Addiction Treatment

How Treatment Centers Help You Overcome Chemical Dependency

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Last updated: 07/15/2019
Author: Medical Review

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Drug addiction is an extremely debilitating disease. Overcoming a chemical dependency is very difficult to do on your own. This is why going to a treatment center is one of the best ways to overcome your addiction.

Detox Services

Almost all addiction treatment centers offer detox services. You usually stay in a medical facility or treatment center while you physically overcome the drug. A medical staff helps you through the worst of the withdrawal symptoms.

Medications for Withdrawal

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, treatment centers often provide medication to help with the symptoms of withdrawal. These can be short term medications for detoxing or longer term maintenance medications.

Medication for Existing or Drug Induced Mood Disorders

During treatment you will be evaluated for drug induced or existing mood disorders and mental illness. They can start treatment for these disorders as you receive drug addiction treatment.

Some mental illnesses that are either hidden by drug use or caused by it are:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • schizophrenia
  • bi-polar disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • a host of other mental illnesses

A treatment center can give you a psychiatric evaluation and medication to treat almost any mental illness. Some patient’s find that once the mental illness is under control, they no longer need the drug they were using to medicate it.

Treatment Helps by Teaching you to Deal with Outside Stress

Receiving treatment will help you deal with the different types of stress. Most treatment centers offer classes and counseling on how to reduce your overall stress level and deal with the normal stress of everyday life.


The different types of counseling accomplish a variety of things. During counseling you will learn how to cope with your triggers and accomplish your goals.

Dietary Counseling

Most treatment centers have dietitians on staff. They can help you learn the benefits of good nutrition and healthy living. Many drugs leech nutrients from your body, learning to eat right will help you with cravings and recovery.

Treatment will Help you Deal with your Problems

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, treatment helps you overcome the problems in your life that caused you to used drugs. They do this through counseling, stress reduction, and other services.

Comprehensive Care for Physical Disorders that cause Addiction

This is particularly true of opiate addiction treatment. Many addicts become addicts due to chronic pain. A good treatment center will teach you different methods for dealing with the pain. These methods can be anything from alternative medications to physical therapy.

How Our Helpline Works

For those seeking addiction treatment for themselves or a loved one, the helpline is a private and convenient solution.

Calls to any general helpline (non-facility specific 1-8XX numbers) for your visit will be answered by American Addiction Centers (AAC).

We are standing by 24/7 to discuss your treatment options. Our representatives work solely for AAC and will discuss whether an AAC facility may be an option for you. Our helpline is offered at no cost to you and with no obligation to enter into treatment. Neither nor AAC receives any commission or other fee that is dependent upon which treatment provider a visitor may ultimately choose.

For more information on AAC’s commitment to ethical marketing and treatment practices, or to learn more about how to select a treatment provider, visit our About AAC page. If you wish to explore additional treatment options or connect with a specific rehab center, you can browse top-rated listings or visit SAMHSA.