The productive addict

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Rehab aims to support the individual and society. Credit@Drug & Alcohol Rehab of Miami via flickr.com

Rehabs and recovery centres aim to glow with productivity and strength. Individuals may be able to challenge themselves to reach new brighter beginnings while these centres support them. American Addiction Centers goes further to say if a person completes the programme and has sobriety straight after treatment they may be more likely to conquer their addiction.

Celebrity addiction overcomer Russell Brand consistently promotes these support networks and in a past documentary called ‘From Addiction to Recovery’ he told the viewers in BAC recovery centre in Staffordshire there may be a 68% success rate without representing in a year. Brand actively supports BAC recovery centre and has sent out an online petition which may be found here.

Recovery may be able to make an impact on a person’s life and may an invigorating part of society.  One recovered addict called Paul Hannaford went from injecting heroin and being part of a gang to offering talks to young students about his life on the streets which may make them think twice before following his footsteps. Hannaford has his own website where he shares his life story on which may be read here. He found himself going to rehab yet afterwards he reached a high which drugs was unable to offer him.

Another recovery story is April’s from the website phoenixhouse.org. In this April talks about how she began to use cocaine as a coping mechanism. Yet when she went to rehab she learnt a different strategy for handling her addiction and shifting her thoughts to productivity alongside the support she had from the recovery centre and support she had. April aims to flourish and reconstruct herself. She carries on to say her son was able to return to her and he now lives with her full time.

Paul Hannaford supports other individuals. Credit@PaulHannaford.com

Paul Hannaford supports other individuals. Credit@PaulHannaford.com

Alternatively, rehab aims to help those who are challenged by the temptations of addiction, yet it may also energise society into a productive population. With rehabilitation in action, it may be possible to strengthen the number of individuals in homes. Only a certain percentage of individuals living on the streets may be facing drug and alcohol abuse, yet rehab may help. Those with the compulsion to take drugs may find themselves in the state of mind where all the money they have may go to a bottle of vodka or maybe a gram of cocaine; thus, rehab may overcome this element in society.

Furthermore, a way in which recovery centres may benefit society as a whole as it may cause an increase in one’s behaviour. Sometimes being under the influence of drugs or alcohol may make the individual act unpredictably and unlike their usual selves. This may have the possibility for them commit a crime. With rehabs in place, individuals are able to be productive without alcohol such as the motivational example of Paul Hannaford.

For further information on addiction support:

www.talktofrank.com

http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/drugs/

How rehabilitation benefits society in a large scale as well as addicts?

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