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IV Drug Abuse


Synthetic Drugs

Opiates and Opioids

Prescription Drug Abuse

Signs & Symptoms Of Addiction

There are sure signs one should watch out for because they could be indicative of substance abuse. These include behavioral, psychological, and physical manifestations. Take note of the following:

Physical Signs

  • Tremors, impaired coordination, slurred speech
  • Sniffling or runny nose
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Deterioration in personal hygiene
  • Inability to sleep
  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Poor appetite

Behavioral Signs

  • Inability to relate with other people
  • Suspicious, secretive behavior
  • Sudden violent or negligent behavior
  • Change in friends or favorite Hangouts
  • Incessant borrowing or an increase in financial problems. they may resort to stealing

Psychological Signs

  •  Paranoia,  anxiety, and fear
  • Swings between extreme energy and lethargy
  •  Mood swings characterized by irritability and outbursts
  •  Changing attitude and personality


When substance abuse becomes severe, someone can voluntarily seek help to stop. In other cases, there could be family or Court intervention, which could force the individual into treatment.

The treatment is more likely to succeed if someone chooses to do it themselves. It will come from the realization that the substance has become problematic and is affecting the quality of their life. An addict is not able to function well in all aspects of his or her life, whether at home, school, work, or any other area requiring social interaction.

Treatment and recovery is a lifelong process, and that is why you may find someone who knows the exact amount of time they have been sober. Many times you will hear an ex-addict say they have been sober for ten years, ten months, ten days, and 10 hours. Every day for an ex-addict is one that they can relapse, and that is why every day of sobriety is an achievement.

The type of treatment will depend on the individual’s requirements. The experts will go for the best option after a careful evaluation.

Some of the treatment options available include:


Detoxification is the first step in working towards cleaning the body of the addictive substance while making sure that the withdrawal symptoms do not result in a fatality. Usually it involves the use of medication to reduce the negative effects of the withdrawals. Things to expect during withdrawal may include;

    • Sweating
    • Insomnia
    • Muscle Ache’s
    • Stomach Aches/Cramps
    • Restless Leg Syndrome
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Anxiety
    • Irritability
    • Loss Of Appetite

Behavioral Therapy & Counseling

Once the body is clean of the addictive substances, the next step is therapy. Healing could be an individual, group, all family therapy. There are different kinds of treatment, and they include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy aims at teaching an individual to realize that they have a problem with regards to substance use.
  •  Multi-dimensional family therapy usually works for adolescents or teens and equip families with skills on how to deal with an.
  • Motivational interviewing – these focus on changing and making adjustments to certain behaviors.
  • Motivational incentives – these use positive reinforcement to encourage an individual to stay away from the substances.

Residential Inpatient

Rehab is a long-term treatment and works towards keeping an individual substance-free and equipping them with the skills to become functioning individuals of society. There are specific options, an individual can consider.

  • Short-term Residential treatment –  the individual will undergo detoxification within a therapeutic community and intensive counseling.
  • Partial hospitalization programs  (PHP) will require the individual to dedicate a certain number of hours every week to therapy. It works well for those who have completed in-house treatment but want to continue with rehabilitation.
  • Sober Living is short-term and will give patients a place to stay as they try to adapt to the new substance-free life.

Self-Help Groups

Addiction self-help groups are an important resource of recovery for two reasons. First, they’re effective. Millions of people have recovered through them. Second, they’re free and universally available. Almost every country, every city, every cruise ship has a 12 step group. There are many other kinds of recovery supports, including doctors, therapists, addiction counselors, and treatment programs. Some groups include;

  • AA
  • NA
  • CA
  • SAA
  • Refuge Recovery
  • Smart Recovery
  • Celebrate Recovery

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Someone with a substance abuse problem can take medication continuously. While in the initial stage,  the drugs are useful for dealing with withdrawal symptoms,  an individual may continue to use them on a more prolonged basis. Some medications will reduce the cravings, thus making it possible for the individual to keep away from the addictive substances. Medications can include;

  • Subutex
  • Suboxone
  • Sublocade
  • Methadone
  • Vivitrol
  • Antabuse
  • Naloxone

Am I Addicted To Drugs?

If you fear yourself or a loved one may be suffering from a mental health or addiction disorder, our assessment tool may be of use. Although our assessments cannot replace a diagnosis from a trained medical professional, they can help determine how many symptoms a person is experiencing for any addiction or mental health disorder.

There is no reason to wait. If you have any reason to suspect you or someone around you may be dealing with a severe addiction or mental health disorder, take our assessment and reach out to us today!

Find Real Recovery at Warner Park Recovery in Woodland Hills, CA

Our approach to substance abuse is client-centered because we understand that every individual has a unique need. Our ways are useful because we collaborate with the patients to come up with a workable method. We do not judge. Instead, we empathize with our clients, seek to motivate them, and most of all, we focus on finding a solution.

We carry out a careful evaluation of our clients to understand whatever issues they could be going through.  Once we understand the underlying mental conditions, we come up with achievable goals. All our activities have the aim of equipping the client and their family members on how to cope.

The journey of recovering from substance abuse is not a one-person battle. It requires that the client,  the family members, or those in their circles come together to find a solution. If you may be struggling with substance abuse,  we will be able to help. Contact us for more information so that we can start the journey of recovery together.  

Treatment Options For Addiction


Alcoholism is silently on the rise in America. While all eyes have been on the opioid epidemic, rates of alcoholism have nearly tripled. The good news is that there is hope in sobriety.


On average, almost 200 people die every day from a drug-related overdose. Many of these deaths involve opioids, a powerful class of narcotic painkillers that lead many of its users down a dangerous path of destruction.


Benzodiazepines, or benzos for short, are sedative medications that are used to treat anxiety that is highly addictive. In recent years, benzos have played an increasing role in many of the accidental overdoses that occur daily.

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