relationship on alcohol which becomes extreme and unhealthy is Alcoholism and is a serious defining and definitive addiction. It is progressive addiction and ultimately, without intervention, will result in death.
Like alcoholism, the use of a mood-altering substance, regularly and consistently to the point of dependency is Drug Addiction. Using continuously despite the damage and consequences to oneself or family. It is often referred to as Chemical Dependency, because the chemicals in the drug, interact with the brain and central nervous system and alter the subject’s mood, this is what makes some drugs addictive. Obviously, some drugs are more addictive than others but that does depend on the individual’s body build tolerance and chemistry and the speed with which they enter the body and hit the blood stream.
Heroin is one of the most addictive drugs.
Alcohol is the number one drug of addiction, followed by Cannabis. Both Alcohol and Cannabis abuse act as a gateway to other drug use, and ultimately to addiction.
Long term addiction treatment should always be the first option where possible.
Houghton Houses Long Term Addiction Recovery Services”
- Primary Care Recovery
- Secondary Care Recovery
- Tertiary / Continued Care Care Recovery
- Outpatient Recovery
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Houghton Houses General Addiction Programme -GAP centre provides a calm and peaceful environment for clients to take full advantage of the benefits of our treatment programmes.
For more information on how to help yourself or a loved one with alcohol, stop doing drugs, or any other addiction issue and getting yourself into rehab to start a new life, call Houghton House now:
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