About Substance Abuse
Taking illegal drugs or misusing prescription drugs — whether prescribed for you or someone else — is a problem that can lead to addiction. Misusing psychoactive drugs affects the way an individual thinks and acts and has both short- and long-term adverse effects on the person’s mental and physical health.
Drug addiction is a disease, and drug users cannot stop by sheer will power. Drugs physically and psychologically alter the brain in ways that make quitting extremely difficult. Addiction is difficult to treat and even after quitting for a number of years, a user may be at increased risk for relapse. That’s why those who want to beat their addiction should enroll in an inpatient program at a professional substance abuse rehabilitation center like Buena Vista Recovery. We offer individualized ongoing treatment and therapy, and we constantly review and modify each patient’s program to fit his or her changing needs.
What Causes Substance Use Disorder?
While exactly what causes drug dependence is not known, a number of factors may contribute to an increased risk for use and addiction. These include:
- Biology (genetics and the presence of mental disorders)
- Environment (social pressure, economic status and the overall quality of life)
- Development (the earlier the age at which drug use begins, the more likely that addiction occurs)
Could You Benefit from a Substance Abuse Rehab Facility?
If you experience cravings for the substance, an inability to stop, the need to raise the dosage as tolerance increases, and the appearance of withdrawal symptoms when the drug is reduced or stopped, then you need professional assistance to help you recover and achieve long-term sobriety.
Individuals who are wrestling with drug abuse need the medical supervision and care that only a reputable substance abuse rehab program like Buena Vista Recovery can offer. Not sure if you’re a social user or you have a real drug problem? Ask yourself the following questions and if you answer “yes” to more than one, then you likely have a problem.
Do You Have Substance Use Disorder?
- Do you continue taking a prescribed drug after the health problem no longer exists?
- Have you tried to stop or cut down on drug use, but were unable to do so?
- Do you feel intense cravings for the drug?
- Do you spend a lot of time thinking about and obtaining the drug?
- Do you spend money on the drug, even though you can’t afford it?
- Have you done anything illegal, such as stealing money, to get the drug?
- Does drug use interfere with your home, school or work obligations?
- Do you search other people’s medicine cabinets for drugs?
- Have you lost interest in activities and people you once enjoyed?
- Do you have a new set of friends and go to different places to use drugs?
- Have you driven or had unsafe sex while under the influence of drugs?
- Do you find that you need more of the drug or a higher dose to feel its effects?
- Do your friends and family tell you that you have a problem?
- Do you sleep and eat more or less than you did previously?
- Have withdrawal symptoms appeared when you cut back or stop taking the drug?
Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Center
Buena Vista Recovery’s professional staff provides full-time, customized care in a safe, comfortable and modern setting. Those who come to us for inpatient, or residential, treatment get help in dealing with their drug use as well as the mental health and physical problems it causes. Just being away from your familiar physical environment and the friends with whom you took drugs helps you make necessary changes. Plus, we monitor patients round-the-clock to help prevent relapsing.
As an inpatient, you participate in therapy sessions that help patients and their families get a good understanding of abuse and addiction, and perhaps what may have contributed to the problem. Through therapy and behavior modification, you learn to function and handle your problems without the use of drugs. We are committed to helping each patient develop the necessary recovery and life tools that he or she needs to live a healthy, drug-free and sober life.
Ready to regain control of your life? Take the first step on your journey to addiction recovery today.