Drugs Addiction Treatment
Selecting a drug addiction treatment center for yourself or someone you care about may be one of the most important decisions you will make in your lifetime.
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Get Help Right Now for Drug Addiction
I always say that drugs took me to places I didn’t want to go to, you know, mentally, physically, spiritually.
Heroin took everything away from me – my heart, my soul, everything.
It’s not bad people that become addicts and it’s not bad people that don’t care about their kids. It’s just people that an addiction has got a grip of, and it is more powerful than anything, even the love that a parent would have for their children. It just overrules that.
Throughout the years you keep fighting it. You’re fighting a losing battle. You’re gone as a person – you don’t exist anymore.
If you’re taking heroin, it’s your master.
Are you or is someone you love in the grip of a drug addiction? The above quotes are the actual words of people who went down that road, but who were able to come back by undergoing treatment for drug addiction. You can do it too, if you find the right program.
Signs of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
If you notice unexplained changes in physical appearance or behavior, it may be a sign of substance use – or it could be a sign of another problem. You will not know definitively until a health professional does a comprehensive screening.
- Change in sleeping patterns
- Bloodshot eyes
- Slurred or agitated speech
- Sudden or dramatic weight loss or gain
- Skin abrasions/bruises
- Neglected appearance/poor hygiene
- Sick more frequently
- Accidents or injuries
- Hiding use; lying and covering up
- Sense that the person will “do anything” to use again regardless of consequences
- Loss of control or choice of use (drug-seeking behavior)
- Loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities
- Emotional instability
- Hyperactive or hyper-aggressive
- Missing school or work
- Failure to fulfill responsibilities at school or work
- Complaints from teachers or co-workers
- Reports of intoxication at school or work
- Furtive or secretive behavior
- Avoiding eye contact
- Locked doors
- Going out every night
- Change in friends or peer group
- Change in clothing or appearance
- Unusual smells on clothing or breath
- Heavy use of over-the-counter preparations to reduce eye reddening, nasal irritation, or bad breath
- Hidden stashes of alcohol
- Alcohol missing from your supply
- Prescription medicine missing
- Money missing
- Valuables missing
- Disappearances for long periods of time
- Running away
- Secretive phone calls
Drug addiction is now hitting all age groups, all income levels, every race and every gender. Children as young as ten years old and senior citizens as old as eighty are among those fighting the battle. Some are abusing street drugs like methamphetamine, cocaine, or heroin, and living under the constant tension of being found out or arrested. Others are addicted to prescription drugs, including painkillers like OxyContin and Vicodin, mood-altering drugs like Valium, Xanax and Ativan, or stimulants like Ritalin.
All of them pay a big price for their addictions when their families and friends turn against them, they lose their jobs, they get into automobile accidents, their marriages break up, and when their children lose all respect for them. Their bodies age more quickly, because many drugs cause long-term damage to vital organs and to the addict’s ability to experience pleasure in a normal way. Money that should go for vacations, education, and even food and rent gets wasted into drugs instead. Years that would be spent developing, learning, and loving become “lost years.”
There is a way out of the grip of addiction, and you can take the first step right now by phoning . A counselor will answer and lead you to the right treatment center or help you find the best way to support your loved one’s recovery.
Today’s drug treatment programs are more sophisticated than ever. Addicts are recovering more quickly. They are more likely to maintain the gains they made during treatment on a permanent basis. For one thing, scientists have discovered so much new information about the chemical basis of drug addiction. They are using research methods and brain scanning technology that have only available within the past few years, in order to understand how drugs affect the brain and why certain people are more susceptible to addictions.
Drug treatment centers are now offering more sophisticated treatments and medications to help addicts remain more comfortable when they withdraw physically from their drugs. Professionals, certified and specializing only in drug addiction treatment, now employ state-of-the-art counseling techniques that have been tested and proven effective. Follow-up care is intense and usually involves the patient’s entire family to create a support system once the person returns home. Post-treatment relapses and drug cravings are now considered part of the recovery process: one or two slip-ups no longer mean that the person has to start the entire process completely over. The new thinking is that relapses are just one anticipated and predictable rough spots in the treatment process.
If you phone, a trained counselor will guide you to the best treatment center for you or your loved one. Which treatment center is the best choice depends on many factors, including your geographic location, your insurance coverage and ability to pay for treatment, your age and sex, how long you have been using drugs, in what amounts you have been using them, how long you can be absent from your job, etc. Since there are so many factors to consider for each individual, the best way to find the right program is to work with a professional counselor and discuss your individual circumstances and preferences with that person. You can do that right now, free of charge and in complete privacy, by phoning .