Drug rehab centers can help individuals suffering from dependency, but many people have to lose something they love before they choose to face their addiction.
Teresa Lane is one example of an individual who lost her child before she understood the reality of her dependency to methamphetamine. When her son was 9 months old, child services took custody of her baby, according to the Tahoe Daily Tribune. Without the intervention of the protective services, Lane told the news source that she may not have realized that her life was spiraling out of control.
Lane enrolled herself in a local drug court and has been sober for four years. She has regained custody of her son, and spends her free time counseling others on the dangers of addiction. Lane credits much of her lifestyle change to child services, who offered an eye-opening experience for the better.
More than 8 percent of adults aged 12 or older admitted to using illicit substances within a 30-day period in 2008, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Rehabilitation facilities can help people battling addiction, but it may take convincing from loved ones to encourage them to seek treatment. Interventions are one way to guide addicts in the right direction toward healthier lifestyle choices.