Back to Basics: Drugs and Addiction

Back to Basics: Drugs and Addiction

Back to Basics: Drugs and Addiction

What is a Drug?

According to The Free Dictionary, a drug is chemical substance that affects the processes of the mind or body. These substances can be anything from tobacco to alcohol and anything in between. However, there are differences between a necessity and the abuse of drugs. The Free Dictionary also defines a drug as a substance that is used recreationally for its effects on the central nervous system, such as a narcotic. A narcotic can be categorized as a mind altering type of drug. That means that these drugs produce an altered state of consciousness.


What is Drug Addiction?

The National Institute on Drug Abuse discussed in an article, DrugFacts: Understanding Drug Abuse and Addiction that understanding substance abuse is difficult yet important to learn. Many people believe that those who are addicted to drugs have no willpower or lack moral principles, while others have the opinion that addicted individuals chose to be involved with drugs, when in reality, drug and alcohol addiction is a complex disease. Those who are dependent on drugs may have initially chosen to voluntarily try the drugs; however, they became addicted to the side effects of the drugs, making it difficult to quit, even if the individual wanted to.


What Type of Drugs Can I Be Addicted To?

Drug addiction can involve many different types of substances. Within the  year 2013, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration , 22.7 million (8.6%) people aged 12 and older needed treatment for an illicit drugs and alcohol. 1.3 million of those people admitted to using hallucinogens within a month, which has remained a steady statistic ever since . To be more clear, a hallucinogen is an illegal type of drug that distorts a person’s perception of reality, time, and their environment. These types of drugs include LSD, Ecstasy (also known as Molly), and psilocybin mushrooms. Other substances that are easy to become addicted to are prescription drugs, tobacco, stimulants, and opioids (painkillers).


What Can I Do to Quit?

There are number a treatments you can utilize in order to stop your addiction and substance abuse. At Intervention Drug Rehab Association, we offer a broad spectrum of pain free services. Relapse prevention is key. That is why our facility uses the dual diagnosis technique, which focuses on the damages that addiction has on the body. As a client you will be working with our experienced staff members who will help you ease away from you substance abuse, by using a clinically managed detox. The detoxification processes allows you to feel relief without experiencing painful withdrawals.

Once you have completed detoxification, you will reside at Intervention Drug Rehab Association’s luxury housing facility, where you will continue the rest of your recovery program with professional staff members. Our experienced staff will be available during one on one sessions, group therapy, and family counseling to help you find positive coping mechanisms for dealing with triggers and temptations At Intervention Drug Rehab Association, we like to focus on relaxation and rejuvenation.  Our network of providers clients like you with full access to our amenities such as a 24 hour fitness center and private chefs to cook your daily meals. Contact us today, so we can help recover from your drug addiction.


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