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Types Of Drug Addiction in Portland, ME

The staff at Liberty Bay Recovery in Portland, Maine is ready to help all those in need of treatment for a drug addiction that has taken over their life.

There is no all-encompassing indicator of which person will become a drug addict. Some may casually experiment with drugs or not use them whatsoever while others will find themselves dealing with an overpowering dependency after using a few times. There is no single age, race, gender, or background that will definitely lead a person toward or away from drug abuse, which means that every single treatment plan must be personalized for each unique situation.

Most Common Types of Addiction

Essentially, the human body can become dependent on almost any foreign chemical or substance. For drug dependency in the United States, however, the most common addictions include the following:

  • Prescription medication such as painkillers and stimulants
  • Methamphetamines
  • Cocaine
  • Opiates
  • Marijuana
  • Hallucinogens

Any drug abuse can be risky, and those who use these drugs regularly will almost always find themselves in an urgent care center or emergency room due to drug-related medical problems at some point.

Signs and Symptoms of Drug Addiction

Every drug addiction is slightly different, which is one of the reasons it can be so difficult to identify an addiction. Some people may go on for years as a “functional” addict only to find themselves with irreversible physical and psychological issues. While the symptoms do vary, some of the most common types of side effects include the following:

  • Emotional
  • Physical
  • Behavioral
  • Cognitive

While under the influence of drugs or during withdrawal, addicts will often feel the following:

  • Extreme energy followed by a crash
  • Paranoia
  • Euphoria
  • A disconnect from reality
  • Hallucinations
  • Chills
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia

Friends and family members should keep an eye out for signs of drug abuse such as the following:

  • Erratic and unexplained behavior
  • Declining performance at work or school
  • Sleeping or being awake at odd hours
  • Manic energy followed by a “crash”
  • Mood swings including depression and irritability
  • Legal trouble
  • Stealing money

Don’t Wait. Call Today.

There is no such thing as having control over an addiction, and these dangerous dependencies will not only affect the addict, but all those close to them as well.

When left untreated, it is not so much a question of whether a serious accident will occur, but when. If you are ready to help yourself or a loved one, please contact Liberty Bay Recovery at 844-894-2673 for more information.

We understand that one of the most common reasons for avoiding treatment comes down to financial issues, and this is why we are proud to be able to help you create a personal payment plan or work with your major insurance provider (Aetna, Cigna, Humana, ValueOptions, GEHA (Government Employee Health Association), UMR (United Medical Resources), Providence Health Plans, Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare, United Health Care, and even state insurance.

Contact Liberty Bay Recovery

There is too much at stake to ever leave an addiction to chance. Please contact us at Liberty Bay Recovery in Portland, Maine today and explore your options for drug addiction treatments.