Here in South Florida, we have seen addictions to nearly every substance under the sun – even those that many people believe have absolutely zero addictive properties. Should one of the addictions described below – or any other addiction that requires rehabilitation – strike you or a family member, we can help. We have a few ways to get in touch with us – one is to contact us for yourself and another is to contact us for a loved one. Either way, we’ll help treat the addiction in your family the way it needs to be treated.
Because of its availability and it is seen as a status symbol among many, alcoholism has been a part of American culture for as long as we have been a country. Still, that should not imply that the effects of alcoholism should be shrugged off in any situation. Those with alcohol use disorder (the official name for alcoholism) often find themselves foregoing responsibilities, ruining relationships, and having many other issues.
Illicit Drug Addiction
Whether or not you believe some (or all) drugs should be decriminalized becomes irrelevant once addiction comes into the equation. Because of that, those who are addicted to illegal street drugs can find themselves in dangerous or unwise situations while attempting to get more of whatever drug or drugs to which they are addicted. Because of these actions, and the stigmas around using many illegal substances, that people can end up having an even more difficult time getting the help they need to quit using those drugs – they often just end up in prison instead, which leads to even more hardship for them and their families.
Addictions to Prescription Painkillers
Prescription painkillers, generally in the form of opioids, have become an epidemic in recent years thanks to a gross mishandling of these addictive drugs in the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s, which even extends to today with some clinics and hospitals. People addicted to opioids will often “shop around” by visiting multiple doctors to get multiple prescriptions of the same or similar medicines, which can have a devastating effect on their social and work lives, not to mention financially.