Types of Addictions
No matter what type of addiction you or your loved one face, addiction is a tough beast to tame. However, Windward Way has just the addiction treatment program to accomplish this miracle—and we don’t use that word lightly. The fact is our pros have the tools and the expertise to tackle many common types of addiction and substance-use by getting to the root causes of addiction. We believe that any addiction often has multiple reasons behind it. These are varied and depend widely on a person’s individual history.
The important thing we want you to know is that Windward Way’s program of recovery seeks to replace the passion to use drugs or alcohol with the passion to embrace life on its own terms. We fulfill the promise to our clients we serve by handing over the necessary skills, structure, and new meaning and purpose for their lives. Call now to see how our men’s program is vastly superior to the slew of other standard rehabs you’ll find: 855-491-7694.
Issues We Treat
Adderall Addiction Rehab
Our intake counselors will determine whether an Adderall detox is necessary to ease your transition into our successful and totally customizable prescription addiction rehabilitation program.
Alcoholism is the preoccupation with drinking and the inability to control the amount someone drinks.
Ambien Addiction Rehab
At Windward Way, we realize how frightening Ambien addiction can be for family or for those who have gone through it. Rehab at Windward Way can help bring a sense of balance back to your life.
Amphetamines Addiction Rehab
Withdrawal from Amphetamines can be difficult. Our intake staff will ascertain whether an amphetamines detox is necessary to ease your transition into the next phase of rehab.
Men and women often think about getting help for an addiction to antidepressants. You’ll be pleased to know that Windward Way can offer you the help you need to stay sober and make it last for the long haul.
Ativan Addiction Rehab
Ativan has become a frequently abused drug with dire consequences for its misuse. If you or a loved one is addicted to Ativan and needs help, at Windward Way we have a solution for you.
Bath Salts: Abuse, Signs, and Treatment
The signs, symptoms, and treatment methods for bath salt (synthetic cathinone products) abuse.
Barbiturates Addiction Rehab
Since barbiturates are a depressant (downer), often abusers find difficulty in engaging in life. Windward Way works hard to help young men find purpose, structure and meaning to their lives.
Behavioral Health and Addiction
The different types of behavioral addictions, and what the treatment options are for behavioral health and addiction.
Benzodiazepines Addiction Rehab
Benzodiazepines have a high risk of abuse. Withdrawal from this class of medication is often difficult and lengthy. Our fully certified staff will ascertain whether a benzo detox is necessary.
Codeine Addiction Rehab
Codeine is an opiate drug with similarities to Vicodin® or morphine. If you, a friend, or a relative is addicted to codeine, at Windward Way we have the knowledge and expertise to forge a path ahead.
Dexedrine Addiction Rehab
Since withdrawal from Dexedrine often accompanies its cessation, our highly trained intake staff will determine whether a Dexedrine detox is appropriate as the first step in your new journey.
Halcion Addiction Rehab
We completely comprehend how truly scary addiction is. A rehab for Halcion at Windward Way can be exactly what you’re looking for, we aim to give you hope and direction.
Hydrocodone Addiction Rehab
Hydrocodone has become a drug of choice because of its availability as of late. If you are addicted to hydrocodone and want help, we have the expert knowledge to assist you.
Inhalant Addiction Rehab
These exotic chemicals carry grave risks including brain damage, heart attack, stroke, liver damage, or worse. The good news is rehab at Windward Way can help bring a sense of balance back to your life.
Ketamine Addiction Rehab
Ketamine has become a drug of choice for the rave scene. Its abuse has serious consequences. If you are addicted to ketamine, we provide the highest level of expert knowledge for you.
Klonopin Addiction Rehab
Since Klonopin withdrawal may be potentially life threatening and seizure inducing, our clinically supervised and knowledgeable intake staff will determine whether a Klonopin detox is appropriate.
Librium Addiction Rehab
Librium is an abusable drug not without consequences for its misuse, perhaps you know someone who is addicted to Librium. Our purpose is to show men how to find the freedom from Librium.
Opioids Addiction Rehab
Opioids have become a drug of choice because of their “bang for the buck.” Abusing them has serious consequences. If you are addicted to opioids we have the staff to assist you.
Oxycontin Addiction Rehab
OxyContin has also become a highly sought-after drug, not only because of its widespread use, but also because it is so potent. If you are addicted we have a solution for your problem.
Painkiller Addiction Rehab
Windward Way’s dually accredited program allows clients to gain the skills they cannot get at other rehabs: namely, how to effectively manage the physical or psychological cravings for painkiller drugs.
Percocet Addiction Rehab
Since Percocet withdrawal often is distressing, our addiction expert detox staff will determine if Percocet detox is right for your case. Our admissions process is much easier than you’d imagine.
Ritalin Addiction Rehab
The withdrawal from Ritalin may be particularly difficult. Our intake staff will guide you through the right steps you’ll need to enter into our effective and totally individualized prescription rehab.
Want to end an addiction to stimulants, but haven’t found the tools to address all the problems you have,? We’re here to serve you. We will stand beside you as you learn how to live independently.
When individuals discover they are not only addicted to steroids, but also suffering from an addiction to opiates, alcohol, or prescription medication, Windward Way offers lasting answers.
Valium Addiction Rehab
Valium has become an often-abused prescription medication. Rehab for Valium at Windward Way can bring a firm footing back into your life without the need for habit-forming prescription medications.
Vicodin Addiction Rehab
Millions have discovered just how crushing the reality of addiction to Vicodin can be. With Windward Way’s rehab program you’ll rediscover your potential without mind-altering chemicals like Vicodin.
Xanax Addiction Rehab
Xanax has also become a frequently abused drug with an extremely high addiction potential. At Windward Way we have a personalized, custom-designed solution we would like to develop.
Common Addiction Issues
Here is a list of addiction types we frequently see at Windward Way. Since many of these compulsions often lead to a substance-use disorder, it’s important to realize how these gateways led to a much more serious drug or alcohol use:
- Antidepressants Addiction
- Stimulants Addiction
- Steroids Addiction
- Sleeping Pills Addiction
- OTC Drugs Addiction
- Dual Diagnosis
- Family Issues
What makes our program of recovery different from the others? Our people. Windward Way staff, counselors, and employees all eat, breathe, and live the very principles of long-term recovery. The vast abundance of positive feedback we receive from our graduates confirms that both our drug rehab and alcohol treatment programs are on the right track.
Do you want to be able to hold a job? You got it. You need to make it through the day without a drink? Coming right up! A life of long-term recovery is in reach for you with Windward Way.
What’s more, our post-treatment support will help ensure that you’ll stay on course. After all, a lasting recovery is only good if it is, indeed, lasting. Since we’re here right now, take a moment to reach out. Our support staff will explain the process and help you navigate the waters to craft an individualized program, just for you: 855-491-7694.
Windward Way Gets at the Root Causes of Addiction
Types of Addiction: What They Are and How to Recognize Them
Many Americans appeal to substances to reduce their stress and cope with life’s challenges. Some take antidepressants, some pop wine corks, and others light cigarettes. About 16% of Americans have a substance problem, whether we’re talking about nicotine, alcohol, prescription drugs, or illegal drugs. Some people can take a sleeping pill the night before an important meeting and forget about them for the next six months; for others, stopping isn’t as easy and dependancy flourishes.
How Does Normal Use Become Abuse/Addiction?
Let’s make one thing clear from the start: the concept of addiction isn’t limited to substance use (e.g., alcohol, drugs, nicotine, etc.) Any engagement in specific activities–such as gaming, gambling, shopping, or sex–that becomes compulsive and interferes with the person’s daily responsibilities at work, school, or home represents a form of addiction.
The human brain is wired to see pleasure as a reward and to pursue it constantly. Sometimes these experiences are innocent, like eating too much dessert at dinner, but at other times, they can become dangerous.
The problem with drugs is that they excite the parts of your brain that make you feel good. Naturally, you want to repeat the things that gave you pleasure, but after taking the substance repeatedly, the brain gets used to the level of excitement it brings and no longer experiences pleasure. In order to feel good again, users increase the dose to the point their brains and bodies can no longer function in the absence of the drug.
What Are the General Signs of Addiction?
Addiction isn’t something that occurs overnight. You don’t take a pill and form an antidepressant addiction immediately. It’s something that develops over time from recreational use to feeling the urge to compulsively seek out the substance or behavior that brings that pleasure. As such, identifying the early signs of addiction can be challenging.
Warning signs of alcohol abuse:
- Temporary memory loss or blackouts;
- Irritability, depression, or mood swings;
- Alcohol becomes a friend that can help you cheer up, relax or socialize;
- If the person stops drinking, they experience withdrawal symptoms, such as headaches, insomnia, anxiety, tremors, nausea;
- Physical changes of the face and body: puffy, flushed skin, broken capillaries;
- Behavioral changes: drinking alone, in secret, or throughout the day;
Signs of drug addiction may include:
- Taking risks to get the substance (venturing into unsafe neighborhoods, associating with criminals, etc.)
- Loss of Control: Addicts tend to use more as time passes than they originally did for longer periods of time, and they can’t stop on their own, inevitably resulting in total loss of control.
- Jeopardizing Relationships: Addicts lash out at those closest to them, especially if they try to make them stop using. Another effect of substance abuse is a no longer enjoying of hobbies or social activities and professional or school performance collapsing.
- Continued Use of the Substance: Although the person realizes that substance use is creating problems and jeopardizing their personal and professional lives, they can’t stop.
What Are the Physical and Psychological Risks of Drug Abuse?
Substance abuse alters the brain’s chemistry, increasing the chances of developing mental health issues, such as aggression, hallucinations, depression, anxiety, paranoia, etc. A study conducted in 2015, showed that close to 43.4 million (18%) adults age 18 and older in the US suffer from various forms of mental illness. Of these, 8.1 million have a combination of substance use disorder and another mental illness.
What Are the Risks of Addiction on School, Work, and Personal Life?
Addiction is especially harmful to young people whose brains have yet to develop. Most of them start with stimulants like coffee or caffeinated drinks, which they see as harmless. What they don’t realize is that any substance abuse, whether it’s stimulants, alcohol or illegal drugs can affect the way their brain processes and retains information. In other words, it may change the way they focus, learn, and think.
The behavioral changes described above have clear consequences on school life. Teens with substance abuse problems have lower grades and they drop out of school earlier. Addicts can’t keep their jobs because of the associated mental issues, and they risk destroying their families. Moreover, family members can also be faced with performance issues because they need to take care of the addict. Such situations may include loss of productivity and absenteeism, lack of focus, or health problems.
Addiction is a serious problem, but that doesn’t mean you can’t manage it. Get the medical and psychological support you need to change your damaging behavior and improve your life. Ask for help, and we can help you get your life back on track.
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