Admitting that you are battling with substance abuse and addiction is very difficult. It’s even harder to accept that you need help to stop using. Once you do admit that you have a problem and that you want to seek help, committing yourself fully to treatment is absolutely vital if you want to live a life of sobriety.
While there several different treatment options available, research has proven that residential (also known as inpatient) rehabilitation is the most effective. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, patients that seek treatment in a residential facility, and complete their treatment program, experience the following benefits:
- A significant decrease or complete cessation of substance use
- Significantly less criminal actions; if not a complete stop to criminal activity
- A marked improvement in social, mental, and physical functioning
While some addicts may find success with other types of treatment programs, for those who suffer from severe addiction disorder, are physical dependent on substances, or have an addiction to very strong substances, a residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation center affords the greatest opportunities. Not only does this type of treatment program help patients achieve sobriety, but it also helps them learn the valuable skills that they need to live and maintain a life that is completely free of drugs and/or alcohol.