At iRecover Newfoundland, we believe that our environment is a key factor in our success as a drug rehab provider. Our addiction treatment center overlooking the Gros Morne National Park in Bonne Bay, Newfoundland, is the very picture of serenity, and our comfortable facility and warm, caring atmosphere is intended to provide the break a suffering addict needs from the stresses and triggers of everyday life. Additionally, we are remote enough to make access to drugs appropriately difficult, so that our clients can immerse themselves in recovery without the tantalizing prospect of convenient availability of the drugs they should be avoiding.Who Needs Drug Addiction Rehab?
The simple answer to the question “Who needs drug addiction rehab?” is this: If using drugs has caused damage in your life to the point where limiting your consumption or stopping altogether is clearly indicated, and if you can’t limit or stop altogether, then it’s time to seek help.
There are a few routes to addiction, but the result is always the same. It doesn’t matter if you started out a recreational user and escalated to substance abuse, or if you began with pain, anxiety, or sleep medication and developed a dependency. Either way, you may find yourself in a trap that’s baffling, frustrating, and impossible to escape.
Addiction has been identified as a brain disease. The introduction and continuous use of drugs alters the brain’s chemistry to the point where it demands more because its self-regulating system has been reset to require the new chemicals. It reprioritizes in favor of acquiring and consuming drugs, at the expense of previous, more constructive values. To the addict, this translates into the desire to get high becoming more important than the desire to participate responsibly in everyday life.
This rearrangement of priorities, to the point where using drugs is paramount, usually results in a cumulative series of negative consequences, which in turn are painful enough to require further self-medicating and the cycle continues spiraling downward.
How Can Drug Rehab Help?
iRecover Newfoundland’s drug rehab program seeks to break the cycle of addiction and replace it with a new paradigm for the individual. If you can’t use drugs in moderation and can’t abstain entirely, then it’s time to look at the problems of control, choice, and decision. If an honest look at your personal history indicates that — given sufficient incentive to stop — you can’t control your drug use, or make a meaningful decision to stop, than you’ve probably lost the power of choice in regard to drugs.
The power of this insight is crucial to forming a foundation in recovery. Prof. Dr. Jeremy Michael Matthews iRecover Newfoundland’s addiction treatment programs will help you to fully realize the meaning of addiction and its hopelessness (if you try to handle it on your own) and will build on that understanding to give you an entirely new way of experiencing life—one in which drugs are no longer enticing.
Besides drug rehab, iRecover Newfoundland offers alcohol rehab, based on the same recovery model. Our goal—and what we’re best at—is to help suffering addicts and alcoholics find freedom from all mind-altering substances so that they can return to their families and loved ones and to happy and productive lives.