One of the most important aspects of starting drug rehab in Phoenix is in understanding how and why drug dependency began. If you were to ask yourself or anyone else with a substance abuse problem if addiction was their end game, of course they’d say it wasn’t. But addiction can develop and escalate quickly through recreational and prescribed use, which turns into a compulsive need to use even in the face of negative consequences.
Overcoming drug addiction a challenge because the opportunity for use and relapse is great. It’s easy to find drugs on the street, while legal and illicit substances are readily available throughout the course of our daily lives. We believe that a realistic path to recovery is served best through a day-to-day plan. This is why Continuum Recovery Center focuses on an integrative, Intensive Outpatient approach, allowing patients to move through treatment and recovery and get on with their lives, giving them the confidence that their recovery can permanent and life-long.
Root Cause for Addiction Lies in the Past
The reasons behind addiction are many. Emotional or sexual trauma, physical injury or abuse, negative life circumstances, mental illness, genetic predisposition or environment play a large role in setting up a perceived need for drug intake. Continuum Recovery Center offers a solution to the painful past and root cause of addiction, providing an individualized course of treatment that promotes a better future by embracing long-term wellbeing.
Risk Factors that Can Foster Substance Abuse
Why does substance abuse affect some people and not others? It all comes down to genetic, environmental and social factors that come together to create the perfect storm.
The following risk factors can raise a person’s risk for developing chemical dependency:
- Immediate family members with drug or alcohol problems (genetic predisposition)
- Access to drugs or alcohol in the home
- Lack of nurturing or parental attachment
- Poor social skills
- Poor coping skills
- Co-occurring disorders
- Association with rebellious peer groups
- Acceptance of illegal substances in the home
- Chaotic home environment
Protective Factors Can Counteract Genetic Predisposition for Addiction
Just as there are factors that can raise a person’s risk of developing an addiction, there are ones that can protect them from becoming addicted. Raising a young person in a home with parental monitoring and zero tolerance for underage drinking and drug use are examples of protective factors.
Children of addicts are not “doomed”. Healthy, protective factors can help. Our treatment programs assist families at risk and help teach them how to form safe, supportive and loving environments for everyone involved. With proper education and intervention, the cycle of abuse and addiction can be stopped.