Common misconceptions about addiction can have a big impact, both on those dealing with addiction and their loved ones. Clearing up any existing misunderstandings can help greatly to reconnect people to those who can help them most in battling addiction.
When addressing addiction, it is important to get the perspective of professionals. At Solution Based Treatment, our addiction treatment programs in Murrieta, CA can offer support to you and your loved ones as you learn, grow, and make positive changes. Reach out to our compassionate and experienced team online, or call 833.999.1941 today to find out more.
Busting Addiction Myths Together
Clinicians and specialists understand more today than ever before about addiction, its causes, and how to treat it. Experts have helped to bust the following myths:
It’s a choice to drink alcohol or use drugs, so if people become addicted, they are to blame
In reality, addiction has many contributing factors, including genetics, home environment, and trauma.
If someone has enough willpower and inner strength, they will quit
Substance use can lead to significant changes in brain and body chemistry. Those who become addicted are often avoiding uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms, as well as experiencing increased difficulty with decision-making and fighting their own strong impulses.
Only specific types of people become addicted
Addiction affects people from all walks of life, regardless of where they live, their age, income, profession, ethnicity, religion, or level of education. About 1 in 8 people over age 12 are affected by addiction in the United States.
Hitting “rock bottom” has to happen before someone can get better
The reality of addiction is that regardless of how others may perceive the situation, it is dangerous. Giving someone you know “tough love” to try to get them to quit can drive them further into addiction. Rather, it’s crucial to get help for addiction as soon as possible.
Addiction only happens with “street drugs” and not prescription drugs
Those dealing with post-surgery pain or other medical conditions may also have contributing factors that cause them to become addicted to the very medications they were prescribed for wellness. It’s important to take medications as prescribed, and talk to your doctor regarding concerns of dependency.
Addiction Treatment at Solution Based
Addiction treatment and recovery can be a process of unlearning and relearning, all while trying to care for yourself and others. It’s important to make sure everyone is on the same page, and if there are lingering perceptions around the problem that aren’t accurate, people may do more harm than good even though they intend well.
Solution Based Treatment’s warm and inclusive environment offers clients and their loved ones a place where they can work together to fight addiction and find long-term recovery. At SBT, our clients have access to recovery programs for addiction to substances, including:
- Prescription drugs
SBT’s caring team is proud to offer a range of services, including alternative and holistic therapies. Our faith-based recovery program, Rock to Recovery program, and sober living community offer additional support. With the variety and spectrum of care SBT’s clients receive, they can find long-term recovery and new passion for life. With the right team backing you up, every step of recovery can be simpler and easier.
Reach Out Today To SBT’s Addiction Recovery Experts
Making the time and space to recover from addiction can be difficult. With the myths and stigma that follow addiction, it’s no surprise that more people don’t speak up about wanting recovery. If you or a loved one needs to spend time focusing on addiction recovery, look no further than Solution Based Treatment. Our nonjudgmental and highly skilled team is ready to guide you and your family towards healing and a brighter tomorrow.
Send us a message online today, or call 833.999.1941 to start your journey now.