Understanding The Addiction
To truly understand the type of Drug Rehab that is appropriate for individuals with a chronic drug addiction problem it is important to understand the mechanisms that are at work. Drug addiction could be defined as; a constant and unrelenting effort to obtain drugs in order to alter the feelings and perceptions of the person using them. Another facet of drug addiction is; the brain adapts to the presence of drugs and make adjustments accordingly. Because of these chemical changes in the brain due to the constant use of drugs, when a drug abuser attempts to halt their drug use the brain signals the individual that the drug is needed.
This is a major cause of drug cravings. All drug abusers experience drug cravings for some period of time after ceasing drug use, that is a basic fact. This phenomenon will diminish over time as brain function returns to normal. Drug addiction typically involves habitual routines in the environmental scope of the individual i.e. the locations they use drugs, the people they hang out with, etc. In other words drug addiction is not just drug use, it also revolves around people and things in their immediate environment which help to reinforce the addictive behavior.
The individual’s proximity & routines therein are what help to hold their addiction in place. It is the constant negative activities of their day to day life that perpetuates the problem and inhibits the native desire to stop ruining their life through the use of drugs.
The Drug Rehab Program at Tropical Oasis.
The drug rehabilitation program at Tropical Oasis uses Hazelden’s Living in Balance program as a method of helping our clients achieve a better understanding of addiction. Living in Balance combines experiential, cognitive-behavioral, and Twelve Step models and is recognized by the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. The conceptual framework for the living in balance program is that addiction is a chronic, progressive, relapsing disease that involves compulsion, loss of control, continued use despite negative consequences and relapse. Addiction is a Bio psychosocial problem affecting all areas of the client’s lives. Therefore,effective treatment must not only address each of these problems but also have a strong impact on them.
In addition, we use a myriad of effective therapies and techniques utilizing group, individual. and family therapy. We also have published staff members and proferssors educating via lectures, videos and meditation to help our clients gain a better understanding and treatment of their addiction. We incorporate alternative therapies like yoga and acupuncture to promote a holistic lifestyle.
Our grounds at Tropical Oasis Treatment Center promote an overall sense of calm and well-being. The peace and serenity found at our facility is often the only catalyst needed to begin clearing the mind. We encourage everyone that chooses our facility to enjoy the tropical surroundings and plentiful wildlife that takes refuge on our property. Some of our amenities include:
- Wireless internet
- Cultural foods
- Comfortable rooms
- Ground-Breaking nutritional supplement plan
- Acess to computer
If you think we are the right fit for you…
The next step is to call our 24 hour hotline at 866-572-7732
where you will find one of our experienced counselors ready to take you through the rest of the process.
One call can make all the difference.