Drug Addiction

Drug Addiction Treatment

Drug addiction changes the brain’s chemistry and function by flooding it with neurotransmitters responsible for “feeling good.” When someone takes addictive drugs, their brain starts to depend on the euphoric sensations provided by regular surges of dopamine, serotonin, endorphins and other chemicals. Withdrawal symptoms occur when the individual cannot provide the brain with the massive amounts of neurotransmitters it has become dependent upon in order to function without feeling “sick.”

Drug addiction is insidious and often begins when someone is hurting so badly that they cannot manage the pain, and are desperate to find a way to escape it. Whether the pain is physical, emotional or both, many people begin their descent into addiction by self-medicating instead of seeking professional help. Once they use an addictive substance such as heroin or cocaine and discover how the drug makes them feel, they continue to use to avoid feelings of loneliness, despair, and anger.

Most Common Types Of Drug Addictions

Common Signs of Drug Addiction

  • Hostility, mood swings, and frequent agitation or sedation (depending on the type of drug)
  • Getting caught forging or stealing prescriptions (for prescription drug addicts)
  • Impulsiveness and poor decision making
  • Relationship and employment problems
  • Encounters with law enforcement involving drugs
  • Obsession with seeking more drugs
  • Failing health, weight loss, and neglecting personal hygiene

Drug Addiction Treatment

The caring staff at JourneyPure At The River has an in-depth understanding of the difficulties involved in overcoming a drug addiction. We can help by providing empathetic, client-oriented therapy and counseling if you are suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction, while teaching you how to cope successfully with emotional issues and cravings that can lead to relapse. If you suspect a loved one is suffering from a drug addiction, a professional intervention by experienced addiction interventionists may be necessary to stop a dangerous addiction and the possibility of an overdose.

We offer a variety of treatment options at JourneyPure At The River, including inpatient and outpatient services. Depending on a client’s needs, an outpatient program can help defeat an addiction while allowing the client to continue working or taking care of their family’s needs. Consisting of daily or weekly individual counseling sessions with a therapist, outpatient services at JourneyPure At The River may also involve group therapy and family therapy sessions. Providing clients with access to support groups outside therapy sessions is an important component of a successful outpatient program. These groups are excellent support systems for recovering addicts who are not living in a structured environment and aren’t susceptible to “triggers” that promote relapse.

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You are worth it. Let us help. Talk to one of our compassionate counselors today if you or someone you know is suffering from drug addiction.