Is Drug Rehab Effective?

Last Updated: Apr 2nd 2019

Reviewed by Brittany Polansky, MSW, LCSW

Drugs are insidious. When an addiction gets into a person’s head, the pleasure and relief felt by the chemical rush leaves subtle barriers in its wake. Thoughts like “Why do I need to quit if this makes me feel good?” begin to slip in, and even if the addict understands intellectually that what they’re doing is bad, even the guilt won’t be enough to make them stop. However, rehab is not only available, but it is also just as effective as any other medical practice. Broward County drug rehab options, as well as rehab at other south Florida rehab clinics are some of the best in the country, and there’s really no reason not to use what’s there.So people who are addicted, don’t be scared to seek help. The only things you have to lose are your chains.


What Rehab Provides

One of the key things that rehab treatment offers is medical help and expertise. Even during the detox stage, which is possible even without medical care immediately available, going forward with medical assistance can make the experience of quitting an addiction much more manageable. However, the most helpful part of the rehab process is the part that comes after detox, rehabilitation.


Counseling Services

Once the physical addiction is beaten, and the mental part of the addiction is beaten, there is a final hurdle, which carries on in perpetuity. The experience of having been a person who took drugs and felt good is a complex psychological wound, and one of the best ways to treat this affliction is with the help of counseling. There are several ways to go about counseling, with one of the most famous ones being group therapy. Group therapy will provide plenty of support by surrounding people in recovery with others who know the same sort of pain. It’s remarkably efficient too, to have fellow addicts help each other. And if group therapy isn’t attractive, then professional counsellors are also well-trained to help those trying to keep clean.


Addiction is tough, so if you or someone you know need help to beat addiction, don’t hesitate to contact us as soon as possible.


Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Brittany Polansky, MSW, LCSW

Brittany has been working in behavioral health since 2012 and is the Assistant Clinical Director at our facility. She is an LCSW and holds a master’s degree in social work. She has great experience with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health diagnoses as well as various therapeutic techniques. Brittany is passionate about treating all clients with dignity and respect, and providing a safe environment where clients can begin their healing journey in recovery.