An addiction is a chronic and progressive compulsion and dependence upon a set of behaviors and/or a substance. In the case of a drug or alcohol addiction, a person develops an addiction to a substance that is both physical and mental. Their mind and body both crave the drug and react adversely when denied the effect that the drug has when consumed.
In order to treat this dependence, a comprehensive drug rehab program is required. The drug rehab professionals at Drug Treatment Centers Concord NC have the knowledge, qualifications and experienced needed to treat and manage drug and alcohol dependence. To find out more about our programs, call us at 704-490-4263.
Drug addiction is one of the most prevalent problems in the United States, affecting millions of people of all ages and from all walks of life. In the year 2013, illicit drug use and abuse affected 7.4 percent of people aged 18 to 25 in the United States according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Additionally, 3.1 percent of adults 26 to 44 were also so afflicted, with the older age demographics having lower but still significant percentages.
Also according to the SAMHSA, the numbers of people seeking out help for substance abuse problems have been on the rise every year since 2010. In 2013, those numbers were over 1.2 million just in the United States. And of these people, over 40 percent seek out treatment for both drug and alcohol abuse problems rather than individually.
While there are numerous drugs that a person can become addicted to, most fall within certain categories. Those categories include:
While each individual drug causes people to exhibit some unique signs, there are some common ones that occur as a result of just about any substance abuse or drug addiction problem. These common signs include:
While signs of addiction are changes that anyone can detect, symptoms are internal changes and feelings that typically only the user can notice. These may include:
Drug addiction treatment comes in two primary forms, residential and outpatient treatments. Outpatient treatment allows a person to remain in their home for treatment and is helpful for people who cannot take time away from their family or work. These recovering addicts go for daily or weekly treatments at a treatment facility or a hospital. Treatments may take longer this way as it is not an intensive, full-time process. Additionally, the risk of relapse is much higher than in residential treatment.
Residential addiction treatment, on the other hand, is what most people refer to as drug rehab. In this form of treatment, the recovering drug addict temporarily moves into the treatment center for intensive, full-time addiction treatment.
The benefit of residential treatment is that it removes the temptation to relapse from the realm of possibility as the recovering addict will not have access to the drug. It also forces the person to focus completely on their sobriety and on developing strategies to stay healthy and drug-free.
Drug Treatment Centers Concord NC provides core treatments such as individual and group therapies, and family therapy. Additional treatment options for relapse prevention include art therapy, music therapy, restorative yoga, acupuncture, and chiropractic care.
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