Salem Alcohol and Drug Rehab Listings
Rumored to be home to Salina Serpent, a giant snake which supposedly lives in Lake Salina, the city of Salem has received a lot of attention regarding this. Perhaps less newsworthy, but much more important is the work being done in the city’s drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs. Many addicts have reclaimed their lives from the grips of addiction.
Salem Drug Replacement Therapy Program Disadvantages
Drug replacement therapy can be a tremendous help to recovering addicts. The subsequent withdrawal process is much smoother and detox becomes much easier to handle both physically and psychologically. However, drug replacement therapy isn’t for everyone and it isn’t always the perfect solution. There are some people who disapprove of it. We will discuss some commonly noted drug replacement therapy disadvantages below:
- The addict continues to use drugs: The point of rehab is to help people get off of drugs. If an addict participates in a Salem drug replacement therapy program, they are continuing to use drugs, though the ultimate goal is a good one (to get clean).
- The addict doesn’t learn to stop taking drugs: Instead of learning to live a drug-free life, continued drug use is reinforced. Of course, if it is dangerous to quit cold turkey, this could be a good, safe option.
- One dependency is replaced with another: Some addicts are able to quit the drug they initially were addicted to, but end up hooked on the replacement drug. One problem is replaced with another.
Is Drug Replacement Therapy Right For You?
Even though there are some “knocks” against drug replacement therapy, it can be a very good way for a person addicted to opiates to slowly wean themselves off of the drugs instead of going cold turkey, which can sometimes be dangerous and distressful. If you believe that Salem drug replacement therapy is right for you and you need help locating a great program, please give us a call. We can point you in the right direction.
Washington County Memorial Hospital
911 North Shelby Street
Washington County Office Lifespring Mental Health Services
1321 Jackson Street