According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, addiction is a chronic medical disease. Being able to acknowledge this fact helps people to become more aware of the struggles that an addict might go through. Addiction isn’t just a temporary disorder that will go away on its own – people need addiction treatment. 

What if you don’t know you are addicted? Maybe, you think it is just social use of alcohol. Before diving into the signs that you are addicted to drugs or alcohol, we want to make sure everyone understands that people with an addiction don’t display all these symptoms. They may only have one of them, a few or all. Keeping this in mind can help you to see that you can get treatment whether you have a mild, moderate or severe addiction. 

Can’t Quit Using Despite Your Attempts to Do So

Have you tried to quit drinking or using drugs in the past? Did you seem like no matter what or how hard you tried to do that, you ended up relapsing? If so, know right now that you aren’t alone. There are millions of people who try to quit using harmful substances by themselves, but slide back into their addictive ways hours, days, weeks, months or even years later. 

If you can’t seem to quit using alcohol or drugs despite your attempts to do so, please reach out to our Harmony Healing NJ team for treatments today. 

Using More Drugs or Alcohol to Get the Same Feelings

Have you noticed that you can’t get buzzed off two alcoholic beverages anymore? Do you need to take a higher dose of medication in order to get the same feelings or high that you used to? This is called tolerance to the drug. 

If you are using more drugs or alcohol to get the same feelings you used to, you may also be addicted to your substance of choice. The good news is that you can free yourself from that addiction by reaching out for help today. Our Harmony Healing NJ team is ready to be by your side from the detox process all the way through to aftercare. 

Experience Cravings

There are millions of people everyday who will have cravings when they stop using drugs or alcohol. Unfortunately, after your body builds up tolerance to the drug, it also makes it difficult for your body to function without using alcohol or drugs. 

The number one thing our team wants you to know is that overcoming cravings and withdrawal symptoms can be tougher when doing it alone. We don’t want anyone to think they have to go at it alone either. Here at our treatment center, we offer a range of addiction treatment services to help people get through cravings, withdrawal symptoms and other obstacles to their recovery. 

Spending More Time Getting the Drug

If you are spending more time getting the drug than you used to, you are probably addicted to it. For example, maybe in the past you only went out partying with your friends once a week. Now, you might be going out with your friends twice a week, plus bringing alcohol home, so you can drink by yourself, too. 

If you are spending more time getting your drug of choice, it is likely that you need professional addiction rehab treatment to get clean and sober. 

Prioritizing Alcohol or Drugs Over Other Activities

Has your family hounded you because you are missing out on family events? Did you miss your child’s recital because you were hungover? These things happen when someone is addicted to alcohol or drugs. 

If you are prioritizing alcohol or drugs over other activities, you are likely addicted to that substance. Remember, though, you don’t have to go through the recovery process alone. Here at Harmony Healing NJ, we have treatments which can help you to better enjoy other activities once again. 

Repeatedly Taking Risks While Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs

Have you been drinking and driving or driving while under the influence of drugs? Do you find yourself going out and not coming home until the next day? Do you take part in high-risk sexual activities due to your alcohol or drug use? If so, there is no judgment here. However, we do want to help you to stop taking these risks and help you to live a substance-free lifestyle. 

Continuing to Use Drugs Despite the Consequences

Do you find that you are still using alcohol or drugs despite any negative consequences that have resulted from doing so? For instance, maybe your wife or husband left you because you were out drinking too many nights a week. Maybe, you lost your job because you kept failing the drug tests. These are just some situations that have happened to addicts. 

If you are continuing to use drugs despite the negative consequences, choose today to recognize you are addicted to those drugs. Choose today to reach out for help from our team here at Harmony Healing NJ. 

Treatment Options for Someone Who is Addicted to Drugs

Now that you have gone through some of the signs of an addiction, do you think you have a drug or alcohol addiction? Even if you aren’t 100% sure, you can still reach out to our Harmony Healing NJ team to discuss your alcohol and drug use. We can help you to get the treatments needed, whether you have a full-blown addiction or not. 

Wondering what some of the treatment options are for someone who is addicted to drugs? There are many treatments that you might receive when attending our treatment facility including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Medication-assisted treatment (MAT)
  • Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
  • Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
  • Outpatient programs 

In addition to these treatment programs, we have a variety of therapy options to help people who are addicted to alcohol or drugs, such as:

  • Family counseling
  • Twelve-step facilitation therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Education workshops 
  • Group therapy
  • Mindfulness meditation 
  • Holistic therapy
  • Wellnes education
  • Music therapy
  • Adventure therapy

As you can tell from this list of services, our Harmony Healing NJ team is ready to help anyone overcome drug and alcohol abuse or addiction. 

Get Help to Treat an Addiction Today

We have gone over the signs of a drug or alcohol addiction. We have also gone over some of the treatment programs and services that are available to those who have an addiction. If you want to get started with detoxing and/or recovery, contact us today to get help rebuilding your life. 

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