Leadem Counseling & Consulting Services believes that Addiction to illegal and prescribed mood-altering drugs represent one of the great threat to an individual’s physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. It matters little whether you are the addicted person or someone who cares about one. The devastating cost to the human quality of life has moved addiction to the position of the nation’s number one health problem. We are prepared to help you and those you love develop a sober and fulfilling life style through comprehensive treatment for Drug Addiction.
Drug Addiction Defined
Drug addiction is a brain disease. Although initial drug use might be voluntary, drugs of abuse have been shown to alter gene expression and brain circuitry, which in turn affect human behavior. Once addiction develops, these brain changes interfere with an individual’s ability to make voluntary decisions, leading to compulsive drug craving, seeking and use.
The impact of addiction can be far reaching. Cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, and lung disease can all be affected by drug abuse. Some of these effects occur when drugs are used at high doses or after prolonged use, however, some may occur after just one use.
We believe that treatment works and that relapse is an unnecessary departure from drug freedom and sober living. Relapse is not a part of recovery! We can help you to design a relapse prevention plan that addresses your past and present triggers.