Substance abuse can have deadly consequences. What may start with seemingly harmless experimentation may quickly turn into the disease of addiction leading to suicidal thoughts, hopelessness, and accidental overdoses. Substance abuse affects individuals from all: walks of life, ages, ethnicities, religious, and socio-economic groups. Those struggling with addiction are not able to stop on their own— they need the help of a licensed treatment provider who understands the complexities of substance abuse and addiction. Despite the harmful consequences, the addicted individual will seek out substances compulsively, often leaving a wake of damaged relationships behind them.
Substance abuse changes the structure of the brain and how it works. Current research shows that those struggling with addiction show physical changes in the region on the brain that is critical in decision making, learning and memory, judgment making, and controlling behavior. This is especially true of teens and young adults who may start using substances while their brains are still developing. This may explain why those addicted to substances exhibit compulsive and destructive patterns of behavior, memory loss, poor judgement, agitation and anger issues. That even though they have expressed a sincere desire to stop— they continue to use.
Early intervention is key. Don’t wait until you or your loved one are in a crisis of a full-blown addiction. Intervene and get help at the first sign of a problem. Would you wait until a medical condition got as bad as possible before seeking treatment, or would you try to head it off at the pass and see your physician when you notice the first symptoms? Addiction is a disease. If you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse, we are here to help. Chemical dependency is a serious problem that should be handled in a safe and professional manner.
At Solutions Treatment Center we can assist in healing you or your loved one from the inside out. By targeting underlying issues, we work to get to the core reason for the substance use. Healing through compassion is always our focus and we would love to help you. Please contact us today at 877-499-1354 to speak with one of our caring admissions specialists.