At our drug rehab in Melbourne, we know that there is no known cause for addiction, but we do know that there are proven contributing factors, that would increase one’s potential to develop a drug addiction. A person’s genetic predisposition, and family history of addiction is a driving factor. There are also psychological contributors, people who have experienced some form of trauma, or suffer from a mental health disorder like, depression or anxiety are more at risk for drug abuse. People who find it challenging to cope with difficult situations, or have issues with ongoing work or life struggles may be more likely to fall into addiction. Poor social skills or lack of meaningful relationships and connections can also increase an individual’s potential to develop a substance use disorder. Aside from what the individual experiences internally there are also external factors, like cultural or societal pressures that can come into play. Drug use among your friend groups, or home environment can be a factor, as can relationship issues and pressures. People who live in low income areas, and have a low level of education are also at a higher risk of falling prey to this disease.
Melbourne Drug Rehab
Regardless of how this issue came to be in your life, the common denominator is that the person using the drugs is trying to fill an emotional “Hole”, and/or suppress feelings that they don’t want, or know how to feel. This can also be one of the biggest reasons that the individual may be reluctant or unable to quit, and they are going to need some help.
We want you to know that support can be found at our rehab here in Melbourne, we know that most people will need help to recover from addiction, and we are here for you.
Signs and Symptoms of Drug Abuse
At our drug rehab in Melbourne, we recognize that different drugs generate different emotional and physical effects. As a result users may not demonstrate the same signs. Physically, a person abusing drugs can experience, tremors or shaking, stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea, headaches, irregular heart and respiratory function. They can be gaunt in appearance, malnourished and dehydrated. Some drugs like methamphetamines cause the user to pick at their skin creating sores and open wounds. Intravenous drug users will have marks from needle on their arms or other places where they have used. They will care less about their personal hygiene and appearance, resulting in them being unbathed, dirty and disheveled. There are behavioral signs of drug abuse as well. Individuals will not appear to be themselves. They withdraw from social situations, and activities they used to enjoy. Pulling away from relationships and interactions with people because of shame, guilt and their need to hide. People, can appear moody, angry, agitated and low. They can become hostile, and defensive when confronted with their drug use, no one wants to admits that they have a drug addiction, but it is the first, and most critical step in getting help.
Intake at our rehab in Melbourne
Intake is both streamlined and thorough at our rehab facility in Melbourne. We look at your physical well being first, ensuring that you are stable and well. This will be an ongoing observation throughout your stay, since your physical wellbeing is critical to us. We learn of your medical history, and specific substance use. Our team of medical professionals will assess your immediate and ongoing medical and therapeutic needs. Your personal information and story, is what enables us to develop a plan, that is unique to your specific needs.
Once you have been assessed and interviewed we want to make you as comfortable as possible, and begin your recovery journey.
It is our goal at our rehab here in Melbourne to provide you with the skills needed to achieve long term, meaningful sobriety, and your decision to join us for your journey is a brave step in starting this process.