When looking for drug and alcohol treatment centers in Colorado, we at Valiant Living offer top-notch services. Our trained professionals take the time to get to know each person's individual needs, providing personalized treatment plans that are tailored to the unique circumstances of each patient. Clients get help from counselors in identifying their triggers, developing effective strategies for healthy living, and building better relationships with family and friends.
Moreover, Valiant Living understands that recovery is a lifelong journey and provides ongoing support after treatment has ended. We also work closely with our client's families to ensure everyone is well-supported during this process. With comprehensive outpatient care and highly-skilled staff members, Valiant Living is an excellent choice for quality drug and alcohol treatment centers in Colorado.
Dangers of Addiction
Addiction can have a detrimental effect on someone's life, often taking hold in a matter of days or weeks. Addictions come in many forms, and often people become addicted to drugs and other substances as a way to cope with difficult personal situations.
Unfortunately, the habit of using these substances quickly becomes overwhelming and has serious consequences such as financial hardship, ruined relationships, and increased physical and psychological health problems. Addiction can also lead to withdrawal symptoms if an individual tries to quit without the right help or support. Overall, it is essential that anyone struggling with addiction seeks professional help before their addiction takes over their life entirely.
Addiction to prescription drugs, street drugs, and alcohol can be destructive forces. If you're concerned that you or somebody close to you may have an addiction issue, there are certain signs that will aid in your discovery.
Some Signs of Addiction
- You persist in using medication even though you no longer have the medical condition for which it was prescribed.
- As you become more tolerant to a substance, it takes increasingly higher doses for the same effect. Subsequently, one can take greater and greater amounts of the substance before experiencing its effects.
- When the effects of a drug start to diminish, you experience some unusual sensations. You are shaky and exhausted or afflicted with depression or nausea. In more serious cases, headaches, confusion, and even seizures can occur as well as an elevation in body temperature.
- You can't help but continue to use the addictive substance, regardless of how badly it affects your relationships with family and friends, as well as any potential legal or work-related issues. Despite knowing better, you remain helplessly stuck in an unhealthy cycle that’s only spiraling out of control.
- Your day revolves around the drug: how to acquire it when you should take it, and either craving for or detesting its effects.
- It can be difficult for you to impose restrictions on yourself. Statements such as, “I'm only going to use so much,” are often disregarded and result in double the amount being consumed or a frequency that is higher than originally planned.
- You can no longer find the same level of enthusiasm for activities you once enjoyed.
- Even conducting the most mundane activities, such as cooking and working, have become arduous tasks for you.
- When you're under the influence of this drug, engaging in activities such as driving and operating heavy machinery can become potentially hazardous.
- You obtain money, either through borrowing or stealing, to purchase drugs.
- You try to conceal your drug use and the impact it has had on you from those around you.
- Your peers, teachers, friends, or relatives are voicing their concerns about how you're behaving and the changes they've noticed in you lately.
- Change in your sleeping and eating habits. You find yourself sleeping more or less than usual, as well as eating significantly more or less food compared to how you used to be.
- Your physical state might be quite different. Your eyes may appear to be red and bloodshot, your breath odor can significantly worsen, you could experience shakiness or tremor in your body, and bloody noses become a common occurrence; furthermore, weight fluctuations – either gain or loss- is also possible.
- You have recently forged a friendship with an array of individuals whose escapades involve recreational drug use and frequenting various locations to partake.
- Visiting multiple medical professionals for the same prescription or issue is a common occurrence.
- You rummage through others' medicine cabinets in search of drugs to consume.
- You are combining prescribed medications with alcohol or other drugs.
At Valiant Living Detox and Assessment, we understand that substance abuse is a heavy burden to bear. We strive to provide the highest quality of support for our clients, understanding that everyone deserves respect and compassion in their journey toward recovery. One of our specialties is involving family members or support networks and helping them to understand the situation at hand, so they can provide the best care and support necessary to facilitate healing in the long run.
Our team is highly experienced, but more than that — we truly care about each person's progress. We are open and nonjudgmental while still maintaining professionalism and treating every client with dignity. Everyone here is dedicated to helping you on your road toward a better future.
If you or a loved one are looking for drug and alcohol treatment centers in Colorado, Valiant Living is here for you. If you have any questions call us at 720-796-6885 or fill out our contact form.