Balboa Horizons, Drug and alcohol abuse is an epidemic disease that attacks American society at every level. It doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t barge into your life—it slips in unmarked. It starts fun and becomes something else. An unwanted guest that refuses to leave. By the time you recognize it as a problem, it’s bigger than you understood.
There’s no more guilt in asking for help with addiction than for asking someone to assist you to get rid of pests or fix your plumbing. Alcoholism is poorly understood because it’s very complicated—far too complex for the average person to handle on their own. But asking for guidance is an act of strength, not weakness.
They believe that treating addiction is the most important and rewarding work there is. Everything they do, every decision they make, every treatment they recommend is done with love for the person and respect for their unique situation. They will make you feel supported and encouraged every step of the way. You’ll smile and you’ll cry. You’ll take 2 steps forward and 1 step back. It’s hard work, but it’s also fun. In fact, it can be an entire blast at times. You’ll leave with the tools and coping devices you need for long-term recovery. It’s not about getting back to how you practiced being—it’s about being even great, Strong, Confident, Prepared and Sober.
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The physical signs of substance abuse include general changes in appearance, which can include weight loss, less or no attention to personal hygiene, as well as frequent complaints of illness, mood swings or erratic behavior, and slurred or manic speech.
There is no conclusive answer to this as everyone has a different genetic makeup and each brain is wired differently. That said, with some of the more serious drugs like opiates, stimulants, and anti-anxiety drugs like the benzodiazepine class of drugs, people can become addicted rather quickly—in a matter of days or weeks.