When a user can’t stop using a drug or alcohol even if they want to, or when the urge becomes too strong to control, even if they know the substance is causing harm, then it’s addiction.
People do not plan to become addicted when they begin using drugs or alcohol. Most people start out enjoying the feeling that the substance gives them and they believe that they can control how much and how often they use it. At a point, the drug begins to change the brain and the user starts to need it just to feel normal. This is addiction, and it can quickly take over a person’s life, affecting their lives personal and work relationships.
Addicts may begin having legal troubles, like getting into an accident or getting arrested. They may start having issues at work that could effect their job. Personal relationships are often strained when a person suffers from addiction.
There are many options available to help those suffering from addiction. Depending on the severity of the addiction and the person’s individual needs, a patient may seek the help of an intensive outpatient program for addiction treatment. Often times, a patient with severe addiction may undergo detox at an inpatient program and will then continue seeking additional treatment at an IOP facility.
An outpatient alcohol abuse treatment facility for addiction allows for those seeking treatment to continue attending school or work while seeking treatment. Patients are able to attend individual and group therapy sessions that fit their individual needs and schedules.
If you are interested in learning more about our IOP facility for addiction in West Palm Beach, please contact us today at 1-844-talk-ans.