We are often contacted by parents of college students who are worried about their health and the likelihood of them using drugs. Our drug addiction treatment works very well for helping college students to stop using drugs and alcohol.
Therefore, any parent who is looking for a proven solution should give us a call. In the meantime, here are some facts that are important to know about the program.
1. An addict must be ready to begin treatment
It is important to note that no one can really force someone to want to get clean. The individual must have an internal desire to do beat the addiction. Otherwise, the individual is likely to return to old behaviors, friends and situations that lead to addiction.
We understand that this can be a very difficult point for parents to grapple with. However, the individual needs to be willing or at least interested in changing their life for long-term success.
2. This is an outpatient treatment
One of the biggest benefits of our drug addiction treatment is that people can complete it on an outpatient basis. This is incredibly beneficial for college students who do not want to take a break from their education. Someone at a very selective university with a vigorous screening process may not be able to take several months off for drug rehabilitation.
With our outpatient treatment, it is possible for them to continue with their studies, maintain their enrollment and even keep scholarships. However, the level of how well students do academically is still up to them.
3. Withdrawal symptoms will be managed and reduced
Through our drug addiction treatment, patients have few withdrawal symptoms. This is because we prescribe medication that can be taken. This medication means that someone can get off drugs and alcohol without having the terrible symptoms associated with detoxing.
As such, it is possible to maintain normal daily activities without it being obvious that detox is taking place. This is very important for students that wish to keep up appearances and maintain their studies at school.
4. Lifestyle changes will be required
While our drug addiction treatment helps an addict to get off the addictive substance and avoid terrible detox symptoms, the individual will still need to take steps to change his or her life. Lifestyle often leads to drug and alcohol addiction.
For example, if a student is overly stressed by their course load, getting off drugs is not going to be enough to alleviate that stress. In that case, it may be necessary for them to take three classes instead of four or to abstain from extracurricular activities, for example.
It is important for a student addict and their parents to sit down together with a therapist to discuss these lifestyle factors that could be contributing to drug abuse. Then a plan can be made for how to make lifestyle changes to support healthier habits.
We can help
The most important thing that parents of addicts need to know is that we can help and are here to do so. Our drug addiction treatment is incredibly effective and we have helped many students in similar situations. To learn more about the process and how the treatment works, call and schedule an appointment.