If you or someone in your family is suffering from drug addiction, the problems you’re experiencing might seem impossible to solve. While this is understandable, it’s important to remember that there’s hope. There’s hope in the form of professional treatment services. Yes, recovery from addiction of any sort involves a great deal of work, but finding the help that you need will immediately lighten your family’s load.
But it’s absolutely imperative to seek professional services right away. Otherwise, circumstances are likely to get worse. Don’t worry though– The Blanchard Institute will be with you every step of the way. At our North Carolina Drug Addiction Treatment Center, we’ve helped thousands of people with substance abuse disorders take those first tenuous steps into recovery.
Don’t wait another minute if you or someone you love is suffering from substance abuse. Please contact our North Carolina Drug Addiction Treatment Center online today.
Sometimes, it can be difficult to tell the difference between recreational use of drugs and actual addiction. Once the disease has progressed to a certain point, many drug users insist that they’re still in control in spite of numerous negative consequences. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that way. If you know how to recognize the signs of addiction, then you have a much better chance to begin a long-term recovery.
Here are some of the signs that it might be time to seek professional treatment for a substance abuse disorder:
If this list describes your situation, it’s probably time to seek help at a drug treatment facility.
No matter how far your disease has progressed, The Blanchard Institute can help you overcome chemical dependency. Seeking help for drug addiction can seem quite daunting, but getting started is as easy as picking up the phone. You’ll know immediately that we understand what you’re going through and how much we care about every client we serve. Once this trust is established, the healing can truly begin.
The dedicated, compassionate team at our North Carolina Drug Addiction Treatment Center uses a holistic approach to treating addiction. This means we offer evidence-based treatment modalities that address the mind, body, and spirit of our clients. After an initial assessment, our admissions team will place you in the appropriate level of care and you’ll begin to participate in therapy sessions and other treatment modalities that are proven to work.
Our individualized treatment programs are designed to facilitate recovery from just about every drug you’re likely to encounter. However, a one-size-fits-all approach to recovery is doomed to failure. That’s why our masters level therapists all stay up-to-date on the substances that people are abusing.
In the following sections, you’ll find brief descriptions of the drugs we most commonly encounter:
Excessive alcohol use can lead to dependency and a number of life-threatening health conditions. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can lead to seizures, hallucinations, or even death.
Ambien is a sedative that inhibits the brain’s primary functions. When used properly, Ambien is an effective way to treat chronic insomnia. Unfortunately, it can also lead to psychological and physical dependence.
Barbiturates like Phenobartital, Seconal, and Amytal are sedative drugs that are used to treat insomnia, anxiety, and seizure disorders. They’re also used illegally, usually as a secondary drug that reduces withdrawal symptoms associated with other substances.
Benzodiazepines, or ‘Benzos,’ like Xanax, Klonopin, and Valium are anti-anxiety medications that are intended for short-term use. Prolonged use of benzodiazepines can easily lead to physical dependence. The withdrawal symptoms associated with these drugs make it difficult for users to stop.
Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant that can be snorted, smoked, or injected. It produces a euphoric high that can create intense cravings after just a few uses. While recovery from cocaine abuse can be difficult, an appropriate treatment center can help users return to a normal and fulfilling life.
Fentanyl is a powerful opioid drug that’s prescribed for severe pain. It’s also used recreationally, often with devastating effects. Physical and psychological dependence can develop after just a few uses.
Heroin is one of the most commonly abused opiates in the world. It’s also one of the most addictive. Heroin dependence can start to develop with the first few uses, and the withdrawal symptoms are so intensely uncomfortable that most users will do whatever is necessary to obtain the next fix.
Inhalants are a class of addictive drugs that are breathed directly into the lungs. The category of inhalants includes dangerous substances like gasoline, model glue, and aerosol hairspray.
Though many people think that marijuana is a safe, non-addictive drug, there is a certain percentage of users who will become dependent. If this happens, therapy and improved coping skills are the key to long-term recovery.
Methamphetamine is a highly addictive stimulant that can cause serious mental and physical health problems. Even after only a few uses, meth users can begin to experience hallucinations, paranoia, and constant cravings.
Opiates are a class of drugs that includes opium, heroin, morphine and more. Opiates are often grouped with opioid drugs such as methadone, Vicodin, and Oxycodone. Regardless of how you refer to them, even a few uses of opiates can result in addiction.
Oxycontin is a powerful opioid pain medication that can produce intense feelings of euphoria when not taken as directed. Just like other opioid drugs, Oxycontin is incredibly addictive and is often involved in overdose deaths.
Synthetics are man made drugs that are often described as safe ways to get high. There are dozens of synthetics available in gas stations, convenience stores, and online. The best-known synthetic drugs include Spice, Flakka, DMT, and bath salts.
A first generation benzodiazepine, Valium is prescribed mostly for panic disorder and generalized anxiety. Like its fellow benzos, Valium is highly addictive and requires a medical detox to stop safely.
Xanax is another member of the highly addictive benzodiazepine class of drugs. Intended for the short term treatment of anxiety, many people don’t use Xanax as it’s prescribed. It’s also a commonly abused recreational drug.
Prescription drugs are substances that have legitimate medical uses when prescribed by a physician. These drugs can be abused whether they’ve been obtained by legitimate or illegitimate means. Some of the most commonly abused prescription drugs are opioids, benzodiazepines, and stimulants like Adderall and Ritalin.
Often called ‘uppers’ or ‘speed,’ stimulants are drugs that increase activity in various parts of the body. Some people abuse stimulants to become more focused or to increase performance in other areas. Some of the most stimulants are cocaine, meth, Adderall, Ritalin, and Concerta.
Intended to alleviate opiate withdrawal symptoms, Suboxone is just as addictive as most opiates and usually requires a medical detox to stop taking it safely. It can be abused if opiate addicts take excessive amounts or if it’s used by someone without such a dependence.
At our North Carolina Drug Addiction Treatment Center, we understand that drug or alcohol dependency is a disease. It’s a medical condition that affects every aspect of the addicted person’s life. Addiction also affects the sick person’s family, creating feelings of guilt, anger, resentment, and alienation. This is why our team of masters level therapists uses a holistic, family-focused approach to treating addiction. We use this approach because it works. It’s worked for thousands of people before you, guiding them out of addiction and into a recovery that’s progressively more satisfying as time goes on. And we’re quite certain it can work for you.
Please seek help immediately if you or a loved one is chemically dependent. Your family doesn’t need to suffer any longer, so contact us online today.