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Addictive Drugs

Falling Down a Rabbit Hole: The Most Addictive Drugs

Millions of people suffer from a drug addiction every year – with thousands making the brave step to check themselves into a drug rehab facility. While drug abuse and addiction might not be something you see every day, the sheer number of addictive drugs on the market will surprise you. Here are some of the more common and addictive.

  1. Heroin

Not only is heroin one of the most addictive drugs, but it’s one of the more harmful ones too. Every year, heroin causes thousands of people to die from overdoses, with thousands more in dire need of a drug rehab facility to take them in.

Heroin is a recreational opiate that creates a euphoria-like state in the user. However, the more heroin you use, the more you need to reach those same heights as your body builds up its tolerance. Then, that’s when the addiction sets in.

  1. Cocaine

Cocaine is the third-most damaging drug in the world, and only around ten percent of Australians haven’t tried it. Cocaine offers the user a lot of energy and feelings of euphoria. However, it also makes your heart beat faster, create feelings of agitation, and raise your blood pressure.

Over 20 percent of people who try cocaine will end up relying on it, which is why a substantial number of people in drug rehab are there to try to get clean from it.

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How to Choose the Best Drug Rehab Centre for Your Needs

If the time has come to consider the possibility of going into a drug rehab centre, then good for you. You’ve identified that you have a drug or alcohol problem, and you are taking the first step to correct it.

Now that you know this is the right move for you, you then need to find the best drug rehab centre for your needs. There are plenty to choose, and all offer different facilities and services. Read on to discover what you must factor in before you make your decision.

Treatment Methods and Protocols

Every drug rehab facility is different, which means the protocols and treatment methods are likely to be as well. It’s crucial to find a facility that provides many of the tools and support networks you will need to get clean.

A few of the drug addiction treatments in a rehab facility could include counselling, medication, mental health evaluations, support groups, and long-term follow-ups. If you find a rehab facility you like, make sure you find out what’s available to support your new journey to sobriety.

Find Out About Aftercare

Studies show that up to 60 percent of addicts who exit drug rehab will end up using their drug of choice again. The relapse might not necessarily be a permanent one, but aftercare could make all the difference to whether you relapse or not.

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