Drug Rehab in Utah
  Utah Young Adult Treatment Programs
  by NewRoadsTreatment.com

Interview with an Individual in Drug Rehab

As a Joint Commission accredited drug treatment center New Roads is always striving to improve methods of treatment and quality of care for each and every one of our clients.  We help this process by interviewing professionals, loved ones, and clients themselves on what they view a good program  to be and how to improve what we are doing.  Here is a small question and answer session with one of our current super star clients!

What would you tell another addict about addiction, or getting help?

Something I would tell another addict about addiction or getting help is that there is always help as long as you want it.  You just have to reach out and there is someone or something to help.

What is your definition of addiction?

My definition of addiction is when your drug is your first priority and you will do anything for it.

What are some very telling signs a person is in trouble?

A few telling signs that a person is in trouble is when they have lost their job, causing them to lose their house and car and family has given up on them and they don’t care, all they want is to get high.

What would you tell the loved ones trying to get help?

Something that I would tell a loved one that is trying to get help is to just go into treatment somewhere because it is so worth it.

What is your view on effective and ineffective treatment?

I feel like all treatment is effective, it’s just how open minded the person is and how much they really want it.  A question I would ask a treatment place is their success rate.

What makes a program different, special?

Something I think a program makes itself different is when they don’t base their help around AA.  I’m the problem, drugs and alcohol are my solution.

What are your personal views on length of stay in drug rehab?

My personal views on the length of stay in a program is that long term programs are great.  I’ve done short term before and it’s not enough.

What are some of your favorite memories from New Roads?

My favorite memories at New Roads is just being with all the clients, I love that it’s a therapeutic community because it brings everybody very close.

What can you say about location? If you are not local how did moving away for treatment benefit you?

I am not from Utah, I’m from Nebraska and coming to a different state helped a lot because I can’t leave treatment as easily if I wanted to, therefore I’m like “well I’m here, might as well get the most out of it”.

What would your best advice be to someone who recently got out of treatment?

My best advice for someone who recently got out of treatment would be to just stay sober for today and then tell yourself that the next day and just take it little by little.  I know that if I start thinking about the future too much I freak out a little bit, so I just try and think about what I can do today.

What can you say regarding improvements in your life after during/after treatment?

Some improvements in my life are that I’m finally ok with myself, I’ve come to love myself and I don’t feel like I have to run and hide from who I am in a bottle or pipe.

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