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White Plains: The Need for Drug Rehab and Alcohol Rehab

The use of drugs and alcohol over a prolonged period of time can lead to addiction in both cases it is proven to be exceptionally harmful. The ultimate harm that this can do to a person is death. For individuals who get involved with either one, (whether for recreationally purposes or not) need to be extremely cautious not to get hooked.

There are five classifications of drug and alcohol use:

From the above categories, abstinence or controlled usage is the best way to go. Being completely dependent on these substances can have a really negative effect on your body, mind and soul. Some people tend to be on the impulsive and habitual category. This can be negative if it slowly shifts to the dependent category. Habitual users are very prone to advance into a stage of dependency, anyone falls in this category should proceed with caution.

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The 1st stage of the treatment, clinicians test the patient for substances present in the circulatory system. The patient is then put on medications and relatives or friends are most likely brought in for moral support. It is important to diagnose the patient of any mental disorders or symptoms of withdrawal such as tremors and paranoia. Medications are used to diminish cravings and helps suppress withdrawal symptoms.

Cognitive therapy helps patients comprehend which situations in life could trigger the urge to use substances. Most addicts usually start drinking excessive alcohol due to the misconception that it could give them a stress free time or a break from their emotional problems. Through cognitive therapy, assertive skills are taught so patients can learn to say to no to drugs.

Group therapies and motivational interviews help patients change their attitude toward substance abuse helping them achieve their confidence and self esteem. Residential treatment is helpful for people who have previously failed at achieving success in an outpatient treatment program.

Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment in White Plains

Despite several initiatives by NGOs and strict laws by the government, drug and alcohol addiction remain to be one of the fastest growing crisis in the U.S.

Data suggests that about 23.1 million people have an illicit substance abuse problem, out of which 17.9 million people have alcohol addiction problems thats 7% of the total population.

Also, the number of alcoholic liver deaths numbered 15,990; similarly, the number of alcohol induced deaths (excluding accidents) numbered 25,692. Likewise, the number of deaths caused by drug abuse in 2010 was 78,000 which is debatable because several illicit drugs including ecstasy and hallucinogens were not included.

Drug & Alcohol Rehab in White Plains: A Road to Recovery

To be able to realize that you are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol is a bold step in itself. However, there arent too many drug and alcohol addicts willing to acknowledge this truth. But the ones brave enough to enter a drug rehabilitation center usually turn their life around. This is mainly because they are received by certified medical professionals who are trained to treat drug and alcohol addicts in White Plains.


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