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Drug Addiction

Written on: June 15th, 2009 By:

Drug Addiction

The average person would believe that drug addiction is a choice. Someone decides to take a drug and then keeps indulging themselves long enough and eventually they fall into the trap of drug addiction. While this is indeed how it appears on the surface, it’s actually a much more complex situation.

Drug addiction is comparable to other chronic conditions or illnesses. It’s progressive and can only be arrested through abstinence, which generally requires drug rehabilitation. As with other chronic conditions, relapse can occur with drug addiction and for this purpose, recovery is a lifelong commitment. At SouthCoast Recovery in Dana Point, California, we offer a comprehensive drug and alcohol treatment program that combines medical and clinical care with advanced holistic therapies of acupuncture and massage for overall mind, body and spirit well-being.

Clinical care is a necessary part of drug rehabilitation due to the nature of addiction. People who have used or abused drugs for a long period of time actually change their brain chemistry to promote compulsive behavior. Over time it becomes less of a choice and more of an overwhelming craving for the drug. Whereas people who do not have problems with drugs and alcohol may view the alcoholic or addict as a morally weak individual, the person in the grip of drug addiction at some point loses the ability to choose. Even the person who wants to quit but can’t may struggle with the moral dilemma of the disease, not recognizing that they have lost the ability to control their use.

At SouthCoast Recovery’s drug rehab center in Dana Point, California, we utilize the latest research methods in addressing alcoholism and drug addiction as well as proven techniques that have proven successful for decades. Clinical therapy in combination with holistic processes of acupuncture and massage help to integrate healing from the inside out. The 12-step model of recovery helps encourage healing from the outside in through a sober network of support. We design a drug and alcohol treatment plan tailored to each individual based on his or her substance abuse history that also takes into account current needs and future goals. Our drug and alcohol treatment plan is implemented for 30, 60, 90 days or 6 months dependent upon the level of care required. For more information on how we can help you or a loved one overcome drug addiction, call today. Professional care is available 24/7.


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