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Drug Abuse & Addiction

The Leading Cause of Accidental Deaths in the US

The US population is more vulnerable than ever to drug abuse and addiction. Despite strong efforts to curb this epidemic, illicit drugs continue to kill thousands of Americans each year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly half a million Americans have died from drug overdose from 2000 to 2014, 47,055 of which died in 2014 alone. This represents a seven percent increase from the previous year. The agency also reports that in 2014, deaths from opioids increased a record 14 percent from 2013 and that these drugs are involved in more than 60 percent of all fatal drug overdoses. The American drug abuse and addiction picture has only gotten worse, as heroin and prescription painkillers continue to drive the increase in deaths. Many of these users are suffering from drug addiction in Texas.

Signs of Drug Abuse and Addiction

Addiction develops through continued and unaddressed substance abuse. Users start abusing drugs for many reasons, including personal trauma, family history, and underlying mental illness. Drug abuse becomes addiction when the brain’s chemistry changes as a result of continued drug use and the user starts to experience severe withdrawal symptoms. Once drug abuse transforms into addiction, users require comprehensive care to help them reverse the course of chemical dependency and restore normal function to the brain.

Each drug yields different withdrawal symptoms; however, some of the more common symptoms include joint and muscle pain, restlessness and irritability, stomach issues and flu-like symptoms. Recovery Unplugged offers quality treatment for drug addiction in Texas.


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What Does Drug Abuse and Addiction Look Like?

The journey into addiction begins with prolonged and unaddressed substance abuse, but it doesn’t have to end up that way. Loved ones of at-risk substance abusers can look for physical and behavioral signs of abuse to prevent the onset of chemical dependency.

Some of these signs include:

  • Problems at work or school
  • Dramatic changes in weight
  • Sunken eyes
  • Changes in sleeping patterns
  • Bizarre changes in mood and behavior
  • Loss of interest in old lifestyle
  • Frequent legal problems

If you’re noticing these symptoms in someone you care about, talk to them immediately about your concerns and, if necessary, seek professional treatment.

Music-Based Drug Abuse and Addiction Treatment in Austin

Music-Based Drug Abuse and Addiction Treatment in Austin

Drawing upon the natural healing properties of music and its ability to transcend emotional barriers, Recovery Unplugged offers an intensely music-focused treatment program, including detox, behavior modification and, sometimes, sober living in Austin, Texas. While other Texas drug rehab facilities may offer music therapy as part of their overall treatment program, Recovery Unplugged is the first treatment center to fully integrate musical creation, performance and appreciation into the fabric of its care approach. The program is open to patients of all musical backgrounds, from novices to professionals. You do not need to know how to play an instrument to benefit from the Recovery Unplugged treatment plan.

Recovery Unplugged offers a variety of drug abuse and addiction treatment options in Texas, including inpatient, outpatient, partial hospitalization and long-term. Long-term treatment usually includes sober living in Austin or a nearby area, where patients can stay connected to their support system while they’re getting their lives back on track. Drug abuse and addiction inflicts pervasive and far-reaching damage in users’ lives. This is why it’s important that patients’ rehab programs address every area of their life that has suffered in the wake of their drug use. Factors like a strained family dynamic, limited career prospects and more can easily lead to relapse if they aren’t accounted for.

Treating Drug Abuse and Addiction

Mild substance abuse can often be treated with counseling and behavioral therapy. Addiction, however, must be treated using a combination of detoxification, behavior modification and rehab. Programs should be tailored to each patient’s individual needs so they can address the unique issues of their substance abuse, from physical illness to quality-of-life issues like relationships with family, career fallout, etc. Recovery Unplugged offers comprehensive treatment for drug abuse and addiction, deploying customized care programs with a music-based therapy approach. Call us at (855) 384-6340 to start your healing today.

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