We all struggle in our lives, and in turn find ways to adapt or ‘cope’ during those times of struggle. These coping mechanisms can come in many different forms; with unhealthy versions that lie in shopping, eating, intimacy with others, virtual engagement, and gambling to name a few. And on the other side of the coin there are healthy coping mechanisms such as; mediation, physical exercise, functional eating, and supportive therapy. In essence, how can joy be truly appreciated without the experience of struggle? But for some, struggling can lead to dangerous coping mechanisms, which can lead to substance abuse. Addiction can affect an individual’s quality of life permanently if a Hawaii substance abuse treatment facility is not found in time.
Why Substance Abuse Needs Treatment As Soon As Possible
Though barriers may exist for those seeking a Hawaii substance abuse treatment facility, finding an option regardless is important. And finding that option is better sooner than later. Substance abuse rarely decreases over time, in fact, the longer an individual abuses substances to cope with everyday stress and life- the more dependent they become on their addiction. For individuals abusing substances, addiction to drugs continues as much, if not more, the longer they wait to find quality treatment options. Physical and mental harm, job loss, and isolation are just some of the unhealthy effects felt by individuals experiencing substance abuse. It isn’t until a threat of a consequence arises, that people usually begin to recognize an addiction with their drug use and seek a Hawaii abuse treatment facility. Below we outline the most common substances abused today, with treatment needed as soon as possible for those addicted.
Opioid Substance Abuse Treatment – According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, the vast majority of men and women who struggle with opiate addiction initially began taking prescription painkillers after being prescribed by a medical professional. Prescription painkillers, even when taken initially as prescribed, can become addictive and lead to substance abuse. Painkiller addiction is especially more dangerous for those who are predisposed to substance dependency. Currently it is estimated that every 4 out of 5 cases of heroin addiction initially began with the introduction of prescription painkillers. Those who develop physical and psychological dependencies on the painkillers begin turning to more affordable and readily available alternatives, such as heroin. Everyday in the U.S more than 130 individuals die from opioid related overdoses. Hence the importance of finding a Hawaii substance abuse treatment facility as soon as possible.
Marijuana Addiction – While many people believe marijuana use to be safe, the National Institute on Drug Abuse suggests that 9 percent of people who abuse marijuana will develop an addiction to the substance. Compared to other addictive substances/drugs, marijuana has the least physically harmful side effects to the body. However, when abused, extended usage can lead to a development disorder, in which users begin experiencing marijuana addiction symptoms. Studies have shown that individuals who began using marijuana before the age of 18, were five times more likely to abuse marijuana/possible other substances when adults. Signs of someone using marijuana and needing a Hawaii substance abuse treatment facility are irritability, restlessness, and lack of appetite. Some individuals can even develop deep cravings for marijuana that can interrupt their work, sleep, and hobbies. Most who use marijuana daily may not even realize they have a substance abuse addiction in need of treatment. One way to see if addiction is possible could be by asking an individual; “Do you use this substance recreationally? Do you have the ability to put the substance down with ease, or even further stop using it completely?” Seeking the best Hawaii substance abuse treatment facility is wise if you or a loved one is unsure how to answer these questions.
Cocaine Addiction – Cocaine is a powerful and dangerous stimulant, easily one of the most addictive substances seen by a Hawaii substance abuse treatment facility. The properties of cocaine release dopamine which causes a sense of pleasure and euphoria in the brain. This constant cycle of “feel good” emotions promotes the individual to use the drug over and over. Tolerance for the substance over time can be that much more dangerous for the individual, leading to finding a Hawaii substance abuse treatment facility immediately. Unhelpful to the situation is cocaine’s relatively affordable cost and being easily accessible, with its use exceedingly less taboo. But, cocaine’s casual use can quickly turn into a dependency and serious substance abuse addiction. Regular cocaine use can quickly lead to significant physical and psychological harm, requiring the need for a Hawaii substance abuse facility immediately.
Amphetamine Addiction – Recently, amphetamine addiction has become a major problem facing the nation. Prescription amphetamines like Adderall, along with methamphetamine are highly addictive when used in recreation. These drugs are often prescribed by medical professionals or those with similar credentials, making their use seem with no risks involved. However, those prescribed amphetamines by doctors to treat conditions such as ADHD, can still become very addicted. Often, amphetamines are prescribed as a short-term solution to a problem by a medical professional. Amphetamines are stimulant drugs that speed up the central processing system between the brain and the body. Individuals who developed psychological and/or physical dependence on the pills, end up beginning to turn to more affordable and readily available dangerous alternatives. Due to the changes in the brain caused by long term use of the drug, a Hawaii substance abuse treatment facility is needed.
Other New Waves Of Various Drugs – A “New Wave of Drugs” have become increasingly popular with today’s young adults, especially in social settings. Although they may be popular among the party scene, club drugs are now considered more risky than other drugs. And this is due to the high risk of them being often mixed with other unknown drugs. In a study of ecstasy (a popular club drug) used in raves, 89% of rave attendees reported using ecstasy at least once, and nearly 50% reported use within the past month. This study also found that current ecstasy users were more likely (compared to non-users and past users) to have used marijuana and cocaine within the past 12 months. Hence the importance of recognizing substance use, whether for yourself or a loved one as soon as possible.
The Best Hawaii Substance Abuse Treatment Center
With 15 years of treating and healing, the Maui Recovery family has learned to combine the best with the best. The combination of evidence-based treatments with powerful and transformative holistic and experimental therapies are used to treat the whole client. At Maui Recovery, our incredible staff members and family aim to help clients cope and realize the roots of their substance abuse addiction. Maui Recovery is the best Hawaii substance abuse treatment facility because we use Myth, Archetype, and “the Hero’s Journey” as an intrinsic part of our recovery program. So often, the substance abuser feels lost and devoid of a healthy sense of self or of a sense of purpose in their lives. But when they can finally begin to re-frame their experiences using the intrinsic power of archetypes, they can then begin to understand and re-frame their thoughts. We also employ master-level clinicians that are trained to help guide each client through this “Hero’s Journey”–all while using the magical, mythical island of Maui as an essential element and ingredient in this transformative experience. What better place to find hope and yourself, than the best Hawaii substance abuse treatment facility- Maui Recovery!