Substance Abuse and Dependence

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Are you struggling with chemical dependency? It can be debilitating, affecting your relationships, work, and health. Left untreated, your addiction can even be fatal. But you know your dependency does not define the real you. A broken life does not have to be your destiny.

Addicts often believe that they could ‘quit’ at any time and that they are in control of their addiction. Many spend years trying to break the habit on their own, with constant and chronic relapses. Breaking free from the hold of addiction often requires outside help.

Substance Abuse and Dependence

The next step is for you to reach out for support. Support is essential and you do not need to struggle alone.

Treatment for drug addiction, and the impact it has had on your life and relationships, requires specialist support and is not something to undertake on your own.

Recovering from addiction is much easier when you have the support of a therapeutic community of people who you can lean on for encouragement, guidance and honest feedback. Without this support, it’s easy to fall back into old patterns when you are triggered or when you transition back into your daily life after treatment.

In order to stay free from your addiction for the long term, you’ll also have to face the underlying problems that may have led to your behaviour in the first place.

7.4 Million Americans Aged 12 and Older (2.7 Percent) Had an Illicit Drug Use Disorder. Of Those 7.4 Million, Only About 1.4% Americans Received Treatment.

Substance Abuse and Dependence Signs and Symptoms

Substance Abuse and Dependence often include signs such as the following:

  • increased drug tolerance (the need to use more of the drug to experience the same effects one used to achieve with smaller amounts)
  • using drugs to avoid or relieve withdrawal symptoms (nausea, restlessness, insomnia, depression, sweating, shaking, anxiety)
  • loss of control over drug use (using more than intended, unable to stop)
  • life revolves around drug use (always thinking of using, figuring how to get more, or recovering from use)
  • abandoning enjoyable activities(hobbies, sports, and socializing) to use drugs
  • continuing to use regardless of negative consequences (blackouts, infections, mood swings, depression, paranoia)


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