Substance abuse addiction is a common term that refers to individuals who suffer from an addiction to some form of drugs and/or alcohol.
This can include both illegal “street drugs”, such as heroin and meth as well as prescription drugs, such as anti-depressants and pain killers.
What is Substance Abuse and Substance Addiction?
Some people are able to use drugs recreationally without ever becoming addicted. However, for many others, drug use leads to abuse and soon after a dependency or addiction to the chemical. Addiction is a chronic brain disease that causes the individual to compulsively seek out and use the drug they are addicted to. Although the choice to try drugs initially is voluntary, once the brain changes and the addiction takes hold the individuals self-control is diminished and it can become impossible to resist the intense urge to take the drug.
Substance Abuse Treatment
The good news is substance abuse and drug or alcohol addiction is treatable. The type of treatment needed to overcome the addiction is very specific to the individual. Because abuse and addiction range so widely and are so specific to the individual, a custom treatment program should be always developed.
Our Substance Abuse Treatment Center
At Avalon Malibu we offer a wide range of substance abuse and addiction treatment programs to cater the specific needs of each individual. Our drug and alcohol center is equipped to treat any addiction through detox, in-patient residential, partial hospitalization day treatment as well as intensive outpatient programs.
Our holistic approach is integrated into all of our drug and alcohol rehab programs alongside other evidence based principles and modalities.
Learn More About the Substance Abuse Addictions We Treat:
Visit these pages to learn more about these specific chemical and substance abuse addictions and how we treat them here at Avalon Malibu:
- Opiate Addiction
- Cocaine Addiction
- Heroin Addiction
- Methamphetamine Addiction
- Ecstasy MDMA Addiction
- Ambien Addiction
- Oxycontin Addiction
- Vicodin Addiction
- Xanax Addiction
- Valium Addiction
- Benzodiazepine Addiction
- Barbiturate Addiction
- Marijuana Addiction
- Amphetamine Addiction
The disease of Substance Abuse and Drug and Alcohol Addiction is VERY real. Fortunately, help for addiction is available. We are here to help.
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