Addiction recovery services are available in South Carolina
For more than a decade, we have been helping men and women in the state of South Carolina overcome addiction to drugs and alcohol. Addiction is a dreadful, miserable life experience for those afflicted by a dependency on drugs or alcohol, and similarly for people who have loved ones affected by a dependency on drugs and/or alcohol. Rehabilitation, or rehab, is a treatment process that allows the addicts to come to comprehend their addiction, learn how to identify and stay away from triggers that make them use drugs or alcohol, and learn how to live like an addict in recovery. Our staff develops individualized, customized treatment plans to address the social, physical, psychological, emotional, vocational, and medical requirements of all their clients, in addition to offering a wholesome, caring setting for addicts who are ready to begin their recovery from drug and/or alcohol addiction.
How Our Rehab Center Can Help
Those who are intensely hooked on a drug, or to alcohol, hurt not only themselves but also harm the people they love, clearly indicating that addiction is an insidious, horrifying disease. Though there’s no ‘cure-all’ for dependency, there is only the reality that people who enter qualified, accredited treatment facilities experience the most success in recovery. Our rehabilitation plans are not only medically proven, but fact-based, and include physical and recreational activities, participation in 12-step meetings, individual and group therapy meetings, behavioral modeling, and all the comforts of inpatient living at the affordable cost of an outpatient facility. If you or someone you love is in the state of South Carolina and are in need of services such as detox, inpatient rehab, residential treatment, or intensive outpatient, give us a call at (803) 759-7109.
The Warning Signs of Addiction
Addiction is a complex disease, often chronic in nature, which affects the functioning of the brain and body. It also causes serious damage to families, relationships, schools, workplaces and neighborhoods. The most common symptoms of addiction are severe loss of control, continued use despite serious consequences, preoccupation with using, failed attempts to quit, tolerance and withdrawal. Addiction can be effectively prevented, treated and managed by healthcare professionals in combination with family or peer support. It’s important to understand that recreational drug and alcohol users are at risk and vulnerable to the psychological changes that take place when someone becomes addicted. Abusing alcohol and/or drugs on a daily basis puts you at risk of altered brain chemistry. The brain is rewired when someone ultimately crosses the line of control to addiction. Following the re-wiring process, an individual’s brain is convinced that it needs drugs or alcohol in order to stay alive.
There is a range in the severity of substance problems, from mild to moderate to severe. People who abuse drugs or alcohol can experience serious consequences such as accidents, overdoses, crime, school problems, violence and suicide. Many people experience alcohol or drug abuse problems, but are able to stop using or change their pattern of use without progressing to addiction. There are several warning signs that reveal addiction’s presence in our life or life of someone we care about. The warning signs are physical, behavioral and psychological. Physical signs may include impaired coordination, change in weight, overall appearance and sleep patterns. Behavioral signs are likely to include loss of control over use, using to avoid withdrawal, increased tolerance for substance of choice and neglecting life responsibilities. Psychological signs may include emotional instability, lacking motivation, changes in personality and attitude. Although these signs of addiction are common, there are many more. The signs of addiction are different for everyone.