If you suspect a loved one is falling victim to recreational drug abuse, you’re not alone. The use of illegal drugs remains a nationwide epidemic. Many families search for solutions as the disease of addiction impacts everyone in the family.
Our residential drug rehabilitation center in South Florida offers customized treatment plans to help you or your loved one overcome recreational drug abuse and experience healthy, long-term recovery. At TTC Care, we have the patient success stories to prove it.
Drug Addiction Is Life-Changing
What may have started as occasional recreational drug use can easily grow into a full-blown dependence that adversely affects the user and his or her livelihood.
Many issues can arise from drug addiction, including, but not limited to:
- Legal fees and penalties
- Physical health problems
- Broken relationships
- Compromised work performance
- Missing school and assignments
Popular Recreational Drugs
The chemical makeup of a drug, its origin and its potency can vary drastically, presenting a potentially fatal scenario every time someone uses.
The first time can be the last, but to the user, the risk is inconsequential. All that matters is getting high.
Fentanyl, for example, which is normally a prescription pain reliever, is now being injected into the bloodstream in a similar fashion to heroin, and it can lead to an overdose the moment the drug enters the body.
Street drugs include:
- Cocaine and Crack
- Methamphetamine and Crystal Meth
Club drugs are psychoactive and commonly used by young adults at bars, nightclubs or parties. Examples include:
- MDMA (ecstasy, Molly)
- Flunitrazepam (roofies)
Hallucinogenic and dissociative drugs include:
The Costs of Long-Term Drug Addiction
There are financial, legal, health and emotional costs that come from drug use that don’t go away on their own. Over time, the damage can be overwhelming. Because the user only cares about getting more of the drug, everything else in life takes a back seat.
Illicit drug abuse will wreak havoc on the body and the brain. Even the healthiest people can show signs of aging beyond their years once drug addiction takes hold. Untimely death can be a consequence, too.
Legal and financial issues can include:
- Attorney fees
- Court costs
- Penalties and fines
- Civil and criminal lawsuits
- Insurance claims
- Jail and subsequent prison time
- Custody battles
- Loss of credit
- Loss of home
- Loss of cash reserves
If you, or someone you know, can relate to any of this, refer to the drug checklist below and see if drug rehabilitation in South Florida should be considered now.
Residential Drug Treatment Checklist
Recreational drug use never starts with the goal of addiction. To gauge whether illegal drug use has escalated to a point where long-term residential drug treatment is needed, answer the following questions.
Do you or your loved one:
- Seek out larger doses of the drug to get high?
- Crave the drug even when trying to stop?
- Experience withdrawal symptoms when trying to stop the drug use (anxiousness, sweating, hallucinations, shaking or seizures)?
- Act out abusively or put friends or family at risk to obtain or take the particular drug(s)?
- Spend money or other’s money to support the drug habit?
- Beg, borrow or steal to maintain the drug habit?
If any of the answers to these questions is yes, illicit drug addiction most likely exists. Where do you go from here?
Long-Term Residential Drug Treatment Is Recommended
Effectively putting an end to recreational drug use doesn’t happen overnight and certainly takes more than willpower to do so. Drug addiction is a physical, emotional and spiritual condition that requires a similarly multifaceted approach to recovery. The right kind of drug treatment begins with a residential treatment program that encompasses inpatient medical detoxification, residential treatment and aftercare services.
During drug addiction detox, the body undergoes moderate-to-severe withdrawal symptoms that can last from a few days to a few weeks, depending on the substance and length of time used. Once the body is rendered chemically “clean,” a customized long-term recovery program should be put into place.
Long-term recovery plans are best when created specific to the person’s mental and emotional needs. During initial recovery and aftercare treatment, the patient will learn the tools needed to re-enter mainstream life. Avoiding the people, places and things that can trigger an episode of drug use relapse is fundamental to recovery success. Considering drug treatment away from home is highly recommended.
Quality Long-Term Residential Drug Rehab in Florida
If, and when, you’re ready to find help either for yourself or a loved one, choose a treatment center that puts patients first, like TTC Care.
Our warm, welcoming and highly knowledgeable medical staff treats the whole person, not just the addiction. The care you receive is a complete package that includes a plan to correct the issues behind the addiction and mend what was broken as a result.Located in the West Palm Beach area, TTC Care carries the highest industry certifications, including The Joint Commission accreditation for behavioral health care. Our residential drug treatment programs come recommended by peer professionals and people that have been in your situation before.
Don’t wait. Get your life back, starting here.