Why do people use alcohol or other drugs, and what conditions can arise from drug abuse?

There are many reasons why people develop alcohol and drug addictions. Working with so many different clients has given the treatment professionals at Advanced Health and Education insight to identify some common reasons that people wind up abusing alcohol and other drugs.

  • Relief from the stress and pressure we feel from social expectations that we fail to meet.
  • Coping with unresolved guilt and shame.
  • Boredom and/or desire to fit in (peer pressure).
  • Use of a valid prescriptions that unintentionally develop into dependency or addiction.

Regardless of the reason why people start abusing alcohol or other drugs, when addictions develop, there comes a time that users won’t stop or can’t stop using.

Signs that you or your loved one’s substance use has become a problem can include:

  • Neglecting responsibilities
  • Risk taking
  • Legal problems
  • Inability to control use
  • Blackouts

Active addictions can seriously impact the body’s health. Excessive use of substances can lead to brain damage, stroke, organ failure, and heart disease.

At our New Jersey rehab treatment center, we treat a variety of substance abuse conditions including alcoholism and drug abuse. You can learn more about each condition’s specific symptoms and effects by clicking any of the links below.

The dedicated addictions treatment team at Advanced Health and Education’s NJ rehab center offers a combination of knowledge, experience, compassion, and understanding that can help individuals triumph over drug and alcohol addictions.

Our team of treatment professionals brings a wide breadth of treatment experience that will serve you throughout the time you spend with us in addiction treatment.

We have successfully treated various addictions to:

  • Alcohol
  • Prescription drugs
  • Opiates
  • A variety of other substance abuse addictions

Click here to learn more about our treatment professionals and staff.

Our experience and expertise help set Advanced Health and Education apart from other NJ rehab and treatment centers. While many addictions share certain characteristics, each substance – and each client – carries a unique set of challenges. We pride ourselves on drug and alcohol dependence treatment plans tailored to our client’s specific needs.

Counselors at our NJ rehab facility are ready to provide you with the addiction help you need to develop the tools that will help you achieve long-term addiction recovery.

Advanced Health’s counselors understand that there is no “one size fits all” rehab treatment program. As one of the preferred drug and alcohol abuse treatment centers in NJ, we have secured our solid reputation with our extensive knowledge of what makes addictions different, as well as the common bonds they all share. No two people, stories, conditions or addictions are exactly the same. We take the necessary time to understand you, not just your addiction.

Call us today to find out what drug and alcohol rehab treatment programs may be available for you or your loved one. Call us at 888-687-6977, or contact us here.

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Heroin addiction

Once considered an urban problem, heroin is now everywhere and touches age groups as young as early high school students. The cycle of cravings following heroin use makes quitting very difficult.

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Opiate addiction

Opiates (like heroin and morphine) suppress pain, cause euphoria, and suppress the emotional response to pain. Tolerance to these drugs develops rapidly. Dependence and addiction can follow quickly.

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Painkiller addiction

Painkillers can cause euphoria, suppress pain perception, and even suppress the emotional reaction to pain. These effects can be very pleasurable. Tolerance and dependence quickly develops with these drugs, even when taken as prescribed.

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Prescription drug
addiction

One of the most significant substance abuse problems is the rise in prescription medication abuse. Between 2005 and 2011, 15.7 million Americans reported having used prescription drugs for “non-medical” purposes.

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Alcohol abuse and
addiction

Although legal, alcohol is a substance that can devastate the lives and health of the people who abuse or become addicted to it, as well as the people around them.

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Cocaine addiction

Cocaine is a powerful drug that causes feelings of euphoria and energy by overstimulating the brain’s pleasure and motivation centers. Users become accustomed to the effects of cocaine and dependent upon it to feel pleasure.

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Marijuana addiction

Regardless of legalization efforts, marijuana is a drug and marijuana addiction is real. Chronic marijuana users often experience adverse physical and psychological effects when they try to quit.

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Crack addiction

Crack is a smokable form of cocaine. As powerful as cocaine is at causing feelings of euphoria by overstimulating the brain’s pleasure centers, Crack is worse. Crack has a very intense but very short lasting high that rapidly leads to addiction.

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Drug abuse and
addiction

Drug abuse is the use of drugs in an amount or at a frequency that is harmful to users and the people around them. Addiction is a chronic brain disease that causes obsessive drug seeking and consumption, regardless of the consequences.

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What is an addiction

There are many stigmas associated with addiction. Some people refer to addiction as a ‘moral’ or ‘character’ issue. Scientific research and evidence shows addiction to stem from biological, neurological, and genetic origins. Addiction is not simply an issue of will power.

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What is substance abuse

Substance abuse differs from addiction or substance dependence because the user is not physically or mentally addicted to the substance, but develops recurring issues like repeated driving while impaired and recurring social consequences.

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