The first step in the treatment of addiction is to help the addict understand that there is hope and they are not alone. Others have gone through the same struggles and triumphed, with the help and support of family and friends. Another vital link in a recovering addict's support base is their treatment facility. There are special drug treatment for women to take advantage of during their recovery and which serve to combat this growing problem.
Addiction affects women of every social rank and ethnicity. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, about nine million women have used illegal drugs in the past year, while some 3.7 million women have taken prescription drugs non-medically in the same time period. While illegal drugs cause many problems, many women have become addicted to drugs which are legally prescribed to assist with long-standing mental or physical health issues. The most routinely reported prescription medications that are abused are sedatives, and tranquilizers.
Professional rehab clinics and organizations are available to assist these women in their battle against legal and illegal drugs. To find a top notch treatment center, call numerous programs and talk to their intake coordinators. Find out what they offer as far as counseling, how long the programs last, and the scope of the treatments. Check their credentials and ask about the success rate of their client base. However, it is important to keep in mind that however skilled the staff of the treatment center is, they can only help those who have made the difficult choice to begin their recovery.
Guest Blog by: Joseph K.
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