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The path to sobriety isn’t an easy one, but it’s worth the battle. There are treatment centers in nearly every American city. If your city doesn’t have a treatment center, it likely has meeting places for group meetings and 12-steps. If there isn’t a group meeting near you, give us a call and we’ll help you find one in your area. Most treatment centers offer group meetings, and there are independent meetings ranging across the spectrum, from Alcoholics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Heroin Anonymous, Meth Anonymous and many others. If you are unable to find treatment in your area, traveling for treatment has its benefits. Recovering addicts are less likely to bump into coworkers or associates who may not know they are suffering with addiction. It also affords the opportunity to get away from circumstances that may be leading them to use in the first place.
The Truth about Addiction and Recovery
If you are struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, you aren’t alone. The nation, and the world as a whole, is experiencing an epidemic of addiction that isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. No one can promise a magic pill that will treat substance addiction, but you can get better over time and with a lot of work. The absolute best method to get sober is to get help from professionals, including certified psychologists and support team. The ideal rehabilitation program is one that addresses all the needs of the client, like physical, psychological, social, medical, vocational, and emotional requirements. Rehabilitation helps addicts discover the heart of their drug abuse, what their relapse triggers are, and methods to avoid the temptations drugs and other substances after they re-join society. Call (956) 450-8484 to get started today.
The Warning Signs of Addiction
Addiction is a complex disease, often chronic in nature, which affects the functioning of the brain and body. It also causes serious damage to families, relationships, schools, workplaces and neighborhoods. The most common symptoms of addiction are severe loss of control, continued use despite serious consequences, preoccupation with using, failed attempts to quit, tolerance and withdrawal. Addiction can be effectively prevented, treated and managed by healthcare professionals in combination with family or peer support. It’s important to understand that recreational drug and alcohol users are at risk and vulnerable to the psychological changes that take place when someone becomes addicted. Abusing alcohol and/or drugs on a daily basis puts you at risk of altered brain chemistry. The brain is rewired when someone ultimately crosses the line of control to addiction. Following the re-wiring process, an individual’s brain is convinced that it needs drugs or alcohol in order to stay alive.
There is a range in the severity of substance problems, from mild to moderate to severe. People who abuse drugs or alcohol can experience serious consequences such as accidents, overdoses, crime, school problems, violence and suicide. Many people experience alcohol or drug abuse problems, but are able to stop using or change their pattern of use without progressing to addiction. There are several warning signs that reveal addiction’s presence in our life or life of someone we care about. The warning signs are physical, behavioral and psychological. Physical signs may include impaired coordination, change in weight, overall appearance and sleep patterns. Behavioral signs are likely to include loss of control over use, using to avoid withdrawal, increased tolerance for substance of choice and neglecting life responsibilities. Psychological signs may include emotional instability, lacking motivation, changes in personality and attitude. Although these signs of addiction are common, there are many more. The signs of addiction are different for everyone.