With approximately 23.5 million Americans suffering from addiction or substance abuse, it’s clear this issue affects us all. Prior to research and innovation in the addiction treatment industry, it was believed that addiction was a moral failing combined with weak personality traits. We now know that this is not the case. Addiction is a chronic disease that is as treatable as something like diabetes or heart disease.
Addiction attacks the frontal cortex in the brain, essentially rewiring the way we process rewards and pleasure. This change in brain function gets worse with repeated use and as the physical dependencies to substances gets stronger. Professional treatment at a rehab facility is the best way to overcome this disease and manage symptoms to create a happy and sober future for clients.
When entering rehab, it is vital to focus on recovery. Clients who attend rehab with the stress and financial burden of paying the full amount of treatment are more likely to relapse or have problems in rehab. This is especially true because many individuals will need to leave work or school to recover, putting more stress on an already stressful situation. By covering a portion or the full amount of the cost, clients are able to focus on their recovery and to move forward from addiction.