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Drugs and alcohol can take a person's life and flip it upside down. It touches all kinds of people from all kinds of backgrounds and classes. It doesn't matter if a person comes from the projects and has practically nothing, or if they come from an affluent family and can buy anything they want and are granted every opportunity. Drugs and alcohol can turn a completely sane person into a fiend that has no morals or inhibitions. For people that have gone this far down the wrong path, long term drug rehab centers may be the answer.

Constant prolonged drug and alcohol abuse takes a terrible toll on the human body. Not only are these substances harmful in themselves but the lifestyle that comes along with being intoxicated so much of the time is less than healthy. Drug and alcohol addicts have erratic sleeping and eating patterns. They seldom take the time to take care of themselves that is necessary to live a healthy life and this is on top of the toxic substances they are flooding their system with on a regular basis. After living this lifestyle for years or even decades, an addict's body will be in very poor shape. Their mind will be damaged as well. Alcohol causes bad brain damage and affects all of the senses. These affects can be permanent, depending on the amounts and frequencies of use.

Other drugs like methamphetamine damage the pleasure receptors in the brain, making it harder for people to experience pleasure with or without the drug. They may get high just to feel normal, or not depressed, because of the low serotonin level in their brains. These are all conditions that can be so uncomfortable that a person will have an extremely difficult time facing a sober life when they know that taking more of their substance of choice will temporarily relieve these symptoms.

Obviously after having all of these negative affects on themselves for so long, addicts are in big trouble and in desperate need of a total overhaul. This type of help will take longer than just a month. An addict first has to get their bodies to the healthiest state possible before they can address the mental and emotional damage that has been done to them by their substance of choice. After they have handled their physical problems they will be able to concentrate on the mental and emotional issues that brought them to abusing drugs and exist because of their drug use. This is why long term rehab centers are the best choice for people with bad drug or alcohol habits. If you are looking at rehabs make sure you pick the best one for your situation.