Drug Addiction

Steps Recovery Center recognizes how vital the mind, body, and spirit are in their connection to the whole person. We take a holistic approach to treating drug addiction that includes treating the whole person, and find that it tends to be more successful, especially since drug addiction affects every aspect of a person’s life. With a customized and individualized program, a holistic approach just makes sense. It affords an opportunity to meet the patient’s physical and psychological needs and allows them to engage physically, emotionally, and mentally.

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Drug Addiction Symptoms

It is a multi-faceted challenge

Symptoms that suggest the presence of addiction will vary depending on the type of drug a person uses. Generally, people with this disorder display the following red flags:

How Do People Develop a Drug Addiction?

A combination of factors influences the risk for drug addiction. The more risk factors a person has, the higher the chance that taking drugs will lead to an addiction. Some factors include:
Biology: A person’s genes account for half of their risk for addiction. Ethnicity, gender, and other mental health disorders can also increase their risk of drug use.

Environment: A person’s environment consists of several different influences, from family and friends to economic status and quality of life. Peer pressure, sexual and physical abuse, stress, early exposure to drugs, and lack of parental guidance can influence a person’s likelihood to turn to drugs as a coping mechanism.
Development: Environmental and genetic factors play a role in a person’s critical development stages, which can heighten addiction risk. Even though taking drugs at any age can result in addiction, a person who uses them from a young age is more likely to become dependent. Early drug exposure can negatively impact teens because the areas in their brains that control judgment, decision-making, and self-control are still developing.

Drug Addiction Dangers

Addiction Recovery

Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol addiction, also known as alcoholism, is a disorder that can impact people from all walks of life.

Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine is a white, powdery substance that is derived from the coca plant, which is native to South America.

Crack Addiction

Crack cocaine is a rough, mineral-like substance with an off-white color. This substance is created by mixing baking soda or ammonia into the powder form of cocaine.

Marijuana Addiction

Marijuana comes from the cannabis plant and is a psychoactive (mind-altering) drug that slows down your response and gives you a calm “high” that borders on euphoric.

Drug Addiction​

Drug addiction is a chronic disease characterized by compulsive drug use that’s difficult to control.

Heroin Addiction

Heroin is a powerful opiate that can rewire the brain’s reward system. This drug is an addictive painkiller synthesized from morphine, which comes from poppy plant seeds.

Hydrocodone Addiction

Hydrocodone is a powerful class of opiate pain relievers that goes by brand names Vicodin, Norco, and Lortab. It combines hydrocodone and acetaminophen. 

Xanax Addiction

Xanax is a potent benzodiazepine that mental health professionals and doctors prescribe for anxiety, namely generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, and insomnia.

Heroin Addiction

Heroin is a powerful opiate that can rewire the brain’s reward system. This drug is an addictive painkiller synthesized from morphine, which comes from poppy plant seeds.

Prescription
Drug Addiction

People who depend on prescription drugs have a psychological need or craving for the medication that, in return, causes adverse effects. 

Vicodin Addiction

Vicodin is a class of opiates prescribed for pain. It works by changing your perception of pain and the emotional response to it.

Drug Addiction Treatment

The dangers of drug addiction are far-reaching, and a person’s loved ones may also struggle by association. Overcoming this disorder requires a person to reach out to their support group and develop healthy coping mechanisms. For some people, treatment involves staying at an in-patient recovery center that provides them with personal care and teaches them strategies to manage their condition. Untitled-1

STEPS RECOVERY CENTERS IS COMMITTED TO CONTINUE PROVIDING SERVICE TO THOSE AFFECTED BY ADDICTION WHILE ASSURING THE PROPER PRECAUTIONS ARE TAKEN TO RESPOND TO THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19)

Steps Recovery Center realizes the importance of maintaining a safe and effective environment for our clients and staff. As such, we are actively following all Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) Guidelines. The additional measures we take at Steps Recovery Centers include implementing the following protocols: admissions screening and testing, coronavirus infection control plans, providing education to clients and staff, and daily, effective screening of all employees and clients for Coronavirus symptoms. To ensure we protect and promote the health and wellbeing of our staff and clients, we will continue to monitor any developing updates to COVID-19, including exposure statistics in the community and guidelines provided by the Utah Department of Public Health.