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Drugs Can Destroy Your LIfe.
Other Drugs & SubstancesPeople Can Get Addicted To
We know that addiction comes in a variety of forms. Substance abuse is one of the main forms of addiction that happens to Americans. Discover how Above It All Treatment Network can help you with our free service that provides you with treatment options regardless of which substance you abuse.
Drug addiction comes in different forms, and impacts people in different ways. One person who struggles with addiction may have a completely different set of symptoms—and a different path to recovery—than the next person, even if they happen to be addicted to the very same substance. What unites all cases of addiction is that they are treatable. Though addiction is serious and can even be life-threatening, recovery is always attainable.
Above It All Treatment Network’s facility partners provide individualized care to those struggling with all kinds of substance abuse issues, as well as co-occurring disorders. Our partners work with those struggling with meth addiction, opiate addiction, alcoholism, and other substances like MDMA, LSD and prescription medications. The best way to begin the recovery journey is to contact us and schedule an evaluation. In addition, we invite you to learn more about how addiction works—and how recovery is possible.
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Understanding Drug AbuseFacts About Addiction
Substance abuse is commonly misunderstood. Whether you deal with it yourself or you witness it in your family member or friend, it is tempting to view substance use as a bad choice, as a character lapse or as a failure of moral will. None of these are true. Actually, addiction is a disease, far too complex to be remedied through good decision-making or moral resolve.
What makes drug abuse so sneaky—and difficult to address, outside the context of clinical care—is that it actually changes the physicality of the brain. It stimulates biological changes that make the individual physically and mentally dependent, and that makes quitting difficult, even painful.
Addiction is regarded as a chronic brain disease, one marked by compulsive drug-seeking and drug-taking. So while the initial decision to take drugs may be a matter of choice, it triggers changes to brain chemistry that make subsequent drug use much less voluntary.
How to Know If Someone is AddictedSigns & Symptoms of Substance Abuse
How to Help an Addict
Different kinds of drugs come with different symptoms, including physical, psychological and behavioral ones. As you seek to determine whether a friend or loved one is dealing with addiction, be alert to some of the following telltale signs:
- Problems with school or work, including frequent absences, a sudden drop in performance, or disinterest
- Physical health changes, such as an abrupt decline in energy
- Neglect to personal grooming or appearance
- Behavioral issues, including extreme secrecy or lying/ making excuses to cover drug use
- Financial problems/ asking for money to pay for drugs
- Mounting legal problems
- Withdrawal from relationships/ social isolation
Any of these signs may point toward the existence of a drug abuse problem—and toward the need to seek immediate clinical care from a facility partner of Above It All.
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What to Do When a Loved-OneHas a Substance Abuse Problem
It can be challenging to live with a loved-one who is addicted to substances. Above It All Treatment Network knows this all too well. Our dedicated team of certified advisors have the experience of working with families in getting their loved-ones the help they need for substance abuse. Contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to find your loved-one the best treatment options for substance abuse.
When a friend or loved one exhibits some of these warning signs, it means they need help—but how can you help someone who is struggling with a disease so dangerous and so complex?
The first step is to express your concern. You cannot “fix” anyone, nor can you coerce anyone into treatment, but you can let your loved one know that you are worried. Offer to be there to listen whenever your loved one is ready to talk. Also urge your loved one to seek compassionate care, in a safe place like one of our facility partners of Above All Recovery. Let your loved one know that you will offer your ongoing support throughout the recovery process.
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Whether you or a loved one is suffering with a drug or alcohol problem, we can help. Our team of Certified Above All Advisors are available day and night in order to help you get help and recover once and for all. Pick up the phone and call us now.
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You are a phone call away from getting the help you need. With our FREE service, you will get a variety of treatment options that fit your personal needs when treating substance abuse. Contact us today to learn more about substance abuse treatment & how our partner programs can help you recover, for good.
Ultimately, recovery is an ongoing process. It is not something that happens overnight, and even those who have been in recovery for a long time still have hard days and occasional setbacks. With that said, lasting recovery is possible for those who seek the right kind of care, ideally in a supportive and nurturing environment.
Above All Recovery offers that kind of care through one of our partner facilities in California. We are ready to help you or your loved one start down the path toward hope, healing and freedom. Start that journey today by reaching out to our team at Above It All Treatment Network.
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