Los Angeles is known for its beautiful weather, gorgeous people, & crazy nightlife. Just turn on any celebrity news story or read any popular magazine and you will see, the paparazzi love capturing those social butterflies having just a little too much fun. In reality, thousands of people suffer from addiction, whether it is sex, alcohol, or drugs. While cities like New York, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles all have a dark side to being the cities where sex, money, women, drugs and alcohol are accessible just about anywhere you turn, there is also hope for those who are lost in their addictions and need are seeking treatment and recovery.
Drug addiction can be incredibly dangerous, not just for one’s health, but for one’s relationships, financial standing, and emotional well-being. Anyone can be affected by drug addiction, whether the addict themselves, or their friends and families. The personal impact of drug addiction can be devastating: financial ruin, loss of employment, legal entanglements, family trauma, shattered relationships,depression, and hopelessness.
Some common physical hazards of drug addiction include heart attack, respiratory failure, organ damage, hepatitis, stroke, seizure, bizarre or violent behavior, and of course the most serious, death. And while the substance of choice may vary, the consequences of drug addiction are constant.
So where does one turn when help is needed? Who does one trust to give them the best treatment possible in order to maintain a happy, productive, and drug-free life? In Malibu luxury drug rehabs line the coast. But do their holistic & alternative treatments work?
A residential rehab center with a relaxing and calming atmosphere may help in the short term, but a multi-disciplinary clinical team of counselors, a state-of-the-art facility, and a unique, holistic treatment program are key to the lifestyle changes needed to get - and remain - sober. A successful Malibu recovery program may employ the use of group or alternative therapy, but is always centered around the individual. Giving one the self-knowledge and confidence needed to regain his life without the use of drugs is the first step, and providing therapeutic tools for continued long-term recovery is equally important.
Also important to any successful recovery plan is focused on mind, body, and spirit. The body, which aims at the physicality of drug addiction is primarily centered around detox. The detoxification process is often the first step in treatment, as it allows the body to rid itself from the drug and its residues. Though withdrawal symptoms may vary, often depression, fatigue, nightmares, agitation, restlessness, and increased appetite occur. Medication may be prescribed by a licensed professional to help alleviate these symptoms.
Once the body is cleansed, the mind becomes much more clear and focused, and the recovery process can truly begin. Dual diagnosis may also take place, as experts say that 50% of addicts have a co-existing mental disorder which also must be diagnosed and treated in order to ensure that relapse does not occur.
The spirit may also be cleansed with the use of individual, group, or family therapy, yoga, meditation, acupuncture, massage, nutritional well-being, hypno therapy, neurofeedback, and more. If you or a loved one is suffering from addiction, get help now, don’t delay. You can get the help you need by calling a counselor and starting your road to recovery.