Wednesday, October 6, 2010

California Drug Rehab Successful Methods

California drug rehab centers that practice natural methods for treatment are paving the way for a higher success rate and more positive results than drug treatment programs that use maintenance medication or drug for drug therapy.

More and more, drug treatment programs have come to rely heavily on medication as a means of treatment. For some, this is necessary in order to recover, however, it is by no means the rule to follow. Drug addicts spend their lives medicating themselves. If they are told while in treatment that they need to take more medication to be okay, their belief in their own inferiority is reinforced which very often results in them giving up on sobriety and returning to using.

Natural or holistic treatment does not use maintenance medication (e.g. mood stabilizers, anti-depressants, etc.) to treat the drug addict or alcoholic. The methods employed by this type of treatment are focused on teaching the addict how to live and make good decisions on their own. This gives people who have suffered from drug addiction and low self esteem a belief in themselves. It gives them the ability to have faith in their decisions and confidence in their interaction with the world around them.

Holistic medicine follows the belief that the entire being needs to be treated, i.e. the physical, mental, social, and spiritual aspects in all of us. By treating individuals in this way, anything that needs to be addressed will be uncovered. Along with addressing and handling unresolved issues, the drug addict is taught how to make correct decisions not just for themselves, but for those around them as well.

In my years as a treatment professional, I have seen the most positive results from this type of treatment and have a great hope that a new success is occurring in the rehab industry.

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