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Providing A Unique Program To Drug Abuse Patients

drugs next to a human hand before starting drug abuse counseling in broward county floridaOur drug abuse counseling in Broward County, FL, provided by our team at the Family Therapy Center of West Broward, Florida is created uniquely and personalized to your needs like our other services we offer for Broward County residents.

Why Do People Abuse Drugs?

Many people first try drugs out of curiosity, to have a good time, because friends are doing it, or in an effort to improve athletic performance or ease another problem, such as stress, anxiety, or depression. Did you know that use doesn’t automatically lead to abuse?  In fact, there is no specific level at which drug use moves from casual to problematic.   Often, people you may have noticed that you have a substance abuse problem before you are aware the problem even exists.
So, how do you know if you have a problem?  It varies by individual. Drug abuse and addiction is less about the amount of substance consumed or the frequency, and more to do with the consequences of drug use. No matter how often or how little you’re consuming, if your drug use is causing problems in your life — at work, school, home, or in your relationships—you likely have a drug abuse or addiction problem.

Our team at The Family Therapy Center of West Broward in Broward County, FL is aware that the road to addiction differs from person to person. Your genes, mental health, family and social environment all play a role in addiction.

Risk factors that increase your vulnerability include:

  • Family history of addiction
  • Abuse, neglect, or other traumatic experiences in childhood
  • Mental disorders such as depression and anxiety
  • Early use of drugs
  • Method of administration—smoking or injecting a drug may increase its addictive potential

Ignoring drug abuse will ensure that the problem becomes worse. 

If you have any of these signs there is a good chance you have a drug abuse problem:

  • You’ve built up a drug tolerance. You need to use more of the drug to experience the same effects you used to attain with smaller amounts.
  • You take drugs to avoid or relieve withdrawal symptoms. If you go too long without drugs, you experience symptoms such as nausea, restlessness, insomnia, depression, sweating, shaking, and anxiety.
  • You’ve lost control over your drug use. You often do drugs or use more than you planned, even though you told yourself you wouldn’t. You may want to stop using, but you feel powerless.
  • Your life revolves around drug use. You spend a lot of time using and thinking about drugs, figuring out how to get them, and recovering from the drug’s effects.
  • You’ve abandoned activities you used to enjoy, such as hobbies, sports, and socializing.
  • You continue to use drugs, despite knowing it’s hurting you. It’s causing major problems in your life—blackouts, infections, mood swings, depression, paranoia—but you use anyway.

If you are experience any of these signs, don’t try to go at it alone; it’s all too easy to get discouraged and rationalize “just one more” hit or pill.

How Our Drug Abuse Counseling Can Help You

man looking relaxed and healthy after drug abuse counseling program in broward county flOur drug abuse counseling therapists in Broward County, FL have an expertise in treating substance abuse  and are aware of the steps necessary on the road to recovery.  Support is essential in recovering from drug abuse and addiction.  It is much easier when you have people you can lean on for encouragement, comfort, and guidance.

We are here to help you as you leave your old life behind and discover a new way of living. Contact us for your complimentary, 15 min consultation.

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