THE YOLK OF DRUG ADDICTION
- September 7, 2018
Campaigns, movements, ads, and commercials are created and displayed for the world to see every day. It is common knowledge that drugs wreak havoc on your life and should not be tampered with. Yet with that said, many people still find themselves in a bind that they never meant to encounter. Drug addiction is a monster much stronger than anyone anticipates when they first begin using a drug.
Oftentimes a certain aesthetic is assumed when it is mentioned that someone suffers from drug use. Street drugs (also called club drugs) consist of well known substances such as heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, and marijuana along with many others. This is usually the first thought when drug abuse is spoken of. However, there are also prescription drugs such as Ritalin, Valium, and Xanax that can only be administered by a doctor.
Though it may seem counterintuitive, prescription drugs are actually more frequently abused than any other kind of drug in the United States. There are three classes of prescription drugs that are the most commonly misemployed: Stimulants – to treat ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and a sleep disorder called narcolepsy; opioids – for the alleviation of pain; Central Nervous System (CNS) Depressants – to treat sleep disorders.
What would point someone to a life of self harm by way of the ingestion or injection of these harmful chemical substances? What could possibly be the appeal? There are two paramount factors that can lead to the use and misuse, of drugs. One is genetics– inherited traits may either be a catalyst for the addiction. or slow it down. Mental health issues and a family history laden with substance abuse can contribute to addiction. Environment, such as a family’s attitudes and beliefs, as well as the influence of peers, can be a big contributor in first time drug use. Peer pressure, family abandonment or lack of involvement can also play a role.
The struggles of addiction and the long journey to a healthful life are taken seriously and are understood here at Asana Recovery. Our work on a day to day basis provides us with insight of these challenges, and we believe that rather than fighting them alone, it is best to pursue them with a solid support group behind you.
Rehabilitation centers and services can assist you as you travel along the rough ride to recovery. Therapy and medical care also help to reveal the initial and most prominent causes of your addiction, as well as initiate better stress management for the future.
Asana Recovery offers managed detox programs along with in house treatment, in both a highly supportive and motivating environment. We are undoubtedly committed to seeing each and every person we come in contact with through to the end of their addiction, and into a peaceful, healthy life. Don’t wait any longer, but call us at (949) 438-4504 to obtain more information about our comprehensive, drug and alcohol centered treatment programs today.