Halifax, Canada (PRWEB) January 09, 2014
A Halifax alcohol and drug rehab center is introducing a program geared toward helping adults and adolescents stop their cocaine addiction through services available at Drug Addiction Treatment Centers.
According to data released by the National Anti-Drug Strategy, “An illegal man-made drug, methamphetamine is very addictive and an overdose can be fatal. An overdose of methamphetamine can lead to death resulting from heart failure, ruptured blood vessels in the brain, seizures and/or coma. The 'tweaking' stage is characterized by anxiety, irritability, aggression, paranoia and hallucinations. Methamphetamine users can experience hallucinations such as the sensation of bugs crawling under the skin. Regular use may damage brain cells and lead to long-lasting memory problems. Production of methamphetamine can severely pollute the environment. Short-term effects are unpredictable; anxiety, euphoria, increased energy, dizziness, difficulty sleeping, teeth grinding, stomach ache, quickened pace of breathing and more. Long-term effects: tooth decay and damage, self-inflicted skin wounds due to hallucinations and scratching, anxiety, memory and motor skills problems."
Drug rehabilitation allows adults and adolescents a chance to get clean from their drug of choice, whether it is methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, or prescription drugs. A part of this process is detoxification, cleansing out the physical body filled with mind-altering substances. Drug detox’s main goal is to rid the body of chemical toxins.
More times than not, there are real-life issues that a person has used drugs to hide, repress or deny within themselves. Some issues might include physical, emotional, spiritual or mental abuse. Drug rehab allows clients time to discern and figure out what is their truth around these situations.
Counselors and therapists with many years of experience in the field of substance abuse treatment and addiction can help make the transition from addiction to recovery easier.
Staff and clients are able to exchange stories of shared experiences, which will let recovering individuals know they are not alone in their journey. The relationships formed between recovering individuals and staff members provide a strong support network that offers strength and guidance during the recovery journey, throughout the transition to life outside of treatment and as recovering individuals adjust to sobriety.
Drug rehab centers stand firmly upon the foundation of the Twelve Spiritual Principles of recovery, which include Honesty, Hope, Faith, Courage, Integrity, Willingness, Humility, Love for Others (Brotherly and Sisterly), Justice, Perseverance, Spirituality and Service.
These centers exist to support and guide recovering individuals as they learn to seek a different path that does not involve drugs. Entering and going through drug rehab can become a life-changing journey for any person serious about kicking their habit.
For more information on Drug Addiction Treatment Centers, visit http://drugsdetox.org or call (902) 201-0450.