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Drug Rehab and Addiction Treatment

What is it?

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 our Hilton Head drug rehab programs to the needs of each client. Recovery from drug addiction is possible.

Substance addictions we treat

There are many forms of addiction, and no two people have the same personal history, physical, or psychological needs. 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 our South Carolina drug rehab center, 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. We treat addiction to:

  • Alcoholism
  • Benzodiazepine
  • Meth
  • Crack
  • Opioids
  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Prescription Drugs

A critical step in your recovery

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
• Drinking 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 the drug
• 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 opioids 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.

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 Hilton Head treatment center, 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, seven days a week.

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