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Is Addiction A Disease?

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Is addiction a disease? A lot of substance abuse treatment programs follow a medical model that views this problem as a disease. This is the one reason why most Rehabs do not have successful results, and thus relapse is a common issue. At Valiant Recovery our substance abuse treatment program is highly effective, our success rates show this fact. Our program doesn’t follow the disease model, because we believe that a complete recovery from addiction is possible. Drug and alcohol abuse stems from emotional sickness and spiritual death, not a disease. Any treatment program must address these components to be effective and create indefinite recovery.medical imaging of a brain that may be diseased from drug abuse 

Most addiction emerges from trauma, this trauma leads to emotional sickness and eventually results in the spiritual death of the individual. Not taking the time to include the individual counseling, the substance abuse treatment that addresses the spiritual aspect, the program cannot be successful in the goal for complete recovery and permanent healing. Rehab programs which treating addiction as a disease have a much higher failure and relapse rate. Due to the program not taking into account and treating all of the components in the problem at hand.

Treating addiction as a disease can cause a lot of problems during treatment. A disease means that the individual is sick, and it’s not their fault but are a victim of the circumstance. Substance abuse is a sickness, but it’s that of emotional and spiritual instead of physical. The disease model doesn’t show a cure for the cause of the problem but instead treats only the surface. That is why these programs have clients who will return countless times and continuously relapse. Even after treatment is a typical residential Rehab, the root of the addiction is still present.

Here at Valiant Recovery, we take a different approach to addiction treatment. It’s possible to be cured completely of any substance abuse when you address all factors involved, to have a recovery that lasts for life. Before you can become free from addiction you must find and heal the emotional and spiritual wounds that are causing the problems to your well being, as well as dealing with the medical and physical complications of recurring substance abuse. Our programs get to the root of the problem effectively and will address all of them, unlike other facilities so that the inner wounds can heal and you can get your life back on track. We are confident in the success of our program that we offer a conditional guarantee of the results. In most cases, if a relapse does occur you are treated at no additional cost, something that very few addiction treatment programs offer.

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