Drug Addiction

Drug addiction isn’t always as easy to spot as you may think, and there are often warning signs before a person becomes addicted. It’s true that many addicts lose jobs, friends, family members, spouses and money as a result of their addiction, but some people live lives that appear very normal although they’re struggling with a drug addiction. It’s up to individuals to look for the signs that they have a drug addiction, and then they can find the help that they need in order to recover.

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How Drug Addiction Occurs

Statistically, most people will experiment with some type of drug before they turn 18 years old, but not everyone becomes addicted. People may smoke some marijuana with friends in high school, try some cocaine at a party or take psychedelic drugs at a concert. Most people are able to experiment with drugs and then go on with their regular life. Some people may use on a semi-regular basis, which may be abuse, but it’s not necessarily a drug addiction.

Drug addiction happens when individuals become mentally and physically dependent on the drug, and they use compulsively. Many people begin turning to drugs in order to mask feelings of stress, anxiety or depression. Other people are genetically predisposed to this potentially disease, so they feel a much greater high than the average person when they try drugs for the first time.

Detox at an Inpatient or Outpatient Addiction Treatment Center

When you’ve found that your drug use has started to affect different aspects of your life in a negative way, but you’re having a problem stopping, it’s time to seek the help of an inpatient or outpatient addiction treatment center. The first step is accepting that you’ve lost control of your drug use, and then you must go through a medically safe detox process at the inpatient or outpatient addiction treatment center.

After you’ve spent days, weeks or months abusing drugs, you will withdrawal when you stop using drugs or decrease the amount you’ve been using. Withdrawal can be painful and uncomfortable, and depending on the drugs you’ve been using the symptoms of withdrawal can vary. Through detox at Insight To Recovery’s inpatient or outpatient addiction treatment program, you’ll be able to be much more comfortable and safe while you go through detox.

The symptoms of withdrawal and your cravings will be much more manageable through our detox process. Your withdrawal symptoms may last for days or weeks, but they will go away over time.

Once you’ve been safely detoxed at Insight To Recovery, you will begin intensive addiction treatment. This will involve educational classes about addiction, and you’ll also go through different types of therapies. Our addiction treatment center provides each of our clients with a treatment plan that will give them assurance that they can overcome their addiction to drugs and prevent relapse in the future.

Don’t let drug addiction dictate your life. Take control back. Call Insight to Recovery today and we’ll get you on the road to a drug-free life.