Am I Addicted? How Do I Know If I Need Help?

It is important to recognize the signs and symptoms of drug and alcohol addiction. Although there may be differences depending upon the substance, there are some similarities. Also, learn how to seek addiction help.

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Signs and Symptoms You’re Addicted

Withdrawal Symptoms

Withdrawal symptoms from addictive substances will vary depending upon the individual and the substance used. 

A person withdrawing from opioid substances may experience anxiety and/ or agitation, insomnia, yawning, vomiting and diarrhea, severe sweating, abnormal pulse, respiratory, and/or blood pressure, seizures, and hallucinations.

Alcohol withdrawal symptoms may include most of the above symptoms as well as death from heart abnormalities.

Each substance ingested brings its own set of withdrawal symptoms. Seeking addiction help is vital to treat the uncomfortable to dangerous signs and symptoms of withdrawal and to reduce the chance of continuing the use and abuse of the substance. Getting the help you need to detox safely can be as close as picking up the phone. One viable option is to call Coastal Detox, talk with certified counselors about your concerns, and review options on how to receive the assistance you so desire.

Interactions in Your Home Environment

Have your family members expressed concern about your use or overuse of drugs or alcohol? Do you find yourself making excuses for why you “forgot” to pick up Bobby after school? Is your spouse or partner miffed that you were late for dinner again as you had to stop at the corner bar on your way home? Does the thought of being out of beer when you open the refrigerator strike fear in your heart?

That feeling that you have to have access to your preferred substance, whether a particular drug or alcohol, is an indication that there is a problem. This constant desire to obtain and ingest a substance that interferes with you completing your family’s and your expectations is an indication that there is a possible addiction. You could need addiction help.

If you find that your friends find excuses for your behavior, it is important for you to explore their motivations. Do you surround yourself with people who also take drugs or drink alcohol regularly? How does your friends’ behavior affect your behavior? Have you lost some friendships because of your use or abuse of substances?

The dynamics of addiction can be enhanced by the environments that we are in on a daily basis. It is sometimes helpful in order to find and stay committed to sobriety to remove oneself from an environment that promotes its use. The beautiful Treasure Coast environment of Coastal Detox may provide the ‘change of scenery’ necessary to make the changes needed to restructure your life. In a calm, holistic based environment surrounded by experienced and certified counselors in an accredited facility, you can find your peace and recovery. 

Interactions in Your Work Environment

Some people are very effective at hiding their addictions in their work environment. Some work environments encourage interactions with clients over a beer or a glass of wine, believing that the client becomes more pliable in a more relaxed atmosphere. As inhibitions are relaxed, the person’s confidence may increase his or her ability to convey their sales pitch to the client. That use of drugs or alcohol may seem like an asset to the person with an addiction in the work environment.

Does the problem then become how much is too much? Are you awakening fuzzy-headed with difficulty facing most days? Do you find yourself missing deadlines, arriving late for meetings, falling asleep in your work clothing? Do you find yourself making excuses to the boss or your coworkers? Maybe it’s time to talk with certified counselors to determine if the issues that you are experiencing are signs and symptoms that you have an addiction. The counselors at Coastal Detox will be glad to direct you to the care that you need to treat your addiction.

Loss of Self-Control

Addiction can be all-consuming. You may find that you have missed doctor’s or dentist’s visits either because of the cost or in order to avoid a discussion regarding your use of substances. You may have chosen not to buy foods that you need in order to purchase your drug of choice. You may have lost caring about your appearance, wearing ill-fitting or soiled clothing, and not caring. You may find yourself contemplating self-abuse or suicide as you realize your loss of control over caring for your needs. 

You have found that your disease of addiction has interfered with your personal life, your work life, and also your self-identity. It’s time to seek addiction help and find relief from this life-altering disease.

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How Do I Find Help?

Addiction is a disease, a treatable disease. As with any diagnosis of a disease, you would want to find the treatment that is best suited to your particular problem. Finding the treatment that addresses your signs and symptoms and meets your own unique and individual needs is imperative to you finding a long term solution. There are specific questions that you will want to be answered prior to your commitment to treatment:

You may have other questions to add to the list. Understanding your options will assist you in making your life-changing decision to end your struggle with addictive substances.

Knowing that you can detox and recover in a compassionate, empathetic, holistic environment can help you make that decision to find you again. Coastal Detox is available for addiction help. You can make your way back to sobriety. 

Where Do I Find Help?

Addiction and rehab should, ideally, be conducted under the care and guidance of trained, experienced professionals in a compassionate environment where the best of holistic therapies complement medical medication regimens. In the optimum environment, the person suffering from addictions can heal and grow and return to the best version of themselves.

Coastal Detox “Florida’s Most Comfortable Drug & Alcohol Detox Center” offers its clients an accredited, licensed facility staffed with experienced professionals. Coastal Detox, a state-of-the-art drug, and alcohol detox facility, provides a serene environment on the Treasure Coast of Florida for all seeking a safe and compassionate return to sobriety. Amenities and treatments offered include massage therapy, chiropractic treatments, cold laser therapy, far infrared sauna, amino acid replacement, and medications. Chef prepared meals served in a calm, healing environment give strength for the supportive meetings and workshops conducted to help you through your emotional and psychological return to sobriety. 

Please do your future self a favor and call now. Seek addiction help and determine your needs. You can also contact our team of addiction treatment specialists here. 

References:

www.mayoclinic.org

www.medlineplus.gov

www.webmd.com

Real Client Testimonials

  • Before coming to coastal I was hopeless, helpless, and my family wanted nothing to do with me. It wasn’t the first detox I’d ever been to, but it was the only one who showed me so much love and compassion. They gave me hope. It’s hard to put into words the amount of gratitude I have for this facility. The employees were my family when I had none. The staff went out of their way to make sure not only were my physical needs taken care of, but my emotional needs as well. From the first phone call prior to admission, to helping me set up continuing care, they never missed a beat. Even going as far as to help me with my legal issues via Zoom court. This isn’t just a detox, they are the family I never had. All of the techs, especially Karen, are phenomenal. They will take the time to listen to you, laugh, and cry(if needed) with you. If you are reading this and you or your loved one is suffering like I was, go to Coastal Detox. The level of care is more than I could ever put into a review. It wasn’t the first detox I’d been to, but it has been my last; I owe them everything I have today, including my life.

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    Travis B.
    12/07/2020
  • Had a really good experience at Coastal. The staff really went above and beyond in helping me get in and gave me the respect l, space and care I needed after I first got there. As I started to fell better they encouraged me to take part in groups which helped get me out of my head and bring positivity and health to my thinking. They had a great massage therapist, who came daily and it was evident the nursing staff genuinely cared. Got to know some of the staff as well and I’m grateful for the cooks Joe and Chris. Those guys literally made us sirloins and pork chops for dinner. Also I gotta thank Chris and Chris for helping me get in and setting me up with a transition plan. Real grateful for that help, I’m not sure if it’s management intention to hire guys named Chris but they got a good thing going there. Overall, I’m clean and sober today and walking it out. Coastal gave me a base that set me up for the success that I’m walking in today

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    Brandon B.
    1/16/2020
  • My family is very thankful for Coastal Detox. They have went above and beyond for my son a few times. Unfortunately he has needed their help more than once and they have ever turned their back on him, even when he was at his worst. Jeannie and Chris have been amazing and kept me informed through the entire process. They truly care about the addict and want to help them especially when it would be easy to give up on them. I had many detox facilities be rude and uncaring to me when I was searching for help for my son, but Coastal never did that to us. I don't know the names of all the team members that have helped my son but I know their are many and y'all are angels!! One day we will be able to pay it forward and help someone as you have helped us. Thank you for all you do!!

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    Brenda A.
    1/01/2020
  • Can not say enough nice things about Coastal Detox & staff. Family member was there, told me five stars for the facility & all whom she interacted with. Said the facilities, ambience..., cleanliness, grounds, food, (think their chef is five stars), were all top shelf. All I interacted with personally & on the phone were patient, professional, responsive & caring. Kudos to so many: Jeannie Jones, Clinical Director whom I spent the most face to face time with: great oversight, patience & follow thru. Raquel Barker, Therapist was so understanding & on spot with her assessments/care. Kris Garrigus Admissions Director, another Coastal professional whom I cannot say enough nice things about, always so patient & responsive to my probably too frequent inquires. Not to be forgotten is Judy Tucker, Director of Operations she too so patiently "put up with me"
    I highly recommend Coastal Detox

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    Susan C.
    11/13/2019
  • Can not say enough nice things about Coastal Detox & staff. Family member was there, told me five stars for the facility & all whom she interacted with. Said the facilities, ambience..., cleanliness, grounds, food, (think their chef is five stars), were all top shelf. All I interacted with personally & on the phone were patient, professional, responsive & caring. Kudos to so many: Jeannie Jones, Clinical Director whom I spent the most face to face time with: great oversight, patience & follow thru. Raquel Barker, Therapist was so understanding & on spot with her assessments/care. Kris Garrigus Admissions Director, another Coastal professional whom I cannot say enough nice things about, always so patient & responsive to my probably too frequent inquires. Not to be forgotten is Judy Tucker, Director of Operations she too so patiently "put up with me"
    I highly recommend Coastal Detox

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    Susan C.
    11/06/2019

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