If you’re sick and tired of dealing with addiction, now is the right time to talk to us about detox in Arizona. If you suddenly stop taking the thing you’re addicted to, you may feel very sick. In fact, that’s your body’s way of getting an addictive substance out of your system. In the long run, this is a good thing. While it’s happening, however, detox can be feel just awful.
If you plan it right, getting off addictive drugs can be a positive and uplifting experience. Just don’t try to quit drugs without medical backup. At America’s Rehab Campuses we offer a number of special medicines that make withdrawals easier on our guests. Not everyone who checks into our clinic requires medical detox in Arizona, but for those who do, medically assisted withdrawal is a godsend.
If you think you might be addicted, you probably already are.
The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence provided the following checklist that anybody can use:
- Can you make it through one day without drugs?
- Do you use drugs for non-medical reasons?
- Do you take more prescription drugs than recommended?
- Do you need to refill prescriptions early?
- Have you ever had a blackout while high on drugs?
- Does your spouse complain about your behavior?
- Have you been in trouble at school or work due to drug use?
- Have you started fights while intoxicated?
- Do you engage in criminal activity to get drugs?
- Have you ever been incarcerated for drug possession?
- Do you feel ill when you run out of drugs?
- Have you made multiple attempts to quit but failed every time?
If you answered ‘yes’ to two or more of the above questions, it’s time to talk to a drug and alcohol counselor. When you call ARC, we’ll treat you with the respect you deserve. We understand that addiction is not a sign of moral turpitude or a lack of willpower. If you are addicted, you have a real medical condition that can be treated in much the same way doctors treat asthma, high blood pressure or diabetes.
Addiction is a condition with both medical and mental components.
Addiction begins when something that started out being pleasurable becomes something a person must have in order to just feel normal, explains Mayo Clinic. Addiction is an overwhelming urge for some substance and the compulsive use of it despite any sort of negative consequences.
Opiate medications are extra addictive, because taking them excites the natural reward centers of the brain. When an opioid medicine reaches the brain, it dumps a big dose of neurotransmitters that feels good. So good, the drug taker wants to repeat the experience as soon as they can. Repeated use is a solid step on the road to drug addiction. It’s not impossible to stop, however, with the compassionate care offered at ARC.
Ready to take control of your life back? Want to live without that habit you think nobody knows about? Let’s talk today about your detox in Arizona options.