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woman at a residential treatment programThe extended use of harmful substances fundamentally changes the brain of a person. The longer an individual abuses drugs, the harder it is for them to stop. If you have developed an addiction to a substance that is causing harm to your health, dreams, relationships, and future, the residential addiction treatment program at Harmony Hills in Altoona, FL can help you get your life back. Give us a call at 855.494.0357 to get started.

If you have concerns about attending a residential treatment program, we don’t blame you. Everyone is nervous at first. People who (for many reasons) fear the unknown sometimes use dangerous drugs to assuage that fear. It is possible for a person’s genetic makeup, life experiences, and absence of coping skills to point them toward becoming addicted to something that will destroy their life. It’s not fair, but it’s reality.

The Stages of Addiction

Although addiction takes time to develop, the disease starts when you begin using a mind-altering substance. Drugs and alcohol are neurotransmitter inhibitors that force your brain to release more neurotransmitters than it should. The rush of neurotransmitters is responsible for the effects of intoxication and causes changes to your brain’s pleasure and reward centers. Eventually, the brain stops recognizing pleasurable messages from anywhere but the drug.

Over time, your brain becomes dependent on a particular substance to release neurotransmitters. Subsequently, your brain connects everything that reminds you of the substance with pleasure. Thus, when you’re exposed to triggers, cravings follow suit if you lack the skills to work through them. Certain substances can also cause physical dependence.

Compassionate, Comfortable Detox

The majority of withdrawal symptoms are painful and uncomfortable, but not fatal. However, certain substances can cause life-threatening complications. For example, detoxing from severe alcoholism can lead to delirium tremens, which causes changes to your consciousness, body temperature, blood pressure, and heart rate. Due to the severity of detoxing, it is important to seek help from an inpatient alcohol detox program. People with a physical addiction often require a residential addiction treatment center.

Residential Addiction Treatment in Altoona, Florida

A residential addiction treatment center in Altoona, Florida, can offer both short-term and long-term addiction treatment options. Harmony Hills offers medical detox services, which are especially helpful if you or a loved one are attempting to recover from severe chemical dependency. Our Florida rehab center offers addiction treatment therapy programs to aid in your recovery, including:

Most residential rehab programs last for at least 28 days, but some individuals require more time to heal. This is why Harmony Hills offers an extended residential addiction treatment program. Many individuals struggling with addiction also suffer from a co-occurring mental health disorder. In order to treat both conditions simultaneously, we offer a dual-diagnosis treatment program. Failing to treat a mental health condition can undermine your recovery and drastically increase your chances of relapsing.

Reach Out to Harmony Hills Today

Reaching out for help is the first step in recovering from substance abuse disorder. Addiction doesn’t happen overnight, nor does recovery. Your brain and body need time to heal. Reaching out for help is the only way for many people to regain control of their lives. Contact Harmony Hills in Altoona, FL, today at 855.494.0357 to learn more about our addiction treatment programs.