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.
Many people face the challenges of working a 9-5 job that is both stressing and overwhelming. Unfortunately, many business executives find that the high level of responsibility and the extreme stress that comes with working in an executive position result in an increased risk of drug abuse which ultimately must be treated. Luckily, Seasons Recovery….
The type of rehab does matter. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the type and style of rehab and treatment is extremely important. The treatment has to fit the person who needs it. Many treatment centers have a variety of treatment options available, but to choose the right one you need to understand….
One of the primary difficulties with developing a dependence on marijuana is that other people may not recognize it as a problem. The continuing legalization of the drug and the fact that it has medicinal properties causes people to dismiss that it is possible to have an unhealthy relationship with it. But, cigarettes have a….
Alcoholism takes its toll on the alcoholic and their families. An important element of alcohol rehab is building positive relationships with people who will support you during recovery. The alcoholic is never the only one to suffer from this debilitating disease. All family members, including the children, partners, parents, and other loved ones are impacted…..
Anxiety can be a serious disorder and may be a detriment to the everyday life of one who suffers from it. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), “anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the US, affecting 40 million adults age 18 and older, but the disorders are also….
You’ve been in drug rehab before, you’ve tried to do what it takes to heal and overcome addiction and yet you have relapsed once, twice or even many times—but why? Why is it that the drug rehab that you have tried in the past hasn’t worked and what is it going to take to get….
There is no single factor that determines whether a person will abuse prescription drugs or who will become addicted to them although, some people are more at risk than others due to biological, environmental, or development influences throughout their life. Prescription Drug Abuse Signs There are multiple signs of prescription drug abuse and with every….
Most of us use the internet on a daily basis to stay in touch with friends, family and coworkers, to buy items or to find information. The internet has something to offer for pretty much anyone of any age. At what point does daily internet use become internet obsession? More and more time is being….
Millions of people online share their own personal stories of success, failure, despair and the disasters that come from living with an alcoholic husband but few share the keys to success or the methods of finding help. It can be trying, difficult, deceitful, dangerous and utmost disastrous to live with an individual who is an alcoholic,….
If someone you know is addicted to one or more types of prescription drugs, they should attend formal drug rehab. You may not be sure whether or not your friend or family member is truly addicted, but by making some careful observations, you can usually see if they have a severe problem. If they do,….