Drug and alcohol addiction treatment is needed by millions of Americans each year. However, asking for help is often a barrier for those who are seeking addiction treatment. Treatment facilities, such as Harmony Healing Center are here to help you when you’re ready to take the next step toward a healthier and happier life. It can sometimes be difficult to label addiction and seek support, but the truth is healing and recovery are possible for those who are dedicated to recovery. 

If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, the warning signs listed below can be used to guide you in understanding substance abuse and the behaviors that come with addiction. Understanding the signs of drug and alcohol addiction can help ensure that you or your loved one receive the treatment you need.

Signs of a Drug Addiction

From painkillers to illicit drugs, one can easily develop a drug dependency. Due to the sheer number of drugs, there are a multitude of signs to watch out for in terms of drug addiction. Drug addiction can happen quickly and may occur with just one use of an addictive substance like methamphetamine.

Signs of  drug addiction include but are not limited to:

  • Use of a prescription drug after the allotted treatment time
  • Headaches, shakiness, dizziness after the drug wears off
  • Continuously thinking of the drug and how you are going to get it
  • Bloodshot eyes, frequent bloody noses, bad breath, and or noticeable weight gain or weight loss.

Signs of Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol use is quite common in the US as a way to socialize with friends or enjoy a night out, making alcohol addiction difficult to notice at first.

Signs of alcoholism include but aren’t limited to:

  • Feeling the strong urge to drink (no matter the social situation)
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when not drinking
  • Hiding one’s drinking or drinking alone
  • Experiencing mood swings, blackouts, or slight memory loss.
  • Making excuses for the need to drink

Alcohol abuse is not always easy to detect, especially when one is drinking in secret. If you notice these signs in yourself or a loved one, it may be time to seek help from an addiction treatment center.

Alcohol Rehab Centers

Alcoholism can be found in someone regardless of age. When choosing from the addiction treatment centers in your area, it is okay to ask questions and state your concerns to find a treatment center that is right for you or your loved one. The severity of dependency and length of use will help determine which type of treatment and rehab center is most needed.

Drug Rehab Centers

Getting hooked on a drug and experiencing a sense of hopelessness when beginning the recovery journey is common. It can seem overwhelming at times which is why finding a rehab facility with licensed medical professionals and quality medical care is extremely important. The withdrawal and detox process can be not only uncomfortable but dangerous as well.

Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

Each rehab center offers different treatment programs for patients. Art therapy, family therapy, medical detox, or group therapy may all be a part of a treatment program at  the Harmony treatment center. 

For those who struggle with addiction, it can be easy to forget the hobbies and activities they used to love before the disease of addiction took over. Seeking addiction treatment can give the patient the tools they need to get the life they love back.

Partial Hospitalization Treatment vs. Outpatient Treatment

Partial Hospitalization Treatment is an inpatient rehab for those struggling with severe addictions who need constant care in a supervised treatment facility. The patient remains in the treatment facility for the duration of treatment.

Outpatient treatment allows the patient to travel to and from the specific treatment facility for each treatment session, which can last up to a few hours. This is a good option for those who have work or family commitments that require the patient to return home each day.

Intensive Outpatient Programs

For those needing a more intensive and structured program, there are also intensive outpatient treatment programs (IOP). An intensive outpatient treatment program is similar to outpatient treatment, but often with longer treatment sessions and additional services such as physiotherapy, life skills training, and/or more, depending on the patient’s specific case. IOP follows the protocols of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Treatment Improvement Protocols (SAMHSA TIP).

Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery at Harmony Healing Center

Beginning your journey toward sobriety may seem scary and overwhelming at first, but with the right support and care from medical professionals, you are on your way to creating the life you want to live on your terms. 

Our professionals are here to answer any questions you may have about our programs, such as outpatient treatment, IOP, or the partial hospitalization program. We offer various treatment options as we know that each individual has a unique road to recovery. Talk to a certified addiction professional at our rehab center today. We are here for you, reach out today.