Millions of Floridians are enslaved to drug and alcohol abuse. If you’re worried you might be an addict, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by feelings of helplessness and guilt. The good news is that the addiction is not your fault. Addiction is a disease, and addicts have measurably different brains than non-addicts.
The longer you remain an addict, the harder it will become to get and stay sober, so don’t let denial continue to allow you to avoid help. If you’re concerned that you have a problem, seek the help you need today.
Ontario Drug Abuse: Sobering Statistics
Many addicts struggle with denial, insisting that their addiction isn’t that bad, or that drug addiction is a personal problem—not something that’s their family or society’s business. But check out these statistics, which paint a terrifying portrait of the consequences of drug abuse:
- A person dies in the US every 19 minutes due to drug overdose.
- Prescription pain relievers kill more people than heroin and cocaine combined.
- More Americans die from drug overdoses than in car crashes.
- 5 million adults need treatment for drug addiction.
- Only 11% of addicts receive the treatment they need.
- Between 40% and 60% of addicts eventually relapse—a figure comparable to the relapse rate for other diseases, such as diabetes and cancer.
- Alcohol is the leading cause of addiction, followed by alcohol mixed with other drugs, with prescription drugs a close third.
- Drug abuse costs the economy $700 billion dollars each year.
Do I Need Ontario Drug Treatment?
If you think you might need drug addiction treatment, you probably do. But if the nagging voice of denial has you wondering if maybe you don’t have a problem after all, ask yourself the following questions. If you answer yes to more than three, you’re likely an addict:
- Do you use drugs every day?
- Do most of your friends use drugs?
- Do you work while high?
- Have you driven or operated heavy machinery while under the influence of drugs?
- Do you use drugs to cope with stress, chronic pain, or a mental health condition?
- Have loved ones suggested that you might have a problem?
- Do you fight with people you love about drugs?
- Have you done things you regret because of drugs?
- Has your health suffered because of drugs?
- Have you been arrested because of drugs?
- Is your career suffering because of your use of drugs?
- Do you structure your day according to when you’ll next be able to use drugs?
- Do you miss important events because you’re using drugs?
- Have loved ones suffered or been endangered because of your use of drugs?
Drug Treatment Options
Inpatient rehab is the gold standard in drug addiction treatment because it merges numerous proven addiction treatment strategies under one drug and alcohol-free roof. You can also pursue the treatment options available in rehab on your own. Some of the most effective ways to treat your addiction include:
- Individual therapy to assess why you became an addict and devise new strategies for resisting temptation and coping with everyday stress.
- Family or marital therapy to help your loved ones deal with the effects of your addiction.
- Education about the disease of addiction.
- Help making lifestyle changes, such as exercise, eating better, and living according to a healthy and manageable schedule.
- Support groups, such as Narcotics Anonymous or Pills Anonymous, which can help you develop practical recovery strategies while offering you support and fellowship. If you need help outside of rehab, meetings occur across the globe, at virtually every time of the day.
- Medical care to address the health issues associated with detox, long-term health problems caused by drug addiction, and the underlying medical conditions that initially gave rise to your addiction, such as anxiety or depression.
We can help you make meaningful and lasting strides toward recovery. If you’re ready to end the addiction drama and embark on a new, happier path in life, call us today. It might feel impossible to get sober now, but we’ll show you that recovery doesn’t have to be as challenging as you worry it will be.