Drug rehab center
is a safe place where individuals can overcome their physical and psychological addiction to drugs or alcohol. Itís a caring environment where doctors and other professionals assist in the detoxification and counseling. Oftentimes, there are also group therapy sessions where the support of fellow recovering addicts who discuss the process openly with each other is very beneficial to recovery.
Choosing a drug rehab center can seem a difficult and daunting task. Sometimes the best place to start is with your own family physician, who may be able to recommend a center near you. There are literally hundreds of places online, as well. Some questions you may want to ask yourself, or your physician, as you research a drug rehab center include:
What is the drug rehab center's philosophy on addiction?
What drug treatment programs are available at the center?
What are the administrators' and staffs' credentials?
How does their treatment program differ from other drug rehab centers?
The following are some national crisis center and drug addiction hotline numbers that can also assist you in your drug rehabilitation process:
The Alcohol & Drug Addiction Resource Center 1-800-390-4056
National Drug Information Treatment and Referral Hotline: 800-662-HELP (4357)
Information, support, treatment options and referrals to local rehab centers for any drug or alcohol problem. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.
National Cocaine Hotline: 800-COCAINE (262-2463)
Information, crisis intervention, and referrals to local rehab centers for all types of drug dependency. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.
Alcohol Abuse and Crisis Intervention: 800-234-0246
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Helpline and Treatment: 800-234-0420
Alcohol Hotline Support & Information: 800-331-2900