Being addicted to drugs can ruin your life and the lives of others. What happens if a woman is a drug user and she becomes pregnant? Further drug use will risk the life of her child. So what does she do?
Most people going through withdraw are left in a room blocked off from other people, because it will make them want the drug so much that they will become violent and hurt others. The severity of the withdraw symptoms depend on the person and the drugs that were being abused. Many people go in to treatment centers for alcohol, pills, heroin, or cocaine. Depending on their own dependency for the drugs, withdrawal could be harder for others. The more a person uses and the longer a person uses, the harder the detox.
But even a heroin addict who has been using for years can recover and live drug-free for life. Alcoholics can “go on the wagon” and stay away from drinking for years, without relapse.
The first question about the success rate of the program is the most important of all. You are there to not just get off drugs, but to stay off drugs. The success rates that most Drug detox programs have in achieving long-term sobriety are not good, usually somewhere around 15-25%. The most successful facilities run around 60-75% long term success.
However a Substance Abuse Intervention can be as aggressive as a “Snatch n’ Grab” Intervention where the Drug Addict is taken against their will to a Rehab Facility for treatment. Once again if this happens to you I suggest remaining calm. If there’s a disagreement you have with this, go through the process without resisting. You don’t want any legal problems in addition to your drug treatment obligations. Any disagreements can be discussed once you are through processing.
To be done right, treatment takes as long as it takes. Whether that is a short or long stay depends on the individual, not on a schedule laid out in a board room. There should be no difference in price, and the recovery can progress at its own pace.
To do otherwise is to either short-change the individual or, sometimes even worse, to continue to force treatment on someone who is ready to go out and face life again, this time without drugs.