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Time has made it clear that drug addiction will always be part of the world in which we live. For decades, we have all heard about the war on drugs. The truth is the war rages on. Every year, we hear about new designer drugs that are hitting the streets. It’s a reminder that progress is plodding, and we still need to keep educating people about substance abuse. There is one thing we know for sure. When we are fighting drug addiction, we are fighting the good fight.
As a society, we are all involved in fighting drug addiction in one way or another. The best we can do is make sure to educate young people about the dangers of substance abuse. When we do this, it makes no sense to pull punches. Young people need to know how drugs and alcohol destroy lives. They need to understand how long-term abuse can lead to prison, insanity or death.
As adults and leaders in society, we can lead by example. There is nothing wrong with having a cocktail at dinner once in a while. There’s nothing wrong with taking pain medication as a doctor prescribes. There’s a lot wrong with having 4-5 drinks every day or taking drugs at will. The youth in our world learn by imitating what’s around them. The best way to show our young people how to be responsible with prescription medication and alcohol is by being responsible ourselves.
On an individual level, we have a responsibility to ourselves and loved ones. We are all going to be subject to stress and personal problems. We have to learn the coping skills necessary to get us through tough times. Some people will turn to drugs or alcohol. If we know and care about them, we have to be brave enough to confront them. The key to fighting drug addiction is communication.
As we stated above, some people will turn to drugs or alcohol as a way of coping. When they do, they need to know they have a way back to sanity. Drug and alcohol treatment centers like Beaches Recovery have the resources to help people fight their addiction. The charter of each rehab facility is to help people get sober and provide them resources for staying sober.
It’s a process. The process usually starts with medical detox. To focus on therapy and counseling, a patient needs clarity of mind and body. A medically-monitored detox allows the patient to gain this clarity with a minimum of pain and discomfort from withdrawal symptoms.
During therapy and counseling, treatment professionals work with the patient on a mission of discovery. The patient should come away from treatment with a good idea of why they abuse substances. If they can grasp this level of consciousness, they can develop the coping skills they need for relapse prevention.
As a premier drug treatment center, Beaches Recovery is part of the fight against drug addiction. Unfortunately, it’s after the fact. For our part, we use a variety of treatment options to help get our patients to the point of recovery. Aside from our detox programs at Tides Edge and our aftercare programs, we offer the following treatment options:
A commitment to substance abuse will lead to prison, insanity or even death. A commitment to treatment will lead to a healthy life with ordinary joys and frustrations. If you’re fighting drug addiction, you can make a choice. If you choose treatment, we encourage you to contact Beaches Recovery at 866-605-0532. Recovery takes a lot of hard work and focus. The reward for all the hard work is a life without being a slave to drugs and alcohol.