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Common Misconceptions About Addiction Treatment

You’ve probably heard all sorts of things about addiction treatment like it’s impossible, it’s painful, it doesn’t work, or it’s only effective if you have hit rock bottom. Because you’ve hear all of these things, you’re probably rather scared to seek help or you may not even think that it’s worth it—these are all common misconceptions about addiction treatment that hinder the recovery process. The worst of it all is that those who don’t know anything about addiction treatment are more likely to continue about their addiction related ways without getting the help that they need—and this can lead to death!

Addiction Treatment Cannot Be Forced Upon You

You may think that a court can force you into drug treatment or that your family can have you “Baker-Acted” (a common law in some states that requires an individual to receive psychiatric evaluation) but this is not all true. A court can give you the ultimatum of going into addiction treatment OR going to jail but you don’t have to choose treatment. Most people do because they realize that treatment is going to be a much better atmosphere and more helpful than jail but you cannot be forced into addiction treatment if you are not wanting to go.

You Have to Hit Rock Bottom

This misconception about addiction treatment couldn’t be more wrong and the fact that so many people believe it leaves a huge risk for dangerous consequences that are irreversible. You don’t have to hit rock bottom in order to get treatment or in order for the treatment to work. Many people do finally make the life-changing decision to get help once they have seemingly hit rock bottom but you really don’t have to wait until you get to that point.

If you or a loved one is addicted to drugs, treatment is available when you’re ready & you don’t have to wait until you hit your lowest of lows! Call 1-888-885-4616 to speak with an addiction treatment specialist about your options today.

Addiction Treatment is All About Cold Turkey Quitting

For many years the idea was that addiction treatment had to be under the terms of the individual quitting the use of drugs cold turkey. This leaves some people absolutely terrified at the thought of not having their drug of choice. Especially when the drug is one with extreme physical tolerance and dependence aspects such as an opioid or heroin. Addiction treatment centers now use various approaches to help those who are physically addicted to drugs to quit without the pains of doing so cold turkey. Medications are available for many addiction treatment programs such as Suboxone, Methadone or buprenorphine which can all help ease cravings and reduce withdrawal symptoms making the entire treatment process a little bit more comfortable.

Addiction Treatment is Expensive

Millions of people suffer from addiction and despite their desire to quit using drugs they do not even try to seek help because they think that the cost of addiction treatment is simply out of their budget means. The fact is, there are some addiction treatment programs that have significant costs associated with them but for those who are on a limited budget there are also many options of free and reduced cost treatment that are highly beneficial and effective. Call 1-888-885-4616 to speak with a treatment specialist about your options for reduced cost or free addiction treatment today!

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