St. Catharines, Canada (PRWEB) January 13, 2014
A St. Catharines 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.
Based on facts collected from the National Anti-Drug Strategy, “Cocaine and crack cocaine are addictive. There is no antidote that can reverse cocaine's effects - an overdose can be lethal. Physical signs of snorted cocaine and crack cocaine use may include a red, chapped and runny nose. Used regularly, snorted cocaine can cause a hole in the wall between the nostrils causing frequent nosebleeds. Psychological signs of regular use include poor school and job performance and increased preoccupation with buying and preparing the drug. Short-term adverse effects of cocaine and crack cocaine use include increased blood pressure, breathing difficulties, anxiety, paranoid thinking, hallucinations and more. Long-term effects include depression, mood swings, violent behaviour, difficulty sleeping, a loss in the sense of smell, a lack of interest in food, potential impotence and more."
Getting adults and adolescents to follow an organized plan of healing and wholeness from the destructive nature of cocaine is part of what Drug Addiction Treatment Centers does each day. From morning to night, a structure is in place that includes detox (early on), counseling, therapy, physical activity and learning about healthy eating habits.
Drug rehabilitation allows adults and adolescents a chance to get clean from their drug of choice, whether it is 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.
Once this process takes place, then counseling and therapeutic methods can enter into play. 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. These drug rehab staff members can rely on their personal and professional experiences with addiction to offer compassion and support to recovering individuals working to overcome their addictions.
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 of the St. Catharines drug rehab center 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.
For more information on Drug Addiction Treatment Centers, visit http://drugsdetox.org or call (289) 401-0102.