Substance abuse is the result of consuming a harmful substance for the purpose of getting high. This can involve prescription drugs, illegal drugs, or over-the-counter drugs taken for other reasons than the drugs intended purpose. There are other substances that are abused because of the euphoric or mind-altering effects such as inhalants or solvents. Other drugs that are abused that don’t have mind-altering properties include anabolic steroids. One misconception in society today is that only street drugs are being abused, however, there are a variety of substances both legal and illegal that are being consumed on a regular basis daily by people of all ages and all walks of life. This behavior can cause severe health problems or death.
Addiction Can Destroy Your Life
Many people believe marijuana is not addictive and that it has some beneficial effects. The fact is, marijuana users can become psychologically dependent and that means it is addictive. Alcohol is another substance that can be abused. Also, solvents and inhalants, coffee and cigarettes can be abused and have harmful effects. With certain prescription drugs, many people don’t realize they are abusing the drug until addiction has taken place. In those cases, the person has developed increased tolerance to the drug, requiring larger or more frequent doses to obtain the level of relief they desire. Regardless of the reasons for substance abuse, the effects are just as serious and will require professional treatment.
A Program Tailored Around Your Needs
Providing effective treatment for and prevention of addiction has been difficult. Through research, we now have a better understanding of the complexities involved and can now tailor programs around the specific needs of each client. We take your problem seriously and want to help you and your loved ones recover. The most effective treatment program is one that is conducted on a residential, long-term basis. These residential facilities provide a secure setting where the individual can relax and focus on healing without the aggravation of daily stress or temptation they would face otherwise. Each aspect of the program is in place to achieve a specific result for the client with lasting recovery as the ultimate goal.
If you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse, seek help as soon as possible because the consequences can destroy your life and your family’s lives.