Drug addiction is like a headache that has been increasing immensely among our society today. Drug addictions can only interfere us from accomplishing target in life. People sometimes feel they are too bright, too powerful, too much in control to become addictive. Addiction can hook anyone. It can lead to harming one’s body, causing problems in family structure, and add to the crime in society. The sooner people seek help for drug addiction problems, the more chances they have of gaining control of their life once again.
Drug addiction symptoms or behaviors include, among others:
Feeling that you have to use the drug regularly — daily or even several times a day
Having intense urges for the drug that block out any other thoughts
Over time, needing more of the drug to get the same effect
Taking larger amounts of the drug over a longer period of time than you intended
Making certain that you maintain a supply of the drug
Spending money on the drug, even though you can’t afford it
Not meeting obligations and work responsibilities, or cutting back on social or recreational activities because of drug use
Continuing to use the drug, even though you know it’s causing problems in your life or causing you physical or psychological harm
Doing things to get the drug that you normally wouldn’t do, such as stealing
Driving or doing other risky activities when you’re under the influence of the drug
Spending a good deal of time getting the drug, using the drug or recovering from the effects of the drug
Failing in your attempts to stop using the drug
Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when you attempt to stop taking the drug.
Like many mental health disorders, several factors may contribute to the development of drug addiction. The main factors are:
Environment. Environmental factors, including your family’s beliefs and attitudes and exposure to a peer group that encourages drug use, seem to play a role in initial drug use.
Genetics. Once you’ve started using a drug, the development into addiction may be influenced by inherited (genetic) traits, which may delay or speed up the disease progression.
Our team of skilled specialists deals with the complexities of restoring the mind, body and spirit with a program that promotes recovery on several pivotal levels. We treat drug and alcohol dependency and behavioral addictions, including concurrent mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. We will help you throw away the guilt and anxiety and we will address the fear, misconceptions and limiting beliefs that surround chemical dependency and prevent true and lasting recovery.