What Makes a Person a Drug Addict?
- Do you find it difficult to regulate how much you use or stop?
- Have you experienced consequences because of your substance use?
- Have you become withdrawn from friends or family?
- Do you find yourself thinking about drugs more often than not?
- Have loved ones shown concern about your drug use?
Why it Seems Difficult to Recover
There’s a part of the brain known as the amygdala, and it is responsible for primitive survival instincts. This part of the brain leads us towards pleasure, which is what someone gets with a heroin addiction and other addictions. Those who have an addiction may want to quit, but they feel like they need drugs in order to feel well. This is because the amygdala has made drugs a priority over everything else in a person’s life.
How Addiction Treatment Helps
Once you have a moment of clarity in which you understand that your drug use has become a problem, we can help. One of the symptoms of addiction you may have experienced is withdrawal. Physical dependence is one of the clearest signs of addiction, and it’s difficult to overcome alone. Silver Pines Treatment Center provides a full detox program to help you through this stage.
When detox is complete, Silver Pines offers a home-like atmosphere where you’ll feel both safe and comfortable. We have a wide range of programs to help you understand your addiction better so you can begin to heal. Through different types of therapies, our family program, and recreational activities, you’ll find hope. You can call us today for more information about our addiction treatment services at 267.719.8689.