[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”WHAT IS TREATMENT” font_container=”tag:h1|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Addiction has baffled sufferers, as well as the medical community, for years. People who struggle with addiction feel out-of-control and powerless about their behaviour. They go to extreme lengths to satisfy their intense cravings, despite the damage they inflict on family, friends, career and health.
Scientists and researchers are working tirelessly to uncover more information about the biological components of addiction. Facts have come to light that indicate addiction is a complex brain disease.
Professionals from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism agree that one of the most common misconceptions about addiction is that it is a choice or moral dilemma. They point out that actual damage to, and changes in, the brain take place with the onset of addiction and correction of these changes take time and effort.
HOW IS IT TREATED?
No two people’s needs are exactly the same. Therefore, treatment for addiction that recognises the client as being unique will offer flexibility, and this is important – in our view.
This website aims to inform you of both the traditional approaches to treating addictive behaviours, and also new approaches. Both of which work for some – yet not for others.
We recommend that you talk through your specific situation and challenges with a trained professional. There are many extremely talented professionals working at treatment centres around the world, but they can be difficult to speak with directly.
The reality is that if you speak with a treatment provider directly, you will often be speaking to either admin staff or a sales professional.
So, doing the research is important if you wish to find the best place for you, or someone you care about.
FREE ADVICE SERVICE
There are free resources that are available to you. The most widely available are AA and NA. They are in most major cities around the world now. Phone helplines run by these Volunteer Anonymous Charities (VAC’s) are a great way to connect with your local community. Please note that common criticisms of such services are that they are unprofessional and unregulated.
The other option you have is to connect with a charity such as Rehab Helpdesk. We receive charitable funding to provide free and impartial advice on addiction to anyone.