Campaigns, movements, ads and commercials are created and displayed for the world to see every day. It is common knowledge that drugs wreak havoc on your life and should not be tampered with. Yet with that said, many people still find themselves in a bind that they never meant to encounter, anyhow. Drug addiction is a monster and poison much stronger than anyone could ever hope to imagine.
Usually, a certain aesthetic comes to mind when it is mentioned that someone suffers from drug use. Street drugs (also known as club drugs) consist of well-known substances such as heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, and marijuana along with many others. This is usually the first thought when drug abuse is spoken of. However, there are also prescription drugs (such as Valium, Xanax, Ritalin, etc.) that can only be administered by a doctor.
Although people generally don’t think so, prescription drugs are actually more frequently abused than any other kind in the United States. There are three classes of prescription drugs that are the most commonly misemployed:
- Stimulants – to treat ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and a sleep disorder called narcolepsy
- Central Nervous System (CNS) Depressants – to treat sleep disorders
- Opioids – to reduce or eliminate pain
What would point one to the life of self harm by way of the ingestion and sometimes injection, of these harmful chemical substances? What could possibly be the appeal? Despite there being many, there are two paramount factors that can lead to the use and misuse of drugs. They are:
- Environment – Family of origin’s attitudes and beliefs, as well as the influence of peers can be a big contributor in first time drug use
- Genetics – Inherited traits may either be a catalyst for the addiction or slow it down
Other facets that potentially play a part in the abuse of drugs are also peer pressure, family abandonment or lack of involvement, mental health issues, and a family history laden with substance abuse.
At 449 Recovery, helping each patient overcome every obstacle and challenge on the road to recovery is our greatest goal. We strongly believe that healing is best obtained in an environment that will encourage it. Though it isn’t easy, that does not hold us back from our mission to see to it that all patients become well. Counseling and aftercare are just a few of our services offered to aid each and every person in discovering the cognitive roots of their addiction. From there, positive adeptness in coping strategies is established to ensure a healthier way of managing anxiety and stress in the future.
The endless monitored detoxification, in conjunction with long-term treatment programs at 449 Recovery are provided in a caring and structured atmosphere. Our goal is to execute practices that will leave a lifelong impact on the recipients. We aim for no one to leave unchanged, but for everyone to lead a happier and healthier lifestyle. Procrastination is the enemy of success, so please give us a call at (855) 435-7449 to gain more insight about our all-inclusive alcohol and drug addiction treatment program today!
Dr. Warren Taff MD, graduated from the University of Birmingham, England School of Medicine, with a BA from Rutgers University. He then went on to UCLA School of Public Health in Los Angeles Health and Human Services and received an MPH. He also attended an internship in internal medicine, with the Veterans Administration. Dr. Taff’s residency includes General Psychiatry at USC, with elective residencies at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, Australia, and Royal College of Psychiatry. Board certifications include American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Taff has extensive experience in both psychiatry and addiction medicine, extending from 1979 to present. He has held professional titles that include Chief of Staff and Medical Directorship in both hospitals and private sectors.