Fort Myers Top Substance Abuse Treatment Centers Are Restoring Lives
Drug and alcohol addiction can be a death sentence for the user. Fort Myers top substance abuse treatment centers are turning the lives of addicts around and helping them recover. Drug overdoses kill. Every day there is another news story relating a tragic event where someone has died from a drug overdose or from alcohol withdrawal. When a celebrity dies, the story gets a lot of media attention. Hundreds of teenagers and young adults are dying of drug overdoses every year, but their stories seldom make the news. It may be a young mother, college student, high school senior, or a neighbor’s child that overdoses and dies. Maybe it’s a businessman that is afraid his clients will discover his out-of-control drinking, who dies during a lonely withdrawal. Stories like this are real and happen every day. Fort Myers treatment for drug addiction is working to save lives and restore dignity to people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol.
If you live in Cape Coral, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Boca Grande, Bonita Springs, or one of the other towns in the Fort Myers area, the White Sands Treatment Center can be of help to you or a loved one dealing with substance abuse. If you need to convince a family member of his or her need for help, an intervention can be arranged with caring and professional assistance.
Signs Your Loved One May Have A Substance Abuse Problem
There are two alcohol-related problems to be concerned about. Alcohol addiction applies when an individual is physically and psychologically dependent on alcohol. An addict (alcoholic) can become tolerant to the beverage and keep drinking in spite of alcohol-related problems (physical and mental) that occur. Alcohol abuse applies when the drinker is not addicted to alcohol and doesn’t even drink regularly.
When the abuser does drink, he or she binges, gets into risky or dangerous situations, may even develop alcohol poisoning from the quantity of drinks imbibed. Both alcohol addiction and abuse cause serious health problems and can result in death. If your loved one is drinking alone, calling hangovers the flu to skip work, and other signs of constant drinking, talk to them about getting help right away. Never let them try to stop drinking without professional help from Fort Myers top substance abuse treatment centers. Alcohol withdrawal can cause death in people who have been drinking for a long time.
Drug addiction can involve prescription drugs or illegal street drugs. Sometimes stolen prescription drugs are sold on the street with a high cost per pill. If someone you love was prescribed painkillers for a medical reason, and they are taking them more often than they should, it’s possible they have become dependent on it. Tolerance to a drug can develop very quickly, which means the drug is not responding as well as it did when first prescribed.
This tempts people to take an extra pill, and the problem escalates from there. Doctor-shopping occurs when the original prescribing physician refuses to renew the prescription. Going from one doctor to another to keep getting new prescriptions is illegal, and in many states, it translates to jail time. If someone in your family has changed doctors a couple of times after getting pain pills for an injury or illness, they may be addicted. You can help them. In Fort Myers treatment for drug addiction is available at White Sands Treatment Center. Intervention is also available for families trying to help a loved one addicted to prescription or illegal street drugs.
Don’t ignore the drinking or drug problem someone in your family has. Get them to a Fort Myers treatment for drug addiction center. Their life may be at risk.
If you or a loved one needs help with abuse and/or treatment, please call the WhiteSands Treatment at (877) 855-3470. Our addiction specialists can assess your recovery needs and help you get the addiction treatment that provides the best chance for your long-term recovery.