Drug & Alcohol Addiction
Drug & Alcohol Addiction
An Introduction to
Drug & Alcohol Abuse
Addiction is a complex neurobiological sickness that requires incorporated treatment of the psyche, body, and soul. It is viewed as a “mind illness” since its medications change the cerebrum — they change its structure and how it functions. Without treatment, these mind changes can be durable. Fixation is endless, it is dynamic, and whenever left untreated, it very well may be deadly.
People battling with illicit drug use frequently feel as if they can’t work regularly without their medication of decision. This can prompt a wide scope of issues that sway proficient objectives, individual connections, and generally wellbeing. After some time, these genuine symptoms can be dynamic, and whenever left untreated, deadly.
Numerous individuals additionally turned out to be dependent on abused physician recommended medications, or to concoction substances not fabricated for human utilization (inhalants), to party drugs (euphoria), psychedelic drugs like LSD, or to pot, which notwithstanding its benevolent notoriety is the most generally mishandled illegal medication.
As it step by step unfurls, chronic drug use causes basic changes in the mind that contort considering and recognition, explicitly in territories identified with conduct control, judgment, basic leadership, learning, and memory. Medication addicts endure massively negative life outcomes because of their habitual and uncontrolled medication use.
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Signs & Symptoms
What Does Addiction Look Like?
When it comes to identifying whether or not a person is abusing drugs it can be difficult as different drugs display differently and each person’s biochemistry effects how a substance affects their body. There are, however, certain physical symptoms that encompass substance abuse as a whole. A portion of the more noticeable physical signs a person can develop in terms of substance abuse include the symptoms below.
Physical Signs of Substance Abuse
Behavioral Signs of Substance Abuse
What is Withdrawal?
When to Seek Treatment for Addiction
When a person is addicted to drugs or alcohol, their body can become physically and/or mentally dependent on that substance. Certain substances show minimal withdrawal symptoms such as marijuana, cocaine or crystal meth, however, there are mental and psychological effects that occur when a person abruptly stops one of those substances.
Opioids, specifically have visible withdrawal symptoms that can display, however, they are not fatal unlike alcohol or benzodiazepine withdrawals. Each drug has different withdrawal symptoms, however, there are certain discomforts and physical symptoms that display for most such as increased heart-rate, high blood-pressure, shaking and/or anxiety, and more. It is important to note that seeking treatment at a drug & alcohol detox program like STAR Recovery in Orange County, CA is the most effective way to manage withdrawal symptoms in a safe setting with 24/7 medical supervision.
Addiction Treatment in Orange County
Detoxification is generally viewed as the initial phase in addiction treatment. For an addiction victim who is addicted, the mental weight of detoxification is obvious. Not exclusively may he dread the loss of the medication itself, yet in addition the likelihood of unwanted physical, enthusiastic, and mental impacts because of the withdrawal. Withdrawal side effects, more often than not, happen when the body progresses toward becoming habituated to a substance that is devoured over a sufficiently long timeframe and, after that, have either ceased completely or has fundamentally decreased in measurement.
Our gender-specific drug & alcohol detox program in Orange County offers men a chance to quit using drugs & alcohol in a safe and comfortable environment. Our residential setting provides a peaceful setting where clients receive 24/7 care throughout the detox period.
Inpatient recovery is a private treatment focus where patients live for different lengths relying upon their program. The normal stay is 30 days, however, most fixation treatment offices offer longer rehab terms (60 days, 90 days or much more). The length of treatment relies upon a few elements, including the seriousness of the dependence, the presence of any co-abiding emotional wellness conditions, and whether the individual has experienced recovery previously.
Outpatient & Aftercare
Outpatient care implies seeing alcohol abuse or drug abuse patients in other locations. These may vary. Oftentimes, certain prerequisites must be met as well.
Aftercare itself is about properly treating convalescent patients. Consider it a follow – up care. Its purpose is to ensure that the patient continues to have everything he or she needs in order to further continue to live a sober life, free of alcoholism or drugs, and not fall back into addiction, respectively.
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Star Recovery Center is a gender-specific detox & residential inpatient program in Santa Ana, California. Located in the heart of Orange County, minutes from Disneyland, schools, job opportunities, 12 step meetings and more. In addition to our men’s residential inpatient program, we partner with a co-ed intensive outpatient program in Newport Beach, Orange County where men & women can continue their path to lasting recovery. Give us a call today, 1-855-55-DETOX or visit our admissions page to begin the process of getting help right now.