Chesapeake, VA (PRWEB) December 25, 2013
A Chesapeake drug detox center is announcing that a program which targets substance dependence and abuse among adolescents and adults has started through Drug Addiction Treatment Centers.
In statistics compiled through a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, "In 2012, an estimated 22.2 million persons aged 12 or older were classified with substance dependence or abuse in the past year (8.5 percent of the population aged 12 or older). Of these, 2.8 million were classified with dependence or abuse of both alcohol and illicit drugs, 4.5 million had dependence or abuse of illicit drugs but not alcohol, and 14.9 million had dependence or abuse of alcohol but not illicit drugs. Overall, 17.7 million had alcohol dependence or abuse, and 7.3 million had illicit drug dependence or abuse."
Through counseling and therapeutic efforts, tackling the symptoms of substance abuse will be of utmost importance for any individual in the program. The Chesapeake area could receive some much-needed help as it looks to reduce people's need for a myriad of drugs.
Withdrawal symptoms may include increased blood pressure, irritability, and anxiety. Age, gender, type of substance that was used, how long a person has used it and a medical history are taken into consideration when planning out the detox process.
Once an adult or adolescent has gone through drug detox, their physical bodies are ready for the next phase. Cravings for their substance of choice will remain, yet there is hope. This is where counseling and therapeutic methods come into play.
For more information on Drug Addiction Treatment Centers in Irvine, please visit http://drugsdetox.org or call (757) 506-7533.