Understanding Chemical Dependency

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Until the middle of the 20th century, people viewed chemical dependency as a choice. In other words, you chose to drink or abuse drugs and could stop anytime you wanted to. In fact, it wasn’t until 1966 that the Federal Department of Health, Education, and Welfare changed its regulations and determined that alcoholism was actually a disease.

Fortunately, times and philosophies have changed right along with the bureaucracy, encompassing not only drinking but other forms of substance abuse as well. Today, experts understand alcoholism and substance addiction are conditions whose symptoms individuals can only manage with ongoing vigilance and treatment.

The Progression of Chemical Dependency

chemical-dependencyNo one sets out to develop a drug or alcohol addiction. At first, you may have started using for recreation, to fit in or even as a way to numb yourself from the effects of physical or emotional pain. Many people you know are able to control their usage without difficulty, stopping far before their lives begin to spin out of control.

No one can blame you for believing that you would react in the same way. However, things didn’t work out that way for you. More and more of your time is now spent either thinking about the substance, obtaining it or using it. When you try to stop, you experience physical symptoms of withdrawal. Meanwhile, your financial, work, family, and social life are deteriorating because of the drug as your dependency deepens.

The Trap of Chemical Dependency

Tragically, chemical dependency is self-perpetuating. The longer you use and the more you use, the harder it is to see that you have a problem. It’s easy to think of the addiction as a living presence in your body, a cancer that’s growing and taking up increasingly more space in your physical and psychological life. The further you sink into your chemical dependency, the more important it becomes to get help from professionals who understand the hold your disease has on you. A treatment center possesses the tools to help you relieve the stranglehold of addiction’s symptoms.

The Solace You Need at The Hills Treatment Center

Imagine laying down all of your cares and pain at the door of a beautiful sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It’s a place where people truly understand what you’re going through because many of them have overcome chemical dependency themselves. Picture a secluded property tucked in the Hollywood Hills where you can find the time, space, and empathy you need to truly recover from the roller coaster of substance abuse. The place you are picturing is The Hills Treatment Center.

We’re a full-service, accredited drug and alcohol rehab facility with a commitment to helping you recover with luxury and dignity. Our compassionate staff takes the time to get to know you, customizing a treatment plan that they design especially to address all of your needs and diagnoses. If you entrust us with your care, you can expect to receive some or all of the following services:

  • Pet-friendly accommodations allowing you to have your cherished partner by your side as you recover
  • Personalized medical detox to purify your body of all addictive chemicals
  • Inpatient residential program to immerse yourself in all aspects of recovery therapy
  • Intensive partial hospitalization giving you a structured therapeutic program while being able to stay in your home environment
  • Outpatient services including job training and sober living referrals

Your chemical dependency may be a disease, but you still have the choice to relieve yourself of its burden. We’re here to help you do that at The Hills. Call our friendly, caring counselors today at 844-915-0287 to begin your recovery journey.