What Can Addiction Therapy Do For You?

Addiction therapy is treatment for individuals who have become dependent on substance or activity. It is provided by a wide range of people such as clergymen, counselors, physicians, social workers and psychotherapists.  Programs are designed to not only help with the physical, but psychological, emotional and mental withdrawal of the addiction.  Treatment for various addictions varies and can include medication, forms of talk therapy and include education about lifestyle changes to avoid relapse.

Who needs Addiction Treatment?

Persons, who are physically or mentally addicted to drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex and many other activities may require addiction treatment to help them recover.  There are many different types of addiction but some signs and symptoms are the same in all of them. Signs noted in almost all addictions include but are not limited to:
  • Difficulty in controlling the addictive behavior
  • Withdrawal when the substance or activity is withheld, they may experience unpleasant symptoms or behavior changes
  • A development of tolerance to the substance or behavior, more of the addiction is required to satisfy their need
  • Placing occupation and social relationships in jeopardy to achieve the “fix”
  • Spending excessive amounts of  time in planning, engaging in or recovering from the addictive activity
Signs of some addictions include but are not limited to:
  • Mood Swings
  • Increased or decreased sleep
  • Changes in energy levels
  • Weight fluctuations
  • Size in pupil changes
  • Secretiveness, lying, unexplained outings
  • Stealing, financial difficulties

An Addiction Treatment Center Can Make The Difference

An addiction treatment center can be the only thing standing in the way of guaranteed death or long term imprisonment for a person suffering from addiction. The chances that an individual will be able to handle their addiction on their own, at least in many cases, is relatively small. Choosing an addiction treatment center can seem overwhelming. Remember that recovery does not happen overnight. However, with determination and perseverance you or your loved one can be successful in living a drug and alcohol free life. Congratulations on taking the first step to recovery.