The Reality of Drug Addiction
No one wakes up one day and says, “Today, I will become addicted to drugs”. That isn’t how it happens. Whether it was using an illegal drug for the first time at a party to fit in or whether you suffered an accident and needed prescription pain medications, all too often individuals are battling addiction when they once thought, “This could never happen to me”. It just starts with one hit or one drink. Then one becomes two and so forth. Before long, you or your loved one may find yourself unable to control the amount of drinks you have in one day or how many prescription painkillers you take. It is not your fault and you are not along. Addiction is a disease, one that can be overcome with treatment.
If you or someone you know has a problem with drug addiction or dependence, you should seek help now. Thankfully, there is good help available. Detoxification and behavioral therapy have proven to be effective in treating drug dependence. Addicts are often unable to complete treatment on their own or with family members, so it’s very important to seek the right treatment center. At Seabrook, we customize our treatment plans to individual patient’s needs, so you know the help you’re getting is right for you or a loved one. For more information on how Seabrook can help, please contact us at 800.761.7575 or visit us on the web at www.seabrook.org.