Burbank, CA Recovery Center
DRUG & ALCOHOL ADDICTION TREATMENT
The first step to recovery is recognizing there is a problem and seeking help
ADDICTION IS SERIOUS
If you are reading this then you may be coming to that conclusion, or you may have known it for some time.
You may have some family members that you are concerned about, they may not be at that point.
If that is the case, a frank and honest discussion without threats or pleading with them to enroll in drug rehabilitation programs
Expressing your concerns and pointing out the obvious signs of addiction may help your loved one to see they have a problem.
But it may take time for them to admit it
An intervention conducted by a professional along with family and friends sitting down and confronting the addicted person may help.
Until someone is ready and willing to acknowledge they need drug addiction rehab, it is difficult to convince them.
At our Burbank Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center we work with you to create a special treatment plan that fits your needs. We meet with you regularly to determine if your plan fits or if it needs to be adjusted as your recovery progresses.
What Causes Drug Addiction
According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM):
Addiction is a chronic disease of the brain’s reward, motivation and memory systems. A dysfunction in these circuits can lead to biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other abusive behaviors. Addiction is characterized by an inability to consistently abstain from this behavior. This leads to a diminished recognition of significant problems with a person’s interpersonal relationships along with dysfunctional emotional responses. Like other chronic diseases, addiction often involves cycles of relapse and remission.
Without treatment or engagement in recovery activities, addiction is progressive and can result in in disability or premature death. In other words, addiction to drugs changes your brain and sets up a pattern of substance use and dependence that destroys lives. After repeated use of substances that change the chemical balance of the brain, the brain eventually adapts, it only needs the substance to function normally. When the drug is removed through drug rehabilitation programs the brain struggles to regain balance and withdrawal symptoms are experienced along with cravings for the drug to relieve these symptoms.
Chronic and Progressive
Addiction is chronic and progressive, this means it will always persist and will only get worse if left untreated. With drug rehabilitation programs, addiction can be managed and long-term, permanent recovery can be possible. It takes persistence, on-going maintenance and regular attention to recover from drug addiction. Scientist are still exploring the question of what causes addiction, but we know that there are many factors that can contribute to the development of addiction. Genetics can play a vital role and increase the likelihood of developing an addiction by about fifty percent.
Biological factors combine with environmental and social factors and can tip the genetic scales one way or another. If there is a family history of addiction, alcoholism, or other behavioral health issues, both the genetic factor and the possible behavioral element can lead to addiction due to exposure to family member’s addictive and dysfunctional behaviors. The presence of other co-occurring psychological or psychiatric disorders plays a role, as does adverse childhood experiences (ACES). Histories of traumas, life stressors, peer pressures, and the frequent exposure to one or more addictive substance or behaviors can as well lead to addiction.
FINDING TREATMENT CENTERS
If you are struggling with drug use or you think you may have a drug problem.
You’re not alone! At Wisdom Treatment Center, our top-rated drug rehab, is here for you.
The Staff at our Burbank Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center are compassionate and professional. They specialize in an evidence-based drug treatment that is customized to fit your needs.
Getting Help with Recovery
At Wisdom Treatment Center, we listen and partner with you to develop drug rehabilitation programs using the most current, state of the art clinical therapies. We also have complementary holistic approaches, expert medical care, nutritional support, and family services available to sooth your needs. Our goal for you is recovery, not just revolving doors of drug treatment. We know that long-term or permanent recovery is possible and we want to assist you in getting there. To learn more about our program, call our hotline line or you can visit us at our center close you.