Alcohol and drug abuse is more common than most would like to admit. While checking into a drug rehabilitation center used to raise eyebrows, seeking treatment is becoming more encouraged. This is likely due to the fact that research shows that even long-time addicts are fully capable of becoming healthy, productive members of society given the right help.
If you or someone you love is ready to take the first step into a new life of sobriety, call Drug Treatment Centers Homestead at (786) 752-3472.
Millions of people nationwide are currently dealing with drug addictions and substance abuse problems. People of all ages and from all walks of life suffer from addiction problems. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), in the year 2013 3.1 percent of adults 24 to 44 had used or abused illicit drugs and 7.4 percent of those 18 to 25 did so. Other age demographics had lower rates, but they were still significant.
Additionally, those people seeking treatment for their substance abuse issues increase every year, with the totals in 2013 reaching well over 1.2 million according to SAMHSA. Interestingly, more than 40 percent of the people who are seeking out substance abuse treatment do so for both a drug addiction and alcohol addiction or abuse. This means that many people are suffering from not just one, but multiple addictions.
When a person is abusing or addicted to drugs or alcohol, there are certain signs and symptoms that indicate a person has a problem. Signs are changes or specific behaviors that a person other than the addicted individual can detect whereas symptoms are internal changes and feelings that only the person abusing drugs will be able to notice or detect. Each different drug exhibits different signs and symptoms as well as some common ones shared between most addictive substances. Some common signs of addiction are:
Some of the common symptoms of drug addiction, on the other hand, are:
There are two basic formats in which drug addiction treatment can be offered. The two formats are outpatient and residential treatments. The residential treatment option is what most people think of when they think about drug rehab. A recovering addict will check into a drug rehab treatment facility and stay there for a few weeks or even months to undergo intensive treatment for their addiction.
This form of drug rehab treatment encourages people to focus entirely on their recovery and separates them from the opportunity to attain a new supply of the drug they are addicted to. This removal of opportunity and distance from temptation makes residential treatment highly successful at preventing early relapse.
Outpatient treatment, on the other hand, gives recovering addicts the opportunity to stay in their homes and engaged in their regular, daily lives including going to work and spending time with family. The recovering addicts who partake in this treatment option go to a treatment center or hospital only for their therapy or other treatment sessions. The only downside to this option is, of course, the opportunities to give in to temptation and start using drugs once again.
It is important to find a drug addiction rehab program that can be tailored to individual needs. People who are addicted to drugs or alcohol and their family members should seek professional assistance as soon as possible. Call Drug Treatment Centers Homestead at (786) 752-3472.