What Factors Influence Addiction?
Many factors can work together to influence an individual to develop an addiction disorder, and it is important to be aware of the types of triggers to watch out for. Here are some reasons why someone may become addicted to a substance:
- Type of Drug Used: There are substances that are more addictive than others. For example, having an occasional alcoholic drink has a lot less potential for addiction than smoking or injecting Ice. Each substance has risks, but some are far more dangerous.
- Genes: Our family history has a lot to do with a predisposition to developing a substance abuse disorder. If you have a family member that has had trouble with addiction in the past, it is more likely that you can also be subject to developing an addiction.
- Environmental Influences: The people we surround ourselves with have a huge influence on the choices we make. If you are constantly surrounded by family members or friends who struggle with addiction and are constantly abusing substances, you are more likely to abuse substances yourself.
Hills & Ranges Private Offers a Fresh Start
Being in a new location surrounded by encouragement for recovery is the only way you will begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel for your addiction. If you continue to live in the environment you’ve become accustomed to, you will only continue the destructive behavioural patterns you have developed.
The first step towards recovery is always admitting to the problem at hand, and we understand that this can be an extremely scary thing to do. Our staff at Hills & Ranges Private are here to ease your mind and help you remember that rehab is an opportunity for a fresh start. If you decide to receive treatment from us, we will welcome you with open arms.
What Happens in Rehab?
Rehabilitation often starts off with a mental and physical evaluation of the potential patient. Our specialists will determine the severity of addiction they are facing, so we can better understand what types of treatments and therapies they will possibly need.
Once evaluated, our professionals will decide how best to treat your issues with addiction. Located in the hills & ranges of the Dandenongs, we also employ a physical activity program that is second to none in Australia.
Regular exercise is one of the best ways to restore body to a strong, healthy state, and some people in recovery desperately need help to improve the way their bodies function. In addition to helping the body to improve, exercise also provides a wealth of psychological and emotional benefits. As a study in the Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing puts it, exercise can:
- Reduce depression
- Soothe anxiety
- Lift a negative mood
- Improve self-esteem
All of which are parts of the withdrawal process from substance abuse.