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The Worst Advice We’ve Ever Heard About Addiction Treatment

For those ready to get your life back in order, know that the rehabilitation process is a challenging, grueling process. Each patient needs support and at the Front Range Clinic, we are with you for every step. That’s why we would like to start off by addressing what not do during your rehabilitation.

Our medical staff is trained and certified to help you, so know that oftentimes the advice you receive from unqualified individuals can not only be negative, but potentially cause you harm. Here is some of the worst advice we’ve ever heard about receiving addiction treatment.dreamstime_xxl_33124976

You can leave anytime during your addiction treatment

Some programs are designed as a residential addiction treatment center, meaning that you are checked into living facilities so that you can receive minute by minute support and direction. That said, most drug programs are also designed to take place over several weeks or months. These programs are strategically planned to optimize your success rate and have been perfected for generations by medical doctors and psychologists over the years.

If near the end of your treatment you believe you are physically healing and feeling much better, it is still not recommended that you leave the facility. You most likely still need mental and emotional guidance to make your progress permanent. All in all, these programs are designed to cultivate an environment of safe and healing space. If you care about succeeding in your addiction treatment, you need to committ to seeing the process through to the very end.

You don’t have to go to every meeting

Despite what your family, friends, or you may be telling yourself, this isn’t just a meetup. Your addiction treatment relies on the support of the professional staff at the Front range Clinic. Sometimes, your family and friends do not fully understand what is at stake by missing a recovery meeting. Support groups are established to help rehabilitation patients become comfortable in all physical, mental, and emotional capacities that are necessary for initiating a healthy lifestyle.

You don’t need to take your medications to make a full recovery

Simply put, drug addiction changes your body in ways you don’t understand yet. Addiction transforms the chemical makeup of your body and removing the synthetic substance from your body too quickly can be fatal. Whether your addiction is from alcohol, tobacco, benzodiazepines, cocaine, or other drugs, you have created a chemical dependency inside your body. Withdrawal can produce adverse effects, so medication is used to ease your body away from this chemical dependency. Refusing to take your treatment medications would certainly prolong your recovery process, if not increase your risk of death.

At the Front Range Clinic, we understand that no one individual will go through the same recovery process. That’s why our addiction treatment center is here to design a plan that is customized for you. Reach out to us today for advice to help you receive proper care for your addiction.

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