Regain Control – a Durban Rehabilitation Centre Can Help
For those suffering from a substance addiction, admission to a Durban rehabilitation centre can literally save not only the addict’s life, but provide essential aid in the recovery of their family and friends too. Their lives may have been compromised considerably and affected adversely during the course of their loved one’s battle with a substance or behavioural problem.
Whatever the substance in question or other form of addiction and addictive behaviour, a professional Durban rehabilitation centre such as the South Coast Recovery Centre will be able to refer patients to other good centres for help if they themselves do not specialise in the individual’s particular form of addiction. Patients from all over the country and overseas travel here for the high standard of care they receive.
Popular perception is that the victim has to first acknowledge that they have a problem before there can be any hope of successful therapy and recovery. Whilst such a person is ultimately encouraged to admit to their problem and take responsibility for it, it has been found that getting an addict admitted to a centre by any means necessary, be it an intervention by family, friends and a counsellor, legal means or any other, has as much chance of success as initial acknowledgement.
Addiction is now recognised as a disease, much as one would view any chronic illness, such as hypertension, and diabetes, which require long term monitoring and preventative measures. Alcohol and drugs alter brain structure and function, and such abnormal brain function means that addicts can relapse and immediately resume the addictive behaviour.
Another perception is that these unfortunate folk have only themselves to blame and are weak willed. Whilst they to need to recognise that they are responsible for starting this destructive behaviour, they have no power over their craving, which by this time, originates in an altered brain.
The understanding that this is a disease will eventually eliminate the stigma attached to these conditions. The addict suffers immense guilt, which increases their stress levels, which in turn increases the need to feel better (craving for more relief provided by the drug/alcohol).
Alcoholism self assessment involves that the person consider the following questions:
• Do they drink alone?
• Suffer from memory loss after imbibing?
• Has the person been treated previously by a doctor for their condition?
• Have they been hospitalised or admitted to an institution for this?
Some people appear to be more susceptible or prone to this disease than others. A factor which may have an influence is genetic predisposition, with a family member having a history of substance abuse. The younger the starting age, the more serious the damage done to the brain will be. Alcoholism also damages other vital organs. The health of the heart and liver are sure to be compromised, sometimes severely, over time.
An even increasing intake, due to increased tolerance levels, the onset of withdrawal symptoms, both physical and mental, when deprived of the substance, and frequent failed previous attempts to stop consumption are indicators that a state of addiction has been reached. Prior to this, the condition may be less serious, classified as substance abuse.
If you, a family member or a friend suffers from an addiction, the sooner admittance is arranged at a Durban rehabilitation centre or any recommended other, the better for everyone involved and concerned. Treatment and qualified help is at hand for those with the courage to take the initiative and turn their life around.
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Ramsgate, Kwa-zulu Natal
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Kwa-zulu Natal, 4285
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