Eliminate The Risks
Eliminating Risk Factors
Addiction can change the way that a person’s brain functions. The damage that is done to the brain by drugs and alcohol can make it difficult for one to stay clean. In fact, there was a study done that showed that addicts lose tissue in the brain that regulates emotional and behavioral control. That is why it is hard for people to avoid the temptation to drink or use drugs.
Extended care recovery living homes eliminate the temptations. There are no illicit drugs or alcohol beverages on the premises. This not only helps with relapse prevention, but it also allows the damaged tissue in the brain to heal. It will be easier for a person to say no to drugs and alcohol if they have better emotional and behavioral control.