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Why is Treatment a Better Alternative than Addiction?

Why is Treatment a Better Alternative than Addiction?

Outpatient treatment allows addicts to receive treatment while maintaining an independent lifestyle

Seeking treatment for any illness, whether physical or mental, can be uncomfortable. However, the benefits of treatment are far greater than continuing addiction. Included in the following are some examples of why treatment is a better alternative than addiction:

  • Improved quality of life
  • Healing
  • Self-confidence and respect

Addiction wears an individual out, both mentally and physically. Constantly feeling the need to hide one’s addiction and the constant urges to use can deplete one’s quality of life. Treatment can help by giving the addict an opportunity to not only start to physically heal his body from his addiction but mentally become stronger and build both his self-confidence and respect. Building one’s self confidence can improve personal relationships that were once damaged by the addict’s behaviors while he was under the influence, re-build his social life by giving him the confidence to branch out of his comfort zone and integrate himself into a drug-free social group.

What Are My Treatment Options?

Due to the individuality of each addict, there is a tremendous variety of treatment options to choose from. Deciphering which treatment option is best can be overwhelming at times. Included in the following are some examples of the generic forms of treatment available:

  • Inpatient treatment
  • Outpatient treatment
  • Group home

Inpatient treatment is highly recommended for most addicts because it gives them the opportunity to withdraw from their drug of choice, specifically opium, while they remain under the supervision of medical personnel. Medical staff will continuously monitor the addict’s recovery and help manage the withdrawal symptoms along with reduce pain. Outpatient treatment allows addicts to receive additional treatment while maintaining an independent lifestyle if job or child rearing responsibility are an issue. Most outpatient facilities offer recovering addicts counseling opportunities both on an individual and group basis. Group homes are a tremendous benefit for those, who might not be ready to be on their own after overcoming their addiction. Group homes give recovering addicts a secure drug free living environment and at the same time enforce strict rules and place high expectations on the recovering addicts.

Opium Addiction Treatment

If you or someone you know is questioning if sobriety is worth the struggle, please call our toll-free helpline today. Our highly trained and professional counselors are available 24 hours a day to answer your addiction questions and help you find the best treatment available. Sobriety is well worth the effort, call us today to find out why!