Drug Addiction

What Is Drug Addiction?

Drug addiction treatment is a general phrase used throughout substance abuse treatment facilities and those seeking treatment. It indicates that the program treats drug abuse in general and can be the starting ground to finding the appropriate program for the particular drug addiction battle you or a loved one is fighting.

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Drug Addictions We Treat


Long-term use of heroin can have severe effects. Two critical areas of the brain are of particular concern: the prefrontal cortex and the medial temporal lobe.


Cocaine, also known as coke, is a stimulant most often used as a recreational drug. It is commonly snorted, inhaled as smoke, or dissolved and injected into a vein.


Opioids are a class of drugs derived from a type of poppy: Papaver Somniferum. P. Somniferum, which is a type of flower.


Stimulants affect certain chemicals in the brain. In general, they increase dopamine and concentration. Prescription stimulants are intended to increase focus and provide a sense of calm. 


Methamphetamine is a highly addictive stimulant. Also known as meth, blue, ice, and crystal, among many other terms, it takes the form of a white, odorless, bitter-tasting crystalline powder that easily dissolves.


Xanax is used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. It belongs to a class of medications called benzodiazepines.


Prescription drugs are controlled substances and can only be obtained with a prescription from a doctor. The growing popularity of prescription drug abuse comes from the fact that these drugs are taken to elicit feelings of well-being and euphoria.


With marijuana now legalized for recreational and/or medicinal use, societal attitudes are shifting and it’s becoming more widely accepted, which means the perception of its dangers are decreasing as well.


Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that was originally introduced as an alternative painkiller to morphine. When it was developed in the late 1950s, it was used to ease pain for terminally ill patients.


Benzodiazepines, sometimes called “benzos”, are a class of psychoactive drugs which are mainly prescribed for anxiety and sleeping disorders.

Over The Counter Medicine

These types of medicines are safe when taking the recommended dosages. Though these types of medicines are less potent, they still have the potential to be easily abused.