The abuse of both illegal and prescription drugs has reached epidemic levels around the world, it seems as though no country is immune from this problem.
It affects people of all ages, races, sexes and financial situation. An addict could just as easily be the working mother who relies on pain killers to get her through the day or the junkie on the street who has a problem with heroin. No matter what the addiction is, there is a drug rehabilitation programme available to help. No one has ever woken up one morning and said to themselves, “I think today I am going to become a drug addict”. The average addict probably started out in one of two ways, for the prescription drug addict it might have started with legitimate use and then blossomed out of control.
For the heroin addict, he may have started off with lesser drugs such as marijuana and moved into the heavier drugs as he looked to keep his high. Either of these cases can receive the help they need to recover in a drug rehabilitation centre. Most drug addicts will tell you that they know that they have a problem, but at the same time they have no way to stop doing what they are doing. The average addict does not have the willpower to put down their drug of choice and walk away, for many this cannot be accomplished without some form of medical intervention during the detoxification period.
Upon checking into an inpatient drug rehabilitation programme, the addict will be given all of the help they need to detoxify safely and suffer the side effects with minimal discomfort. Unless the person is completely sober a drug rehabilitation programme will be very ineffective as the only way to get through to an addict about how much harm their addiction is causing is after they have seen the effects of detoxification up close and personal.
At this time the therapist can work with them to help them understand their addiction, what caused it and then teach them how to overcome it. While in a rehab facility the addict will be taught several very important techniques that are designed to help him stay sober as long as he uses what he has been taught. When it comes to entering a drug rehabilitation facility to get the help needed to overcome an addiction, there is no time like the present. You cannot enter a recovery programme too soon or too late.
However, if you do not enter one at all your chances of overcoming your addiction are very slim. At Eden Recovery you will find one of South Africa’s premier drug and alcohol recover centres. Their staff is dedicated to helping every patient overcome their addiction and then providing them with the training and skills that they will need to be able to go back out into the world sober and ready to face a life free of the addiction that had ruined it before they entered the program.