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Drug Abuse Rehab

Written on: May 18th, 2009 By:

Drug Abuse Rehab

If you or a loved one has been drinking too much or turning to drugs to cope with life, it may be time to consider drug abuse rehab. While most people think they can stop on their own, it usually takes professional help to intervene in the cycle once people have become accustomed to turning to alcohol and drugs for relief.

Drug abuse rehab is nothing to be ashamed of. Alcoholism and drug addiction are a disease, not a lack of will-power or moral fiber. Too often people fight to control their alcohol or drug intake and don’t understand why they can’t stop once they get started. At SouthCoast Recovery in Dana Point, California, we can help you understand the nature of addiction and how to get out of the vicious cycle. If you think you might need drug abuse rehab, call one of our intake coordinators. They can help you determine the level of care you need.

There are a variety of options when considering drug abuse rehab. The primary thing to keep in mind is that alcohol and drug abuse are generally precursors to addiction. If you are on the path to addiction, it’s only going to get worse, not better. At SouthCoast Recovery, we can help interrupt that cycle before you spiral out of control. You don’t have to hit bottom to quit. There are different definitions of “bottom” – while some may hit bottom financially and lose income and assets, others may hit bottom emotionally and truly believe that life is not worth living.

Drug abuse rehab can consist of an intensive outpatient program with group therapy, counseling, introduction to the 12-step model that will provide support at the group level in the community and education on the disease model of addiction. An outpatient drug abuse rehab program may be the answer if you are having problems with drugs and alcohol but it’s not interrupting your life. However, if you are having problems with work, school or personal relationships because of alcohol or drugs then inpatient would probably be a better choice for long-term success in sobriety.


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