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Drug Addiction and Recovery

January 06, 2016

The goal of all drug addiction treatment programs is long-term, sustained recovery.  Asking for help is the most important decision you can make if you are suffering from alcoholism or drug addiction. During the addiction recovery process, you will learn how to apply things learned in treatment and begin building recovery capital, resources and supports. Alcohol and drug recovery are possible with the right treatment for you.    All treatment programs work for some people. The decision to seek help may be the most important decision that you ever make.

Withdrawal symptoms occur when the body develops a physical dependency on a drug.  Withdrawal varies by type(s) of drugs used and may be life threatening (in the case of alcohol and other depressants).  Getting the right kind of care to manage withdrawal prevents tragedy and helps make an uncomfortable process more tolerable.

People diagnosed with a co-occurring disorder benefit from treatment that addresses both problems at the same time.   The benefit of residential or inpatient program is the separation of the person from their chaotic, drug or alcohol saturated environment.  People can receive expert medical care to mend the physical damage of addiction while also healing emotional and mental wounds. The process of change is hard for most people.  In treatment, individuals practice and prepare for daily life and setbacks using problem-solving and other skills.

An alternative to inpatient or residential treatment is intensive outpatient treatment. When you begin your treatment, you begin a process of healing that can be challenging as well as rewarding.  As soon as you walk through the doors of Prestera, you will know that you are somewhere where you can trust the staff and where your goals can be achieved and your life improved.   

Prestera Center treatment centers meet the highest standards for quality addiction treatment and client care and are CARF Accredited in addition to being state licensed (by WVDHHR, Office of Health Facilities Licensure And Certification or OHFLAC).  The decision to seek help at Prestera Center is not taken lightly, we are glad you chose us.  The Prestera family of treatment and recovery centers are designed to meet the needs of individuals, families and the broader community.   

Treatment and Recovery:  What to Expect

Different recovery strategies work for different people.   You will learn about your triggers, practice coping with stress and cravings, and develop plans that prevent relapse.  External stress is what happens around you, and internal stress, also called tension, is what you feel.  You will learn how to get ready, how to quit, how to maintain motivation and make sure that you do not relapse.

So, if you ever find yourself in need of a professional evaluation, call us at Prestera Center.    Prestera has three crisis residential units with detox capacity open 24/7/365.   Call 800-642-3434 for immediate assistance.  Prestera Center can help, after all, we’ve been “Leading The Way” since 1967 in behavioral health care and addiction recovery services.  

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