Announcing Common Misconceptions of Drug Rehab and Addiction - An Informative Article from Mountainside Treatment Center

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There are several misconceptions and stereotypes when the average person thinks of a person addicted to drugs as well as the facilities where they decide to get help. The goal of this article is to clear up as many of those misconceptions as possible.

Mountainside Treatment center cites several misconceptions regarding drug addiction and the facilities where drug addicts and alcoholics receive treatment. Mountainside announces an educational article which hopes to clear up some of these stereotypes.

Almost always, when a person becomes addicted to drugs (or alcohol for that matter) changes occur in their brain chemistry. These changes manifest themselves in several ways. One of these manifestations is that the brain can no longer logically distinguish between when the disease is asking for something (for example the drug of choice) and when the actual human being is asking for something. The ability to make a logical decision based on benefits and consequence disappears and the changes in the brain take over. Once a substance abuser has even the smallest amount of their substance of choice in their body, they are overcome by a compulsion to imbibe more, more. Furthermore, this behavior becomes a cycle of self loathing and lack of self esteem which feeds the addictive side of the person only making them want to continue using. This is why it is not appropriate to ask a confessed alcoholic or drug addict to just have one. For the person suffering from addiction that one is simply the first domino tipped over causing a chain reaction.

Not unlike other chronic diseases, addiction (to any substance) can be managed successfully. Addiction treatment and drug rehab at Mountainside Drug Rehab and Treatment Center allows the person who has become addicted to confront and counteract addictions negative and disruptive effects on the Brain as well as addictive behaviors that they themselves may not be aware of. The nature of addiction means that the possibility of relapse is always there. These relapse rates after treatment are no different than someone being treated for other chronic but treatable diseases such as Hypertension or Diabetes. However, while a relapse may be a minor setback, a relapse is not considered a failure.

Addiction not unlike the other diseases listed needs constant maintenance. Without that maintenance, the addict or alcoholic is at the same risk as relapsing in to their condition as anyone else with any other chronic but treatable disease who discontinues treatment. This is one of the primary reasons for Mountainsides Continuing Care Program as well as relapse prevention education courses at the treatment center. By keeping up this maintenance Mountainside gives the person in recovery the best chance of living a life free of drug and alcohol addiction.

Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center has been helping people recover and educating them on the dangers of addiction for over 12 years. It's licensed and credentialed counselors and clinical staff that includes a Psychiatrist and Advanced Nurse Practitioner are all specialists in drug addiction and alcoholism treatment. The highly capable addiction treatment team is dedicated to providing compassionate and quality alcohol and drug treatment. In these hard economic times - Mountainside Drug Rehab is there to help. Please contact the below number or visit it's Treatment Center website at Drug Rehab Center (

If you or someone you love is in need of treatment please contact us at: 800-762-5433


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