Although named the sunshine city, St. Petersburg, Florida may not feel all too sunny for some. Research from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides data presents 41.7 percent of individuals in Florida in treatment for drug abuse, 15.7 percent for alcohol abuse and 42.6 percent for abuse of drugs and alcohol together. The disease of alcoholism and drug addiction produces shame and devastation for the addicted individuals, their families and friends. Remain hopeful! Recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction can happen with the right support and treatment.
Alcoholism and drug addiction victimizes individuals who have participated in the risky experiment with drugs and alcohol. Substance use and abuse does not inevitably lead to the complex disease of addiction. Many individuals around the world are controlled by the brain disease of alcoholism and addiction. When an individual crosses the line of experiment into addiction, chemicals in the brain are rewired. The brain chemistry change sends a signal to the part of the brain where basic human instinct exists. For example, a person in need of food to provide fuel for the body and water to provide hydration, without the brain signaling this instinct, our basic needs would not be met and we would not survive. Therefore, the rewired brain must have alcohol or drugs in order to survive, instinctively.
The disease conflicts with many people’s lives. It produces the compulsive use of drugs and/or alcohol, without regard to the resulting detrimental consequences. Often times signs warning addiction, are not noticed until an individual’s brain rewires. To be brief, a few warning signs are recognized as, change in behavior, daily routine, mood, appetite, appearance, hygiene, weight, and sleep patterns. More specifically signs of trembling, shaking, coordination impairment and slurred speech are to be taken seriously. Of course, these warning signs will differentiate depending on the details of a person’s overall wellness and extent of abuse.
Whether an individual has a short or long term history of alcohol and/or drug abuse, rehab proves time and time again beneficial. Rehabilitation provides medical and professional care starting with detoxification on day one to completion of therapy and continued after care treatment. Fortunately, rehabilitation services are inclusive to all substances, including but not limited to: Alcohol, marijuana (THC), synthetic cannabinoids (K2/Spice), club drugs (GHB, MDMA, Ketamine, Rohypnol), cocaine, hallucinogens (LSD, PCP, etc.), opioids (heroin, narcotic pain relievers), prescription drugs (hydrocodone, pharmaceuticals, oxycodone, etc.), inhalants, methamphetamine and synthetic cathinones (bath salts).
Preeminent treatment provides multifaceted therapeutic methods that immediately follow medically assisted detoxification. A few of the fact and evidence based methods practiced are individual, group, family and cognitive-behavioral therapy, inpatient and outpatient care, 12 step programs and more. Through analyzation of an individual’s substance abuse and history, we are able to evaluate and identify any underlying physical and psychological issues. We providing effective treatment designed for success through rehabilitation, aftercare programs and long-term recovery.
If you or someone you know has a problem with alcoholism or drug addiction, please call for help now. Alcoholism and drug addiction are treatable, however without treatment and support the disease causes fatality. (727)-202-2488