“What kind of people go to rehab?”
There isn’t a simple answer to this question because anyone can be affected by addiction. This also means that anyone can choose treatment through a drug or alcohol rehab program and seek a life in recovery.
The Disease of Addiction
To understand who could participate in a rehab program, it is also important to know about the disease of addiction and how it can affect a person in the biological sense. Like any other disease, addiction is an abnormal condition that negatively affects the body.
Substance addiction disrupts the neurological pathways of pleasure within the brain. This disruption prevents dopamine, the chemical that produces feelings of joy, from flowing through the brain at a regular rate. Reduced dopamine levels lead to feelings of fatigue, mood changes, and even loss of balance.
A common misconception is that addiction to drugs or alcohol is simply a result of “bad choices” or “bad behavior.” In reality, substance use changes the makeup of the brain. When a person becomes addicted to a substance, these changes cause an inability to think logically.
Who is Affected by Addiction?
Addiction can affect people with happy families and successful careers or those that have experienced trauma. It is a disease that does not discriminate based on financial situations, education levels, race, religion, marital status, or gender. Addiction can happen to anyone, any family.
A Common Link
Addiction may affect people from different backgrounds. However, there is often a common link for those who seek recovery. It is a feeling. They may have lost their family, career, or sense of self and have realized that they need help to regain control and get back to a healthy, productive life.
What kind of people go to rehab? People that want to better themselves, walk the road to recovery, and live a happier, healthier life.
Addiction doesn’t have to control your life. Bradford can help you break free.
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