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Addiction touches the lives of millions of Americans each year. Whether it is a problem with opioids, alcohol, or other addictive substances, addiction is responsible for the deaths of thousands of Americans annually. Historically, addiction was considered a choice or moral failing. Many in the medical community viewed substance abuse as a conscious choice. Fortunately, research and time have changed opinions. Fortunately, despite historical viewpoints, the medical and mental health communities have come to view addiction as a diagnosable mental health disorder. Addiction compels someone to repeatedly seek out and use substances or engage in behaviors despite knowing they have harmful consequences.
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What is Addiction?
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, addiction is defined as a “chronic, relapsing disorder characterized by compulsive drug seeking, continued use despite harmful consequences, and long-lasting changes in the brain.” When someone is addicted, they are unable to control the impulse to use drugs or consume alcohol, even when there are negative consequences to their actions. Behavioral and emotional changes are also accompanied by changes in the chemistry of the brain and brain function. More specifically, the brain areas that control inhibition, pleasure, and reward see the most impact. As you continue to use, your ability to function physically and emotionally without substances becomes limited. In time, you will need to use more or drink more to achieve the same “high” you once enjoyed. As addiction evolves, you need to drink or use just to cope with daily events and stressors. When someone is addicted to drugs and alcohol, they begin to experience withdrawal symptoms when they try and reduce or stop using drugs or alcohol. In many cases, withdrawal symptoms become so challenging to manage without the help of an addiction treatment center like Comfort Recovery LLC
that relapse soon occurs.
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How Can I Tell if Someone is Abusing Drugs & Alcohol?
Drug addiction often begins with experimentation or recreational use. Many who “try” drugs or alcohol do not believe they can or will become addicted. For a select few, this might indeed be the case; however, the overwhelming majority will continue to use increasing amounts, eventually leading to addiction. Drug addiction often begins with exposure to prescribed medications (pain killers) or obtaining medications from a friend or family member who has a legal prescription. The risk for addiction depends on the drug you use. Some drugs, for example, opioid pain medications, lead to addiction more quickly than others. Alcohol addiction sometimes results from using alcohol as a coping mechanism to handle stressful events and situations. Over time, a nightly beer or glass of wine to unwind after a stressful day becomes two or three glasses. Eventually, it becomes difficult to negotiate stressful situations without a drink. Once alcohol becomes a sole coping mechanism for stress and anxiety, an addiction has developed.
Knowing and recognizing addiction’s signs and symptoms is the first step towards seeking addiction treatment at a substance abuse program in Agoura Hills, CA. Addiction presents in various ways, and the symptoms do not look or feel the same for everyone. There are wide-ranging behavioral, physical, and psychological elements of addiction that affect each person uniquely.
Why Go to Rehab?
Los Angeles Addiction Treatment Options at Comfort Recovery LLC
Choosing to seek addiction treatment may be one of the most challenging decisions an addict will face. It is essential to select the right treatment center to help increase your chances of attaining and maintaining sobriety. Comfort Recovery LLC in Agoura Hills, California, offers evidence-based addiction treatment in a luxury setting. Our Los Angeles area drug treatment center provides a wide variety of therapeutic treatments designed to meet the unique needs of each person who walks through our doors. You can expect traditional treatment models such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, individual and group therapies along with holistic and alternatives treatments like art therapy, mindfulness practices, and yoga.
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Our Agoura Hills Drug & Alcohol Treatment Center
Comfort Recovery LLC in Agoura Hills, California, treats addiction in a luxury, private setting outside of Los Angeles. When you enter our program, we will work with you to create an individualized addiction treatment plan that will meet your unique treatment needs. Beginning with medically assisted detox through therapy and comprehensive aftercare planning, we are here to help you achieve your sobriety and recovery goals. At Comfort Recovery LLC, we understand addiction affects each person differently, and therefore cookie-cutter or one-size-fits-all treatment plans are not successful.
If you or a loved one are ready to seek addiction treatment, contact the staff at Comfort Recovery LLC to learn more about our Agoura Hills substance abuse treatment program. There are many addiction treatment centers in California, and it is essential to select one that meets all of your treatment needs. If you are looking for a comprehensive, evidence-based treatment program where you can defeat your addiction in a private, luxury setting, choose Recovery at Comfort Recovery LLC in Los Angeles, California.