Bella Monte Recovery Center’s drug detox program is an individualized addiction treatment program dedicated to helping individuals heal and overcome their physical and psychological addiction to drugs.
We specialize in helping those who have tried other drug rehab facilities without success, as well as first time patients. At Bella Monte Recovery Center, with the right treatment and support, we can help you counteract the disruptive effects of drug use and regain control of your life. The first step in obtaining treatment for drug abuse is to recognize and admit that you have a problem, or listen to loved ones who are often better able to see the negative effects your drug use is having on your life.
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I used to think a drug addict was someone who lived on the far edges of society. Wild-eyed, shaven-headed and living in a filthy squat. That was until I became one…” ― Cathryn Kemp
Recognizing that you have a problem is the first step on the road to recovery, one that takes tremendous courage and strength. Facing your addiction without minimizing the problem or making excuses can feel frightening and overwhelming, but recovery is within your reach.
If you are ready to make a change and willing to seek help, we can help you overcome your drug addiction and maintain your recovery for life.
Many people do not understand why or how a person becomes addicted to drugs. It is often mistakenly assumed that drug abusers lack moral principles or willpower and that they could stop using drugs simply by choosing to change their behavior. In reality, drug addiction is a complex disease and quitting takes more than good intentions or a strong will. In fact, because drugs change the brain in ways that foster compulsive drug abuse, quitting is difficult even for those who are ready to do so. At Bella Monte Recovery Center, we also know that drug addiction can be successfully treated to help people stop abusing drugs and start leading productive lives.
People who experiment with drugs continue to use them because the substance either makes them feel good, or stops them from feeling bad. In many cases, however, there is a fine line between regular use and drug abuse and addiction. Very few addicts are able to recognize when they have crossed that line. While the frequency or the amounts of drugs consumed do not in themselves constitute drug abuse or addiction, they can often be indicators of drug-related problems.
Problems can sometimes sneak up on you, as your drug use gradually increases over time. Smoking a joint with friends on the weekend, or taking ecstasy at a rave, or using cocaine at an occasional party, for example, can evolve into using drugs a couple of days a week, then every day. Gradually, getting and using the drug becomes more and more important to you.
If the drug fulfills a valuable need, you may find yourself relying on it more and more over time. For example, you may take drugs to calm you when you feel anxious or stressed, energize you when you feel depressed, or make you more confident in social situations when you normally feel shy. Or, you may have started using prescription drugs to cope with panic attacks or relieve chronic pain. Until you find alternative healthier methods for overcoming these problems, your drug use will likely progress.
Similarly, if you use drugs to fill a void in your life, you are more at risk of crossing the line from casual drug use to drug abuse and addiction. To maintain a healthy balance in your life, you need to have other positive experiences so you can feel good in your life without the use of drugs.
As drug abuse takes hold, you may miss or frequently be late for work or school, your job performance may progressively deteriorate, and you may start to neglect social or family obligations. Your ability to stop using is eventually compromised. What began as a voluntary choice has turned into a physical and psychological need.