Safe and Effective Drug Addiction Recovery Center
Drug addiction takes an emotional and physical toll on millions of Americans and their loved ones. Substance abuse and addiction not only affect a person’s brain, but also his or her actions. A person on drugs will often take drastic measures to obtain the drug and miss work or school because of the addiction.
Addiction, or substance use disorder, often begins with social use of the substance, whether it’s alcohol, marijuana, or illegal drugs like cocaine. Legal drugs, however, can also be abused. Prescription painkillers are a leading cause of addiction and death by overdose.
The good news is that substance abuse can be overcome. We have an effective rehabilitation program that will help you or your loved one defeat addiction. At Palm Partners Recovery Center, we offer comprehensive treatment programs that address three areas for lasting health and healing: the mind, body, and spirit.
Symptoms of Addiction
Recreational use of a legal or illegal substance may lead to addiction. Oftentimes, the change from casual or proper use to abuse is gradual and difficult to recognize as a problem. In addition, those with an addiction have a tendency to deny any cause for concern. This makes it even less likely that a person suffering from addiction will acknowledge the need to take action.
General behavior changes or symptoms that may indicate you or someone you know have a substance use disorder include:
- Strong urges for the drug that overtake everything else
- Increasing your dosage to achieve the same result or high
- Spending too much money or going broke to buy more of the drug
- Shunning other activities you used to enjoy because of drug use
- Stealing and taking other extreme and risky actions to get more of the drug
- Using the substance despite the damage it’s inflicting on you
- Suffering from withdrawal symptoms when you try to stop taking the drug
Family members and friends may notice an attitude shift, absences at school or work, health and money issues, a disheveled appearance, and a sudden need for privacy and secrecy. If you notice any of the above symptoms in yourself or someone you know, we encourage you to seek professional help.
Different substances cause different reactions and symptoms in the person who consumed the drug. Hallucinations, often accompanied by paranoia, are commonly caused by ecstasy, meth, cocaine, LSD, PCP, and bath salts. Barbiturates, sedatives, and opioid painkillers can cause slurred speech. Agitation and dilated pupils are also common side effects. These are just a few examples of symptoms brought on by various controlled and prescribed substances.
If you observe unusual differences in a loved one’s behavior or appearance and have reason to suspect an addiction problem, doing research on the symptoms you notice may help you determine the substance.
It is vital to know when to call for emergency assistance. Call an ambulance immediately if you believe someone has overdosed. Immediate emergency assistance is also needed if a person has fallen unconscious, has trouble breathing, or has convulsions or seizures.
Statistics and Success Stories
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 20 million adults struggle with substance abuse disorders. The Center on Addiction says that 16% of the United States population aged 12 and above is under the influence of at least one drug.
Many times, addiction problems are not isolated. It’s common for users to combine two or more substances, such as alcohol and marijuana. In fact, as much as 75% of people who have an addiction to prescription medications also have another addiction. It’s also common for substance dependency and mental illness to go hand in hand. It is estimated that 7.7 million adults suffer from a mental health issue and a substance use disorder. More than 50% of these people have not received help for either problem.
While substance use disorders involving alcohol and cocaine continue to affect Americans, opioid addiction is on the rise. In 2016, synthetic opioids caused the most overdose deaths in the country, followed by prescription opioids.
What Sets Us Apart
If you’re looking for a place to get away from your toxic environment and come to a tranquil and tropical location, look no further than Palm Partners Recovery Center. Our caring and educated staff members compassionately and effectively guide clients through recovery, whether they are dealing with an opioid addiction, multiple substance disorder, or an addiction in conjunction with mental illness. We have more than 20 years of experience, and our three-pronged approach to rehabilitation takes a holistic view of substance use disorder. You or your loved one will feel safe with us as you open up about the underlying issues that may have led to your addiction. We offer comprehensive 30-day, 60-day, or 90-day programs.
Your treatment lasts far beyond your stay here. Our alumni program supports you whether you remain near to our clinic or live thousands of miles away. You can attend meetings or events in person, or reach out via email, phone, or text 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Our client testimonials reveal the quality of our programs. We’ve helped many struggling with substance abuse achieve and maintain their sobriety for years after their time with us. Watch and read their testimonials on our site.
Don’t wait to get help. Contact Palm Partners Recovery Center today.