Drug Abuse and Addiction

Are you addicted to drugs? Do you know of someone who is? If that’s the case, then it’s important that you get professional addiction help immediately.

WeDoRecover can provide you or your loved one with immediate access into the best private drug abuse and addiction treatment centres in South Africa. Feel free to contact us anytime, we are at your service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

What is Drug Abuse and Addiction?
Many people think that drug abuse and addiction are one in the same thing but the truth is that they are completely different.
Drug abuse can be defined as the continuous misuse of drugs, despite seeing the damage it’s causing to their health, career and families.

Addiction however, is the long term and uncontrollable usage of drugs that can simply not be stopped even if the addict wants to and sees the damage its causing their entire life.

In fact, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other important bodies define drug addiction as an incurable, chronic, relapsing brain disease which has the ability to change how it usually functions.

The causes of drug abuse and addiction are unknown and people start using it for various reasons, whether it is peer pressure from friends or simply as a method to relieve stress.

In some cases, people may even inherit addictive genes from family members that were previously addicted to drugs, causing them to be more susceptible to addiction than others.

The Signs & Symptoms of Drug Abuse and Addiction
You might find that your loved one will deny that there is a drug problem present, which is perfectly normal. However, there are ways to determine if someone is abusing or are addicted to drugs. Here are some signs and symptoms to look out for:

Drug Abuse
Failing to complete daily responsibilities at work or at home
Continuing to use drugs despite putting themselves in danger
Getting on the wrong side of the law (driving under the influence of drugs etc)
Continuing to use drugs despite seeing the damage it’s causing to the relationships they have with family members and loved ones.

Drug Addiction
Having constant cravings and urges to use drugs
Becoming unable to stop using drugs or limit the amount they use
Having to use more and more of the drug to experience feelings that were once achieved through smaller amounts
Suffering withdrawal symptoms when drugs are not available
Spending excessive amounts of time using drugs
Continuing to use drugs despite seeing the damage it’s causing to their health and wellbeing.
If you are able to link any of the symptoms above to yourself or a loved one, then it’s important to get professional addiction help immediately.

Drug Abuse and Addiction Treatment
Treatment of drug abuse and addiction has 3 main aims:
1. To help the individual stop using drugs
2. To minimise the cravings and withdrawal symptoms that are experienced
3. To achieve long term recovery by preventing the possibility of a relapse.
Successful addiction treatment does not require a willingness of the addict to get help, forcing someone into treatment has no effect on whether it will be successful or not.

However with the right treatment program, medical care, therapy and counselling, long term recovery from addiction can be achieved.
For access to a top class addiction facility, contact us now and let one of our qualified counsellors assess you or your loved ones needs.

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