The statistics for North Dakota addictions are alarming. In 2005, North Dakota had 52,000 citizens who had a dependency on alcohol and 13,000 citizens with a drug problem. Of these people, 51,000 alcoholics and 11,000 drug addicts did not get the help they needed from a North Dakota drug treatment center or alcohol rehab program. The number of addicts is on the rise and with it, acts of violence, crime and abuse as well as the number of people who live below the poverty line is also rising. Families are being torn apart, marriages ruined, children living in poverty and communities seeing a downslide in their society, all because of the addiction problems throughout the state.
Local Addiction Support Hotlines
|Bismarck – (701) 355-6366
|Fargo – (701) 355-6372
|Fargo – (701) 205-1953
|Gardner – (701) 484-0368
|Fargo – (701) 212-1923
|Horace – (701) 369-4306
However, help is available. There are a number of North Dakota drug treatment centers and alcohol rehab programs that can help. There is a variety of inpatient programs, short term residential and long term residential facilities, as well as out patient programs that offer support and help for addicts to detox and get back to society as a functioning member. One of the most important parts of detox is not the removal of the toxins from an addicts system, but the after care, follow up, and counseling that follows the detox process. Addicts need an incredible support system after they have undergone addiction treatment in North Dakota, and that extends beyond the treatment centers. Support needs to come from all directions – family, friends and the communities that they live in.
Some of the treatment programs available in North Dakota replace illicit drugs and alcohol with other medications while others offer a drug free alternative. It’s important to do some research and find out which North Dakota alcohol rehab or drug treatment is right for you or your loved one. Regardless of the North Dakota addiction treatment program that you choose, there is one common thing that addicts will learn while going through detox – how to cope back in ‘the real world’ without falling back to old habits of drug abuse and alcoholism.
These tools and skills of how to deal with daily stress and general life are vital to the success of the addiction recovery process. Just because the drugs and alcohol are gone from an addicts system doesn’t mean they are cured – addiction recovery takes a very long time and is never really complete. There’s always a pull back to the comfort and numbness that drugs and alcohol offer. Without a steady support system, addicts can easily find their way back to their old ways of numbing their stress and pain with drugs and alcohol.
North Dakota treatment facilities are here to help with interventions for drug abuse and alcoholism. Many addicts are far beyond the point where they can ask for help let alone seek it out themselves.
Interventions from friends and family members are important – it shows love and support for your loved one.
There is no shame in asking for help, regardless of whether you are an addict or you know someone who is. Addiction treatment is available throughout North Dakota – just call and seek the information on getting the help that you, or your loved one, need.