Alcohol & Drug Rehab St. John’s Launches Program to Help Adults and Adolescents Stop PCP Addiction

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Individuals seeking relief from drug and alcohol addiction in St. John’s can now receive no-cost consultations. Call (709) 700-9992 for an appointment at Drug Addiction Treatment Centers.

A St. John’s alcohol and drug rehab center is launching a program toward helping adults and adolescents cut out their addiction to PCP through services available at Drug Addiction Treatment Centers.

Data released from the National Anti-Drug Strategy in Canada offers these points about PCP. It was "first tested as surgical anesthetic, (then) its use was abandoned because patients became agitated, delusional and irrational while in recovery. Legitimate PCP is used as an anesthetic on large animals only. PCP sold on the street is often made illegally. Large variety of street names indicates its bizarre and unpredictable effects. Overdoses can lead to convulsions, coma, hypothermia and death. Short-term effects vary from anxiety, fear, panic, agitation and paranoia, as well as physical numbness and distortion of time and space. Long-term use can lead to memory loss, difficulty speaking and thinking, and depression or anxiety."

Drug Addiction Treatment Centers give adults and adolescents a chance at getting clean and sober from PCP use and abuse. Part of this process involves detoxification, cleansing out the physical body from mind-altering substances.

Once this process takes place, then counseling and therapeutic methods begin. 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 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 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.

Entering and going through drug rehab can become a life-changing journey for any person serious about stopping PCP abuse. For more information on Drug Addiction Treatment Centers in St. John's, visit or call (709) 700-9992.

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