Drug Addiction Recovery

Written by Rachel Arieff
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Drug addiction recovery is seldom easy. Besides the initial goal of quitting drug use, the challenges remain to stay clean and not relapse. Furthermore, other goals remain, such as finding other, more positive ways to cope with stress, as well as improving one's station in life. However, the advances in therapeutic techniques, as well as the sheer spectrum of therapies available today, make recovery from drug addiction much less intimidating than it has been in the past.

This should be welcome news to anyone considering drug addiction treatment. Gone are the days of nightmarish withdrawal experiences in bleak, jail-like rehab facilities. Today's therapeutic community recognizes the value of a friendly, multifaceted and patient-oriented approach, whether it be an inpatient or outpatient treatment program.

Strides in Drug Addiction Recovery

Therapists and doctors have also learned from their mistakes in the past. One of these mistakes was the tendency to keep patients in the dark about their treatment, creating an atmosphere of doctor knows best, so don't ask any questions. Today it is widely recognized that informed patients who view their drug addiction recovery as a partnership with their health professionals have not only a more pleasant experience, but a higher success rate as well.

No one likes to feel helpless or uninformed when it comes to their treatment program. Recovery from drug addiction is difficult enough as it is. Fortunately, today it is easier than ever to find enlightened therapists who recognize that the patients themselves are instrumental in their own drug addiction recovery.

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