One of the most difficult challenges one faces in this modern age because of the proliferation of readily available alcohol and illegal drugs is substance abuse. This malady brought about by several factors like curiosity, peer pressure, and work-related stress has wrecked lives not just of the user (who is considered a victim) but also families, loved ones, and friends.
For those who are severely addicted to these substances, the only recourse they have towards rehabilitation is extended confinement in a substance abuse center. It’s either voluntarily, through the efforts of their families or, in cases where formal legal complaints have been filed, by court order.
In these instances, life has been put on hold for the victim until it is proven that he/she is medically and psychologically fit to re-enter society. The reality, however, is that this re-entry will be tough for most, and may lead to a recurrence of addiction.
A Second Chance at Life without Leaving It
For many, however, there is another option, especially for those who, despite their addiction, are still and harm, not only to the abuser but to those around him/her.
These are the average users who still recognize that they have a substance abuse problem but cannot afford to leave their jobs or studies to seek confinement. For victims in this category, the option is to go to an outpatient addiction recovery center. Utah is one state where centers like Renaissance Ranch Outpatient exist.
Aside from the advantage of being able to keep one’s job or continuing to study, these centers can tailor-fit their programs to the rehabilitation needs and schedule of the victim. These programs may be a combination of physical, medical, psychological, and spiritual activities that the participant can undertake a few days per week for a limited period. And because the treatment is of the outpatient variety, the participant need not put his/her life on hold or have to even tell his/her friends and loved ones about it, thereby preserving his/her dignity while working towards a normal life.