Guide to Racine Recovery Centers
According to the 2010 census, there were 98 recovering addicts reported to be living in homes or halfway houses in Racine, Wisconsin. This represents just a little over one-tenth of 1 percent of the population – but it also represents those who, either by choice or court order, got help for their addiction.
Unfortunately, for every one addict or alcoholic in Racine who does get help, there may be as many as two who do not seek treatment. They may be in denial about their problem, or afraid of the stigma that comes with the label of “addict.”
Tips on Entering a Treatment Program
The first thing to understand is that addiction is a disease, similar to a mental illness – not a moral failing. There are scientists who believe that all humans are predisposed to addiction, although it is difficult to determine why one person becomes an addict while another does not. Once you understand that you are not alone, it’s time to admit that you have a problem – and commit to getting the help you need.
Are There Non-Chemical Addictions?
Behaviors that do not involve the use of substances are not always thought of as “addictions.” However, when an activity becomes the central focus of a person’s life to the exclusion of everything else – and when it begins to interfere with that person’s job, family and other relationships – it can be just as destructive as any chemical addiction. Some of more common ones are:
- Thrill-seeking (engaging in potentially life-threatening, or “extreme” activities)
- Internet surfing (including, but not limited to, pornography sites)
- Compulsive gambling