Substance abuse is defined as overindulgence in or dependence on an addictive substance, typically drugs or alcohol.
Addiction is a chronic, progressive, and fatal disease. While it cannot be cured, it can be successfully managed through rehabilitation and treatment.
While there are a wide range of signs to look for depending on the substance, the key to look for is change. It is important to look for changes in a person’s personality, attitude, physical appearance and behavior.
- Dramatic changes to sleep pattern (unable to sleep/sleeping at unusual times)
- Changes in eating habits (loss of or increased appetite)
- Poor physical coordination
- Vomiting or excessive sweating
- Deterioration of hygiene or physical health
- Needle marks or unusual bruises on lower arm
- Watery, red eyes or pupils larger or smaller than usual
- Dramatic change in overall attitude and personality with no identifiable causes
- Drop in performance at work or grades at school; skipping school/late for work
- Repeated dishonesty
- Oversensitivity or resentful behavior
- Unreachable; excessive need for privacy
- Forgetfulness; difficulty paying attention
- Suspicious or secretive behavior
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Changes in friends/activities/hobbies
At Memorial Recovery, we do require an assessment before admission into our program. This assessment is conducted by one of our admissions specialists with the purpose of tailoring the treatment program to each client’s individual needs.
Fill out the contact form on any page of our website and our admissions specialists will contact you to start walking you through the process step-by-step.
At Memorial Recovery, we believe in the 12-Steps as the most effective method for successful recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. We utilize the 12-Steps in our program as a tool to provide our clients with the skills to successfully treat and manage their addiction.
At Memorial Recovery we accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards.
Please call or email if you have any questions.