Defining a Drug Abuse Problem

Defining a Drug Abuse ProblemMany people may make little distinction between drug abuse, addiction, dependence and other addiction-related terms, but these all describe unique stages of drug misuse. In other words, Seattle residents may be developing a physical and psychological reliance on a substance as they bounce from one of these terms to another. Likewise, different terms describe drug use, especially concerning how often, under what circumstances and for what reason people use different substances. If people want to safeguard themselves from the dangers of drug abuse, they should learn what causes addiction and also what treatment options can address both its causes and effects. Continue reading

Avoiding Problematic Drug Use Patterns

Avoiding Problematic Drug Use PatternsMany factors contribute to addiction, and they will also contribute to the challenges of reaching out for addiction help. Breaking free from your addiction involves detox, recognizing why you abused drugs in the first place and recognizing the patterns that became part of your addictive routine. What is more is that rehab offers these services: in treatment you have the opportunity to analyze your addiction and the patterns that drive your life as an addict. However, the best part about searching for rehab is that you don’t need to do it on your own. With counselors by your side, Seattle drug addicts can delve into their addictions to recognize drug use patterns and learn how to break them. Continue reading

Finding the Tools to Say No When Drugs Are Offered

Finding the Tools to Say No When Drugs Are OfferedMost Seattle residents will encounter drugs at some point in life. Some people easily say no, but for others it is a tempting proposition based on difficult inner struggles. People can have different reasons for this struggle, including the following examples:

  • Peer pressure to fit in with social circles
  • Drug-seeking behaviors that emerge from addiction
  • Instability for people building a sober foundation
  • Desire to break an addiction without professional help Continue reading