Addiction is a complex disease that centers on a person’s mind and emotions. When someone gets addicted to a drug or alcohol, they are using the substance to numb how they feel so they can cope. Addiction is defined as an inability to control the use of a substance despite harmful consequences.
How Many People Are Using Drugs?
A person needs to receive at least six months of therapy or more to truly become stable and secure in their recovery. Evoke Wellness has decades of experience and expertise in helping addicts get and remain drug and alcohol-free. The definition should also reference that once addiction occurs, the individual cannot see that their life is heading towards destruction, often at the moment when they could save some of it. Many addicts and alcoholics hit an extreme bottom before they are ready to accept and admit that they are, in fact, addicted to a substance and out of control. This is the key that locks a person in addiction, and it is called denial. Denial can still affect a person even after they are clean and sober, as it is the root of the disease of addiction. The current statistics on drug addiction are not improving. Drug use trends still involve opioids, and the dangers of Fentanyl laced substances are among the most significant concerns facing anyone who uses any type of drug to get high. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration report the magnitude of drug use in the country today.
Among people aged 12 or older in 2020, 59.3 million people used illicit drugs in the past year. The most commonly used illicit drug in the past year was marijuana, which was used by 49.6 million people. The second most common type of illicit drug use in the past year was the misuse of prescription pain relievers, which were misused by 9.3 million people. (SAMHSA)
How To Help an Addicted Person?
The only proven way to help a person who is struggling with an addiction to drugs and alcohol is to have them admitted into a professional drug and alcohol rehab center. The format of a rehab program must be evidence-based. This method for treating an addiction relies on behavioral therapies and medications. Evidence-based types of rehab are in-depth and help the individual uncover why they need to use drugs and alcohol to escape. Evoke Wellness in Florida provides cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, holistic therapy, and one-on-one counseling to promote recovery and help our patients achieve serenity.
Matching treatment settings, interventions, and services to an individual’s particular problems and needs is critical to his or her ultimate success in recovery. (NIDA)
Who Invented Drug Treatment Centers?
Drug addiction is an age-old problem. The reason rehabs were not available before the last several decades has to do with science. Before this century, we did not know about the brain and dopamine or the reward center that plays a central role in why a person gets hooked on a drug. With the advancements in understanding and studying the brain, and even more importantly, the mind and behaviors, we can now recognize how to help a person who is addicted to drugs. Historically drug rehabs were not invented but evolved to what we currently regard as a treatment center. Sanitariums and hospitals were the predecessors to drug treatment. Now we understand that even though addiction is a mental health condition as a physical disease, we can treat people in the right setting where they can get emotional and mental support and training on how to function without drugs.
Addiction is a complex but treatable disease that affects brain function and behavior. (NIDA)
What Is a Perfect Rehab Program?
The ideal rehab center will offer substance-specific treatment programs that are tailored to the individual. No two addicts Have the exact reasons why they use a drug to self-medicate. A personalized treatment plan will address their unique needs. Another facet of a perfect rehab center is gender-based treatment settings that start with inpatient and step down to outpatient and sober living.