Addiction is a chronic condition. This means that, while symptoms can be managed, help from a California rehabilitation center is typically needed in order to fully recover.

Addiction, substance abuse problems, and alcoholism impact tens of millions of Americans each year. This disorder doesn’t discriminate, meaning that anyone, regardless of gender, age, education, or income, can develop a substance abuse disorder. Substance abuse problems are also family diseases, meaning that they impact more than just the user. Watching a loved one, friend, or family member struggle with an addiction can be heartbreaking.

Addiction also impacts relationships, especially marriages. Children with parents who struggle with substance abuse disorders are more likely to develop mental health disorders and experience instability. Addiction can cause you to spend the majority of your money on drugs and alcohol, which can be very damaging if you have a spouse or children. Back bills and debt can make it difficult to maintain stable housing or transportation, which can create additional employment and financial issues. For your family to recover, you may need to attend a family therapy program or a relationship therapy program.

What is Addiction?

This group of people are attending group therapy at a California rehabilitation center.Addiction and substance abuse disorder are mental health conditions that cause you to abuse drugs and alcohol compulsively. You continue to use and abuse drugs and alcohol despite serious negative consequences, such as legal problems or lost jobs. You may even have a strong desire to quit, but addiction continues to compel you to abuse drugs and alcohol.  When you find you are unable to quit, you should seek help at a California rehabilitation center.

Drugs and alcohol are neurotransmitter inhibitors and cause your brain to release more neurotransmitters than normal. The rush of neurotransmitters causes the pleasurable highs associated with intoxication. Once the high ends, you are suddenly depleted of neurotransmitters. Your brain, over time, begins associating drugs and alcohol with pleasure, which causes changes to your brain’s pleasure and reward center.

When you use drugs or alcohol, your brain releases a rush of neurotransmitters. However, when you don’t use or aren’t under the influence of your substance of choice, your brain restricts the release of neurotransmitters. You can experience intense and overwhelming cravings and withdrawal symptoms when you stop using, making it hard to quit.

Common signs and symptoms of addiction include:

  • Friends or family members confronting you about your drug or alcohol use
  • Choosing to use drugs and alcohol alone
  • Experiencing blackouts or memory loss because of your drug or alcohol use
  • Regretting things you do or say while intoxicated
  • Spending the majority of your time and money on drugs and alcohol
  • Feeling shame, remorse, or guilt about your drug or alcohol use

What is a California Rehabilitation Center?

When you become addicted to drugs or alcohol, treatment from a California rehabilitation center is usually necessary in order to fully recover. Once you stop using drugs or alcohol after becoming addicted to them, you can deal with overwhelming and painful withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms immediately stop if you begin using drugs or alcohol again, making it very difficult to detox without the help of a California rehabilitation center.  Such a center will offer various programs designed to address withdrawal symptoms and ease temptations, such as:

A California rehabilitation center can provide inpatient or outpatient medically supervised detox services. Detox programs help limit and alleviate withdrawal symptoms to make it more comfortable to detox. Once your withdrawal symptoms stop, which usually takes several days, you can choose to attend an inpatient or outpatient treatment program.

Inpatient treatment is residential and offers the highest level of care. Outpatient programs allow you to return home each night and typically meet several hours a day throughout the week.  We offer an intensive outpatient program in Orange County, CA.

Finding Help from a California Rehabilitation Center Today

When you or a loved one is battling an addiction, finding help from a California rehabilitation center is only a phone call away. Pillars Recovery, the best luxury rehab center California offers, knows what it takes to beat addiction. Call us today at 866.782.0247 to learn more about our programs and your treatment options.