Addiction Recovery

Why do people with substance use disorder need more and more drugs over time?


The initial recourse to a drug is as a means of deciding. But addiction can develop, creating a very dangerous condition. Drugs can alter your decision-making capacity which includes the decision to quit using drugs.
For more information about drug addiction treatment, visit: www.nida.nih.gov/publications/principles-drug-addiction-treatment-research-based-guide-third-edition

Who is at risk for substance use disorder? —

How common is substance use disorder?


The first step in identifying a drug addiction is recognizing the problem and wanting help. The first step can begin by a call from family members or loved ones. When someone has decided to seek help to overcome addiction the next steps include:
Medically-assisted detox allows you to get rid of your body of addictive substances in a safe and secure setting. This is beneficial because sometimes substance withdrawal can trigger discomfort or even life-threatening symptoms. Since detox doesn't address the root causes of addiction, it is typically utilized in conjunction with other treatment options.