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Addiction Treatment

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Assessment

Addiction is detrimental to the person and their loved ones. Patients can visit our provider for 1-on-1 consultation.

Appropriate

Treatment

Our providers will assess and find the appropriate treatment that fits and will also provide community resources for drug and abuse addiction.

Drug Abuse and Addiction Treatment

Free From Addiction

How It Starts

It starts with voluntarily taking a drug, and then it becomes a repetitive use that can lead to changes in the brain to interfere with self-control.

How It Happens

Taking drugs gives the brain a “rewarding” feeling or euphoric feeling by flooding the brain with dopamine. Dopamine surge gives the user a temporary pleasure that can lead to repetitive drug use.

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What is Drug Addiction?

Drug addiction is a neurobiological disease that affects an individual’s brain and body by dopamine surge. Drug addiction is considered a neuro-linked disease because it can manipulate and change the brain’s neuron and circuits. Eventually, the individual cannot control the use of substance and will continue to seek different drugs to feel the dopamine surge. 

Illegal substances are:

  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Ecstasy
  • Hallucinogens
  • Meth
  • Bath Salt

Signs of Drug Addiction

Drug addicts exhibit numerous signs of drug abuse. Some of these signs may be distinguishable while others can be difficult to determine. Here are some general physical signs of addiction:

  • Dilated pupils or small pupils
  • Unkempt look
  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Insomnia
  • Weight loss or weight gain

Drug abuse not only impacts a person’s physical state but also greatly affects their psychological state. Here are some psychological signs of addiction:

  • Anxiousness
  • Mood swings
  • Paranoia
  • Withdrawal from loved ones
  • Personality or attitude change
  • Lack of Motivation

What To Do Next

If you or someone that you love is addicted to drugs, seeking the appropriate treatment starts here. Virtue Medical Group providers are trained to assess, find the appropriate treatments, and provide community resources for drug and abuse addiction. Get started and contact Virtue Medical Group today.

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