Researching Treatment Centers and Rehabs

Researching Treatment Centers and Rehabs

If you suspect a loved one of having a drug problem, where do you go to find information?

Information on drug addiction can be found in a variety of places. Even if you are the one with the addiction when you have as much information as possible about this disease, you will be better equipped to deal with it and overcome it.

First and foremost, start with the Internet. There is so much information on the worldwide web; you can even get a little bit overwhelmed. However, it’s usually better to have too much information rather than not enough. Do a quick search on your favorite search engine for “drug addiction” and then spend some time reading through the websites you are given.

Look for books on the subject of drug addiction. Books contain a lot of relevant information that can help when addiction is part of your life. There are even some great downloadable e-books on the Internet that can give you instant information about the disease of drug addiction.

Go to your local library and see what resources they have available. Libraries offer more than books these days. They have access to documentaries, pamphlets, and magazines regarding drug addiction and drug recovery. They also often can provide more extensive information regarding specific drug addictions like alcoholism or methamphetamine use.

Check with your local police department. Most cities have police personnel who are specifically in charge of drug information in the schools such as the D.A.R.E. program. They are always very eager to share information with you about drug addiction in hopes that spreading the word will help curb the problem.

Talk to a doctor about drug addiction whether it’s you who has the problem or someone you love. Physicians have much of the latest information regarding drug addiction and dependence. If, for some strange reason, they don’t, they will be able to direct you to someone or someplace who has the information you are looking for.

Many churches also have extensive information regarding drug addiction especially if those churches host 12 step programs. Talk to the clergy person who presides over the church and ask their advice. Even though they are religious people, they are not blind to the problems of society and often have some very pertinent advice to offer regarding drug addiction and recovery.

When you are dealing with a drug addiction yours or another person’s having all the information you can get can make the difference between a successful recovery and one that is fraught with obstacles and blockages.

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  1. Addict

    My sister is in jail now for receiving stolen goods to pay for her crack addiction. She has sold herself on the streets as well to pay for it. We have paid for attorney's, court cost etc to help get out of trouble. This last time she skipped bail and did not go to court, so she was picked up and we finally felt like this was the best place for her. Although it is so hard because we love her so much, and want her well. She told us in the past she would get treatment and it was always what we wanted to hear, but she never came through. I am not sure where it and when it all began, but she has been using for 5 years now. I saw her during visitation and she is willing to seek treatment. Inpatient of course because I am afraid if it were outpatient, she would not go. I want to find her a place close to home so we can visit her regularly as I think this would help her in her recovery to be as involved as we can. I am not sure if we should make her bail and send to treatment now or wait until her court date which is not until 03/13/08. Any suggestions?

  2. Addict

    The Salvation Army ARC of San Francisco is the biggest disappointment ever! They will steal from you, make you regurgitate their religious beliefs, and feed you garbage while you are in their "program".

  3. Addict

    I was addicted to vicodin for 3 years and my life was a living hell. Constantly worrying about getting enough to stop the withdrawal, risking life and limb to keep supplied ,,not to mention the money. I lucked out and found a program locally that got me off that shit FOREVER..and I wish that everyone in my situation could find this kind of help. I went to Recovered Life and was treated with respect and total professional attitude--nobody was judgmental. I live in the Midwest US and the clinic is in Chicago. It seemed expensive at first but I researched it and they were the best deal. The nurse was with me by phone every step of the way but I never really suffered! I only missed one day of work. Suboxone is a miracle and Recovered Life has my vote for best treatment around.

  4. Addict

    Hello, my daughter is almost 25 and is on a spiral to hell. She lives in SC, I live in MT. I have lived with this cycle for 10 years now. She has a beautiful daughter and a husband who adores her but, is completely enabling her. We need HELP to get her to see that she needs HELP. I think she is abusing Adderall. She has ADD and her doctor prescribed the drug.

    We are not religious and have no desire to go that way but, I am open to any suggestions. Her husband needs some support in the form of a group or other resources. I don't want to watch my daughter lose her life to drugs and not sure where to go from here. Please email me with any valid info or help you may have. Thank you. Peace

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