Which Drug Addictions Need Treatment?

Any drug addiction that causes your life to change in adverse ways is a barometer to use to answer this question. Drug addiction is a dangerous condition that affects most areas of a person’s life and can lead to death if not treated. Today, there is a serious opioid epidemic, not just in the United States, but all over the world. Narrowing drug addiction down to a specific drug when determining treatment is not helpful and ought to be avoided.

According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, opioids are a class of drugs that include heroine, synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, and legally prescribed drugs that relieve pain. These include, but are not limited to oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine and morphine. Opioid pain relievers become unsafe when taken for a long time, even when prescribed by a doctor. This is because they produce a feeling of elation, joy and happiness, that once felt, can lead to dependence and addiction.

If you are asking which drug addictions need treatment, you may just be curious and don’t really know. You could also be trying to avoid treatment. A question to ask is why you wouldn’t want help? What are you really getting out your particular addiction? Chances are, momentary highs and a life heading straight for the proverbial gutter. This doesn’t mean you set out to be addicted. You can’t blame the drug, your dealer, doctor, or the lady next door. It is not useful or helpful to blame anyone. Your drug of choice doesn’t matter in addiction. What matters is learning about addiction and what you can do to recover your body and mind to its highest and best.

There are many different options for drug treatment. It can be inpatient, when you go to a facility and stay for a number of days. Treatment can happen in a therapist’s office once a week or more often depending on their assessment of your needs. Group programs for drug treatment can include behavioral therapy, contingency management (motivational incentives), medications or a combination. The type of treatment varies depending on an individual needs, which can be complex.

Close your eyes and imagine you are in treatment. You might feel helpless, hopeless, and depressed. Treatment isn’t about narrowing down your life, it is about expanding and opening it. Close your eyes again and imagine being drug free? What would that feel like? You could even make a list. This exercise isn’t meant to imply that treatment is fun or exciting. You might, however, have an exciting moment with a positive realization about yourself. Treatment is designed to help you overcome a life-threatening compulsion, and learn to engage with life in a positive and beneficial manner.

At last, infinite recovery is finally attainable. Creating infinite change through clinical programs and holistic healing, Infinity Treatment Centers offers a higher standard of luxury care for residential, intensive outpatient, and much more. Call us today for information on our treatment programs serving the greater Los Angeles area: (855) 544-0611

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