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Arizona Drug Detox


At Desert Cove Recovery, we are committed to helping you win your battle against addiction. We believe everyone can do greater things, even in their darkest hours. So, if you are here because you want your life back, you are in the right place. From our Arizona detox referral services to our rehabilitation program, you will see that you can succeed and become the best version of yourself. 

Understanding Drug Abuse

To overcome your addiction, you need to understand substance abuse, its symptoms, and its effects. If you are trying to help a friend or loved one, it’s also important to educate yourself so you can lead them to the right solutions.

Here are some basic concepts that you should learn about:

Substance Abuse and Substance Dependence

According to the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, substance abuse is the deliberate use of a drug, even if it causes unwanted consequences. These effects may start as being late for meetings and escalate to being unable to pay bills on time and conflicting with your daily activities. When a person is taking drugs, they usually can not do anything else until the drugs wear off.

Substance dependence is more severe than substance abuse and usually involves behavioral and biological aspects. Substance abuse may only hamper daily activities, but if someone is dependent on a substance, their life revolves around that drug.

Abstinence Syndrome

Abstinence syndrome is what makes it difficult for people who have developed drug dependence to stop taking the drug. Through continued use, the drug has “connected” with the body’s normal functioning, and the body could experience this syndrome when the drug is not taken as usual. This is perhaps one of the most powerful withdrawal symptoms that could challenge even those with strong willpower.

Symptoms usually vary from substance to substance, but they usually include:

  • Hallucination
  • Profuse sweating
  • Restlessness

 If a drug-dependent person tries to stop taking the substances he is dependent on, they would experience withdrawal effects and become further away from getting over their addiction.

Drug Use and Detox Services

When talking about drug use, there are several drugs that people are more likely to become dependent on. These are:

  • Opioids
  • Barbiturates
  • Amphetamines
  • Cocaine

Opioids are chemicals derived from poppy seeds. The selling point for opioids is the strong euphoric rush they give. Some of the popular opioids include heroin, fentanyl, and morphine.

Barbiturates are abused because of their calming effect. They are used to treat anxiety disorders. Along with their calming effect, barbiturates can also create mild euphoric highs.

Amphetamines are usually abused for the same reason that opioids are abused. They cause strong euphoric highs, although results can be felt at higher dosages. Unlike the first three substances, amphetamines can quickly result in substance dependence.

Cocaine becomes attractive to people because it can lessen pain, reduce hunger, and produce euphoric effects. Like opioids, cocaine is derived from a plant, more particularly the dried leaves of the Coca plant.

If you or a loved one is addicted to any of these substances, or other substances, we can refer to a detox program that involves breaking a person’s connection between themselves and the drug they’ve become dependent on so that they do not experience the abstinence syndrome. This also helps push the person toward long-term recovery.

Causes of Substance Abuse

Researchers found that the main causes of substance abuse and dependence are usually environmental factors. Family life, social interactions, and a person’s internal battles can all factor into a person’s substance abuse. Those who have seen their parents using the substances might be more predisposed to use the same substances in adulthood. Others get into the habit because of peer pressure. There is also the perception that people use and abuse substances as a coping mechanism to deal with other life problems.

Get Help for Your Addiction at Desert Cove Recovery

Anyone who feels their substance abuse is trapping them and that they might be getting addicted can seek help at Desert Cove Recovery. We get to know each patient so that we customize a treatment program for them. Recovery plans are programmed to include therapies and protocols that work best with each patient. Desert Cove Recovery works with you and supports the goals that you set for yourself in rehab.

Each member of our team works with you to realize your full potential to achieve a full recovery. We approach drug rehabilitation with careful consideration of your future. We ensure that our help would not just last for a few days, weeks, months, or years but a lifetime. Ultimately, you will succeed in leading a better life without drugs for good.

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