iStock ImageFinally, rehab can be useful because of all the networking with other alcoholics that you will meet there. Your peers in rehab with you can be part of your support network after you leave treatment and can help you to stay clean in the long run. In recovery, we help each other to stay clean and sober.

When searching for a drug rehab center that will provide lasting sobriety, you must find one that can do so without substitute drugs. Addictive drug substitutes and medications just leave an addiction in place – it is just a different addiction. Poisonous chemicals are still entering the body and creating bad effects of alcohol abuse. A drugless program is best.

Many people want to try home heroin detox. While that is understandable, you as a concerned loved one, should do your best to get them to a clinic or drug treatment center. Some of the heroin withdrawal symptoms are not life threatening but they are messy and if prolonged could become dangerous. Some of the symptoms are: vomiting, diarrhea and fever. That sounds like a case of the stomach flu, right? How can that be dangerous? Well, if your loved one has an history of heart disease, the increased pulse and blood pressure that happens during detox could be worrisome. Of if there is the possibility of HIV, the fever and dehydration are serious concerns.

Recovering from drugs takes a lot of time, and has a lot of sections. But you don’t need to hurry through the journey; small steps are what will help you the most. Detoxification is up first in the rehab program. This is when you alleviate the drugs from your system. This helps you become healthier and stronger with a higher resistance to narcotics.

However, if you or your loved one expect to get over the addiction, an alcohol treatment center is inevitable. So, when selecting a treatment center there are 2 things that you should know.

The guidance you can offer once you are no longer hooked on narcotics will help them more than you can envision. This help could set them off on the life path they’re meant to take. Imagine you could have such a positive effect on someone else’s life. Wouldn’t that be amazing? You can do that by quitting drugs. Be an inspiration and change your life and future.

On one end of the spectrum you have the voices that scream «All these treatment centers are interested in is money!» On the opposite side you hear «Our programs are designed to help the addict or alcoholic. We treat them and give them coping skills to be reintroduced to life».