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Where Can I Go to Get Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Addiction?

By Jennifer McDougall


Are you searching the web looking for answers? Are you feeling lost or overwhelmed with the options for treatment? Look no further than Passages Addiction Treatment Centers. At Passages, we focus on helping you discover and heal the underlying conditions causing you to use and abuse drugs and alcohol.

Most rehab facilities out there focus on the out dated and traditional form of treating addiction, which is to go to meetings; proclaim you are an addict or alcoholic then go through the 12-Step process, commonly known as Alcoholics Anonymous.

What Makes Passages Different?

We do not believe that drug and alcohol dependency is a disease. Instead, we believe it is the result of one or more of the following four causes:

  1. Chemical imbalance
  2. Unresolved events from the past
  3. Beliefs you hold that are inconsistent with what is true
  4. Inability to cope with current conditions

Since 2001, Passages has changed the way addiction is looked at and treated. With our many non-12-Step holistic methods you will soon find that a 30 to 90-day program is exactly what you need to get sober. We give you the tools to help you regain your mental, physical, and spiritual strength so you can get back into the world with a clarity, purpose, and a true sense of self-worth. Our professional team of therapists and staff members will help guide you on discovering your most authentic self. We want you to succeed in life, but before doing so you must get to the core root of what is causing you to use and abuse drugs and alcohol.

We understand this is a difficult battle you are facing, but that is why we are here.

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

Passages, Where Addiction Ends and Life Begins™

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Breaking Physical Dependency at Drug Rehab Centers

Drug addiction happens for complex reasons—some of them physical, while others are psychological, emotional and highly personal. Because of the intricate nature of drug addiction itself, breaking physical dependency to drugs can be best handled at a private inpatient drug rehab center, due to the varied and deep work that needs to be accomplished. Breaking physical dependency is the first priority, before the psychological or emotional reasons for your drug addiction can be treated. While it can be dangerous—and at best, foolhardy—to attempt to detox alone, private, inpatient drug rehab centers offer expertise, services and facilities to help you break the physical addiction to drugs, once and for all.

Breaking Physical Dependency at Private Inpatient Drug Rehab Centers

While each drug recovery program is unique, breaking physical dependency at private inpatient drug rehab centers should include the following aspects.

  • Supervised Drug Detoxification
    Drug dependency alters the production levels of neurotransmitters. After drug use ends, there is a lag before the body restores its normal level of these neurotransmitters, which causes of withdrawal. By treating the symptoms of withdrawal, supervised drug detox creates a period of abstinence so that the body to can resume its normal level of balanced neurotransmitter production.
  • Minimization of Withdrawal Symptoms
    Private inpatient drug rehab centers will never expect you to stick out withdrawal symptoms without assistance. In fact, many drug withdrawal symptoms can be alleviated with traditional medical care, nutritional aids, alternative medicine, and individualized counseling. During the withdrawal phase of recovery, professional detox facilities should be made available to you with round-the-clock medical supervision and a caring, compassionate staff to help ease you through the withdrawal process.
  • Treatment of Chemical Imbalances
    Once detox is completed, it is possible to diagnose and treat any chemical imbalances. Through the use of diagnostic tests, addiction professionals can assess metabolic rates and chemical or hormone levels that can indicate an underlying problem. By curing these physiological issues, the bonds of physical dependency are lessened.
  • Alternative Therapies for Long-Term Detoxification
    Drug addiction strips the body of nutrients, which can take a long to be replenished in the body. Targeted alternative therapies such as nutritional counseling, modified diet, supplements, and specialized exercise programs can restore vital nutrients to the body. Additionally, alternative medicine practitioners can aid detoxification and healing wroth massage therapy, acupuncture, acupressure, and other holistic and eastern medicine treatments.