The disease of addiction has been with us for thousands of years. Even in this century, there’s no cure for addiction, but it’s definitely possible to experience a successful addiction recovery. Recovery is a marathon and not a sprint, but many people believe that all they need is the help of detox centers in order to get well and stay sober. This couldn’t be further from the truth. The detoxification process is extremely crucial and is the highest level of care for anyone struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, but it’s only the beginning of the process. Detox is designed to help people get sober, but treatment is where people learn how to stay sober.
Why are Detox Centers Necessary?
The symptoms of withdrawal from any drug or alcohol are often harsh enough to keep individuals in the cycle of addiction. There comes a point where they’re no longer drinking or using to get high or drunk. After developing a chemical dependency, many people feed their addiction in order to feel well.
Trying to quit on one’s own can be extremely dangerous because of the potential for heart failure or seizures, which is why detox is so important. Going through a medically monitored detox program allows you to feel safe and comfortable while the drugs or alcohol leave your system.
The Problem Centers in the Mind
The first step in any 12-step program is admitting you’re powerless over substances. While in your addiction, it’s nearly impossible to stop drinking or using. Many people have been able to stop for periods of time, but something happens where they turn back to the drugs or alcohol, even though they know the consequences. Therefore, it’s safe to say that the disease of addiction centers in the mind. Treatment helps people manage these thoughts, so they can avoid relapse.
Serenity Lodge Helps You Deal with Life
At Serenity Lodge, our addiction treatment philosophy empowers Guests to seek happiness without drugs or alcohol. Through effective individual and group therapy, you’ll begin to see what your triggers are and how they lead to your drinking or using. For some people it’s emotions like sadness, loneliness or anger, and these are all emotions that are part of being human. We want to help you learn how to manage these emotions in a much healthier way that doesn’t involve mind-altering substances.