Drug addiction interferes with the quality of life of those who are challenged by it, as well as their loved ones and colleagues. It is a life-threatening chronic disease. This does not just mean that it can be deadly. Although it certainly is.
It threatens life by taking away its core purpose and meaning, layer by layer, in devastating progression.
The good news is that we know exactly how to treat it, and reverse it. And we will. It takes collaboration. A team effort. And we have an all-star crew. Many of our recovery specialists are in recovery themselves. They know the difficulties that you are encountered with by drug addiction, and they know how to overcome seemingly impossible obstacles.
Our brains physically change after becoming dependent on chemical substances. The brain is made up of billions of nerve cells called “neurons”, which communicate with one another through signals called “neurotransmitters”.
Certain drugs mimic the way that these cells naturally exchange signals. With continued use, our brains limit the organic release of chemicals, which causes the body to physically crave these external substances. When there is a sudden stop to the consumption, there is a drastic change because the brain had gotten so used to the old levels at the height of the habit.
It takes a period of time for our bodies and brains to readjust to life without our drug, substance, or behavior of choice. When abruptly going without substances on which we used to rely, extraordinary care must be taken to ensure that a medically supervised transition takes place. Medications of Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) can be prescribed to alleviate withdrawal symptoms as well as cravings.
We offer expertise. Not just in terms of how to restore your mind and body back to its natural balance. We offer a gold standard of care in knowing the clinical as well as the “street smarts” of how to navigate and process difficult emotions. We experience therapeutic breakthroughs by sorting through the full spectrum of our emotions.
It won’t be easy. But it will be the most important thing that you ever do. We are here for you. We’ll be here with you.