Addiction treatment is obviously about helping individuals eliminate their reliance on drugs and alcohol, but it’s so much more than that. It’s about helping them learn how to live again as healthy and contributing members of society.
Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) March 06, 2014
While the nature of addiction is enormously complex and multi-faceted, leading addiction treatment center A Forever Recovery has published a must-read blog post that explores the profound question: How does addiction happen?
The blog post highlights that for people of all ages -- from shockingly young children to the most senior of senior citizens -- the journey to addiction is less of a road than it is a long, winding path that doesn’t seem to be leading to what is ultimately going to be a dangerous, possibly devastating destination.
“Contrary to popular belief, people who become addicted to drugs or alcohol are not weak willed, self-destructive, or for some inexplicable reason, want to become an addict and experience a kind of agonizing suffering that most people will never know,” commented Per Wickstrom, A Forever Recovery’s CEO. “On the contrary, many people who become addicts are quite intelligent both intellectually and emotionally, and remarkably self aware and self assured. So what is it that leads them down the wrong path? It’s that they don’t know it’s a path at all! They start out experimenting, and eventually, they lose control of the situation and become slaves to their addiction. One day, week, month and year at a time, addiction takes over their lives to the point where they’re just as helpless as those around them. Addiction is a powerful and sometimes deadly enemy, and despite what may appear to outsiders, the most ravaged victim is always the addict her or himself.”
However, Wickstrom adds that many addicts can get the help they need from an accredited treatment facility in their area:
“Addiction treatment is obviously about helping individuals eliminate their reliance on drugs and alcohol, but it’s so much more than that. It’s about helping them learn how to live again as healthy and contributing members of society. In some ways, it’s like how people who’ve suffered a debilitating physical injury to their legs must learn how to walk again – one agonizing step at a time. Recovering addicts must learn how to function again and do things that non-addicts find easy and effortless. It’s extremely difficult for people who’ve never experienced addiction to grasp how terrifying and painful this process can be. However, accredited and reputable treatment facilities are staffed with experienced and compassionate professionals who don’t just make the process easier, but they help make it more successful as well!”
The full text of A Forever Recovery’s Latest blog post entitled “How Does Addiction Happen?” is available at http://aforeverrecovery.com/blog/addiction/addiction-happen
About A Forever Recovery
A Forever Recovery program is an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in. Not every treatment methodology works for every client. Some people are very receptive to 12-step principles, whereas others are more comfortable with faith-based treatment. Cognitive approaches have excellent success, whereas others thrive within a more holistic approach. A Forever Recovery allows clients to choose from a wide range of recovery methodologies, coupled with Moral Recognition Therapy (MRT), to achieve success rates unmatched in the addiction treatment industry. The bottom line is that there is no single therapeutic approach to recovery that works for everyone… until now.
Learn more at http://aforeverrecovery.com/