Addictions we treat
Contrary to popular belief, the diagnosis of addiction does not hinge upon a dependence upon any one substance. Addiction can be denoted and seen through a manifestation of dependency upon any number of substances. Addiction Solutions’ substance abuse treatment program are equipped to fully treat all different kinds of substance dependency issues. With a wide variety of substance abuse treatment program options that range from facilities that are geared specifically towards your substance of choice, to substance abuse treatment programs for individuals who are dependent upon multiple substances – Addiction Solutions is here to help you locate the best substance abuse treatment program for your unique needs.
Is alcohol a drug?
Common stigma associates drugs as solid forms of illicit addictive substances that can be abused via snorting or sniffing, inhaling, smoking, ingesting, or injecting intravenously. At Addiction Solutions we don’t limit the definition of drug to that simple generalization. We utilize the same definition as a wide variety of reliable medical sources that define a drug as any mind or mood-altering substance, and in this case one that has a high potential for abuse. In this case, alcohol is considered to be a mood and mind altering drug that one can easily become physically and mentally dependent upon. Alcohol addiction is just as dangerous as a dependence upon other illicit chemicals, and Addiction Solutions’ chemical dependency inpatient treatment options offer a variety of programs for men and women who are addicted to primarily alcohol, as well as alcohol and other substances.
Common drugs to be addicted to:
The addictive qualities of a drug depend highly upon to what extent the reward system in the brain is stimulated after ingestion. When chemicals like dopamine and serotonin are released within the brain circuitry after a drug is ingested, the individual may experience feelings of euphoria or an intense “high”. This synthetic release of euphoric-inducing chemicals, as well as environmental and psychological factors, play a role in the development of an individual becoming addicted to a substance. You cannot tell if you will become addicted to a substance simply from its appearance, but there are common forms of illicit and legal substances that are known for their highly addictive qualities:
- Opiate (opioids)
- Painkillers (Vicodin, Percocet, Oxycontin, Dilaudid, Morphine)
- Prescription pills
- Sleeping pills
- ADD and ADHD medications
- Synthetic drugs (Bathsalts, K2, spice)
- Cough syrup
- Over the counter medications
Choosing a Substance Abuse Treatment Program
When you choose Addiction Solutions’ to assist you in seeking out the perfect substance abuse treatment program for you, you are guaranteed to be placed into a substance abuse treatment program that treats dependence upon your drug of choice. Whether you are addicted to multiple substances, or you abuse only one family of chemicals, Addiction Solutions’ has a program for you. In order to begin the process of overcoming substance and drug addiction, you need to pick up the phone. Our addiction treatment experts are available to accept any inquiries or questions regarding our treatment policies and programs. Allow us to help you, and call today.