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If you’re a mom or dad or a spouse or loved one going online to google for what is drug treatment you might not have any idea of what that would entail, what the purpose of it is, and so on.
In my opinion, Drug Treatment is when an individual has been unable to stop using substances despite the negative consequences. How do we know if they’re unable to do so themselves? Just watch their history – they say they want to stop but couldn’t. They have different reasons to stop but they couldn’t. They have promised to stop but they couldn’t. If you know someone who fits that description they are a prime candidate for drug treatment.

Settings for Drug Treatment

Drug Treatment needs a setting to halt or discontinue the use of a substance. It can happen in a variety of different settings.
  • Initially just talking to your primary care physician
  • Or in outpatient settings
  • In detox settings
  • In hospital settings
  • Also in inpatient settings
There are various avenues of looking at drug treatment. One way might be to look at treatment for discontinuing the drug. Another path might be to look at the reasons why someone is using drugs in the first place. Drug treatment is a formal or informal setting that an individual who is struggling with the ability to stop using drugs or alcohol despite the negative consequences needs to go to, in order to provide some relief and to discontinue that process.

The Chaos Theory

This kind of behavior could apply to those who are not substance abusers but who are similarly unable to change self-sabotaging behavior. A lot of behaviors of choice follow the same addiction patterns because it’s like a loop inside the mind of a human being that could be causing the addiction to self sabotaging behaviors. The Chaos Theory shows that people’s brains get addicted to chaos, so when things get calm they find ways to self sabotage and blow it up because they’re looking for the payoff that comes with the chaos.
Sometimes drug treatment can be voluntary, at other times it could be a court ordered nudge from the judge. Whatever the reason, the whole purpose of drug treatment is to discontinue the use of a drug.

If you are seeking recovery or know of a friend or family member who needs support, don’t hesitate to reach out: 888-604-6446

Kelsey Gearhart

Director of Business Development

Kelsey carries multiple years of experience working in the substance abuse and mental health treatment field. Her passion for this field comes from her personally knowing recovery from addiction.

Prior to Buckeye she held titles of Recovery Coach, Operations Director, and Admissions Director. Kelsey was brought on at Buckeye Recovery as the Director of Business Development. She has a passion for ensuring every individual gets the help that they need, and does so by developing relationships with other providers.

Kelsey also oversees our women’s sober living environments – The Chadwick House for Women. She is committed to creating a safe, nurturing, and conducive environment for all women that walk through the doors of Chadwick.