Drug and alcohol abuse is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to addiction.
Albion, MI (PRWEB) March 16, 2013
Detoxification from substances may be the initial step in an effective recovery program, but Freedom Treatment Center knows addiction issues go much deeper than ridding a substance from the body. Addiction can also wreak havoc on the mind and behaviors, which is where the center’s new therapeutic training routines course can help.
“Our new therapeutic training routines course works as a rehabilitation tool for the mind,” said Freedom Treatment Center representative Brian Kuehne. “It helps people regain skills they lost or have long stopped using so they may better deal with their addiction and, above all, better deal with life.”
The course teaches people to stop running or attempting to hide from their issues and instead work on their abilities to confront, control and communicate. Simple drills in a classroom setting are a large part of the re-learning process that help people shed old behaviors and incorporate new ones that are conducive to recovery. The course notes that when addiction takes over, people generally lose their ability to face uncomfortable feelings, situations and things. This can lead to avoidance or explosive behaviors when confronted with anything that makes them uncomfortable.
“They underlying desire to get rid of uncomfortable situations at all costs continues to drive an addiction long after the substance is gone,” Kuehne said. “We help people instead learn to confront the uncomfortable situations and things, control their behaviors and communicate in a way that makes the situation better, not worse.”
The National Institute on Drug Abuse recognizes an effective recovery program must go deeper than treating people's drug abuse and include a focus on all of their needs. Those needs include their ability to cope with life without the use of alcohol or drugs.
Even if those recovering from drug or alcohol abuse do not once again turn to alcohol or drugs to avoid discomfort, they can easily turn to gambling, sex or other compulsive behaviors that serve the same purpose drugs and alcohol did: a means of escape. Freedom Treatment Center’s new therapeutic training routines course helps people stop running so they can start living.
"Drug and alcohol abuse is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to addiction," Kuehne said. "Our new course helps correct the real issues."
Located in a semi-residential pocket of Southern Michigan, Freedom Treatment Center provides the soothing and safe environment and assistance so vital for helping people overcome drug and alcohol addiction. Treatment begins with a natural detoxification and continues with counseling, education and lifestyle changes that help ensure an ongoing and successful recovery.