Drug Rehab in Lafayette IN 765-588-0764
What Is An Addiction?
Addiction is not a matter of willpower or “mind over matter.” Instead, it is a disease that takes away a person’s control over when, how or how much a person abuses a substance, including illegal or prescription drugs. Addiction is a complex disease that often requires drug rehab to conquer. This is because taking drugs can alter a person’s brain chemistry, and the body craves more of the drug. This is why drug rehab, using scientific methods proven to help a person battle addiction, is often needed.
Substance abuse costs in the United States total an estimated $600 billion each year, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Drug abuse is a nationwide problem, and many people from all different backgrounds choose drug rehab. Call Drug Treatment Centers Lafayette today at 765-588-0764
Different Types of Drug Addiction
Drug rehab is intended to help people who are addicted to one or more substances.
The individual approach to rehab and breaking the body’s addiction (known as detoxing) depends upon the type of drug abused.
Regardless of the drug type abused, all forms of drug addiction are serious. Drug Treatment Centers of Lafayette provides rehabilitation services to those battling the following drug addictions:
-Club drugs, such as ecstasy
-Hallucinogens, such as LSD
-MDMA or “molly”
-Opiates, such as OxyContin
If you have a question about a particular drug rehabilitation approach, please call our Center at 765-588-0764.
Addiction Statistics in Lafayette
In 2013, more people in Lafayette and Tippecanoe County died from drug overdoses than any of the previous 20 years, according to the “Lafayette Journal & Courier.” More than 28 people died from accidental drug overdoses in 2013, an 11-person increase from 2012 numbers. In Tippecanoe County, overdoses have now outnumbered motor vehicle accidents as the leading causes of death involving drugs or alcohol.
As a state, Indiana ranks the 17th highest in drug overdose mortality in the United States, according to a report from the Trust for America’s Health. Of particular concern is the increasing number of deaths from prescription drug abuse. These deaths have quadrupled in Indiana when compared with 1999 numbers.
A primary addiction to a substance, such as drugs, can unfortunately lead to a secondary addiction. Examples of common secondary addictions can include gambling and food addictions. A person may engage in these addictions when under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Disclosing a secondary addiction is important because it should also be addressed in substance abuse rehab to ensure a person does not fall into his or her old habits.
How Is Addiction Mental and Physical?
Addiction has both mental and physical components that must be addressed to help a person truly overcome his or her addiction.
Physically, a person becomes dependent upon a drug. The brain is accustomed to the presence of the drug and withdrawal symptoms occur when a person does not take the drug.
Mentally, a person becomes addicted to the “high” or sensation of escape taking a drug can provide. A person will crave a drug when he or she is not using, and these cravings can take the place of all rational thoughts.
Signs and Symptoms of Drug Addiction
Seeing a person fall prey to drug abuse is difficult. At first, a person may attempt to mask physical and personality changes associated with drug abuse. As the abuse continues, these symptoms become harder to cover up.
Physical Symptoms associated with drug addiction include:
-Too-large or too-small pupils
-Unusual smells on a person’s clothing or breath
A person may also experience personality changes and unusual behaviors. These include:
-Consistently appearing anxious or paranoid with no apparent explanation
-Getting in trouble with the law
-Struggling at work or showing poor performance at work or school
-Sudden mood changes
-Sudden need for money or experiencing financial problems
Treatment for Drug Addiction
While a well-meaning person may have good intentions to quit on his or her own, the realities of drug addiction can make this difficult if not impossible. Drug rehab programs are uniquely designed to help a person overcome his or her substance abuse addiction through techniques that include medical detox (providing medications to reduce withdrawal symptoms and prevent relapse), therapy and cognitive-behavioral changes that help a person resist the urge to begin using drugs again.
Residential Versus Outpatient Treatment
Drug Treatment Centers Lafayette offers both residential and outpatient treatment therapy programs for drug addiction. While both programs can help a person overcome a drug addiction, the inpatient program is often recommended as a starting point. This is especially true for those with long-term addictions or “complicated” addictions that involve multiple drugs, a secondary addiction such as gambling or an addiction accompanied by a mental illness, which is known as dual diagnosis. Call Drug Treatment Centers Lafayette today at 765-588-0764