Chemical dependency forces you to relinquish control over your actions and your sense of logic. The driving force of addiction, chemical dependency is a menacing illness that literally plays tricks on your brain to make you engage in self-destructive behavior. Even though an indvidual may possess the strongest will and most steadfast resolve, they may still fall victim to chemical dependency; this is the reason why so many people continue to relapse after attempting to stop taking drugs. Prolonged drug abuse creates significant changes in your brain's reward system that can easily leav you chemically dependent. This is an often overlooked or misunderstood aspect of drug use. In the beginning you may be in control; however when chemical dependency is triggered, the drug has control over you.
People often characterize denial as conscious behavior; something a person doesn’t “want” to see, hear or believe. The truth is that the the term “want” often has very little relevance when you are talking about addiction. The chemical process by which a person gets addicted to drugs or alcohol is not about intention, choice or control. Denial often results from a chemically induced distortion of the brain function that inhibits a person from grasping the reality of their problem, and is thought to be the reason behind why so many people never seek out the help they need to achieve a lasting recovery from their drug or alcohol addiction.
Detoxification is always the first step in chemical dependency treatment. A professional licensed medical detox program will cleanse the drugs from patients' systems and ensure they start their chemical dependency rehab clean and toxin-free. The best chemical dependency treatment centers will include behavioral health therapy during the care process to examine the root of causes for patients' addictions and help them resist future temptation and relapse. Upon successful completion of chemical dependency treatment you or your loved one will, ideally, be closer to regaining the power and the control that addiction had taken from you. The National Alcohol and Substance Abuse Information Center (NASAIC) maintains a continuously updated national database of chemical dependency treatment centers in your local area, as well as the leading recommended chemical dependency treatment centers in the United States and around the world.
Contact the National Alcohol and Substance Abuse Information Center anytime toll-free at (800)-784-6776 or through our online form, and we will recommend the best chemical dependency treatment center for you or your loved one.