A National Directory of Drug Treatment Centers and Alcohol Treatment Centers, Therapists and Specialists. A free, simple directory providing assistance and guidance for those seeking help regarding alcohol addiction, drug addiction, dependency and many other conditions that affect the mind, body and soul.
Call 800-580-9104 to speak with an alcohol or drug abuse counselor.

Change Behaviors & Avoid Addiction

Certain behaviors put you at a greater risk of becoming addicted to drugs or alcohol and while you cannot change your past, you cannot change your genes and you cannot change your family, you can change your behaviors. By recognizing your behaviors and those that are placing you at an increased risk of addiction, you can make positive changes to prevent the addiction all together.

If you never use drugs or alcohol, then there’s no chance of you becoming addicted. Addiction requires that you use the substance so, the best way to prevent addiction from occurring is to remain abstinent from drugs or alcohol. However, if you are using drugs or alcohol, experimenting with these substances can lead to physical dependence and addiction. If you are already at risk due to family history of addiction or other risk factors, experimenting with drugs or alcohol can greatly increase your risk of becoming addicted. Avoid experimentation to avoid addiction or else you may one day require the help of a treatment center to overcome this disease.

Your friends and family members can also increase your risk of becoming addicted to drugs or alcohol. If you hang around friends or family members who drink excessively or use drugs then you are at risk. You should do you best to stay away from these members of your social network to prevent yourself from falling victim to addiction.

Traumatic experiences, emotions and other feelings can also place you at risk of using drugs or alcohol and becoming addicted. This is especially true if you are using these substances as a way of masking your emotions. You can’t ignore your feelings, you past or the emotions that you have and you definitely can’t mask those feelings by using drugs or alcohol or else you will become addicted.

What to do if you become addicted to drugs or alcohol:

Treatment options are available if you do happen to fall victim to addiction. Inpatient and outpatient treatment centers provide counseling, therapy, and support for those suffering from addiction. These programs can help you get well and once you are out of treatment, you can use the methods above to avoid a future relapse or addiction from occurring.

If you or someone you know needs help, call 1-888-885-4616 to speak with a treatment professional today about your addiction and the treatment options that are available to assist you in recovery.

More Treatment & Detox Articles

Major Report Finds Screening and Early Intervention Program Used in Diverse Health Care Settings Dramatically Reduces Illicit Drug Use among Patients

Report found a 67.7 percent reduction in illicit drug use over a six month period among people receiving these services The Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) program can reduce illicit drug use among patients seeking medical care in a wide variety of health care settings such as hospitals, physician offices, and community….

Continue reading

Drug and alcohol rehab strategies to be revamped

Ministers battling to beat Scotland’s addiction to drink and drugs will unveil a radical shake-up of rehabilitation today. They are to disband Scotland’s 11 Alcohol and Drug Action Teams and create 32 local authority teams. Following a damning critique of efforts to reduce the harm caused by alcohol and drugs by Audit Scotland last month,….

Continue reading

Recognizing the Need for Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Alcohol Addiction Treatment Program

It’s never too late to seek help for an addiction to alcohol but there are some ways that we can learn to recognize the need for alcohol addiction treatment long before the severe consequences and physical illness begin to fully set in. If you or someone you love drinks alcohol regularly, there’s a chance that….

Continue reading

Why You Should Go to Addiction Treatment Today

Are you wondering why you should seek treatment? Maybe you are addicted to drugs or alcohol and still having some second thoughts or apprehensions about drug or alcohol treatment. If you are addicted to drugs or alcohol and you need a list of reasons why you should go to addiction treatment, consider these top reasons:….

Continue reading