A Elements Behavioral Health Guide to Drug Rehab
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There are not many examples in life where a person could be more out of control than in the midst of a serious addiction. It is all consuming, devastating and the completely dominant influence on that person’s life. It can control all of their actions and everything they say – people in rehab programs say that the drug’s pull convinced them to do anything and everything to get that next fix.

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The hottest movie in theatres today is The Hunger Games, a futuristic tale of thirst for violence run amok. Actor Wes Bentley plays the man responsible for the games around which the story revolves. The movie marks his first major screen appearance since his famed role as the shy neighbor boy in the Oscar-winning film American Beauty. In between the two films the now 33 year old actor spent roughly 10 years spiraling downward into alcohol abuse and drug addiction. Now, he’s older, sober and back with another attention-getting role.

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One of the major components of addictive behavior is stress. Individuals who have completed withdrawal stages and then followed through with treatment through various types of therapy often find that despite their preparations for handling multiple types of scenarios, stress can trigger a relapse.

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Many families struggle on their own when someone they love has developed an addiction to drugs or alcohol. They may be ashamed or just think they can fix it on their own. Often, the addicted person is simply too determined to continue using drugs and alcohol and will make false promises, outright lie, manipulate, and generally find ways to do so.

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When you’ve overcome substance abuse and gotten clean and sober, you’re in new phase of your life that’s called recovery.  But recovery isn’t just one path for everyone, and it isn’t time-limited. In fact, once you’ve kicked your addiction through rehab, you’ll actually be in recovery for the rest of your life.

That is, you will be in recovery unless you relapse. Relapse, or falling back into addictive patterns and use, is the greatest risk during the first 90 days or three months of early recovery. It’s during this time that the newly recovered need to be most diligent. Telling it like it is: the truth is that you need to be all in or all out. Halfway measures will only threaten your recovery.

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We Understand Your Confusion

What type of drug rehab is right for me? Will my loved one stay in treatment long enough to get the benefits of rehab? Will my insurance cover drug rehab?

You have questions. We have answers.

Take some time to review DrugRehab.us and learn about your treatment options. If at any time you feel overwhelmed, frustrated, or confused, please pick up the phone. Our expert advisers are here to help.

Whether you decide on an outpatient drug treatment program or an inpatient residential drug rehab, you are making a choice to move forward with your life. You are choosing to reclaim your life from drugs and alcohol.