DRUG ADDICTION

WHAT IS DRUG ADDICTION?
People don’t start using drugs with the intent of becoming addicted to them. What starts as a way to relax, escape emotional or physical pain turns into an obsessive compulsive act. When this habit is maintained over time the result is drug addiction. As use continues the brain sends signals to the body that it needs to use the drug and the body’s tissues become addicted as well as the brain. The body requires increasing amounts of the drug to achieve the desired effect. Now intense neurological, psychological, physiological cravings drive individuals to use.

WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF DRUG ADDICTION?
If not treated addicts suffer consequences to their health, career, finances, and relationships. Drugs may offer temporary relief from emotional and physical pain. However with prolonged use, the pain addicts tried to escape from intensifies as their lives shatter.

As a consequence of drug addiction many individuals experience mental and physical disorders. When not treated unconstrained drug use will continue despite overwhelming negative consequences and spiritual devastation on addicts and their loved ones.

It is when addicts connect the dots between their drug use and the toll it’s taken on themselves and others that they may become motivated to seek help.

HOW I CAN HELP
I understand the seriousness of drug addiction and can assist the addict through all phases of recovery. In severe cases treatment begins with referrals to addiction medicine specialist for a medically supervised detox. In therapy the foundations for long term abstinence and sobriety are built. During therapy depression, anxiety, trauma, mental disorders and emotional pain underlying the addiction are processed and addressed. One learns to manage their feelings, how to address problems. and be in a health relationship with themselves and others.

Just the thought of overcoming a drug addiction is often daunting and may seem impossible but it is not impossible. Many people enjoy a life they never dreamed possible when they give themselves the gift of recovery.

Take your first steps to recovery bycontacting me.