Drug addiction is a huge problem in the United States. It can be seen in several different environments and demographics. The Dis-Ease of addiction does not discriminate nor really cooperate with any individual. It affects families and friends alike. What is the solution for drug addiction? How can it be treated? What are some of the warning signs a son, daughter, mother or father may be suffering from active addiction?
What is the solution for drug addiction?
This question has been weighed upon for years with no factual answer, because what may work for some may not work with others. The answer is that there are many answers and solutions one may look into, but there is no real guarantee. One solution is drug addiction treatment within a long term drug addiction treatment center. The other is a 12-Step fellowship which may help to point you in the right direction. However, most won’ go through the trouble an may feel stuck. Unfortunately, most long-term drug addiction treatment centers are very pricey whereas others that are state run programs have waiting lists date back months.
Once you find a long term drug addiction treatment program, if you can afford one, what type of treatment can you receive and is it going to work? There is no answer for this either… Many clients/patients sent to treatment just don’t want the mental and physical pain associated with detox and once better they feel they can do it on their own. Most get pushed into going to an addiction treatment center without having a problem or no having the ability to realize it. Willingness is a big part of treatment for addiction. If you have no willingness and insist on fighting the therapies involved there is a 99.9% change you won’t get anything out of treatment all together.
How can drug addiction be treated?
Out of 100 people in recovery and out of recovery from drug addiction were polled. The questions were what caused their relapse? Why did they use drugs so much? How did they get started using drugs in the first place?
100 out of 100 people responded with answers that led to the “inability to handle emotions” being the common denominator within the answer. I wanted to fit in with my friends. My parents were very hard on me. My girlfriend broke up with me. I lost my job. Etc.
The fact is most people are never taught how to handle their emotions. They are taught to stuff them down and never talk about them, never express them or even acknowledge them. The major problem with this is that we become an emotional pressure tube when we do this. We have no way to vent because we were never taught and in many cases it turns to anger or rage which most times resorts to violence and resentment.
The treatment for addiction is to remove the pressure from the emotional pressure tube from your history and to treat the addiction clinically. There are many different therapies to start this process, but it doesn’t come overnight and won’t be solved in a year either. This practice takes consistent work and effort on behalf of the person trying to recover from drug addiction.
We’ll list some of the common therapies involved in a well structures drug addiction treatment center below:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Regression Therapy
- One-on-One Therapy
- Couples Therapy
- Family Therapy
What are the warning signs a loved one could be struggling with addiction?
There are too many to name, but we’ll give you a few that are most common. It’s important to note that if your son or daughter, mother or father is struggling with drug addiction you will most likely have the ability to tell right away. Most have lived with them their whole lives and can tell the differences that come along with drug addiction.
Here are the most important signs of drug addiction:
- Money is missing.
- Coming home late.
- Getting caught in lies.
- Losing your temper very quickly.
- Change in attitude.
- Avoiding eye contact.
- Looking emaciated or grungy.
- Losing weight or gaining weight out of the norm.