South Florida has a wound in its soul, and drug addiction is one of its symptoms. When it comes down to it, there is nothing more important to so many people as one’s life. While it can be hard to watch someone addicted with drugs carry on with their lives, many people are too afraid to risk their relationship with them to really reach out and make a difference. If there is one thing that is critical in the life of a person suffering from drug addiction, it is them or someone who cares about them taking the first step by contacting a rehab center.
How Detox Helps
The detoxification stage of rehab is crucial in the development of an effective treatment plan. While rehab is also about getting over the mental barriers, when an addict first comes into our programs, they are in a severe state. Their bodies still contain traces of the chemical substance that was being abused, and their bodies in most cases have become physically dependent on them. It can be two weeks, in some cases, before the addict’s system is over the worst parts of withdrawal and detoxification. But this step is necessary to address the underlying problems.
Rehab to End the Addiction
Rehab is a voluntary system for recovery, and it is important for an addict to know that what their doing has meaning and will move them toward a future where they aren’t dependent on chemicals to be happy. However, before that future, they have to address their own reasons for falling into the habit. Rehab is as much about completing one’s detox as it is about rediscovering how to live without chemical dependence. The mind is addicted as much as the body is, and often more. Rehab is like detox for the mind, and takes some time to complete.
Preventing Relapse with Aftercare
Even after the treatment is over at a rehab center, it’s not like a former addict is being booted out into the big, cold, hateful world. Recovery meetings and clinical visits are all wonderful options for extending one’s renewed state of being into a renewed life, and there are even more options than that, if it feels necessary. Aftercare, after all, is just as meaningful as basic treatment.
For more information about our South Florida rehab center to help you or someone you know, contact us online or give us a call at (866) 971-5531.