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Chemical Dependency and Addiction Treatment

The physical and the psychological aspects of the person are one of the factors how one gets in chemical dependency and addiction. With addiction, the body tolerates the material taken thus making the body crave for more. This in turn would disturb the normal functioning of the person’s everyday habit, as well as destroy relationships with family and friends. Addiction is not just an illness. It is considered a serious problem in society today. Many people in all walks of life have been victims of drug dependency and addiction. Teenagers, on the other hand, are one of the most vulnerable group when it comes to drug addiction.

One of the greatest harms done by chemical dependency and addiction is deteriorating the body. More than that, it also produces very negative effects on one’s behaviors. As long as the person is under the euphoric influence of drugs, he or she would not be aware and conscious of his or her actions. Chemical dependency and addiction destroys the body system as well. Many reported cases of heart attacks have been associated with drug overdose.

Several treatment and rehabilitation programs have been established to be able provide help to those victims of drug dependency and addiction. Cognitive- behavioral therapies and medical treatment are being provided for these patients. With drug dependency and addiction treatment, withdrawal symptoms could not be avoided. There would actually come a time when the patient shows symptoms suggesting a craving for that certain drug that he or she had been addicted to. Thus, medical treatment would let the prescription of other less addictive drugs as a replacement to the original addictive. Getting rid of the addiction to a particular drug is not the only problem of addiction and dependency. The treatment goes a long way as training the patient a life free from drugs. Other treatment programs consist of opening of old wounds that might have caused for the addiction.

There are cases wherein drug dependency was linked with physical and sexual abuse during childhood. When people couldn’t seem to handle such stressful events, they tend to resort to particular behaviors that may allow them to run away the mere thought of the undesirable experience, which is craving for the euphoric feeling given by drugs.

People with drug dependency problems find it very hard to live without the drug they are addicted to. They feel that they would soon pass away if not having taken the drug. But all these are just thoughts in their minds. They just believe they can’t live but actually they can. The problem is, the mind overpowers the body and thus the body tends to go after what the mind is saying and feeling. That is why some treatment institutions focus their program in cognitive-behavioral therapies. With this therapy, patients are taught and encouraged to think more positively and less negatively about their selves and their situation. They are also made aware that they can live without drugs and that life is better without them.

In chemical dependency and addiction treatment, the original cause of the addiction should be the very main concern. That main cause should be uprooted so as to allow a continuous healing and recovery. Moreover, the care and love of family and friends are as potent as the medical and psychological treatments. In the outside world, these people should be taken cared of with love and care as they reach full recovery. They should be always encouraged to fight and go on living despite their hideous past. On the end not, one of the most important factors to help them get recovery is the love and support their family can give.

Chemical dependency is not only dangerous for the body but also to the society that addiction treatment is necessary to solve this problem




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