With the alarming amount of overdoses and drugs in the Atlantic City area, more and more people are seeking detox and rehab in Atlantic City NJ. In 2017, nearly 1,400 people went to treatment for drugs, and over 200 went for issues with alcohol. To put it in perspective, in the neighboring city of Ventnor, only 174 people went to rehab for drugs and 49 for alcohol. The good news is that rehab can help you turn your life around if you’re struggling, but the first part of the process is to realize that you have a problem.
In a person’s life, it’s highly likely that they’ll drink or use drugs. For some people, this is during an experimental phase, or they might drink as a way to deal with stress. It’s common for young people to succumb to peer pressure and try drugs. Fortunately, many people don’t develop a problem. Then, there are those who develop a problem and lose the power of choice when it comes to drinking or using drugs.
What separates someone with an addiction to someone who drinks or uses recreationally is the mental obsession and physical craving. Once you develop an addiction, it’s difficult or often times impossible to stop. There are many times when you may say you’re only going to drink a certain amount or only use a little bit, but the next thing you know, you drank or used much more than you planned. This happens because of a physical craving that makes you want more no matter what. Aside from that, drinking or using is constantly on your mind in an obsessive way that makes it difficult for you to think about anything else.
The biggest sign that you need to look for to see if you need the help is dependence. Addiction is a progressive disease, and it starts with the abuse of the substance. Before becoming a full-blown addiction, you begin developing a dependence to your substance of choice. Once you become addicted, one of the primary reasons it’s so scary to stop is because of the dependence you’ve developed.
The following symptoms may mean that you have developed a dependence and need to seek help:
You experience anxiety, depression and irritability when you run out of alcohol or drugs.
You begin to feel nauseous and have other physical symptoms when you’re not drinking or using.
The symptoms only go away when you drink or use more.
It’s difficult to break the cycle of addiction because the symptoms of withdrawal can be so uncomfortable. Many people turn back to a substance as a way to make the symptoms subside, and then you start the process all over again. If you can relate to these signs and symptoms, help is available. It may be time to consider and Atlantic County drug detox program.
Enlightened Solutions is a qualified Atlantic County drug detox that’s here to help you kick your habit for good. We offer various methods to help you get off drugs or alcohol safely, but the overall goal is to help you never have to drink or use again. We have a medical as well as a clinical staff on site at all times to help you detox safely and teach you how to live without drugs or alcohol. Don’t wait another day, and give us a call at 833-233-7336 to find out more about how we can help.
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