16 Aug Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centres in Edmonton
By the age of 25 most people have experienced a time when they drank too much alcohol. Binge drinking is on the rise and more and more young people have experienced black outs after a night of drinking. And increasingly, taking drugs recreationally has widely become accepted.
Alcohol and recreational drugs are promoted as a fun, and even glamorous part of life.
Alcohol is deeply embedded in our day-to-day lives. We use it to wind down at the end of the day, and we use it to celebrate special occasions and successes.
It all seems harmless at first, but there is a deeply dark side of alcohol that quickly spirals out of control and the costs are high. People with an alcohol addiction can lose their jobs, their friends and family, and eventually their lives.
The stories of alcohol addiction are deeply saddening and there are countless victims of this disease. Many become addicted at a young age, like Sam who started drinking at 13, at first it was a way to connect. The popular kids would hang out with him because he could get cigarettes and booze. Others, like Mary felt they had reached the point of no return. Mary had given up hope of ever becoming sober. She lost her car, job and home, and felt responsible for destroying her kids lives. She decided to drink herself to death. And Monica tried to blame everyone and everything she knew for her drinking; the death of her child, her ex-husband, her mother. Everyone was responsible for her drinking except her.
Have you ever tried drugs recreationally? Have you ever used drugs to manage mental or physical pain?
If you have, chances are you understand how easy it can be to slip into habitual use, especially when you are under stress or feeling despair.
April was born into a family of addicts. At 19 her drug-addicted boyfriend introduced her to methadone, and the downward spiral began. Eventually, her three children were taken into care, and in her seventh year of addiction, she was arrested, given probation, and admitted to an addiction recovery program.
Cari was a stay-at-home mother who became dependent on prescription pain medication. By the time the Vicodin prescription ran out, she was addicted.
She lied to doctors to get more and her drug use quickly became a full-blown addiction. On the outside, she was a respectable suburban mother of two. But she lost it all, and at the time, as Cari said “it really didn’t matter to me.”
To pay for heroin she began selling in high volume, but when she sold drugs to a narcotics officer, they gave the option to join a methadone program.
These short stories are just a few that illustrate the struggle of drug addiction, but there are millions of people with similar stories. Fortunately, each of these former addicts found help through drug and alcohol treatment centers.
No matter how desperate the situation may seem, there is help for people who are addicted to substance abuse. Drug and alcohol treatment centers in Edmonton can help an addict through the stages of withdrawal and provide the support they need to start rebuilding their lives.
If you know someone who has reached rock bottom, don’t give up on them. Help them find a treatment centre and set them on the road to recovery.
There are many success stories of people who have fought hard to overcome an addiction and turn their lives around. And your loved ones can too. They can beat the addiction, but they will need support.
We can help you find the support you need to help yourself or help a loved one overcome addiction. Our professional interventionists can provide the information you need to find a drug or alcohol treatment centre in Edmonton.
Call Andy Bhatti, Edmonton drug and alcohol interventionist today for more information.