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Types of Drug Addiction in Washington State

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A drug addiction is a dangerous and progressive disease that will eventually destroy almost every facet of one’s life. There is no single factor that determines who can casually use drugs and who will quickly develop an addiction, but not treating this condition is a potentially life-threatening mistake. Drug addictions can take place in people of every age, ethnicity, and walk of life, and no two addictions are exactly the same. Personalized and comprehensive treatment plans are vital to the success of one’s rehabilitation.

Most Common Types of Addiction

Almost any chemical or foreign substance that alters one’s mind can be addictive. Within the United States, some of the most common addictions are the following:

  • Prescription medication (painkillers, stimulants, anti-anxiety pills)
  • Methamphetamines
  • Cocaine
  • Opiates
  • Marijuana
  • Hallucinogens

While many addicts feel as if they can control their drug us and continue to functionally normally, almost everyone who is addicted to drugs will end up in the hospital at some point in their life.

Signs and Symptoms of Drug Addiction

One of the reasons drug abuse can take place for so many years without being recognized is the fact that there are no two identical addictions. Many times, an addict will continue using and abusing drugs for years on end and feel as if it has little or no effect on them. Unfortunately, the irreversible psychological, emotional, and physical effects will eventually become apparent. The symptoms of a drug addiction will change for each person, but some common types of side effects are the following:

  • Emotional
  • Physical
  • Behavioral
  • Cognitive

While under the influence of drugs or during withdrawal, addicts will often feel the following symptoms:

  • Extreme energy followed by a crash
  • Paranoia
  • Euphoria
  • A disconnect from reality
  • Hallucinations
  • Chills
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia

Friends and family members should keep an eye out for signs of drug abuse, such as the following:

  • Erratic and unexplained behavior
  • Declining performance at work or school
  • Sleeping or being awake at odd hours
  • Manic energy followed by a “crash”
  • Mood swings including depression and irritability
  • Legal trouble
  • Stealing money

Why Choose Free by the Sea

  • Dual diagnosis services in the State of Washington
  • Psychologist and psychiatrist on staff
  • Long-term transitory living
  • Men and women in separate buildings
  • Eating, activities, and classes are all gender-specific

Don’t Wait. Call Today.

An addiction is a disease that causes a person to actually lose control over drug use until it becomes the only priority. If you are ready to help yourself or a loved one, please contact Free by the Sea at 800-272-9199 for more information.

Contact Free by the Sea

Too many things can go wrong when it comes to a long-term addiction without proper treatment. The staff at Free by the Sea, located in the State of Washington, can help you come up with a long-term treatment plan for all types of drug addictions. Contact us today.