Steps Recovery Centers

Drug Addiction

 

 

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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.

Drug Addiction Symptoms

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

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.

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