What Happens in Rehab
It is very difficult to discern between drug or alcohol abuse and addiction. While both cases show a detriment in overall health, an addict will typically take greater risks to fuel their addiction. Often physical harm or destruction of personal relationships is the result. Visible and physical signs of addiction can be:
- Spontaneous behavioral changes and aggressive tantrums. In addition to stress on the brain, chemical dependency causes mood swings, causing the addict to be more argumentative, irritable, and violent, in some cases.
- Altered eating / sleeping habits where a person will consistently eat / sleep much more or much less than their usual amount.
- Changes in appearances – bloodshot eyes, darker clothing, and significant weight gain or weight loss.
- Peculiar social habits – increased visits to bars or clubs that are notorious for drug usage and abandoning a long-standing social group to be with a significantly different group.
- Solitude – a person consistently abusing drugs will typically go from being socially outgoing to very introverted.
At Destination Hope, we live by three powerful philosophies concerning treatment:
- Separate, gender specified treatment is most effective.
- Offering a smaller, more intimate facility allows for complete attention to each client.
- Involving loved ones in family therapy sessions builds relationships and provides greater insight to what caused the addiction.