Charles County is a county that is located in the southern portion of the state of Maryland. Home to an estimated population of more than 163,000 people as of 2019 according to the United States Census Bureau, Charles County is one of the ten most populous counties in the state. But one drawback to being so densely populated during America’s drug epidemic in the likelihood of increased rates of addiction and overdose, a common theme across the country. From 2015 to 2017 there were 119 drug deaths in Charles County according to a report published by County Health Rankings, one of the highest rates for any county during that time period. This shows how badly drug and alcohol rehabilitation and detox services are need by residents of the community to help people and save lives. But all too often, people receive treatment yet still relapse and continue using drugs, often resulting in an overdose. This can be confusing for everyone involved and cause people to lose faith in treatment when in reality the issue is that it is usually not the fault of the treatment facility. Instead, it is usually a failure in recovery support that is the issue.
Recovery is an entirely different process than treatment. Recovery can only take place where the person is clean already and has been through treatment. Recovery can begin in treatment, but never before. It is the process of reclaiming one’s life or recovering what was lost. And when people finally make it into treatment, they usually have lost everything. No one trusts them and they have very little to their name if anything. It is not uncommon for the person completing treatment to have no housing, employment, or transportation. As you can imagine, this is a lot to face and is the result of addiction. Drugs are used to escape and avoid pain. They become the person’s primary coping mechanism and are used to avoid almost anything in the person’s life which brings stress or discomfort. This is why there are so many unhandled problems in the life of someone who is recovering, which can make the process so much more challenging than it already is. Add legal problems and other issues like debt and medical conditions and the person in recovery has to face stressors that most well-adjusted people would be hard-pressed to handle. This can explain why relapse is so common.
What happens is that when the person completes treatment, they go from being in a very structured and supportive environment to one of total freedom and virtually no support. They are now home where they were recently using drugs every day and their life is very stressful. If they want help with cravings or other issues they must wait until there is a support group meeting or their next outpatient session is scheduled if they are enrolled in those services. They also must get to this appointment, and not have to work or attend some other obligation. This is why it is so important to have a solid plan before completing treatment, so these issues are all accounted for. A recovery coach can also be utilized to provide additional support when the person needs it immediately.
Here is a list of the different treatment centers in Charles County, Maryland. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.