Addiction causes physical and psychological dependencies, and can be extremely hard to quit without professional medical support.
When addictive substances are taken repeatedly, the body develops a tolerance and needs greater amounts to get the same effect. As dosages are increased, the body begins to depend on these drugs to replace natural chemicals the body would normally produce.
It is hard for a person to quit on their own because they are trapped in an addiction cycle.
A person gets locked into addiction through a combination of three factors: Guilt, depression and cravings. These factors, unrelieved, create enormous pressure that can drive a person back into drug or alcohol use when they try to quit, unless they get help.
When a person tries to quit addiction on their own without support of a medical team they may find themselves craving the drugs they are missing, and withdrawal symptoms will kick in.
This is why it’s important to have a full support team when trying to quit taking substances. With Medication-Assisted Treatment — the use of medications in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies — the patient will receive a custom treatment plan that also involves their primary care doctor, family and other support members.
We can help create an individualized treatment plan for you or your loved one. Call us today.