Addiction Treatment Rehab Center
If you’re concerned about a loved one’s use of drugs or alcohol, you may be trying to find out if they have developed an addiction to the substance. Perhaps you’re concerned about your own use of prescription medications or other drugs and need help overcoming your dependence. Legacy Healing Center offers treatment for substance use disorders (SUD) and any underlying causes. It’s important for you to know what addiction is and the first signs of it as well as the treatment options available with addiction rehab. Contact us today for help and/or more information.
What is Addiction?
Drug addiction is a disease where the person uncontrollably seeks out the drug for use in spite of the harmful consequences that come with it. The continued use of these drugs can be long-lasting and lead to harmful behaviors. Even if the person voluntarily sought out the drugs or alcohol in the beginning, their ability to make the choice to continue or stop is compromised. The use becomes compulsive due to changes in the brain. If they attempt to stop taking the drugs, they may relapse.
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Early Signs of Addiction
If you can notice the early signs of substance abuse addiction, treatment is likely to be more successful with fewer instances of relapse. It’s helpful to know which drugs the person is taking, but the early warning signs for most drugs are similar. These signs may be behavioral, physical, or mental.
- Arriving to work or school late or missing days
- Reduced social life or spending more time alone
- Secretive behavior
- Telling lies
- Loss of interest in hobbies and normal activities
- Sleeping more or less than usual
- Lack of interest in personal hygiene
- Depression or mood swings
- Getting irritated or agitated for no apparent reason
- Difficulty concentrating
You may also notice that the person won’t stop using the drugs or alcohol even if it causes problems for them. They may try to hide their use or even lie or steal to get access to the drugs. It’s important to seek help right away if you notice these unusual behaviors.
Treatment for Addiction
Addiction at any stage can be treated with the help of professionals at a drug rehab center. Before treatment can begin, the patient will need to go through drug detox to ride the body of the substance. It’s best to detox at a center rather than trying to do it at home because staff are available to help you with symptoms and cravings. They can monitor you to avoid relapse and any dangerous side effects from withdrawal. For instance, with opioid detox treatment, they may recommend medications to help with withdrawal.Once you’ve gone through detox, you will begin treatment. This often consists of individual and group therapy and may include alternative therapies. Therapy may consist of cognitive behavior therapy, family therapy, and 12-step programs. The therapist may recommend hypnotherapy, brain painting, and other therapies to help with underlying causes or mental health issues in a dual diagnosis. Treatment is designed to help you learn to avoid triggers or to deal with them using new skills you learn in therapy.Support at a drug addiction treatment center helps you begin a new life. Many of them offer resources to help you get a job and become productive in society again. They may assist you in rebuilding relationships with family that were damaged by the effects of addiction.
Addiction doesn’t go away with treatment. It’s a chronic disease that you will have to manage for many years. Addiction management requires ongoing support with aftercare programs. You can join support groups, attend 12-step meetings, and find a mentor. Legacy Healing Center provides aftercare support through numerous programs with alumni and professional staff. Managing your addiction is also about learning how to live your life again without the use of drugs. Many programs include fun activities where you can stay sober and participate in sports events, group picnics, and other enjoyable activities.
Seek Help with Addiction Today
If you believe you or someone you love is addicted to a substance, it’s important to reach out and get help. Legacy Healing Center provides a wide range of treatment options and programs to help you take the first step and get the treatment needed. Contact us at 888.534.2295 to talk to a treatment specialist and find out more about what we have to offer in our centers for drug rehab in Florida and New Jersey.