DRS is committed to connecting our users to the best possible substance use and addiction recovery resources. Our main purpose in doing this is to allow someone to have a life free from all chemical dependencies. It is our philosophy that, whenever possible, an individual should get to a point where they are completely free from all drugs.
The mental toll of substance use and drug withdrawal symptoms are very similar to many other mental health issues. Due to this observation, we endorse a treatment approach that tries to get an individual off all drugs.
In certain cases, it is medically necessary to prescribe medications for an individual to come off of drugs safely. Besides this specific utilization, we do not agree with methods that rely on medication to cure substance use problems. Our philosophy is that people must learn through therapy and life skills to live a drug-free life, so the medication does not become a substitute for their drug of use.
The process of rehabilitation, by definition, aims to restore someone to health or a normal life. Through the collective experience of our staff, we have witnessed countless transformations of individuals plagued by addiction. We feel this approach gives the individual the best chance at true rehabilitation.
Many centers have different ideologies regarding recovery and treating substance use. It’s not that these methods can’t be effective; they do not align with our philosophy.