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Provides offer around-the-clock, drug-free treatment services in a residential drug rehabilitation community of counselors and fellow recovering addicts. Patients, adults or adolescents, usually stay in these programs several months or up to a year or more. Some of these programs are referred to as therapeutic communities, drug rehab or drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers


use a wide range of approaches including problem-solving groups, specialized therapies such as insight-oriented psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and 12-step programs. As with long-term residential programs, adult and adolescent patients may stay in these rehabilitation programs for months or longer..


Use a wide range of approaches including problem-solving groups, specialized therapies such as insight-oriented psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and 12-step programs. As with long-term residential programs, adult and adolescent patients may stay in these rehabilitation programs for months or longer..


Nearly all addicted individuals believe in the beginning that they can stop using on their own, and most try to stop without treatment. However, most of these attempts result in failure to achieve long-term abstinence. Research has shown that long-term use results in significant changes in brain function that persist long after the individual stops using drugs. These changes in brain function may have many behavioral consequences, including the compulsion to use drugs despite adverse consequences.....




The good news is that addiction treatment can be successful in most adults and adolescents, even when it is far advanced. Successful addiction treatment centers are based on simple principles:

The addict must learn enough about addiction to recognize the disease and diagnose it within themselves.

The addict must learn how to use the tools of recovery-recovery groups, lifestyle changes, etc.

The addict must take personal responsibility for their own recovery.


Don't be misled by purported "success rates." Effective treatment of alcoholism and addiction depends on the individual's willingness to achieve sobriety and recovery. A program provides the individual with the education, therapies, and necessary coping tools in a structured environment.


Use caution when considering a drug rehab program that alleges being able to "cure" addiction to drugs and/or alcoholism. There is no cure for either just as there is no cure for other diseases such as cancer. Drug addiction and / or alcoholism can however, be arrested.

New Advances in detoxification include Suboxone and Subutex, both derived from Buprenorphine-an opiate agonist and antagonist that make even severe withdrawal pain-free.


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