Drug
Addiction

What is Drug Addiction?

Drug addiction is an issue that affects millions of Americans on a daily basis. Those who are hooked on mind-altering substances like benzos, heroin, cocaine, and meth often find themselves struggling with personal, professional, financial, and social consequences as a result. Unfortunately, putting a stop to active addiction is not something that can be done in a blink of an eye. Instead, it takes professional resources at drug treatment facilities such as Gratitude Lodge in Orange County and Los Angeles County to help rehabilitate those who are ready to stop using drugs for good.

Drug addiction takes the lives of thousands of people each year. Those who are not afforded the opportunity at a second chance typically exhibited several signs and symptoms of their drug addiction prior to their passing. Depending on the type of substance that they were abusing, signs and symptoms can vary — as can end results.

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What are the Effects of Drug Addiction?

Drug addiction can affect you in a short period of time. Abusing any form of drugs can cause your mind and body to depend on it. Drugs are usually a coping mechanism; only, over time, it takes more the drug to gain the desired effects.

How Does Drug Abuse Affect Behavior?

  • Paranoia
  • Aggressiveness
  • Hallucinations
  • Addiction
  • Impaired judgement
  • Impulsiveness
  • Loss of self-control

What are the Physical Effects of Drug Abuse?

  • A weakened immune system
  • Heart conditions
  • Collapsed veins
  • Nausea and abdominal pain
  • Weight loss
  • Lung disease
  • Seizures, stroke, mental confusion and brain damage
  • Problems with memory, attention and decision-making

Living with drug addiction is no way to live at all. The symptoms and effects that can develop as a result of drug addiction can permanently alter the course of the rest of your life. Thankfully, with evidence-based drug addiction treatment and professional support, this disease is one that can be treated effectively.

If you are struggling with a drug addiction and need help, do not waste any more time. Reach out right now to Gratitude Lodge – Drug Rehab Center  for the help that you desperately need and deserve.

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Common Drug
Combinations
with Alcohol

Alcohol is commonly paired with cigarettes and caffeine. Both caffeine and Adderall are stimulants, which can lead to blackouts because a drinker may not feel the effects of alcohol during consumption. Other drugs such as painkillers and cocaine are commonly mixed but should not be because the result can be fatal.

  • Caffeine
  • Benzos
  • Cocaine
  • Nicotine
  • Painkillers
  • Mushrooms
  • Adderall

Drug Diagnosis Statistics

19.4%

Americans age 12 and older used illegal drugs in 2020.

31.9 MILLION

people in the U.S. currently abusing drugs.

39%

U.S. drug users between the ages of 18-25

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We accept most PPO insurance

Drug and alcohol rehab should be accessible to everyone. At Gratitude Lodge,
we work with most insurance plans to cover the costs of treatment.