Stop Using Drugs for Good

Drug addiction has become an epidemic in the United States in recent years. An astounding 25,000 deaths are attributed to prescription drugs each year alone, according National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIH). With more and more people finding themselves dependent on their prescription drugs, it is no wonder that so many are seeking treatment.

The good news about increasing drug usage is treatment centers are following suit. The United States government and many national institutions are turning their attention towards addiction sciences and unveiling new truths about the disease and decreasing the stigma that surrounds addiction. Addiction is a disease and should be treated as such. Treatment centers are now honing their protocols to more evidence based models and increasing the efficacy of their treatment programs. Quality treatment centers often offer such services as detox, inpatient and outpatient programs, as well as a variety of therapies including individual, group, family, art, music, equine and others.

A User’s Life

For those suffering from drug addiction, life becomes unbearable. The anxiety of running out an anticipation of when the drug will wear off makes people slaves to the substance and the clock. Sleepless nights spent wondering how much is left and where to get more are commonplace. The abusive cycle leaves good people used up and worn out. Many who need treatment, tragically, are unwilling to attach the stigma of “addict” to themselves and die as a result. It is never too late to get help!

Many others have found themselves stuck in this vicious relationship with drugs and prevailed. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) concluded that 9.4% of American adults (age 12 and older) have used an illicit substance within the last month. Treatment centers often provided access to 12 Step meetings where others in recovery can share their experience, strength and hope with newcomers. Don’t give up! Support and help are available.

Wounds Will Heal

Unfortunately, many people suffering from the disease of addiction are in denial. Far too often people maintain their denial to insanity or death. The effect of drugs on the brain cause a unique experience where the brain actually believes that the drug is necessary for survival. This is a consequence of the biological effects on the brain processes themselves, which undoubtedly are difficult to see past. However, once a person ceases using drugs, the brain begins to heal.

The wide range of cognitive and thought distortions certainly can make it difficult to stop. There is hope and recovery is not as difficult as you many think. For many, medically managed detox is advised as withdrawal varies in severity and symptomology. A medical professional onsite at a detox facility or inpatient rehab can help alleviate discomfort and risk.

Drug addiction has claimed the lives of too many already. Don’t become a statistic. If you or someone you love struggles with prescription or illegal drugs, get help now. A life beyond imagining is yours for the taking. We have professionals ready to walk you through the process and answer any question you have. Give us a call at (678) 616-2926.