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Treatment Options for Drug Addiction and Alcoholism Addiction

Sep 5, 2008
You realise that you (or someone close to you) needs help for their addiction. What options then have you got when it comes to alcoholism addiction treatment and treatment for drug addiction?

As far as I'm concerned your first point of call should always be rehab - or a proper treatment center - where you spend 3-6 weeks getting yourself sober/clean. (Times do vary depending on where you go)

Because a focused in-patient treatment program will not only help you detox - but help you deal with a lot of the 'baggage' that you carry which causes you to drink or use drugs - through intensive therapy, counselling etc.

To get the level of intensive treatment and care you need - is so much harder without going to a rehab or inpatient treatment program. How you stay clean/sober successfully after treatment is even more important - so a good rehab will also prepare you for that while you're there.

Many people have a perception that rehab is unaffordable and so is realistically never going to happen. There are a lot of treatment centers however, that have government backing, and so make it possible for just about anyone to go.

Apart from rehab (which I would always recommend first) - what other treatment options are there? There are addiction and alcoholism self-help treatments where you would essentially need to spend a lot of time working on your emotional, spiritual and mental self - which no doubt has the ability to effect great change. I don't have time for specifics now (try my website for that) - but I still think you should try a treatment program like rehab first because of the professional help you will be receiving.

Alternative Alcoholism Treatment and Addiction Treatment options are becoming increasingly popular. I definitely think there is a place for alternative alcoholism and addiction treatment - but I would recommend using these in conjunction with a more mainstream or traditional way, especially to begin with at least - because again it is that much harder doing it without the help of addiction treatment professionals.

So as far as alcoholism addiction treatment and treatment for drug addiction goes - try get yourself into a rehab or treatment center first and foremost. Addiction and Alcoholism Self-Help methods and things like alternative alcoholism treatments do have a role to play - but try give yourself the best possible chance of recovery by going into an inpatient program first.
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