Addiction is a disease that is on the rise around the world and is running rampant and destroying lives. Recognizing when a person needs help is crucial in winning the battle against chemical dependency, because without being treated, addiction can cut a life short. Integrity Way Recovery Center is dedicated to helping people live a sober life again, and by using a unique and innovative approach to rehab, we help changes lives each day.
The most common symptom of addiction is denial, and those who are struggling with substance abuse often do not realize how bad their addiction has become. Abusing alcohol or drugs becomes the most important thing in their life and nothing else matters. The compulsion to use is so strong that many will do anything to feed an addiction, regardless of the consequences. Many find themselves engaging in risky behavior that they may otherwise never do if they were sober. A person that is caught up in the cycle of addiction and does not receive help will ultimately wind up dead.
Addiction is a disease and should be treated as such, instead of disregarding the person as weak willed, damaged or flawed. Many that have never had an addiction problem do not understand why the person cannot just quit using the substance on their own. If that were the case, there would be no need for treatment programs that specialize in alcoholism and drug addiction like the programs at Integrity Way Recovery Center.
Once a person begins to abuse a substance on a regular basis, the body becomes addicted and will go through withdrawal if the substance is not used daily. In some severe cases of addiction the person may have to use repeatedly during the day to stave of withdrawal symptoms. Some of the most common withdrawal symptoms are headaches, body aches, vomiting, nausea, profuse sweating and diarrhea. Because these symptoms can become so overwhelming the person will do whatever it takes to acquire the alcohol or drug, to stop the pain of withdrawal.
Sometimes when a person knows a loved one is suffering from the disease of addiction they will help them hide it from others. Family will sometimes make excuses for the addict, give the person money to buy the substance or take them to purchase the drug or alcohol. This does not help the addict and will make it almost impossible for them to enter into a treatment program. Enabling someone that has a substance abuse problem is only making the problem worse and instead of doing this, friends and family should strongly encourage the person to get professional treatment.
Some people that are addicted to drugs or alcohol may show no signs of addiction to those around them. They maintain a job and meet all of their family, social and financial obligations without anyone suspecting there is a substance abuse problem. These types of people are considered functioning addicts. Many times those that are closest to them are usually shocked when they find out that the person is struggling with the disease of addiction and do not know what to do to help the individual.
Once a person is ready to admit that they have an addiction problem and need help, the next step is to enter into Integrity Way Recovery Center for treatment. The caring and professional staff is here to help the person recover with dignity and provides the programs and treatment services needed to help the individual become strong and able to live a clean and sober life again.