Understanding Addictions

Let our inpatient drug rehab staff help you to understand drug addiction and recovery!

Avatar’s qualified staff has a solid understanding of drug addiction and recovery. We recognize that addiction is a recurring disease that affects an individual’s physical and intellectual abilities. Controlling the habit of frequently consuming drugs or alcohol due to the discomfort caused by its absence can be extremely difficult. Agreeing that you or someone you love has a drug or alcohol addiction is imperative before initiating the detox treatment.

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Understanding Drug Addiction: A Neuropsychological Perspective

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Out of all the body organs, the brain is our most important organ and the first organ impacted by prolonged substance abuse. Drugs interfere with the way neurotransmitters process, release signals within the brain, and the chemicals the brain produces and releases, such as dopamine, which induces pleasurable activities. The over-usage of drugs results in the lowered natural production of the chemical, causing an individual to develop a strong desire for consuming more drugs. Behavioral changes can also occur because of the substance on the brain. Attempts to stop using the drugs may cause the individual to have increased cravings or feel ill from withdrawal.

At Avatar Residential Detox Center, our major drug rehab and specialized therapy center, we adopted a new approach for understanding drug addiction and recovery to attain sustainable recovery. We recognize the importance of examining everyone on a case-by-case basis to develop the best possible treatment plan to overcome substance abuse.

Significant Reasons for Drug & Alcohol Addiction

When you start using drugs, you never plan to become addicted to drugs. Some users might try a substance due to peer pressure or curiosity; others may feel it will relieve their stress or begin a medical procedure. Kids raised in an environment where drugs and alcohol are present are also more likely to become substance abusers. It’s a slippery slope between the occasional user and becoming the addict. Denial plays a massive role in continuing addiction. Everyone believes that they have control over the habit. Still, the drugs have already begun to alter their moods, chemically alter the composition of their bodies and begin to wreak havoc on their lives. It is imperative to understand drug addiction and recovery. We all know recovery is not something that occurs overnight; it takes time and is something an addict must work on every day. Most users have been experiencing drug addiction alone because the habit can be very isolating; however, we can help them recover.

Understanding the prime contributory factors that cause drug or alcohol addiction is essential. As with mental health disorders, several factors contribute to drug and alcohol addiction. The Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual Model of addiction can be based on:

  1. Genetics of the Individual, the role of Family history
  2. Stress
  3. Peer pressure

Drug Overdose

What is the difference between dependence and addiction?

It can be difficult to delineate the difference between drug addiction and drug dependence. Drug dependence is when you experience intense cravings for the drug. However, understanding drug addiction is when the body begins to experience its effects by altering its behaviors and bodily functions.

  • Opioids: loss of consciousness, respiratory failure, clammy or bluish skin, constricted pupils.
  • CNS Depressants: distressed breathing, weakened pulse, clammy skin, unconsciousness.
  • Hallucinogens: sensory distortions, seizures, stroke, memory loss, blurred vision
  • Marijuana: anxiety-induced panic attack, rapid heart rate, high blood pressure, impaired coordination
  • Cocaine: paranoia, increase in body temperature, heart attack, nausea or vomiting, seizures.
  • Health Risk Factors of Drug & Alcohol Addiction

Health Risk Factors of Drug & Alcohol Addiction

There are many long-term risks and side effects associated with substance abuse. Many people often don’t seek help for drug or alcohol addiction until a medical complication impacts them.

  • Sudden Death
  • Very High Risk of Having Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Diabetes & Respiratory Complications
  • Sexual Dysfunction & Disorders
  • Birth Defects

Why Our Inpatient Treatment Programs New Jersey Are Premium?

Finding the best inpatient drug rehab center for your needs when searching from California to New Jersey is not easy. At Avatar Residential Detox Center, located in scenic Ringwood, New Jersey, we offer 10 acres of beautifully landscaped property to set your mind at ease. We are conveniently located 35 miles west of NYC, near Connecticut, and close to Pennsylvania. Our facility features private rooms with ensuite bathrooms, televisions, wireless internet, and outdoor recreation spaces. We pride ourselves on maintaining a Covid-19 free zone by adhering to all governmental regulations. Please take advantage of our campus’s remarkable beauty and our unique specialty therapy programs. Our dedicated staff’s investment in each of our clients and our passion is to provide long-term recovery from addiction.

  • 24 x 7 Facility

  • Mental Health Services

  • Dedicated Case Manager

  • Tailored Nutrition Program

  • Fully Licensed & Accredited

  • Security

  • Medication-Assisted Treatment

  • Recreational Spaces