In January of 2012, Travel and Leisure rated New York as the rudest city in America, in honor of the New Yorker’s ability to speak up in somewhat colorful language and immediately recognizable gestures. New York was also rated number one for diversity, and that’s a trend that appears in the New York drug rehab market as well. In this city where people are able to express themselves and diversity is honored, it’s easy to find a tailored drug treatment center that’s designed just for you and your addiction.
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Addictions are considered chronic conditions that can be kept in check but not ever truly healed. As part of your comprehensive treatment program, you’ll learn how to keep a relapse to drug use at bay by:
- Identifying the emotions the cause cravings
- Avoiding the people and places you associate with drugs
- Using meditation or relaxation techniques to help you weather bad times
- Finding people you can talk to when the urge to use seems overwhelming
Different Addictions, Different Treatments
Addictions to substances like alcohol and heroin are common targets for New York treatment centers, but people can develop addictions to all sorts of behaviors as well, and these addictions can also cause distress. For example, a nun in New York with a gambling addiction was facing theft charges in 2012 after she allegedly removed funds from the churches she worked for and used the money at local casinos, the Associated Press reports. She lost her job as well.
If you have an addiction to gambling, sexual activity, shopping or some other activity, you’ll need a different kind of treatment than someone who is addicted to a substance, such as alcohol or cocaine. Both sets of addictions are treated with therapy and/or medications, but the therapy techniques can vary dramatically and the educational process is also quite a bit different.
As you’re looking for the right treatment program, be sure to keep the nature of your addiction in mind and be honest with the counselors you talk to about your addictions. They’ll want to know all about your background, so they can provide you with the right kind of help.
The Substance Abuse and Mental health treatment Administration reports that there are more than 400 addiction treatment centers in New York City alone. Having so many options can be positive, as mentioned, since it means that you’ll likely find it easy to customize your care. But it can also be difficult to sort through all of the New York addiction treatment programs available. Should you use a nonprofit agency, such as the Melillo Center for Mental Health? Or should you use a for-profit company that can provide you with residential care? It can be hard to come up with answers to all of these questions, especially if an addiction is leaving you feeling a little disconnected and depressed.
We can help. We keep an extensive list of addiction treatment programs, located both in New York and all across the country. We’re happy to talk with you and help match you with a facility that might meet your needs.