There are more than 14,000 addiction treatment centers in the United States. That fact alone does not prove that addiction treatment is necessary, but it is a strong indicator of demand. When you realize that 21 million Americans are addicted to at least one substance, and only 10% of them receive professional drug or alcohol treatment, suddenly 14,000 rehab facilities don’t seem like many at all.
So, what happens to the 90% of Americans with substance use disorders who do not receive treatment? Unfortunately, it is impossible to know their stories. Still, we do know that deaths due to addictions are on the rise, whether from an overdose, accidental deaths (automobile and others), or the many serious health consequences of long-term drug and alcohol abuse.
If you are ready to take the first step in your recovery by learning more about alcohol and drug treatment, reach out to TruHealing Centers. Anyone on our professional team would be more than happy to talk with you. Simply call 833.631.0525 or use our online form. Our addiction treatment centers may be your key to long-lasting recovery.
The Case for Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Professional drug and alcohol treatment, simply put, helps people begin recovery within a safe setting and improves long-term outcomes. There is no cure for addiction, but successful addiction management throughout a long, healthy life is absolutely achievable. Professional rehab provides the best chance of a successful recovery.
What can rehab in a professional setting like TruHealing Centers do for you or your loved one that can’t be found at home?
- Medically managed detox – Detox is the first step in recovery. As long as drugs or alcohol remain in your system, physical cravings will ensure the cycle of addiction continues. Cold turkey withdrawal at home is possible but inadvisable. Withdrawal symptoms begin shortly after a substance is withheld and are not pleasant. They differ depending on what substance you are physically dependent on but must be experienced before you can address psychological dependence, coping skills, lifestyle changes, and all the other aspects of living a sober life in recovery. Inpatient medically supervised detox lessens withdrawal symptoms via medications, ensures that any underlying, potentially dangerous medical conditions that emerge are dealt with promptly, and provides significantly improved chances of having a successful rehab experience and long-term recovery outcome.
- A setting without triggers or distractions – During recovery, especially the early days, it is important to remove yourself from the things and people that once triggered your substance use. Even in an outpatient treatment program, you will spend significant time every day in a safe place, away from reminders of what you choose to leave behind. Inpatient treatment offers a 24-hour-a-day safe place for recovery to begin.
- Informed, inclusive treatment – A rehab facility will offer coordinated care throughout your treatment. Whether you have an underlying medical concern or a co-occurring mental health issue, there are factors in addiction that are more easily, safely, and successfully addressed with the support of professionals—therapeutic and medical.
- You are not alone. You will have a team of professionals to help you begin your journey, work with you on a sobriety plan, assist and coach you as you learn about your addiction and how to manage it, and practice the skills you’ll use through life to support your recovery.
You will be supported by other people who know what you’re going through. Having a peer group beside you during drug treatment is a critical piece of the alcohol and drug treatment plan. Others going through treatment alongside you will participate in formal groups (support or therapy) and be your social supports in rehab. The benefits of peer support in addiction recovery are well established, and you will reap the rewards while you are in treatment—and beyond.
Contact TruHealing Centers When Alcohol and Drug Treatment Is Necessary
At TruHealing Centers, we have numerous alcohol and drug treatment centers and provide many evidence-based lines of professional rehab services for addiction to prescription drugs, street drugs, and alcohol. Your recovery matters to us.
If you are still unsure how drug and alcohol treatment can help you or are ready to get started, let the professionals at TruHealing Centers help. Reach out today. We have an easy online form you can use, or you can call 833.631.0525.