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Drug Abuse Treatment that Fits You Best

How do you know when you need drug abuse treatment? For some it is a personal choice. They are able to see the life they are living is not working for them. For others, well, they are not so fortunate. Sometimes, the very lucky ones, still have family and friends who push them into treatment through an intervention. And yet others, have pushed even further, nearly drowning in their addiction and are forced into a treatment facility, the alternative being prison, or at least some sort of jail time. This three part series will cover each of this circumstances.

For some of us, we have not gone far into our addiction. We are considered ‘high-bottom,’ which basically means we’ve seen where our lives are headed if we continue down the path of using drugs and alcohol. Generally this group tends to function well. They maintain jobs, maintain relationships, and maintain their health, but they don’t live their life to the fullest. They are just ‘maintaining’ their existence. They might have even tried to stop a few times on their own, but found they couldn’t do it without being miserable on physical, emotional, and spiritual levels.

Treatment for these people is sometimes on inpatient basis, meaning they withdraw and get treatment in a facility where they stay anywhere from 3 days to 3 months. Others, depending on their length of use, can get sober on an outpatient basis, which means they attend group therapy meetings in a drug abuse treatment facility 3 times a week for a few months, but also attend twelve step meetings in their community.

It’s not easy to admit you have an addiction to alcohol or drugs, but sometimes it sort of just makes sense. Everything falls into place in your head. It’s almost like you say to yourself, “Doh! This is why I act this way.”

How do you know which way is best? Consult your physician or call one of our counselors here at Pat Moore Foundation. We can help you work out what fits best.