Drug Rehab

WHAT IS IT?

Rehab for drug addiction

There are a lot of misconceptions about drug addiction. Many people think a person who is addicted to drugs simply lacks willpower or moral principles. The reality is addiction and drug dependency are complex. No one sets out to become addicted. But some people are more susceptible to addiction for a variety of reasons—from past trauma to family history to mental health issues.


Regardless of the drug, once a person is addicted it can be very difficult to stop. That’s because consistent drug abuse retrains the brain, and cravings can become overwhelming. A person can also become physically dependent, which means they experience uncomfortable or even painful withdrawal symptoms when they stop using the drug. For some people, these symptoms are unbearable.


Today, we know more about addiction than ever before. BriteLife Recovery uses the latest evidence-based treatments and therapies to help clients recover from drug dependency. Our interdisciplinary team tailors BriteLife’s rehab programs to the needs of each client. Recovery from drug addiction is possible.

we treat addiction & substance use disorder

There are many forms of addiction, and no two people have the same physical needs, personal history, and psychological demands. Our staff develops customized drug rehab plans using evidence-based therapeutic methods to provide each client with the care, knowledge, and tools they need to achieve long-term sobriety. We offer a full range of programs at most of our locations, including inpatient programs, outpatient programs, and sober living. We also diagnose and treat any co-occurring mental health disorders, which is essential for long-term recovery.

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Signs of Drug Addiction

The words abuse and addiction are often used interchangeably, but they’re not the same. A person who abuses drugs can stop on his or her own. Often, they will stop after a life-changing event, like getting a DUI.


For others, though, drug abuse can escalate into addiction. A person who is addicted compulsively uses the substance and finds it difficult to stop, even when it leads to harmful consequences. Signs of drug addiction can include:

  • Feeling an overwhelming urge to use the drug every day or many times a day
  • Taking more of the drug than you wanted or using for longer than you intended
  • Using at home alone
  • Not taking care of yourself
  • Neglecting your physical appearance
  • Spending more time alone
  • Having trouble at work or school
  • Fighting with friends or family over your drug use
  • Stealing, lying, or doing dangerous things to get acquire drugs
  • Feeling sick when you try to quit (sign of physical dependence)

Symptoms of Drug Withdrawal

Withdrawal symptoms can be different depending on the drug. Common symptoms include muscle pain, fatigue, shakiness, strong cravings, irritability, restlessness, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, constipation, disorientation or mental confusion, hallucinations, racing thoughts, feeling detached, depression, loss of interest, insomnia, pupil dilation, seizures, tingling feet, and tremors.


Withdrawing from certain substances, especially Benzodiazepines and alcohol, can be dangerous. That’s why it’s critical to detox under medical supervision at a reputable drug addiction treatment center like BriteLife Recovery.


Medication Assisted Treatment at Drug Rehab

The Medication Assisted Treatment program at BriteLife is aimed at clients who want to stop the dangerous cycle of relapse and prevent a fatal overdose. Clients can realize REAL results and change their lives through the assistance of evidence-based Buprenorphine products (for opioids). In fact, MAT is one of the most effective forms of addiction treatment today for coping with cravings and withdrawal.

Mainly created for the treatment of alcohol and opioid addictions, MAT includes both medicines and behavioral therapy. MAT can:

  • Help clients become focused on behavioral change without distractions of withdrawals and cravings.
  • Decrease the risk of relapse and fatal overdose.

Recovery is Possible

Even if you’ve been through drug recovery before, relapsing doesn’t mean treatment doesn’t work. Addiction is a chronic health condition, and as with other chronic health conditions, relapse is common. Sometimes it’s just a matter of finding the right treatment program.


The compassionate team at BriteLife provides clients with all the tools and resources they need for sustained recovery. We offer a full range of treatment options at our East Coast locations, including medically supervised detoxification, residential care, partial hospitalization, and outpatient programs. We also care for clients who have co-occurring mental health issues, like PTSD and depression.


If you or someone you know is struggling with drug addiction, please reach out to our support team at 866-470-2187. Our addiction specialists are available to provide confidential help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


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