Drug Addiction Information

Identifying that you have a problem is the first step towards recovery. We at American Addictions Centers can help with all types of drug abuse. Learn more about specific drug addiction and treatment options below.

American Addiction Centers is dedicated to supporting individuals struggling with drug and alcohol addiction on their journey to recovery. We offer our national directory and library of resources to you and your loved ones so you can find the path that best suits your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is addiction a disease or a choice?

  • Addiction, clinically referred to as a substance use disorder, is a complex disease of the brain and body that involves compulsive use of one or more substances despite serious health and social consequences.

What are withdrawal symptoms?

  • Withdrawal symptoms occur when you rid your body of a substance. Symptoms may vary depending on which substance you are withdrawing from. Some of the more common symptoms include the chills, heavy sweats, vomiting, diarrhea.

Can I detox at home?

  • Most withdrawal symptoms are extremely uncomfortable. Sometimes they can be lethal. Before beginning detox, you should consult a physician or a treatment provider to evaluate your needs and the risks.

How to help an addict?

  • Helping someone struggling with addiction usually starts with an honest conversation about your feelings and how their addiction might be impacting others. But before doing that, it’s important to take stock in the mental and emotional strain you are personally experiencing first.

How do I get help for addiction?

  • Getting help for addiction can be achieved in three easy steps. Choosing a treatment center, speaking with an admissions team member, and going to rehab.
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