CONFIDENTIAL AND COMPREHENSIVE ALCOHOL AND DRUG TREATMENT IN SMYRNA, GA
Substance abuse (including tobacco, prescription and illicit drugs, and alcohol) tops $740 billion every year in the United States. Incredible as this figure is, it pales in comparison to the dire emotional and relational costs addiction causes. The pain of addiction impacts the individuals living with drug or alcohol dependence and their loved ones as well.
WHAT WARNING SIGNS CAN I LOOK FOR TO KNOW WHEN MY LOVED ONE NEEDS HELP?
The following three signs could indicate that your loved one is living with substance addiction and may benefit from individualized drug or alcohol treatment.
- YOUR LOVED ONE IS PREOCCUPIED WITH MAINTAINING A SUPPLY
He or she frequently seeks out or talks about their drug of choice. They may appear anxious or restless if they run low or run out. He or she may go to extremes to maintain their supply—such as asking others for money or stealing.
- YOUR LOVED ONE STARTS TO WITHDRAW FROM ACTIVITIES
Instead of participating in the activities they used to enjoy, your loved one may start to isolate him or her so they can continually use their substance of choice. Continuous use occurs when your loved one has built up a tolerance to their drug of choice and they are attempting to avoid withdrawal symptoms.
- YOUR LOVED ONE CONTINUES TO DEMONSTRATE DRUG OR ALCOHOL ABUSE DESPITE BEING AWARE OF ITS NEGATIVE IMPACT ON HIS OR HER LIFE
Every aspect of a person’s life can become negatively affected by drug or alcohol dependence—from their relationships to finances, career to health. But even if your loved one recognizes these negative impacts, she or he may still continue to engage in substance abuse behaviors—or repeatedly attempt to cut back or quit. In most cases they fail at detoxing at home. Detoxing at home can also be very dangerous and may require medical assistance depending on the drug of choice like alcohol or heroin etc.
DO YOU BELIEVE YOUR LOVED ONE NEEDS HELP MANAGING THEIR DRUG OR ALCOHOL ABUSE?
Voicing your concerns with your loved one about his or her drug or drug or alcohol dependence can be difficult, but it can make a difference.
If you believe your loved one needs support with substance abuse and could benefit from enrolling in a comprehensive drug or alcoholism treatment program, contact Ridgeview Institute at (770) 434-4567. Our programs are the most comprehensive in the Atlanta area and one of the oldest addiction treatment programs in the Southeast US.