It is estimated that last year, 2.4 million people began using pain relievers. Another 1.5 million began taking tranquilizers. Most of these were prescribed by a physician. Although commonly overlooked as a source of drug addiction, it is very real. North Carolina Rehabilitation centers have seen a marked increase in dependence and addiction to prescription drugs.
While “street drugs” are found in North Carolina Rehab patients, there is a noticeable increase in prescription drug abuse. Combine this with alcoholism (which is called a dual diagnosis) and you have a raging addiction on your hands. North Carolina is seeing more and more individuals with addictions to Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, Ativan and Librium. Treatment centers in North Carolina treat each individual based on his or her own addictions. No treatment is going to work for everyone. Choosing rehabilitation is the most important move you can make. You may not have asked for the addiction, but it is up to you to control it. Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers in North Carolina as well as nationwide work with you to find the best treatment program for you.
Drug addiction and alcoholism are not easy to overcome. Treatment centers are specifically suited to find a course of action to help you succeed. Sometimes, there is not one addiction, but several. While it may be fashionable for celebrities to enter rehab, most ordinary folks find it a bit unsettling. Rehabilitation center staff is well aware of this and do everything possible to assist you. Overcoming your alcohol addiction, and/or drug addiction should be top priority in your life. You cannot and will not be able to lead any resemblance of a normal, healthy lifestyle with an addiction. Getting your body and mind rid of the offending drug or chemical will produce a much happier individual.