Addiction is more than just a bad habit. Drugs and alcohol radically alter how your brain and body work, making it extremely challenging to quit using on your own. Research suggests that even animals consume mind-altering substances, so addiction is not just a human disease. Whether you're struggling to stop drinking alcohol, facing an addiction to prescription drugs, or abusing street drugs such as meth or marijuana, drug rehab offers hope for achieving sobriety in Hillsboro. Indeed, even the most troubled addicts are able to get clean every day in drug rehab.
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Located just outside Portland, Hillsboro is sometimes known as the Silicon Forest because it hosts a variety of well-known technology companies, including Intel. In 2010, its population was just above 90,000. The fast-paced culture and increasing competitiveness of Hillsboro have given rise to countless addicts. Though Hillsboro boasts many successful companies, it is also home to thousands of people who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction.
The state of Oregon may soon be legalizing marijuana, but this legal change won't alter the fact that marijuana – even medical marijuana – can, just like prescription and other legal drugs, become addictive. Hillsboro has a high rate of pot usage, and about 5% of marijuana users eventually become addicted to the drug.
Alcohol is also a problem. It plays a key role in business life, helping loosen nerves as businesspeople close deals and serving as a social lubricant. It is, of course, also a popular way to celebrate and to mourn, which makes it unsurprising that 15% of adult Hillsboro residents are problem drinkers. Fully 16% of Hillsboro teens drink regularly, and another 10% engage in binge drinking. Addiction to prescription drugs such as Ritalin, Adderall, and OxyContin is also depressingly common; prescription drugs cause more drug-related deaths than any other group of drugs.
Harder street drugs are also a problem. People looking to get ahead in the business world may rely on stimulants such as cocaine, while PCP, crack, and methamphetamine serve as ways to cope with the stress of everyday life. Of particular concern is the fact that Hillsboro has recently seen a surge in heroin abuse.
Hillsboro isn't the easiest place to get off of drugs and alcohol. Triggers for abuse are everywhere, from offices to bars, and many addicts find that getting sober on their own is nearly impossible. Rehab offers you a break from the stress of home and a place where you can learn to control – and eventually master – your cravings. The best time to seek help is always now.
While people who abuse other drugs typically do so in secret, many alcoholics are able to publicly abuse alcohol for years without anyone noticing. It's almost impossible to escape triggers to use alcohol, and most recovering alcoholics are routinely offered drinks. Rehab is the most effective way to learn how to stay sober. In rehab, you'll learn how the disease of alcoholism works, how to resist temptation, and why you are vulnerable to addiction. Over time, recovering alcoholics are able to stop thinking about drinking and, eventually, to even be around alcohol without experiencing temptation.
Despite the challenges of life as an alcoholic, though, many alcoholics are extremely resistant to quitting drinking. Denial is a powerful tool, and some problem drinkers are adamant that their drinking is not problematic. In a city where 90% of people drink, drinking feels and seems normal, even if it's wrecking your life. If you're on the fence about whether you have an addiction, don't allow the legal nature of alcohol to trick you. Alcohol is a dangerous drug that kills 88,000 people every year. If you continue drinking, you are at risk of joining that number.
Far from being a prison or punishment, alcohol rehab in Hillsboro can be a welcome retreat, not to mention a source of much strength and hope. By the time you complete your program, you'll be fully equipped to live a life of sobriety. Delaying only allows alcohol to further harm your life, so call for help today.
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Drug abuse isn't a choice or a personal failing. It's a chronic illness that fundamentally changes the way you think and behave. It should come as no surprise, then, that it's common for drug addicts to insist that they don't actually have a problem. People who abuse prescription drugs such as Ativan, Lunesta, or Xanax can often hide their addictions for years, and some prescription drug addicts insist that a drug prescribed by a doctor can't possibly be dangerous. Addiction to prescription drugs is extremely dangerous, though, and prescription drugs kill more people every year than any other class of drugs.
Similarly, marijuana users often insist that they can't be addicted to pot. While pot does spur less severe chemical dependency, it his highly psychologically addictive. Even worse, many addicts use marijuana to deal with conditions such as depression and anxiety, causing them to delay getting the treatment they need and deserve.
Harder street drugs, including meth, crack, and cocaine, are highly dangerous. Procuring these drugs can put you in mortal danger, and the risk of an arrest is high. About half of all street drug users are eventually arrested, and the long-term consequences to your life of spending time in jail cannot be overstated.
No matter what addiction you struggle with to, rehab offers hope. Addiction won't go away on its own, and it won't be better tomorrow than it is today. If you're struggling to quit, the odds are high that you're an addict. If you're still in doubt, though, here are some signs that you have the disease of addiction:
Don't delay getting help. Doing so could cost you dearly. Drugs give rise to 2.5 million emergency room visits each year, and drug addiction is the primary cause of accidental death. Seek help now, before things get worse.
Every addict has a unique set of needs, so a variety of different rehabs endeavor to meet this diversity of needs. Some facilities focus on spirituality, while others embrace the great outdoors. Some are secular, while others are funded by religious groups. There's no single right choice. Instead, your goal should be to find a place that feels right to you, where your needs are respected and you feel safe. No matter where you go, though, you'll likely get the following services:
Most rehab programs last a month or two, and the average stay is 30 to 45 days. Individual factors, though, can affect how long you are in rehab. A user of hard drugs such as meth or PCP may need more time in rehab than someone who abuses marijuana, for example in Hillsboro. Drug rehab is voluntary, so you can leave at any time. It's unwise, though, to check out until you're fully ready. Instead, you'll work with your treatment team to evaluate when you're ready to leave rehab and begin tackling sober life.
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Admitting that your life is controlled by street drugs, marijuana, or alcohol isn't easy. It is, however, the first step toward moving past your addiction. If you're still in denial about your addiction, though, here are some clues that you may need rehab to achieve lasting sobriety:
Northpoint offers hope to addicts struggling with a variety of addictions. Whether the drug is heroin, PCP, meth, or crack, we can help. We routinely work with addicts struggling with addictions to prescription drugs, and we've seen firsthand the havoc that marijuana and alcohol can wreak. We've seen it all, and no matter how hopeless or overwhelmed you feel now, know that we can help you, just like we've helped thousands of other addicts.
Our convenient Boise, Idaho location offers recovering addicts a safe space away from the pressures of home. You'll get a break from peer pressure and family stress, and with this break comes the chance to fully focus on your recovery. We'll be your guide, your friend, and your support system as you walk this journey. When you walk with Northpoint, you'll never walk alone again.
Let us put our experience and skill to work for you. Addiction doesn't have to rob you of the life you want. No matter what you feel now, know that you're not beyond hope or help. The first step is a phone call.