There are many types of addiction that you can get help for by going to an addiction treatment center in Louisiana. At this type of facility you will be put through a detoxification stage and a stage where you learn how to live without the addictive substance. Sometimes the detox and rehab are in the same location, and sometimes not, which depends on the facility.
If you are unsure of what type of addiction you fall under, or if you have a loved one that is addicted to a substance you may dial 800-281-9728 to speak with a substance abuse specialist, or to locate help in Louisiana or you or a loved one’s situation.
First, is alcohol addiction or alcoholism. When someone is addicted to this type of drug they cannot live without it. Usually someone who is addicted to alcohol will drink every day; drinking at least six or seven drinks. The reason why being addicted to alcohol is so dangerous is because of what it does to the body and your judgement. If you drink a lot of alcohol each day you are setting yourself up for liver or kidney failure and other problems in your life.
If you find yourself drinking every day for a long period of time, it may be time to get help. All you have to do is find a rehabilitation center in your area that treats alcohol addiction. While looking for a rehabilitation facility, make sure to ask questions. Any good rehab center will be able to answer the question that you ask. If you are unsure about where to find a rehab center talk to your doctor or call our number above.
Substance abuse includes alcohol, but it also includes many drugs. There are many types of drugs that this category covers, this includes all prescription drugs as well. Finding a program that covers your type of addiction in this category is simple. Again talk to a specialist or your physician and ask what you should do if you are addicted to a prescribed medication, or any other type of drug.
Many people do not even realize that they have become addicted to a medication that was prescribed to them by a doctor. Signs of abusing a medication include; taking a higher dosage then what was prescribed, and feeling as if you cannot function without the medication in your body.
If you are addicted to a medication you never want to just stop taking it. This statement also goes for any other type of addiction. When you stop taking a substance you are addicted to it could cause some withdrawal symptoms.
While these symptoms are rarely fatal, you do not want to take that chance. If you feel that you can ween yourself off the medication and do not need any help, then go ahead and try it. You may be able to successfully ween yourself off the drug, or you may realize just how hard it is to get the drug out of your system. Just realize that there are some situations where the withdrawals can be dangerous.
If you are scared to go to a facility to get help because your family will get angry, just talk to your family. Explain to them the situation that you are in, especially if they had no idea you were addicted to a substance. Substance abuse and alcoholism are no joke, and you should get the help you need right away.