Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The First Step May Be The Canyon

While the medical community has increased its’ understanding and subsequent treatments for chemical dependency, it is still true that illnesses such as alcoholism and drug addiction have no cure. And while millions of Americans suffer from one or both of these illnesses, few seek treatment and fewer succeed. For some, it is the mere impossibility to admit that there is a problem, but for others, committing to a life long program of recovery is unfathomable. Whereas the former is only something that can be learned by the individual when the time is right, the latter is more an issue of taking that first step towards treatment. Twelve step programs and rehabilitation facilities can not be successful in helping to change the life of a suffering drug addict of alcoholic unless that person allows themselves to turned their life over to a different way of living. And if this sounds extremely difficult, that is because it is and no individual can begin the journey of recovery on their own. The important thing is to know that there is alcohol and drug treatment available to those willing to make the commitment.
Addiction treatment comes in many forms and what may work for one person may not work for another, but realistically, the more intense and direct approaches to treatment have the highest percentage of success. If you have one or both of these illnesses or know someone who wants help, The Canyon provides integrated residential inpatient and outpatient treatment to persons in need of drug rehab or alcohol rehab.