Intervention- this is a very strategic approach to getting an
individual to enter a treatment program. I think everyone needs to spend some time
and analyze exactly what a treatment center is suppose to be offering an individual?
I know it can be confusing trying to match a person to the right addiction program.
One of the first things to consider is what exactly is addiction? addiction, drug or
alcohol Repeated use of a
psychoactive substance or substances, to the extent that the user (referred to
as an addict) is periodically or chronically intoxicated, shows a compulsion to
take the preferred substance (or substances), has great difficulty in
voluntarily ceasing or modifying substance use, and exhibits determination to
obtain psychoactive substances by almost any means. Typically, tolerance is
prominent and a withdrawal syndrome frequently occurs when substance use is
interrupted. The life of the addict may be dominated by substance use to the
virtual exclusion of all other activities and responsibilities. The term
addiction also conveys the sense that such substance use has a detrimental
effect on society, as well as on the individual; when applied to the use of
alcohol, it is equivalent to alcoholism. Addiction is a term of long-standing
and variable usage. It is regarded by many as a discrete disease entity, a debilitating
disorder rooted in the pharmacological effects of the drug, which is
remorselessly progressive. From the 1920s to the 1960s attempts were made to
differentiate between addiction ; and "habituation", a less severe
form of psychological adaptation. In the 1960s the World Health Organization
recommended that both terms be abandoned in favor of dependence, which can
exist in various degrees of severity. Addiction is not a diagnostic term in
ICD-10, but continues to be very widely employed by professionals and the
general public alike. See also: dependence; dependence syndrome.
So get to know what addiction is before you choose
a drug treatment program. I recommend many different addiction treatment programs.
If you would like to know what programs I recommend you can call me and we can discuss
treatment options or you can email me at email@example.com