Conquer Substance Abuse and Addiction with Recovery Place

What Is Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment?

When someone is problematically and chronically using drugs and/or alcohol regardless of the negative consequences they experience, they likely have a substance abuse disorder. Receiving treatment is a vital first step in the recovery process from substance abuse and addiction. Treatment can be provided in a residential or outpatient setting, depending on the individual’s needs. In the first stages of treatment, clients may need to undergo detox to remove drugs or alcohol from their bodies. If withdrawal symptoms are expected to be severe, residential detoxification generally will be recommended.

The next treatment steps involve receiving appropriate care and therapy from qualified professionals. At Recovery Place, we do an assessment of each person to determine the best care for them. Whether residential or outpatient, our clients can expect to receive compassionate, thorough substance abuse treatment. Contact us today to learn more about our program and services for addiction and substance abuse.

Signs of Substance Abuse and Addiction

Although substance abuse and addiction are closely related, they’re not exactly the same thing. Drug abuse is using legal or illegal substances improperly, like taking another person’s prescription drugs. When it progresses to the point that a person cannot stop using the substance even when they suffer adverse effects as a result, the situation may have devolved into addiction.

With substance abuse, people may notice that the person has:

  • Red, watery eyes
  • Changes in personality
  • Unusual weight changes
  • Lack of concern about their appearance or hygiene
  • Impaired coordination and movement
  • Strange body odors

When abuse has become addiction, the affected person may also exhibit:

  • Problems sleeping
  • Tremors or seizures
  • Changes in appetite
  • Unexplained exhaustion
  • Pinpoint pupils
  • Skin changes
  • Decreased performance at work or school
  • Loss of interest in activities they formerly enjoyed
  • Secretive or deceptive behavior
  • Poor judgment with finances or legal matters

Causes of Substance Abuse and Addiction

Substance abuse and addiction can happen for many reasons. People may be genetically predisposed towards substance abuse. If they suffer from mental health issues, that may cause someone to begin using substances as a form of self-medication. Addiction and substance abuse may stem from the environment around a person, which may be highly stressful or might include others using substances. A person’s history can influence addiction and substance abuse if they were exposed to drugs or alcohol at an early age, or if they experienced trauma. Studies have also found that when an individual begins using drugs or alcohol early in life (under the age of 21), the greater the possibility of abuse or addiction as an adult.

At Recovery Place, we help people identify the causes and conditions that may have influenced someone to misuse drugs or alcohol. We help clients develop better-coping methods and strategies for dealing with their lives. Contact us today to learn more about our services and programs, or to schedule a tour of our facility.

Why Substance Abuse Treatment Is Important?

When someone’s misuse of alcohol and/or drugs has started to interfere with their lives, they may elect to stop drinking or using drugs without outside help. While this may feel like it has solved the issue, in truth the person is only treating the symptoms and not the cause of their problems. With proper and professional substance abuse treatment, individuals can have greater insight into the deeper reasons for their addiction. Without addressing the underlying issues, people may easily revert back to problematic behaviors when they encounter tempting situations or face triggers, they weren’t even aware of. Receiving treatment is the best way to increase your chances of staying substance-free.

Why Choose Recovery Place in Savannah, GA?

Recovery Place in Savannah, GA, provides people with the treatment, tools, and support they need to overcome substance abuse and addiction. We offer a full range of behavioral health services to help you and your family overcome the disease of addiction. Don’t try to manage the complex process of addiction recovery alone. We provide virtual services, residential and outpatient programs, detoxification, and counseling for individuals and families.

Contact Recovery Place Today

Without proper treatment, an addiction to alcohol or drugs can destroy physical health, relationships, and reputations. At Recovery Place, our team of licensed and credentialed clinicians can help you succeed with sobriety. Our full range of services, programs, and treatments is designed to foster healing and promote a healthy recovery from substance abuse. Contact us today for more information.

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835 E. 65th St.
Savannah , GA 31405