Why do Many People Need Rehab Centers to Break the Cycle of Addiction?
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, addiction is an extremely complex illness that millions of people struggle with every year. Like many illnesses such as depression, addiction ends to trap you into a never ending cycle. If this cycle is not broken by something drastic then it will just continue until you as an addict eventually self-destruct. Sometimes breaking the cycle is as simple as changing an environmental factor while others it can an extremely complex issue.
What is the Addiction Cycle?
Rehab centers help you avoid the triggers and enablers that tempt you to use substances.
There are extremely complex versions of the addiction cycle that theorist and psychologists have come up with over the years of study. Unfortunately, many of these are no very understandable and are impractical when you are looking at the basics of trying to break this cycle. The steps of the cycle are:
You use the drug, be it for the first time or the 100th.
It makes you feel really really good so you continue to use it to solve various problems including depression and problems with energy.
As you use the drug, it takes more and more of the drug to achieve the same result. This is called tolerance.
Your start spending all of your time, money, and effort on getting the drug, this causes family, financial, and other forms of neglect.
You reacquire the drug and use the drug again and the cycle begins again.
This is a simplified version of what happens to most drug users, as they become addict. This cycle is endless even in its simplified version. Like anything that is cyclic it can be extremely difficult to break the cycle on your own.
Another reason people need rehab centers is due to the presence of triggers in their home environment. A trigger is simply something that cause you to use a drug without thinking about actually using.
Have you ever watched a movie or TV show and the actor or actress is doing something such as drinking a soda or smoking a cigarette and suddenly you start craving it. This isn’t a clever advertising ploy it is simply a trigger. Everyone has triggers things. They can be for chocolate, soda, exercise, or any other object or activity.
Unfortunately, some triggers are worse for you than others. In the case of drugs the trigger is not only intense, it is extremely bad for you. In order to stop an addiction or break the cycle, you have to break the association between the drug and the trigger. Sometimes you need a rehab center to help you do this.
Enablers are another reason to seek a rehab center. The people in your life might not mean to, but many of them help you use drugs. It could be a behavior they have or by providing, you access to drugs. In order to break the cycle of addiction, you might need a way of getting away from these enablers.
Where to Find a Rehab to Break this Cycle
Fortunately, rehab centers specialize in helping you deal with the cycle of addiction, your triggers, and the enablers in your life. For more information or to find a treatment center that suits your needs, call us at 800-481-6320.
Whether or not a patient is in need of aftercare depends strongly on their state of recovery when their treatment program at a rehab center ends. However, there are many different types of aftercare available, and attending another type of treatment after one’s time in a rehab center is over is often helpful. What Options….
Substance abuse, be it alcohol or drugs, exerts a tremendous toll on individuals, families and communities. Teen substance abuse in particular has the ability to change a young person’s life in ways that affect him or her for years to come. For these reasons, it’s important to be able to spot signs of teen substance….
A recent survey of high-school students has found than nearly a quarter of the nation’s twelfth graders have smoked pot in the past 30 days and nearly 40% of them report having smoked marijuana in the past year. The survey also found that nearly 10% of high school seniors report smoking pot regularly—on a daily….
A recent study published by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America has found that teen girls are more likely than teen boys to find the benefits in using drugs and alcohol as a means of coping. In fact, a recent study found that more than 2/3 of teen girls have reported using drugs or drinking….
While there are various agencies that have been attributed to having developed guides and principles for effective drug treatment, the most common principles that are used by treatment centers as a guide to effective drug treatment are outlined by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) principles for effective drug treatment….
A study on the role of social supports in recovery from Alcohol Treatment Quarterly states “general friendship is important for overall well-being” but can be especially necessary and beneficial to those in recovery. It is very helpful for recovering individuals to be visited by their friends, family, significant others, etc. at their treatment facility, but….
With our rehab directory, you can search for addiction treatment centers by state and city, finding the facilities that are nearest to you. But how can you find the best possible program for you? We can help you find the right treatment. Call toll free anytime. Step One: Consider Your Needs Every individual has specific….
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, addiction rates are increasing. This coincides with a rise in mental and emotional illness. Most people who seek treatment for addiction do so by going to a rehab center. Rehab centers can treat both addiction and co-occurring disorders. What are Co-Occurring Disorders? Co-occurring disorders are disorders that….
Because there are several different classes of prescription drugs, different treatment types need to be employed for different addiction syndromes. Also no two patients are guaranteed to have the same reaction to any one treatment type; therefore, different options must be available. According to the NIDA, treatment for prescription drug addiction “must take into account….
How Heroin Overdose Treatment WorksAccording to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, heroin is a drug synthesized from the powerful painkiller morphine. Morphine is made from the opium poppy, which is found in Asia. Unfortunately, it is a highly addictive drug. There are currently over four million people who tried heroin and many of those….