Drug abuse is a very common problem all across the country. Based in Portland, Maine, Liberty Bay Recovery provides detoxification services for people who have been struggling with substance abuse or addiction. We can help you safely recover from all types of drug abuse with effective, lasting results.
Any medication, drug, or substance that induces either altered states of euphoria, consciousness or both has the potential for abuse and addiction. The types of drugs that people abuse include the entire spectrum of compounds and their corresponding effects. This includes both legal and illegal drugs.
Legal drugs are often prescription medications. Users can get them from doctors and purposely take more than they need. Often, there are patients who become addicted to medications accidentally. For example, a doctor prescribes benzodiazepines, such as Xanax and Klonopin, to a patient with panic attacks. She may take them as needed. However, she should not take them for more than a few weeks straight. If she does anyway, the body can become tolerant, thus causing addiction to the medication.
In general, abused drugs fall into three categories: narcotics, sedatives, and stimulants. The federal government is strict on regulating the prescription criteria for all classes of medication. The government rates drugs according to their potential for abuse, which specifies its onset and intensity of the euphoria the drug induces, as well as its potential to generate tolerance and dependence.
Regardless of what type of drug you’re abusing, legal or illegal, Liberty Bay Recovery is here to help you get through it. We offer treatment for all types of drug abuse in Portland Maine.