Drug addiction treatment is a process of psychotherapeutical or medical treatment of an individual addicted to psychoactive substances including alcohol, street drugs like cocaine, methamphetamine or heroin, and illegal prescription drugs like Adderall or Oxycodone. A person with any drug addiction will go through several stages of drug withdrawal in the initial days of quitting the substance. These stages are the acute phases, the maintenance stage, the maintenance-to-depression stage, the depression-to-detox stage and finally the long-term recovery stage. The term “long-term recovery” refers to the period of time during which a person is completely free of the addictive substance and can live a normal life without using the drug. Most people go through the whole process of recovering from drug addiction over a period of years before they can stop using and become a drug-free person.
Recovery from drug addiction does not happen overnight, rather it happens gradually. In fact the first phase of drug withdrawal is the most painful and difficult one. People often experience intense cravings for drugs during this stage, especially during the periods when they feel as if their life depends on taking drugs. For instance, some people may have an uncontrollable urge to use heroin when they have a cold sore or cold, or a hangover. It may be hard to control these cravings as they occur unexpectedly at the most unexpected moments. But a person undergoing drug addiction treatment will find it easier to control his craving to drugs as he experiences more frequent visits to his drug detox center.
There are many benefits that come with undergoing drug addiction treatment. Among them, a person can avoid relapses by being able to control the cravings for drugs when they occur. They will also not have to deal with the side effects caused by various drugs. Furthermore, people undergoing drug treatment will be cured of depression, anxiety, stress, obsessive compulsive disorder and withdrawal symptoms. It is important to note that a person who goes through drug addiction treatment will be able to lead a healthy and productive life.