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Research shows that some people are genetically more vulnerable to addiction than drugs
alone can generate. These studies have shown that the risk of a disorder associated with alcohol and other drugs is higher among people whose close relatives have a similar disorder. However, a large number of people who are genetically vulnerable do not develop an addiction to drugs, while others, who have no family history of addiction, do.
The environment of a person – their home life, neighborhood or community, school or the workplace – is thought to have a significant impact on the risk of developing problems with alcohol and drugs. It can be assumed that the attitudes of peers and family effects how we perceive alcohol and other drugs within our culture. Some people, who face prejudice or discrimination, consume alcohol or other drugs to cope with the trauma and social isolation to which they are subjected.
At first, addicts do not realize they have a problem; they may feel their addiction is under control, or maybe just a frequent habit. After a few negative side-effects, or maybe an overdose, they may begin to contemplate the possibility that yes, they may have an addiction. However, they are still not ready to seek help. Soon, they may begin to see life as a downward, out of control spiral, and begin to seek help. This final stage of acceptance is most important; if action is taken immediately, the likelihood of a successful, long-term recovery is significantly greater than if time is wasted and the resolve for change diminishes.
If you think you may be suffering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol, get help now.
Medically managed withdrawal, or detox, is only one step in addiction treatment; alone it will do little. Frequently it is necessary for addicts and alcoholics to go through a period of withdrawal before they can safely begin addiction treatment.
Detox helps to cleanse the body of any remaining substances, and break the cycle of addiction. However, some confuse this short period of 3 to 7 days with addiction treatment, which it is not. Some addicts think they can enter detox periodically, and it should help them to maintain abstinence afterwards, but never find success. This disastrous line of thinking allows some addicts to continue their addiction while giving the appearance of trying to become healthy.
There is no substitute for addiction treatment; only a true desire to change and help from an addiction treatment center will make a sober life possible. When you are ready to accept help for your drug or alcohol addiction, certified addiction professionals are waiting to help you.
Recovery does not occur overnight; it is a process. People who suffer from a substance abuse problem go through several emotional stages before they are willing to accept help and seek addiction treatment.
If you or someone you know needs help from an addiction treatment program, Call Palm Partners Recovery Center. 1-877-711-HOPE(4673).