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Drug Addiction

Drug addiction ruins health, relationships and disrupts lives. Discover why it occurs and how to work toward recovery.

1 Your Role
I want to learn about treatment options for:

2 Basic Information
The Person is:
years old

graduated high school

3 Condition Information
Caron Treatment Centers accepts patients aged 13 years or older. For more information on services available to those 12 and under, please learn more about Caron's Student Assistance Program.
What is drug addiction?

Drug addiction is a complex disease that effects people in profound and highly individualized ways. If left unaddressed, it ruins users' health, relationships and entire lives. Although there’s no quick or comfortable solution for kicking drug addiction, addicts and those who support them can and should hope for a better future.

The common signs and symptoms of drug addiction are building up a tolerance to a particular drug; taking drugs to avoid withdrawal symptoms; and the inability to stop the use of drugs. While each drug of abuse produces different effects, all abused substances share one thing in common: they alter brain chemistry, causing long-lasting changes to brain functioning. Drugs effectively assault the brain by interfering with the user’s ability to think clearly, exercise good judgment, control behavior and feel normal. These brain-altering changes are also responsible for the drug cravings and compulsions to use drugs that make addiction so powerful.

You can beat drug addiction.

Treatment of drug abuse and addiction must address both physical and emotional aspects of the disease. Caron offers comprehensive treatment programs tailored to each individual’s unique needs and background. For more information, please contact us.