What is Drug Addiction?

DrugsWhile drug use may start as a seemingly harmless and voluntary act, in time it can develop into a compulsive and unstoppable habit. In the beginning, drug use minimizes emotional and physical pain. As prolonged drug use continues, it can develop into drug addiction, severely impacting an individual’s brain chemistry. When the brain begins to signal an intense physical need to continue the use of drugs, what once was recreational use becomes an urge that controls one’s life.

If left untreated for long, drug addiction can result in diminished health, job loss, and the estrangement of loved ones. While drugs may offer short-term relief, extended drug use only aggravates an individual’s problems, since the root causes of the pain are never addressed.

Drug addiction can lead to a number of mental and physical disorders. If addiction is left untreated, unrestrained drug use will persist despite its overwhelming and often demoralizing consequences on individuals and their families.

When addicts recognize their unhealthy, unhappy condition — and see the impact their drug use has had on others — many seek help.

Drug Addiction Treatment

At The Meadows, we understand the seriousness of drug addiction. Our treatment options range from detoxification to an intensive, inpatient psychotherapeutic program that addresses the symptoms and causes of addiction.

The idea of overcoming drug addiction may seem overwhelming, but recovery is possible at The Meadows. Our expert staff is trained to help people find lasting recovery in a safe and nurturing environment.

Arizona Rehab Center –  What makes us different?

The Meadows treatment center in Wickenburg, Arizona is the nation’s premier program for treating trauma, drug and alcohol addiction, sex addiction, panic and anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, codependency, depression, bipolar disorder, and eating disorders.

For more than 40 years, we have helped patients heal from disorders related to childhood trauma and relational trauma. Clinicians and professionals trust us more than any other treatment program because of our impeccable reputation for quality, integrity, and long-term recovery.