It is human nature to make decisions based on how we feel, whether right now or in the future. Advertisers add to this natural urge by convincing us that we will feel better if we buy their product, and human society compounds the problem by expecting a certain level of happiness when out with friends or posting on social media. Many times, we as a society force ourselves to appear happy when we are actually not, virtually ensuring we remain unhappy behind the facade.
It is logical to want to feel as happy as we pretend to be. The first time someone takes a drug like ice, the longing becomes a reality. The worldly concerns that plague all of us melt away, replaced by an euphoric high vastly superior to anything an advertiser could possibly sell us. As a result, the patient no longer cares about the job they did not get or the car they can never afford.
However, the euphoria never lasts. It may take three days or 20 minutes, but the rush eventually goes away. When it does, the patient is left worse off than before. All of the old problems return, accompanied by woes such as dehydration and lack of sleep caused by the patient's neglect of physical needs while on the drug.
The ice abuser is not addicted to ice, but rather the euphoric feelings of not caring about society's pressures that ice produces. It could be said that the true substances of abuse are dopamine and serotonin, the feel good hormones most directly responsible for the euphoric sensation. Both are natural substances produced by the body.
This realization led ice rehab in Melbourne to an innovative way to approach drug rehab. Instead of focusing on ice's destructive qualities, treatment begins by encouraging patients to feel the euphoric rush of hormones without using a toxic foreign substance. Patients report that adopting a child's playfulness and inquisitiveness, while truly loving themselves, allow them to experience similar highs while maintaining the responsibilities of an adult's life. This form of rehabilitation does not ask patients to give up feelings of euphoric pleasure, but rather derive it from a different source.
The clinic achieves this by examining the patient's emotions. Negative emotions are the result of some seemingly unrelated issue that needs to be rectified, or an indication that a patient has strayed too far from what he should be doing or who he should be spending time with. Once these underlying issues are resolved, negative emotions give way to positive feelings of contentment and joy, reproducing the high ice once provided.
Those interested in Ice Rehab in Melbourne believe that this approach is the answer to the eternal question of how to get off ice. Interested parties should contact the centre directly for additional information on its programs.