If you woke up this morning thinking about drugs or drinking alcohol, it might be time to admit that you have a problem. Don’t feel alone. Many good people find themselves with bad habits, including prescription drug addiction, illegal drug problems and alcohol abuse issues. Fortunately, these sorry situations can be adequately dealt with at a licensed Phoenix rehab center.
Nobody gets addicted on purpose
In fact, many addicts got that way through no real fault of their own. In the early 21st century, many wonderful painkillers became available, and many doctors prescribed them to help relieve severe patient pain. Sadly, medications like OxyContin are so addictive; a person can become habituated to them as quickly as they can to injected heroin. While very good for relieving some forms of severe pain, opiate drugs such as OxyContin, MS Contin, Lortab, Vicodin and Roxicet can also make you want more and more to the point where your body and brain demand the drug to feel normal. This is what addiction is, and it can happen to anyone who takes certain chemicals for a short time, even when prescribed by a trusted physician.
Withdrawal hurts, but you don’t have to do it alone
Kicking opiate drugs may be the hardest thing a person ever does in their life. Physically, withdrawal is grueling, and it’s taxing on a person emotionally, as well. That’s why a compassionate Phoenix rehab center such as America’s Rehab Campus can offer special medications to ease the client through the worst parts of detox. Medicines are available to help alcoholics get sober while avoiding the rigors of delirium tremens, or the DTs, too.
Therapy for the whole family
Addiction affects more than the person who uses drugs or drinks to excess. Family members may be deeply hurt by the actions (and inaction) of an addicted loved one. This is why America’s Campus Phoenix rehab center provides family support meetings as well as one-on-one counseling for affected loved ones.
Eat well at our Phoenix rehab center
Proper nutrition is imperative to a healthy recovery. The first week you are our guest, you will meet with a nutritionist as well as a dietitian. Let’s talk about what you need and what you like. We offer gourmet menu selections as well as comfort foods such as meatloaf, pot roast, spaghetti, steaks and mashed potatoes.
Addiction and alcoholism can lead directly to malnutrition. Part of the whole-person care you’ll get at ARC includes quality food prepared with love. Drinkers and druggers tend to eat poorly and skip meals to the detriment of their health and well being. Addiction can also deprive the body of essential nutrients. Once you are on the road to recovery, you may be surprised at how good food tastes again.
If you think a Phoenix rehab center could be right for you or someone you love, please get in touch. The sooner you call 833-272-7342, the sooner we can help you solve your addiction.