There are some people who are able to drink alcohol or use prescription or recreational drugs without ever having a problem or letting things get out of hand. Then there are people who end up facing substance abuse problems and drug addiction, which affects practically every area of their life.

If you’re struggling with drug addiction, it’s important to know that qualified, professional help and rehab is available. Focus on your health with a treatment program.

Why Do Only Some People Face Drug Addiction?

It can seem like a mystery why some people get addicted to drugs or alcohol and need rehab while others don’t. There are several factors that can play into drug addiction, requiring treatment:

  • Does the person have a family history of drug or alcohol addiction?
  • Did the person experience some type of neglect, abuse or trauma during their childhood?
  • Is the person struggling with depression, anxiety or a mental disorder?
  • Did the addict begin using drugs early in life?
  • What is the method of administration? For example, injecting or smoking a drug can make it more addictive. Treatment may vary depending on how the drugs were administered.

What Are the Symptoms of Drug Addiction?

While drug addiction will vary from person to person, many people who have a dependence on drugs or alcohol have many of the same symptoms. You may need a rehab and detox program if you exhibit these symptoms:

  • You feel like you must use the drug on a regular basis, such as daily or multiple times a day.
  • You have intense urges to use the drug.
  • You continually need more and more of the drug to get the same effect.
  • You always make sure to have a supply handy.
  • You spend your money on the drug even if you can’t really afford it.
  • You haven’t been able to meet personal responsibilities or work obligations.
  • You haven’t been engaging in as many recreational or social activities as you have in the past.
  • You do whatever it takes to get the drug. For example, you may begin stealing in order to get the drug.
  • When you’re under the influence, you engage in risky activities, such as driving too fast or unprotected sex.
  • You spend a lot of your time and energy on trying to either get or use the drug.
  • You’ve tried to stop using with or without rehab or a detox program but you’ve been unsuccessful.
  • When you’ve tried to stop using and have begun the process of detox and treatment, you’ve had significant symptoms of withdrawal.

The best way to overcome your drug or alcohol addiction is with professional rehab treatment and detox program. Call us at Chiron Recovery Center as soon as possible. Don’t wait any longer to get started on the road to recovery!