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Myths About Drug Addiction Treatment

Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MD By January 29, 2019
It is important to get drug rehab in NJ if you are struggling with an addiction. There are a lot of myths about drug rehab that prevent people from getting the help that they need. The following myths need to be debunked.
Myth: Drug Treatment is Only for Celebrities
Fact: Celebrities often make news when they go to drug rehab. That is why people have this idea that celebrities are the only ones who get treatment for drug addiction. People also think that celebrities are the only ones who are able to afford addiction treatment. However, people from all walks of life go to drug addiction treatment.
Myth: You Do Not Need Drug Rehab
Fact: This belief comes from an outdated belief about what addiction really is. People believe that addiction comes from moral failure and a lack of self-control. However, health experts now know that addiction is more complicated than that. Addiction is a disease.

It is important to look at addiction the same way that you look at other diseases. No one shames someone from getting treatment for diabetes and heart disease. That is why people who get addiction treatment should not be shamed for it.

Furthermore, it takes more than just willpower to overcome an addiction. Many people have tried to overcome an addiction on their own and have not be able to. It can also be dangerous to try to quit on your own.

Myth: You Should Hit Rock Bottom Before You Get Help
Fact: People believe that they do not need help because they have not hit rock bottom yet. Many drug addicts wait until they have lost their job, friends and home before they get help. However, it is best to get help as soon as you notice that you have a problem. In fact, if you get help early, then you can avoid hitting rock bottom.
Myth: If You Relapse, Then the Treatment Didn’t Work
Fact: It is common for people to relapse after they leave drug rehab. However, this does not mean that the treatment failed. Addiction is a disease that will require ongoing treatment. The battle does not stop when you leave drug rehab. That is why aftercare is important.

Myth: You Can’t Afford It
Fact: Drug treatment can be quite pricey. However, that does not mean that you cannot pay for it. There are several ways that you can pay for treatment. You should contact your insurance company if you plan to go to drug rehab. They may pay for all or part of your drug treatment. You may also be able to get your treatment for a reduced cost. We can also help determine if you qualify for rehab in New Jersey.

It is important to note that not going to treatment can be costly. You can ruin your entire life if you do not get treatment for a drug addiction. You can save money by getting treatment. You may also save your life.

Contact us today to learn more about addiction treatment.

Article Reviewed by Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MDDr. Jeffrey Berman is a psychiatrist in Teaneck, New Jersey and is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including French and Hebrew.

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