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Alcohol Rehab

Attaining Freedom from Alcohol Alcohol causes more problems than any other substance. The Center for Disease Control, or CDC, reports that alcohol abuse is the third highest cause of death in the United States, totaling 80,000 fatalities a...

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Drug Rehab

Triumph Over Drug Addiction For those struggling with substance abuse, life becomes an endless cycle of anxiety, fear, and depression. The fear of running out of drugs and the anxiety over where to find more plague those who have become...

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Intervention

Staging an Intervention For the loved ones of a person in the grips of addiction, life can be hell. Many feel as though they have run out of options or simply just do not know what to do to help the addicted person. Communication channels are...

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Finding Treatment from Fayetteville, North Carolina

Fayetteville, North Carolina, nicknamed the “All-American City” and “America’s Most Pro-Military Town,” is home to Fort Bragg and the newly relocated headquarters of United States Army Forces Command, FORSCOM, and United States Army Reserve Command, USARC. A historic and beautiful revolution era city, Fayetteville features the Airborne and Special Operations Museum, and was named one of the best places to retire by Forbes magazine in 2009.

North Carolina’s rates of use regarding illegal drugs was similar to the national average of 9.8% in 2011-2012, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, (SAMHSA). The fact that nearly one in every ten American adults have used an illegal drug within the last month alone is staggering. With so many people in North Carolina struggling with drug abuse, no one should feel as though they are alone in needing help to break away from addiction.

Alcohol abuse also destroys and claims an astounding number of lives each year in the United States. Many who abuse alcohol start out drinking in moderation but eventually find that they cannot stop. The disease of addiction is just that, a disease. It should be treated as a medical problem, not as a failure of morals or willpower. If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, please reach out. Help is available now. Call 1-910-729-6829.

Development of the Disease of Addiction

For some people, addiction to drugs or alcohol happens immediately, however for others it takes decades. Each individual’s experience is different, the National Institute of Health (NIH) has outlined what is referred to as “stages of change.” The length of time spent in each stage varies, between initial use and a fully developed addiction but the stages are the same. These stages are experimenting, ongoing use, dangerous use, then physical and psychological dependence.

Although people may be in different stages, treatment can help anyone struggling with substance abuse. It is unnecessary to wait until on death’s door, homeless or other extremes have materialized. Treatment can help stop drug and alcohol abuse from destroying everything in a person’s life if caught and treated. Deciding to get treatment and take responsibility for one’s own life and recovery is ultimately an individual choice that can occur at any stage of addiction development.

Start the Recovery Process Today

Every story varies but they all share the common thread of fear, hopelessness, anxiety, and unmanageability. It is not uncommon for the person to be in denial regarding the reality of his or her substance abuse problem. If your loved one battles the disease of addiction, consider staging an intervention to communicate and help him or her understand that you care but that something needs to change.

The realization that drugs and alcohol have taken over your life is not a pleasant one. The decision to stop using and start recovering can be frightening. Take solace in knowing that many before you have taken the leap and found a life better than they could have ever imagined. If you are struggling with addictive substances, you are not alone. Reach out and get help. We have experts ready to answer any questions you may have and help you begin a new life free of drugs and alcohol. Give us a call today. 1-910-729-6829