Prescription drug addiction has been increasing at an alarming rate in the U.S. over the last decade, with the major culprits being painkillers, followed by sedatives, tranquilizers and stimulants. As a result, there are millions of people hooked on drugs like Xanax, Oxycontin and Adderall, flooding addiction treatment centers throughout the country.
One of the biggest problems for drug treatment facilities though has been the fact that many actually contribute to the problem by giving out more drugs to those who are already addicted, as if some new pill will provide a solution for them.
Time and again, we have witnessed that the most successful type of drug rehabs are those that offer long-term, drug-free rehabilitation approaches that do not push the disease theory on addicts. Advocates for permanent recovery are leading the charge for the non-disease-based movement that doesn’t push more drugs to patients, citing observable results in non-traditional programs and proclaiming that a formal comparison be made between the styles to present to government officials so public funds are no longer being wasted on ineffective measures.