Why Addicts Cannot Stop Using Drugs or Alcohol
There are two basic causes for continued addiction:
- The first of these is the long term effects of drug residuals in the body. The Mental and Physical cravings caused by drug residues which remain in the body, even long after a person quits using the drug, simply drives the addict to use more of the drug. This cause of continued addiction is thoroughly addressed and treated with great success through our program.
- The second of these causes is the “Biochemical Personality”. This is the “way of thinking” that is caused by drug addiction and the lifestyle an addict adopts to get drugs and live with a drug habit. This cause of continued addiction is also specifically addressed with effectively in the second part of the program.
Drug and Alcohol Relapse Prevention
The Cycle of Quitting, Withdrawal, Craving And Relapse
When the addict initially tries to quit, cells in the brain that have become used to large amounts of these metabolites are now forced to deal with much decreased amounts. Even as the withdrawal symptoms subside, the brain “demands” that the addict give it more of the drug. This is called drug craving.
Craving is an extremely powerful urge and can cause a person to create all kinds of “reasons” they should begin using drugs again. He is now trapped in an endless cycle of trying to quit, craving, relapse and fear of withdrawal.
Handling the “Biochemical Personality”
After successfully eliminating drug traces from the body, we move through a series of specialized study phases that complement and expand on each other to help the addict recognize the old addiction life-style and thought processes. With you can truly Break the Cycle of Addiction forever.
These unique effective treatment and objective therapies are followed by life skills training, delivered in easily understood phases designed to complement and expand on each other.
The drug rehabilitation program is complete when the former addict recognizes and accepts responsibility for old habit patterns and “reasons why”. The person’s relationships with and understanding of himself, his family, friends and environment are fully examined and rehabilitated.
For information on the research basis and origins of the program click here.