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Common Myths About Addiction Treatment

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Common Misconceptions About Addiction Treatment

We're here to set the record straight about some of the most common misconceptions surrounding the concept of seeking professional treatment. The experts at North Georgia Recovery Center are here to set the record straight.

Myth: You need to hit rock bottom to seek treatment.

Although many people believe that someone needs to hit their lowest point before seeking addiction treatment, this is not the case and can be dangerous. In many instances, waiting too long can lead to more severe dependency issues and can also result in fall out in other areas of their life such as with personal relationships and their work life.

Myth: Treatment facilities are full of criminals.

Addiction can lead many people to make poor decisions. While these actions may be illegal and may result in the affected person having a criminal record, it is essential to keep in mind that addiction is a disease.

Addiction chemically changes the brain. More specifically, addiction affects the prefrontal cortex, which is responsible for:

  • Problem-solving
  • Decision-making
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Impulse control

Myth: Addiction treatment is for celebrities and public figures.

While we hear more about celebrities and public figures going into rehabilitation centers to seek treatment for alcohol and drug abuse issues, anyone can struggle with the throws of addiction. This also means that anyone affected by substance abuse and addiction can benefit from seeking professional treatment.

Seeking Help for Addiction at North Georgia Recovery Center

The road to recovery starts with taking the first step. Let us walk alongside you on the path to sobriety and wellness. When you choose to get treatment at North Georgia Recovery Center, you can rest assured knowing that you will be treated by licensed therapists in our state-of-the-art facilities. Every one of our team members is certified to address and effectively treat the issues that come along with addiction.

To schedule your free consultation with our team, call (678) 940-7873 or get in touch with us online today.