If you or your loved ones are affected by a drug addiction, we can help. Drug addiction can cause huge changes in perception and the behaviour that results from drug use can be unpredictable and dangerous. Drug problems can affect people from all walks of life and any social background, but regardless of your history, the symptoms of regular drug use are the same. Please get in touch now before your addiction further affects your relationships, work or outlook, and discover how our approach to drug addiction treatment can help you or your loved one recover.
Drugs can alter the mind and create chemical changes in the brain that affect motor skills and mental logic, while impairing the senses. The reactions in the brain that are caused by drugs can lead to a deep dependence on them, to the point where a user cannot stop using them, despite possible intentions to quit. Drugs can destroy a person's individuality, personality, ambitions and relationships. At Step One Recovery, we can help you or a loved one who has a drug addiction. Our private and luxurious centres in the UK and the Spanish sunshine are the ideal places to heal the body and soul. We tailor all of our addiction treatment solutions for patients whose professional obligations, personal reputation or religious traditions require the utmost discretion. Our care leads with understanding, love and compassion, followed by first-class clinical excellence. Contact us to experience our nurturing and loving care, so you can start living the life you want that's free from drugs, with a refreshed perspective.
A drug addiction can give a sufferer mind-controlling cravings for substances such as cocaine, amphetamines, marijuana and heroin. It is also possible for a person to become addicted to prescription drugs such as pain killers. As a drug addiction deteriorates, a person's behaviour and mindset can become increasingly unpredictable and secretive as they try to conceal their habit. They may stop going to work or their usual place of education, and long-term relationships will be strained as emotions like anger are increased. For these reasons, a drug addiction can be difficult to correctly diagnose.
If you or a loved one is suffering with a drug addiction, it can be a worrying time. You may see that something is wrong with your loved one, but they may be in denial or go to extreme lengths to hide their addiction. These are normal behaviours. It is important to note the following symptoms or behaviours to make a drug addiction diagnosis:
If you have noticed more than six of these symptoms, this is a cause for concern and could be a severe drug addiction. You should get in touch with us at Step One Recovery to see how we can help you through our rehab services. If you have noticed one or two of these symptoms, you could have a mild drug addiction or the early stages of addiction, and should still call us for help and support to prevent it progressing further.
If you suspect a drug overdose, look for the following warning signs:
You should seek medical attention immediately if you find someone displaying any of the above symptoms of overdose, which can prove fatal.
While changes in the brain are the main cause behind most drug addictions, other factors such as genetics and environment can also play a part in making a person particularly susceptible to suffering from a drug addiction. These factors include:
Drug addiction can lead to a person developing a very strong emotional and physical dependence on an illicit substance or substances. Any sudden attempt to quit drugs will mean the onset of withdrawal side effects, which can be highly uncomfortable and even painful. It is always important to detox from drugs in a safe and medically supported environment to avoid fatality or serious personal injury. Common withdrawal symptoms experienced by drug addicts include:
Withdrawal symptoms are at their strongest during the first one-two days after the last hit of an illicit substance. This is when symptoms can be at their most potentially fatal, and medical supervision is advised. It is important to detox in a medical facility where withdrawal symptoms can be monitored closely. Medications given under supervision can ease the discomfort of withdrawal symptoms until the patient is no longer struggling with symptoms. From here, they can then begin a program of rehabilitation, such as that offered at Step One Recovery.
At Step One Recovery, we offer medically-assisted detox programmes if required. We also offer family therapy and support, healing your loved ones as well as you. If you are suffering with drug addiction and need help and support, we can offer a deluxe recovery facility that comes with all the healing powers of a Mediterranean climate along with centres in the UK. The option of a Spanish facility is a true home-from-home where you will always feel safe. We are a family, not just a clinic. We offer our clients unrivalled discretion in a private setting, world-class treatment through evidence-based methods, and the loving care of experienced and dedicated psychologists, doctors, nurses and certified counsellors. Get in touch with us today to see how we can help support you through a drug addiction rehab programme.
Whether the drugs you use are depressants, stimulants or hallucinogens, we will tailor a drug addiction treatment package that will release you physically and psychologically from your cravings. Our professional team are highly experienced in managing detoxes; giving you the tools you need to live a life free from drugs. We will: