Drug addiction might also result from experiencing a severe physical trauma or injury or a severe psychological trauma such as the loss of a loved one. If you suffer from high stress levels or have a mental health condition such as anxiety or depression, you could also be more likely to become addicted to drugs. The possibilities are many, but the common denominator is that if you turn to drugs to cope with whatever you think is wrong with your life, the cure often turns out to be much worse than the cause.
If you think you or someone you know might be suffering from drug addiction or drug abuse, some of the signs to look for include:
Dealing with addiction starts with admitting that you have a problem. Once you recognise this, the drug addiction treatment will depend on the severity of your addiction.
If your addiction is more advanced, drug rehabilitation may be the only way to deal with it. This can take the form of community-based rehabilitation programs or residential rehabilitation services where you stay in a clinic or retreat while being treated.
Rehabilitation often involves detoxification to remove the drugs from your system and then therapy to assist you in changing your behaviour.
1) If during your pre-program assessment you have deemed to have required a withdrawal program, then your program will start with a general check-up with a GP, to review medication and do any required blood or urine tests to identify areas that need addressing.
2) A chaperone will stay with you for three nights if needed to make sure you feel safe and supported. This can be for the entire program, but most guests usually find they are feeling better after their third day. We do have guests that have requested a chaperone for the majority of their stay and this can be arranged.
3) A highly nutritious diet is provided to give the body the essential components it needs to fuel the mechanics of detoxification. This is combined with gentle exercise and massage to assist in moving toxins out of the body.
4) We have a multitude of therapies to choose from for the physical change, but long term permanent change is always done in conjunction with the psychological therapies we select for each client.
Our personal, tailored BioPsychoSocial programs are designed to empower you to deal with
issues in your life including: