Addiction is a disease that alters a person's mind in many different ways. They become dependent upon substances and those substances can become the solution to any problem they may endure. Some that turn to drug abuse use these substances as an escape or a way to self-medicate. Everyday life comes with emotional challenges, but with addiction, the person's natural reaction is to turn to drugs in order to avoid feeling negative emotions. The sources that bring about using are called triggers.
Through treatment and recovery, clients will learn to be aware of these relapse triggers. This is a very important part of the recovery process. It is necessary to retrain the brain to rely on healthier solutions during these situations. When someone begins a life of sobriety, many of their problems may begin to disappear, but they prepare clients for situations that may arise upon leaving treatment.
Clients will be educated on the disease of addiction and the effects it has had on their mental health. Once they have made the first step of acknowledging they need help for addiction, they will begin the healing process for both their mind and body. Not only will clients learn to accept that this is a progressive disease, their brain will begin to reestablish connections that were causing many of their behavioral issues. Recovery is an ongoing process in which the longer a person maintains sobriety, the easier it becomes.
If you or a loved one are interested in seeking addiction recovery treatment centers, call New Orleans Drug Treatment Centers at (504) 267-1580.
Alcoholics Anonymous is the original 12 step program that has been one of the most successful at relapse prevention for recovering addicts and alcoholics. Their methods have been so widely accepted that their steps have been implemented in a variety of other programs to treat addictions aside from alcoholism. Programs like Narcotics Anonymous, Gamblers Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous and many others have been created to help those who suffer from other addictions.
These programs are based on the foundation that one addict helping another can be one of the best ways to maintain sobriety. They are a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with one another to solve their common problem of drug abuse and addiction. Call New Orleans Drug Treatment Centers at (504) 267-1580 now.