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Drug Rehab Centers - That Work!

If you or someone you care for is suffering from alcohol or other drug addiction, your best chance to get back your life or to save the life of your friend or loved one is an effective drug rehab program.
When looking for a drug rehab or alcohol addiction treatment center, it is important to remember that results are what matter most.  Anything less than a cure translates into continued addiction, personal and family pain and, ultimately death or prison.
Drug Rehab Centers Helpline offers free rehab referrals so you can find a drug rehabilitation center that will handle this problem completely so that you or your loved one can lead normal, healthy, happy and productive lives.

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Drug Rehab Programs Using the 12-Step Approach

About 75% of the rehab centers in the US and Canada use the 12-Step Recovery Model. These are rehab centers that use the clinical methods of Alcoholics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. Two Alcoholics who wanted to find a way to stay sober by sharing their experiences with another alcoholic developed the 12-Step model in 1934.  The principles of the 12-Steps were codified into a book or manual so that others could start support groups using spiritual principles to help them find happiness without the use of alcohol.  They never intended for these methods to be used in a treatment facility, in fact, strict advocates of the 12-Step approach to recovery have disapproved of residential treatment from its inception, but in light of insurance and government funding in the 1970’s, many centers adopted this method as their major clinical focus. It was available, inexpensive to operate and had the potential to be very profitable for the owners of these centers.  No one really questioned their existence until a generation of graduates has proven that they are very ineffectual.

The 12-Step approach states that alcoholism is a chronic and progressive disease, which means that you have it all of your life and, even if you quit using, the morbidity of the “disease” continues to progress and your addiction gets worse in spite of your years of sobriety.

When someone enters a 12-Step program, they are told that they have this disease and that they are powerless over alcohol and other drugs.  By the time that these rehab centers started using these methods, drugs were a bigger problem than alcohol, so the official text on the 12-Step method was changed to include drugs as well as alcohol.  In time, many of these programs have added sex, gambling, eating and codependency disorders to alcohol and other drugs, claiming that all of these disorders are “diseases” and that the original 12-Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous treats them all.

Because of the immediate funding available for treatment and because of the tremendous need for some type of help for those with these problems, these centers multiplied rapidly until the insurance companies began to question the efficacy of this approach since the success of these programs equaled the success of those persons that got well on their own; about 5-8% success.  The 12-Step treatment community then changed the definition of “disease” into a “disease of relapse”, meaning that many episodes of treatment may be needed to keep a person in recovery.  Note that they do not speak about a cure, but only that one is in remission or in recovery from their disease.

Almost all of the State funded facilities operate on the 12-Step approach, but they also have the disadvantage of not being in control of those that they might not want to admit into treatment, which causes these programs to have the least success of any other types of treatment, with many being less than 5% success.

One must also consider the impact of telling someone that they have an incurable disease after they have brutalized themselves with alcohol and other drugs and are now finally beginning to confront their problem and seek help.  Needless to say, this is hardly the message that inspires hope and a willingness to go through the consequences of their withdrawals and other emotional repair needed to recover from months and/or years of abuse.  This, in itself, is a major factor in building denial and resistance to seeking help. It has been found that many people continue their destructive use and abuse because they have been told that they have an incurable disease and they begin to feel that there isn’t any help that really works and that there is little hope that they will ever be free of addiction. 

Everyone that uses alcohol and other drugs does so to handle some physical, emotional or social pain and since these drugs temporarily relieved them of these problems, they soon become addicted. 

12-Step programs do not remove the effect of the drugs from the body to ease the physical addiction and they are very ineffective at treating the emotional problems that may have been medicated through the use of alcohol and other drugs.  Therefore, many 12-Step programs violate the major principle of the original program by prescribing psychotropic medications to “handle” the original problem, which also feeds into the idea that chemicals are an answer to one’s pain which is an obvious outpoint when treating addiction.  If given the choice of medicating their pain with pharmaceuticals or street drugs, most addicts will choose the latter, and so it is obvious, with a little thought, that these programs are not best choice when looking for effective treatment.  The only reason for their popularity, which is waning, is the fact that there are many centers using this approach and they are able to offer treatment in a few number of days and for less cost than effective programs, but remember, in matter of human potential, compromising for something where one out of twenty find success is a gamble leading to inevitable disappointment.

Long Term - A longer term program is one of the newer ways to try and defeat drug addiction. It involves an individual going away to a work camp style setting. At this camp the 12 steps are studied, and many hours of labour are done. Also there is a heavy religious aspect and bible study. The theory is that with a longer period of time, the individual would have a greater chance of staying clean. This method has been somewhat better than 12 step alone. However for some the religious aspect does not work. Overall it is usually 18 months - 2 years in length.

Bio Physical / Social Educational - With the hard drugs of our world today. There is a residue left behind in the fat tissue and bone marrow. Our body can take up to 5 years to recover from the effect of these residues. The side effects can include cravings, depression, and anxiety. This can be a problem as the individual suffering from cravings, depression and/or anxiety will often times go back to using drugs.

The biophysical component involves a purification sauna that will cleanse all the residues out of the fat tissue and bone marrow. This process happens in only 2 - 4 weeks. The individual will feel happy, stress free and rejuvenated. Ready to take on therapy.

Social Educational component is designed to teach life skills. A drug addicted person is quite often an individual who has a problem dealing with what is bothering them. The life skills taught include communication skills, the ability to recognize personalties and the traits of personalities. As well as teaching the person about the traits of they're own personality. Once we are aware of who we are it allows us to be more social and naturally associate with better people. Also a section of personal values and integrity is taught. This is done in a manner to allow for the individual's own personal belief's to be kept, with religion or with out.

Overall this method will have the highest success rate for Alabama Drug Rehab. Usually around 70 - 80 % of the time a person going through this treatment will stay drug free and be a productive member of society.

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