Selecting Suffolk Rehab Facilities
Suffolk, Virginia is home to two major defense contractors (Raytheon and Lockheed-Martin) as well as a host of other industries, and thus has suffered less from recent economic downturn than other areas. At the same time, Suffolk has had very low rates of drug-related deaths. In 2009, there were only three such tragedies reported, and none listed for alcohol.
Nonetheless, every such death is a tragedy to someone – and such a tragedy can strike any family. There are many reasons for someone to turn to substance abuse, but the main question is – how can that person reverse course? For most addicts, professional treatment is the best option.Tips on Entering a Rehab Facility
Once the decision has been made to undergo treatment, it is important to make certain that the facility is licensed and accredited, and that the staff is thoroughly trained and experienced. You and your family should also find out how successful the facility has been in treating patients, and whether or not the family is expected or allowed to participate in the addict’s recovery.
Is Your Loved One an Alcoholic?
Most addicts or alcoholics do not believe they have a problem, and may even be unaware of the damage going on in their life. There are signs to look for, however. These are strong indicators of alcoholism:
- Often drinks alone
- Is drinking greater quantities
- Drinks at unusual times (such as early in the day)
- Is defensive when confronted
An intervention may be called for, but careful planning is necessary. Do not confront the drinker when she or he is inebriated or when either of you are in an emotional state. Furthermore, be certain the confrontation takes place in a safe environment, such as the home – not in public.
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Acknowledging that one has an illness is the first step toward recovery. For more information on rehab services in Suffolk and guidance in selecting a treatment program, please call to speak with one of our counselors.