Partying too many nights in a row during our college years …. Normal, yes! Staying out with friends and consuming too much alcohol, is tried by many people.
Getting asked to try drugs – now, that is a different animal altogether. Drug addiction is like a ferocious lion, that rears is loud roar constantly throughout the day until you feed it a pill, shot, hit or fix.
Drug users have one thing on their minds – how and when will they get their next “high”. They fixate on thoughts of feeling euphoric, altering their state of being and the waves come crashing in around them. Some are running from their past, carrying unnecessary baggage, numbing from tumultuous life situations and ultimately becoming addicted.
Addiction is not just being dependent upon “street drugs”, plenty of Americans become enslaved to prescription drugs, as well.
Users experience pleasurable sensations due to addiction itself or running away from painful life situations, they have not been able to find a solution for.
When users experience withdrawal, the side effects can be painfully excruciating.
Withdrawal Symptoms can Include the Following:
◻Feeling jitters/shaky/unable to control tremors
◻Stress/anxiety/thoughts of suicide
◻Nauseous/flu-like symptoms/cramping in the abdominal area
◻Sweating – like you are drenched – “more than a normal”
Unfortunately, if users do not get to a detox center or treatment facility, where they will work on safely detoxifying – they could die. Detoxing your body of harmful toxins is very challenging. The process can be tricky and lengthy.
Drugs are depressants, just like alcohol and they alter chemicals in our body, increasing our adrenaline and producing erratic states of being. Drug users are unpredictable and can cause bodily harm to themselves and others.
First step: you must accept the fact and admit that you are an addict. If we continue to lie to ourselves, we can’t face the reality of seeking proper treatment. You must want to change your life and stay clean and sober.
Ouch …. What a major hurdle to step over but if we don’t admit our problem, it will never go away. We will be running from ourselves for the rest of our lives. Wherever we go, there we are! Everything becomes a blur, memories are forgotten or very distant and we isolate to hide our addictions.
Trained clinicians and passionate healthcare employees make a significant difference, on the road to recovery. Here at https://www.pacificbayrecovery.com/ we assist you in navigating successful care of life-altering addition.
Being just a number makes us feel less than, not important or cared for. Here at Pacific Bay Recovery, we utilize a different approach to healing. You are treated as an individual, not an addict. Each person that walks through our doors, is designed a different treatment recovery plan that is tailored specifically for them.
We want our patients to feel welcome, a part of instead of apart from and included like family.
We are here to help you succeed on your road to recovery! We believe in you and will be here every step of the way.
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