Drug Abuse

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No matter what type of drug you are addicted to, Surfside Recovery can help start you on the path to recovery.

All drugs can have extreme consequences that affect your relationships, finances and physical health. Continuing to abuse drugs or alcohol will only take you further down a path of destruction. The only way to stop this cycle is by admitting your need for help and starting a treatment program.

Surfside Recovery is here for you. Every addiction has a root cause that must be addressed. While it’s true that most people start off using drugs or alcohol out of curiosity or peer pressure, they continue using because of these root causes. The drugs or alcohol may numb their pain and allow them to escape reality, even if just for a moment.

It doesn’t matter what type of upbringing you had – a tumultuous upbringing or a seemingly ‘normal’ upbringing. Addiction doesn’t discriminate. It can affect anyone, particularly those who have untreated mental illness, unresolved trauma or low self-esteem/self-worth. It’s time to get to the bottom of your issues and work on healing all aspects of yourself – mind, body and spirit.

What’s the Difference Between Drug Abuse and Drug Addiction?

Drug abuse happens when you use illicit or prescription drugs in a way they were not intended for. As an example, your doctor may have prescribed you a painkiller after a root canal surgery. As your pain went away, you continued using the painkillers to get high. This is called drug abuse.

Drug abuse is not the same as drug addiction. Drug addiction, also known as a substance use disorder, is a disease that affects your brain and behavior. Just because you abuse drugs does not mean that you will become addicted. However, drug abuse can easily progress into addiction, especially if you’re relying on substances to manage your mood and feel better.

What are the Main Causes of Drug Abuse?

There are many factors that can propel someone into a life of addiction. The main reasons why people start abusing drugs are:

  • Self-medicating a mental health disorder
  • Peer pressure and curiosity
  • Family history of addiction; exposure to drugs at a young age
  • Escaping unresolved trauma and painful memories
  • Taking a highly addictive drug that was prescribed following an injury or medical procedure

As you can see, there are many reasons why people start abusing drugs. The cycle continues, and changes occur in the brain, starting a full-blown addiction that is difficult to break free from.

The Surfside Recovery Difference: Healing Starts Here.

Surfside Recovery is a detox and residential treatment facility that treats addictions to all types of substances: marijuana, benzodiazepines, stimulants, club drugs, hallucinogens, inhalants, opioids and synthetic drugs. While these drugs can have very different effects, they benefit from similar types of treatment.

As a client of ours, you can expect personalized treatment plans, one-on-one therapy, a low staff-to-client ratio, a luxury facility with private and shared bedrooms and more. Our facility is also located in Huntington Beach, just minutes away from the coastline. You can remove yourself from your current environment and triggers and truly focus on yourself for a change.

To start your journey to recovery, contact the admissions department at Surfside Recovery.