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Drug Addiction Treatment – The Road To Recovery

By Joelie Trant

Drugs can cause a great deal of damage, not just to the addict but to friends and family around them. For many people their can seem no way of escaping the trap of addiction. The whole system may become so reliant upon a chosen drug that everyday functions can seem like a challenge without it. Fortunately there is a way out of drugs for anybody who has the inner strength to seek the help of a trained doctor or therapist.

The first major hurdle in the way of leading a drug free existence is to admit to yourself that you need help. Anybody who has come to this conclusion is strongly advised to take a trip to their local GP in order to receive some much needed guidance. A doctor will speak with an addict in total confidentiality and provide an outline of how best to overcome their problem.

There are a whole host of reasons why people may become addicted to drugs. They could have been the victim of abuse or have suffered from a terrible family tragedy, or maybe just gone through a bad time and turned to them for pain relief. Therapists will work on a one-to-one basis with each drug addict to work out a programme designed to maximise their chance of recovery.

For some people a one week detox is required to turn them away from drugs. For those who have become more heavily addicted there are a wide variety of longer term treatment plans. Many clinics will offer an excellent outpatient service for addicts who are unable to commit to a stay in a treatment facility.

Unfortunately the battle against addiction will not be won the minute that a person is able to leave a rehabilitation clinic. The temptation to restart a damaging drug taking habit can become overwhelming for many people once they resume their normal daily lives. It is for this reason that many clinics offer an after care service.

You can get drug addiction treatment whenever you feel ready

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Trant, Joelie "Drug Addiction Treatment – The Road To Recovery." Drug Addiction Treatment – The Road To Recovery. 21 Jun. 2010. 17 Jul 2014 <>.

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Trant, J (2010, June 21). Drug Addiction Treatment – The Road To Recovery. Retrieved July 17, 2014, from

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Trant, Joelie "Drug Addiction Treatment – The Road To Recovery"

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