“Drug problems” can include incredible misery, risking your life, criminal risks, and almost unbelievable health risks. If you’re trying to find your way out of this horror story, you need to face some facts, and learn how to deal with the issues.
Facing the facts
Modern drugs like methamphetamine, (also called ice, crystal, etc.), crack, and cocaine are high maintenance, dangerous and expensive. They’re great ways of becoming broke and sick. The effects of these drugs are truly horrible and repulsive.
These are the problems:
Ice turns people into wrecks, usually pretty quickly. Users are “aged” by the drug, as well as inflicted with its many side effects. These side effects include chronic violence, destroyed relationships, and an extraordinary level of trauma. Ice users are always in a state of severe emotional disturbance.
Crack can cause people to simply drop dead, and it’s extremely addictive, cut with anything and everything. This drug has decimated whole generations of people. It’s the classic addictive drug, turning life into one long search for more of it.
Cocaine is an expensive way of wrecking your finances and your health, if not necessarily in that order. Cocaine can cause liver problems and it’s inevitably associated with the very high maintenance criminal sources which supply it. Imagine paying to impoverish yourself and destroy your life.
All former addicts have one basic recipe for escape – Get out of that situation! This can mean getting out of the environment, out of the social group, out of the danger zone in whatever form.
The first step is to look for rehab centers. You need a rehab center with a good reputation for getting results. You also need a rehab center which will admit you and completely remove you from the drug environment.
A new psychological environment is a very valuable asset to help your recovery. The combination of a complete break and a new perspective, free of the drug issues, is a very effective way of breaking all the drug mental habits, as well.
For many people, faith-based rehabs are much better. Those who’ve had a religious upbringing in particular benefit from reassertion of their childhood training. For those who haven’t had religious training, the very different environment can be a major wake-up call, providing a drastic contrast to the squalor of drug addiction. Either way, the faith based centers have an excellent record of achievement.
These centers also deliver something most drug addicts rarely experience during addiction – Compassion and support. Expert therapists understand the problems and the difficulty of rebuilding a life.
The idea of rehab is to provide practical support, guidance, and help people to manage the many issues drug addictions cause. The faith-based rehab centers provide a full spectrum of supports, from managing withdrawals to the emotional trauma of breaking drug habits.
If you’re looking for a way out of a drug problem, all you need to do is pick up the phone. Talk to an expert. It’s that simple.