This means, especially for families looking to get help for a loved one afflicted with drug addiction and/or alcoholism, that to offer the best chance for a life free from addiction, long-term treatment is the way to go.
Somehow, I managed to graduate college after ten years of trying. I thought if I got a degree, my problems would be resolutely solved. I was wrong. My oxycodone use became daily, and by 2011, I was introduced to heroin.
It was disheartening to see the top story on CNN today (July 31st, 2013) referencing the scams orchestrated by California drug and alcohol rehabs. The actions perpetrated by these facilities tarnish the reputation of an industry that seeks to better the lives of those affected by addiction-related issues.
I work in the Admissions Department for a Nashville-area recovery center, and I'm also in recovery from alcoholism and opiate addiction. These two qualifications give me a unique perspective when it comes to considering drug treatment options for yourself or your loved one.