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Fear and uncertainty are commonly the greatest challenges to addiction recovery, which typically is a long and challenging task that will almost always require professional help along the way. Getting the appropriate support and professional help, you can overcome your substance abuse problem.

At Drug Rehabilitation Facility Ames we have a wide range of addiction treatment programs for people that arrive at our facility suffering with addiction. Most people that get addicted to drugs like vicodin, percocet, lortab, heroin, meth and other drugs that cause addiction are typically at a loss of how to stop on their own. We have provided help to countless individuals to beat their addiction with our extensive treatment protocols.


The first step of our rehabilitation program is our detox regimen. After a person has taken an addictive drug regularly for a period of time a dependence occurs and takes over. Once this happens it may be unsafe to suddenly stop using the drug without supervision from a medical detox procedure. Habit-forming substances such as alcohol, cocaine, heroin, meth, crack, demerol, fentanyl and many others produce a wide variety of withdrawal effects such as agitation, anxiety, insomnia, muscle aches, vomiting, sweating, diarrhea, cramping, nausea, lethargy and more.

At Drug Treatment Facility Ames we provide the needed medical supervision to make our clients as safe and comfortable as possible through the detoxification period. We offer 24 hour care during this crucial first phase in the recovery process. Our clients often state that they feel a great sense of accomplishment when they have finished the detox process.

An essential step in beating addiction is to acknowledge that you have a problem. An individual who is in denial about their addiction will not be able to take strides to fix the problem they deny they have. For many, when it comes down to taking a honest look into their addiction situation, also requires the individual to look at why and how it developed to start with. Addiction commonly occurs when someone uses a substance to relieve physical and/or emotional pain in order to minimize negative feelings and emotions. If an individual doesn't figure out the underlying issues connected to their addiction and does not receive help, it will be harder for them to fully recover from their addiction.

Acknowledging that you have a problem is an extremely critical part of recovery from drug addiction or alcoholism. However you also need to have the desire to do what is needed to change it. Taking inventory of the reasons for making a change keep you focused and motivated on recovery. Many find it helpful to write down the reasons why they want to change. Reasons might be, for example, wanting to be a better mother/father, experience more joy in life, to be the person you really want to be, repair damaged relationships, to improve your health, or to reverse other negative situations that addiction causes.

Do not just concentrate and be absorbed on the circumstances and problems caused by your substance abuse, as focusing too much on the negative consequences of the past can make one feel hopeless. Rather, focus on your new addiction-free life and the recovery process. Think about the great things that will surely materialize when you have recovered from addiction. At Drug Rehabilitation Program Ames we will help you to embrace your prospects for a happy, productive, addiction-free life. A future accomplishing long lost dreams and goals in your newly created addiction-free lifestyle. You will be healthier, have more energy and enthusiasm, be more secure financially, have stable relationships, be more productive overall, and have time to have fun and explore new hobbies and recreation. Setting aside time to write down these goals can keep you excited and motivated throughout the rehab process.

Long Term Rehabilitation goals

At Drug Treatment Center Ames we have learned that the most important factor in determining success is whether the patient has truly overcome their addiction to drugs. Success can only be calculated by the patient's belief in their ability to stay clean and sober. Short term treatment protocols generally fall short of this goal.

We feel that it is critical not to be under time restraints while in rehabilitation. The time that you spend in treatment can create a lifetime of sobriety, it is definitely worth the investment of whatever time that it needs. We address the underlying issues that that most likely are at the root of the addiction. We will help you to fix the damages that you have caused in your life so that you are not filled with shame and regret. You will learn life skills, coping skills and relapse prevention techniques so that you are not only sober when you are done, but know how to stay clean for the rest of your life. We know that you want a drug free life and we are here to help you find a way to achieve it.

Relapse Prevention

Although the only person who can change you is you. At Drug Rehab Program Ames it helps to be immersed in a strong support network to help you succeed. Therefore, hold onto the relationships in your life that are positive and supportive. Conversely, be cautious about maintaining the unhealthy relationships in your life, like past associates that still use drugs, or relationships that make you feel inadequate.

Detox is only the first step in a long process of rehabilitation at Drug Treatment Facility Ames; But will also help you to recognize the the things that trigger your addiction cravings. Stress, anxiety, inhibitions, deficiencies in confidence etc. are all potential triggers for addiction. Practicing healthy relapse prevention concepts and skills will help you to push away and disregard the cravings and urges to fall back into addictive behaviors. Our facility activities include exercise, nutrition, drug education, cognitive education therapy, coping skills, life skills, trigger and relapse prevention education and training.

If you have decided that it is time to make a change call us at Drug Rehab Center Ames and we will help you to make that change. Call (515) 890-5810

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