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Role of family in drug treatment

What will you do if someone in your family needs help because of drug addiction? Will you entrust him to police authorities for safekeeping or send him to a rehabilitation center right away? I’m sure it will be difficult for you to decide especially if the person who needs medical attention does not cooperate. Normally, drug users do not welcome the efforts of people who want to help them. They usually deny that they need help or how bad their addiction can be.

Drug Rehabilitation Today, a site that offers assistance and counseling for drug users, points out the role of family in addiction intervention. Drug dependents will feel at ease if family members are the ones who will give advice to them. The love and concern of the family members will help them come to terms with their addiction and encourage them to seek immediate treatment.

Family members who will conduct the intervention should be assisted and guided by a professional interventionist. The role of experienced interventionist is important because he or she is knowledgeable about the different methods of addiction interventions.

Meantime, the site also encourages former drug users and practitioners to share their personal experiences with them. The real stories of recovery are intended to save lives and inspire drug dependents to seek treatment.

Road to recovery

If you are a former drug dependent or a former alcoholic are you willing to share your story so others will learn from your experience? Drug Rehabilitation Today is looking for personal experiences or real life stories of former drug users and alcoholic with treatment. The site needs the stories written by individuals who have been in drug treatment facility or it could be from someone close to the people who have been there (rehab center). The site also needs information about styles of therapy related to Drug Rehabilitation so insights from workers and or doctors at drug treatment facility are most welcome. They also encouraged practitioners to share about the treatment that proves to be successful for the addict and alcoholic. The site would like people to find about successful treatment that would lead and maintain life in the long run.

A few years back, I was able to get in touch with some patients under treatment for substance abuse. All of them shared varied reasons for taking drugs and how they end up at the rehab center. Their stories came out in the newspaper in the hope of showing the dangers of taking illegal drugs to their health and personal lives. The media campaign intends to help the government curb if not completely stop the proliferation of drugs in the communities. Drug Rehabilitation Today addresses drug and alcohol problem on a personal basis reaching out to those who are burdened by drugs and alcohol through the Internet…Who knows your stories could save someone else’s life too.

Drug menace

More kids turn to drugs for a number of reasons such as family problem, peer influence or mere curiosity. I have heard a number of stories like these from former drug users who sought treatment in Drug Rehab Center.

Listening to the stories of young boys and girls enlighten me as a parent. I heard from the point of view of children who are neglected by their own parents, who are either separated or too busy with their own affairs. It’s sad to know how parent-children interaction and the lack of it can destroy the lives of young people. Imagine seeing these lives in Drug Rehab when they should be enjoying their time with their families, friends (the good ones), school and community.

Drug rehab such as the California Drug Rehab center is the only place where drug patients are supposed to be taken for treatment by trained personnel who will facilitate their slow recovery.

Drug treatment includes detoxification or the removal of toxic substances into the patient’s system. It is during this process that patients need the full support of their families and friends; the medical staff and their own peers inside the rehab to recover and eventually send back to mainstream to lead a normal life.

Drug addiction is truly a menace and it’s everybody’s concern to do something to curb if not eradicate the problem. Parents with young children should be vigilant all the time. If you are a parent like me, try to be your children’s confidant. Win their trust not to nose around but guide them in everyway you can. Try to explain the things that you want your children to avoid or quit doing for their own good. Parents should know the people their kids are dealing with. And most importantly, listen to your kids.

For kids out there, it always pays to heed your mom’s advice. She may not be perfect, but mom’s intuition will always keep you away from trouble.