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This is the last in the series of different types of rehab treatment available to those looking to free themselves from the grip that alcohol, drugs or both currently have on them.
These treatments cover the letters T to V and it is hoped that these brief summaries will afford valuable initial information and allow a person to understand treatments that best suit them.
Collective as well as individual:
Addiction affects many, but every person has their own needs and issues that must be individually addressed.
It cannot be denied that there are also common issues that addicts face, but these will also be taken into consideration during any form of rehabilitation.
Teen addiction treatment:
Addiction in teenagers is a particularly worrying problem because many are still developing their mind and body. Substance abuse can affect these developments greatly.
Teen addiction treatment specifically focuses on a comprehensive approach for teenagers with addiction issues or those who are abusing substances to an extent that will damage their future.
The 12-step program incorporates principles and treatment created by Alcoholics Anonymous. It is used extensively by AA, Narcotics Anonymous and other 12-step support groups.
The focus is on spiritual principles that include acceptance of a person’s current condition, surrender and active involvement during 12-step meetings.
Meetings need to be regularly attended, work and effort needs to be put into the particular step in question and a sober support network is nurtured. Those who continue to achieve sustained sobriety receive incentives such as chips or key tags that help celebrate recovery milestones.
The basis of this program complements a person’s rehabilitation treatment and/or aftercare. Its aim is that the teaching and implementation of the 12-steps will help boost their determination in terms of long-term sobriety.
It is a known fact that anyone with addiction issues can also struggle to focus fully on studying or employment. This often leaves them under-qualified or having difficulty in securing employment.
Such negatives can be an ‘encouragement’ for that person to simply lose hope and continue their substance abuse.
Vocational or pre-vocational training programs aim to positively impact sobriety by helping the individuals concerned develop, refine and improve their vocational skills. They also have access to a network that assists in finding them meaningful work which reflects and supports their new, substance-free lifestyle.
Take time to assess your needs:
It is vitally important that a person understands treatment for addiction is a must. DIY solutions are brave, but rarely work. This is not because a person is weak, it is because the substance they are currently addicted to is far stronger.
Addiction changes the way in which the brain works. It is a disease that needs treating and the most positive way to do this is by accepting the place you are currently in and then accepting the professional assistance of caring rehab professionals.
It will not be an easy path, but as millions of men and women have proved in the past, addiction is something that can be managed and a substance-abuse free life can be achieved.