Treating Addiction – Addiction is a condition that results when a person ingests a substance (e.g., alcohol, cocaine, nicotine) or engages in an activity (e.g., gambling, sex, shopping) that can be pleasurable but the continued use/act of which becomes compulsive and interferes with ordinary life responsibilities, such as work, relationships, or health. Users may not be aware that their behaviour is out of control and causing problems for themselves and others. Addiction treatment varies and can enable the addict to go back to a normal life if approached correctly. It can be treated though and there are options, we work many of the best addiction centres and addiction services in the world. So if it’s an Addiction Rehab you’re looking for then you are in the right place. Our Addiction Clinic network gives us choice so we can find the best one suited to an individual. There are many ideas about why certain people are addicts and others are not. I know that there is a hereditary link and I also know that there is a change in the brain chemistry of addicts so it is recognised as a disease. The fact that it is a disease means that it should be treated as such. The change of brain chemistry when someone who is an addict uses their ‘drug of choice’ makes rational decision making impossible and that is why once clean and sober we are only one drink or one drug away from spiralling again out of control.
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How do we go about getting addiction treatment?
There are many different opinions and accepted ways of treating addiction and that varies depending on what the addiction is. The initial detox must be negotiate and in terms of substance addiction a medical detox could well be necessary. Read about the Addiction Rehabilitation Process if you like. We can advise on whether the particular drug requires a prolonged medical detox, the dangerous detoxes are from substances such as long term alcohol use and benzodiazepines, opiate withdrawal can also be very uncomfortable to say the least. In these cases we would always recommend a period in a rehab which has medical detox facilities, we work with a number of these so you can Contact Us and we can advise. Rehab is also the best solution for all addictions because it physically removes the person from the substance, addiction or triggers and also the friends and the company they mix with who promote their addictive behaviors. It is also proven that the longer the period in rehab and the longer the engagement with recovery circles, the more likely the person is to continue partaking in active recovery thus staying clean and sober. We can introduce you to meetings and the large and enthusiastic Cape Town Recovery Community because once through the initial stages of rehab, contact with fellow addicts and people who are actively working their recovery is vital, life can become enjoyable again and you can even enjoy a full social life.
Addiction Rehab – Addiction Clinic
When choosing an addiction clinic or addiction rehab it is important to be well informed, we can advise on a suitable place and all our treatment centres are excellent at treating all addictions, behavioural addictions and eating disorders.
The Recovery Community is the proven way in which addicts regain control and learn to live a fulfilled life again after what is often years of uncertainty and chaos. Meetings are an integral part of recovery and we would encourage all our clients to attend as many as possible, you might even start to enjoy them! It’s encouraging to know that we are not alone and we can share our experiences and learn from others.
Can I lead a normal life after addiction?
The answer to this question is, of course? You’ve not lost a part of you, you have actually become a better person as long as you follow the simple advice. For more info about the recovery community or rehab admission and addiction treatment, Contact Us today.
So, for the best ways of treating addiction, get in touch and we will find you ideal, professional addiction treatment at a quality addiction clinic or addiction rehab.