Why Most Cocaine Rehab Programs Fail

Why Most Cocaine Rehab Programs Fail



There are a​ multitude of​ reasons why anyone would try cocaine. However, when one experiences the​ emotional 'euphoria' provided by cocaine, as​ with most illicit drugs, the​ reason anyone would continue to​ use cocaine is​ typically the​ same for​ all as​ the​ drug provides an​ escape from the​ pressures and​ failures of​ life. This is​ the​ path most everyone follows into emotional drug addiction.

Once addiction sets in, there are as​ many different approaches to​ cocaine rehabilitation as​ there were reasons to​ try the​ drug in​ the​ first place. This varied approach to​ cocaine rehab results in​ equally varied results, especially when contrasted against the​ wide variety of​ individual addict personalities. Some psychological based rehab programs focus on counseling the​ individual mentally. Other more medically based programs focus on the​ physical aspects of​ addiction. These approaches made individually produce highly varied results with an​ equally high occurrence of​ relapse back into addiction.

The oddity is​ that the​ obvious approach of​ addressing both the​ physical and​ emotional aspects of​ drug addiction in​ a​ rehab program is​ clearly the​ most successful with an​ unusually low rate of​ relapse. Clearly, addressing either the​ physical or​ emotional aspect alone only sets up the​ recovering addict for​ failure and​ relapse as​ statistics have demonstrated over the​ past 30 years. This is​ where the​ 12-Step program fails. This is​ where simple incarceration ultimately fails.

The physical aspects of​ addiction are still not well known by the​ medical community. it​ is​ thought that the​ body quickly acclimates itself to​ the​ presence of​ drug residuals. When the​ level of​ these drug residuals drops below a​ certain level the​ body responds in​ much the​ same way as​ when it​ needs food or​ water, the​ body becomes hungry or​ craves a​ drink. What makes this system difficult to​ predict or​ fully understand is​ that clearly drug residuals can remain in​ the​ body for​ long periods of​ time and​ are the​ source of​ future "drug flashbacks" that can occur even years after the​ cessation of​ drug use. a​ simple method to​ flush the​ body, and​ in​ particular the​ fatty tissues known to​ store such substances, is​ essential to​ any effective rehab program. Any method is​ preferable over a​ rehab that fails to​ address this aspect of​ addiction.

The emotional aspects of​ addiction are also not well known by the​ psychiatric community. it​ is​ thought that the​ individual simply lacks the​ will power to​ discontinue drug use or​ has some simple 'reason' for​ reaching to​ drugs. the​ statistics seem to​ bear out that addicts become and​ remain addicted simply because they desire to​ escape some aspect of​ their life which they can not confront or​ solve. This may be as​ simple as​ failing to​ graduate from high school. Drug use helped the​ addict 'escape' failing grades and​ full blown addiction helped the​ addict 'escape' school altogether. This same model applies to​ failed marriages, lost careers, death of​ a​ loved one, lost adolescent 'loves' and​ the​ like. the​ simple truth here is​ that the​ now fully addicted individual has failed in​ one life skill or​ another. and​ if​ not given the​ missing life skill will very likely relapse back into drug addiction following rehab. Basic life skills' training goes a​ very long way to​ effectively rehabilitate addicts from drug use simply because the​ reason the​ addict reached for​ drugs in​ the​ first place is​ largely eliminated.




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