Addiction is a serious illness, not just a fleeting choice. Few addicts are ale to get clean without assistance, and for the most troubled addicts, inpatient rehab may be the only way to achieve sobriety. No matter how hopeless you feel now, know that rehab really does work. Delaying treatment won't save you, but seeking help now could change your life.
Kalispell's is small, even by Montana standards, with a population of just 20,000. Like many small towns, Kalispell is home to a burgeoning drug and alcohol problem. Residents rely on drugs and alcohol as a source of entertainment and a diversion from small town life.
Alcohol is the most popular addiction in Kalispell and nationwide, with 90% of residents drinking at least annually. A stunning 15% of regular drinkers eventually become alcoholics, and between 10% and 15% of the Kalispell population struggles with alcoholism. Alcohol detox and the right alcohol treatment program can help you get clean as painlessly as possible.
Marijuana is second only to alcohol in popularity. About 40% of Kalispell residents admit using the drug at least once, and 5% of these users eventually develop an addiction. Though marijuana can be used for medical purposes, it can also become a powerful source of addiction. Marijuana rehab targets the cause of addiction at its source, working to help you develop coping strategies and resist the temptation to continue abusing marijuana.
Though many Kalispell prescription drug abusers insist otherwise, prescription drugs can be powerfully addictive. In fact, prescription drugs now kill more people than any other single group of drugs. Quitting these drugs can be even more difficult than giving up hard street drugs, particularly if you have a medical condition for which you use the drugs. Prescription drug rehab offers a chance at recovery, and can help you find better ways of managing chronic pain, mental health issues, and other common causes of prescription drug addiction.
Harder drugs such as cocaine, crack, heroin, and PCP are are extremely dangerous. Kalispell has seen a recent surge in hard drug use, with meth becoming increasingly popular. Meth labs endanger not only users, but also innocent bystanders, since these labs can suddenly and violently explode. They also release toxic fumes that can endanger neighbors. Abuse of any street drug, though, exposes users to extreme danger. If you have a drug addiction, you're at risk of arrest and incarceration, infections, and violence.
Heroin rehab, meth rehab, cocaine rehab, or drug treatment programs for the drug of your choice can make a lasting difference in your life. Admitting that you need help, though, is the first step toward getting the help you need.
There's no escaping the fact that Kalispell residents love their alcohol. The drug is everywhere, from civic events to private celebrations. For recovering alcoholics, this can make it nearly impossible to resist alcohol's powerful draw. For others, alcohol's omnipresence serves as evidence that alcohol must not be that bad after all. Alcohol, though, is a powerful and dangerous drug that kills 88,000 people each year. The cost of treatment is nothing compared to the potential costs of continuing to drink.
Alcohol poses another obstacle that other drugs don't. While hard drugs typically thrive in secrecy and prescription drugs are by no means part of the cultural landscape, alcohol use and abuse is everywhere. This can make quitting alcohol extremely challenging. Alcohol treatment programs teach addicts how to resist temptation, not avoid it. You can be around alcohol without being tempted to drink, and rehab teaches you how.
Drug use is just part of the addiction equation. Substance abuse is a clinical disorder that dramatically alters an addict's personality, beliefs, and behaviors. Addicts can spend extended periods of time in denial, and they may do terrible things to gain access to drugs or alcohol. This can be deeply painful for friends and family members to witness, so addicts need to know that denial won't protect them from drugs or alcohol. Instead, denial only allows the problem to get progressively worse.
Among people who use “soft” drugs such as marijuana and prescription drugs, denial is common The drug you use isn't what matters, though. It's how drug use affects your life, your job, your relationships, and your self-image. Both marijuana and prescription drugs are powerfully addictive – potentially just as addictive as hard street drugs. Marijuana rehab and prescription drug rehab are, for many addicts, the only viable path to getting sober.
Even people who abuse hard drugs such as cocaine, crack, and PCP may deny that they're addicts. It's possible to find information to bolster just about any claim, and the Internet has made it easier for hard drug addicts to insist that their addiction is normal, even healthy. But nothing could be further from the truth.
The defining characteristic of addiction is continuing to use drugs or alcohol even when doing so harms you or people you love. If you're still unsure whether you're an addict, consider these common symptoms of addiction:
Addiction lies to its victims. The truth is that you can get better, and rehab is the best avenue for doing so. You deserve better than a life of addiction, and rehab can help you get the better life you deserve. Rehab helps you put the pieces back together, and protects your family from the pain of losing you permanently to addiction.
No two rehab facilities are created exactly alike, and that's a good thing. Some cater to addicts' spiritual needs, while others focus on health and overall wellness. Your goal should be to find a place that feels right to you. Take your time. Do your research. Ensure the rehab you choose fits into your value system and life. The cost of rehab is partially dependent on the services the facility you choose offers, so be sure to ask lots of questions until you have a clear picture of what to expect. No matter where you go, you'll likely get access to the following services:
Rehab usually takes about 45 days, but your stay may range from a few weeks to a few months. Ultimately, the length of your rehab stay is up to you, but your treatment team will advise you about when you're ready to check out and face independent sober living.
Addiction lies. It tells you it's all your fault, that there's no hope for getting better, and that you're not worth the effort. This pernicious disease, though, is highly treatable. Though some addicts are able to get clean on their own, most need professional help. Rehab makes the process easier, maximizing your chances of success and thus potentially minimizing your costs. Still not sure whether you need help? Here are some clues that you may not be able to get clean on your own:
Movies and television portray detox as a painful, frightening undertaking, but don't believe the hype. Over time, your body gets used to drugs and alcohol, so when you suddenly stop using, your body has to steadily withdraw from these dangerous substances. This process is known as detox, and commonly gives rise to symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, muscle aches, pain, and nightmares. The symptoms are short-lived, though, and once you're through with detox, you'll never have to do it again.
The length of detox depends on the drugs you use. Some drugs, such as heroin, take longer to withdraw from than drugs such as marijuana, so the length of your stay is dependent upon the nature of your addiction, as well as your overall health. In most cases, you'll be in detox less than a week. Rarely, detox can take longer, but you'll never be in detox longer than two weeks. Once you're done detoxing, you'll never have to do it again – as long as you don't relapse.
Detox is a chance to focus on your needs and well-being, not a time to be endlessly distracted by material things. Take only the basics – usually about a week's worth of clothes, toiletries, and sentimental items. If you take any prescription drugs, be sure to let your rehab facility know, since potentially addictive substances may need to be secured and locked up.
If you're ready to take the first baby steps toward recovery, Northpoint Recovery can help you begin the journey. Our compassionate team of addiction experts knows the journey is both hard and profoundly worthwhile. We'll inspire you when you run out of hope, coach you when you don't know what to do, and help you begin putting the pieces of your life back together. Even if you don't believe in yourself, we do. We know you can recover. We've seen eve the most down-and-out addicts pull it together, and we can't wait to help you.
If you're struggling with a stressful home life, constant peer pressure, or overwhelming stress, our Boise, Idaho location might be the ideal place for you to recover. We get you out of a stressful living environment and enable you to focus on your long-term recovery. Even better, we'll teach you the skills you need to deal with the challenges of life at home.
We're here for you, but we can't get to work until you call us. Your new life can start today. Don't allow addiction to steal another second of your precious life. Call us today!