Facts About Yakima Treatment Programs
With crime rates among the highest in Washington State, the city of Yakima has its fair share of problems related to drug abuse and addiction. According to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Yakima County currently has a crime rate of 42.2 crimes per 1,000 residents, and the majority of these crimes are property and drug offenses.
When Yakima addicts make the choice to overcome their addictions, they help to reduce these crime rates, as many of them are committed in order satisfy addicts’ demand for narcotics. Thankfully, there are drug rehab treatment options available in Yakima and all over the country that can help addicts leave drugs behind forever.Tips on Going to a Treatment Center
Individual drug and alcohol treatment centers take different approaches to recovery. You’ll need to decide which one of these approaches is appropriate for you. Here are some questions to ask before you decide on a treatment program:
- Has your addiction completely taken over your life? If so, you likely require residential, inpatient treatment.
- Have you taken recovery steps on your own and succeeded in your efforts? If so, you may do well with outpatient services, counseling and support.
- Are you comfortable in group therapy, or do you prefer one-on-one treatment and counseling?
- Do you have spiritual needs? Many religious organizations offer treatment and counseling.
- Are you comfortable taking medication as part of your recovery process?
Can’t I Deal With It on My Own?
There are people who say they conquered their addictions with sheer willpower. Dr. Sally Satel, a psychiatrist at the American Enterprise Institute, stated in a March 2011 issue of Scientific American that “…most people recover and…do it on their own.” On the other hand, the National Institute on Drug Abuse states that “addiction is a complex disease, and quitting takes more than good intentions.”
According to NIDA, a combination of medication and behavioral therapy is the most effective approach for the majority of patients.