Family First Behavioral Health LLC

              "Intentional Living Ministries" 

We do provide interventions!!! We will come to you and help your family member get the treatment they need in a safe and healthy environment. 

Myths and facts about drug abuse and addiction

Five common myths

Myth 1: Overcoming addiction is simply a matter of willpower. You can stop using drugs if you really want.

Fact: Prolonged exposure to drugs alters the brain in ways that result in powerful cravings and a compulsion to use. These brain changes make it extremely difficult to quit by sheer force of will.

Myth 2: Using drugs like opioid painkillers are safe since they’re so commonly prescribed by doctors.

Fact: Short-term medical use of opioid painkillers can help to manage severe pain after an accident or surgery, for example. However, regular or longer-term use of opioids can lead to addiction. Misuse of these drugs or taking someone else’s medication can have dangerous—even deadly—consequences.

Myth 3: Addiction is a disease; there’s nothing that can be done about it.

Fact: Most experts agree that addiction is a disease that affects the brain, but that doesn’t mean anyone is helpless. The brain changes associated with addiction can be treated and reversed through therapy, medication, exercise, and other treatments.

Myth 4: Addicts have to hit rock bottom before they can get better.

Fact: Recovery can begin at any point in the addiction process—and the earlier, the better. The longer drug abuse continues, the stronger the addiction becomes and the harder it is to treat. Don’t wait to intervene until the addict has lost everything.

Myth 5: You can’t force someone into treatment; they have to want help.

Fact: Treatment doesn’t have to be voluntary to be successful. People who are pressured into treatment by their family, employer, or the legal system are just as likely to benefit as those who choose to enter treatment on their own. As they sober up and their thinking clears, many formerly resistant addicts decide they want to change.

We provide one on one and a group intervention methods, which are effective steps to the process of healing!! 

Group Interventions also show addicts how their actions affect those they care about; and The goal is to help the person struggling get into addiction recovery and rehabilitation!! (GET HELP FOR THE ONES YOU LOVE TODAY) CLICK THE LINK BELOW Or call (281) 856-6888 TODAY