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In the state of California, millions of people suffer from addiction to alcohol, heroin and many other substances. They can’t stop using because they either don’t know how to or don’t want to. Addiction is a disease that makes the person believe that it’s not even there.
When you look at the statistics, California is experiencing an epidemic when it comes to alcohol and heroin addiction throughout the entire state. From San Diego, CA, to Sacramento, CA, people are overdosing or going to the hospital for drug- and alcohol-related illnesses, and many of these people don’t realize how beneficial a addiction treatment can be for them.
A recent article from The California Report discusses how so many California natives are becoming addicted to a drug as dangerous as heroin. The simple answer is that many of these people begin abusing prescription painkillers. The article states that 40 people die each day from prescription drug abuse. If you’re wondering how the progression happens, it’s because prescription drug addiction is expensive, and Mexican black-tar heroin runs rampant throughout the state, offering a cheaper high than painkillers.
One of the many reasons people may not want to stop abusing alcohol or drugs is the thought of going through withdrawal. In short, it can be terrifying. They don’t want to ask for help, so they try to detox on their own, but withdrawal can be so agonizing that they decide to just continue using. Through medical detox at a qualified addiction rehab, individual will be given the care that they need in order to get through their symptoms of withdrawal without so much discomfort. Medical detox includes medications that help reduce the symptoms, and the medicine can also help with the intense cravings an addict experiences in early sobriety.
Many addicts don’t understand why they either can’t quit or why they can’t stay sober once they have quit, and a qualified treatment center can provide individuals with the answers they’ve been looking for. Through treatment, addicts will be equipped with knowledge about how the disease of addiction works, and they’ll also be given the tools that are necessary to never pick up a drink or drug again if they don’t want to.
Sometimes it’s a very good idea to leave your usual environment when you have to make a major change in your life. Getting away from the atmosphere that fueled your addiction means that you can concentrate completely on recovery.
Beaches Recovery can help you beat your alcohol or heroin addiction. Call us today at (904) 615-6361.