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Treatment for Addiction in North Carolina

Treatment for addiction varies in quality and number of days throughout North Carolina. Even-though hospital based rehab programs offer detox for alcohol or drugs in conjunction with intensive outpatient programs, generally the best place for residential/inpatient 30 day type programs are non-hospital rehab institutions. Inpatient addiction treatment programs at rehab facilities allow for patients to live full time in a safe environment in which they participate in rehabilitation therapy and other treatments on a daily basis. Rehab programs for adults and minors, 17 years and younger, are different in terms of therapies, activities, number of daily sessions and other specifics. The level of oversight and security is also different for the two age groups.

Prevalent Drugs of Abuse in North Carolina
Cocaine Addiction in North Carolina
Cocaine Rehab in North Carolina
Marijuana Addiction in North Carolina
Marijuana Rehab in North Carolina

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Prevalent Drugs of Abuse in North Carolina

Unlike many other states, drug use in North Carolina largely excludes heroin. Although heroin abuse does exist in small pockets throughout the state, cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana and opioid pills are by far more popular. Cocaine is considered to be readily available in the state; the preferred method of trafficking is through utilization of the interstate highway network. Methamphetamine although not as prevalent as cocaine abuse, is increasing in popularity. Law enforcement reports that there are rising numbers of undiscovered meth labs throughout several counties. The drug that has the highest number of rehabilitation admittances is marijuana. The majority of marijuana available in North Carolina is smuggled into the U.S. from Mexico, and then transported to destinations in the state. The other portion of available marijuana is believed to be grown in or around the state.

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Cocaine Addiction in North Carolina

Cocaine is one of the most popular drugs of abuse in North Carolina. With teens to adults suffering from addiction, approximately 168,220 people admitted to using the drug within the past 30 days according to a study done in 2006. That year over 1200 pounds of cocaine was seized in a drug trafficking bust and in the same year, over 22,000 people were admitted to an alcohol/drug treatment program. 3,000 of them in particular were for cocaine rehabilitation. Although law enforcement dedicates ample time and effort towards cleansing the cities of cocaine trafficking and abuse, it is still prevalent to this day and remains the second most abused drug in the state and the most dangerous. Cocaine is one of the most highly addictive drugs known today, only beat out by heroin. Tolerance builds rapidly which means that heavy drug users are required to use higher and higher dosages to retain the same euphoric effects.

People can become addicted to cocaine with in just a few uses and will often experience cravings for the drug several months after quitting. Side effects of cocaine include reduced appetite, surge in energy and elevated moods. Reckless behavior often accompanies the drug use and can lead to risky promiscuity and impaired decision making processes.


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Cocaine Rehab in North Carolina

North Carolina has a large number of drug rehabilitation services and treatment options relative to its population. People in need of professional rehabilitation, psychological counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy, group therapy, outpatient rehab, residential rehab or halfway houses should be able to access treatment services in the state. Many people living in North Carolina are able to access some form of payment assistance or help from their health insurance for treatment, as well as treatment options that are at least partially covered by Medicare or Medicaid.

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Marijuana Addiction in North Carolina

The number of marijuana related admissions to drug treatment facilities in North Carolina is evidence that marijuana can be an addictive drug.  However the most significant characteristic of marijuana‐related drug treatment admissions is that many of them in North Carolina are the result of referrals from the criminal justice system, often as an alternative to jail time as a sentence for a marijuana possession or sales offense. During 2007, there were 2,215 admissions for drug treatment services in North Carolina. Of these, 24.47% were the result of referrals from the North Carolina criminal justice system. Other treatment admissions that included marijuana were related to individuals who were abusing multiple drugs or had an alcoholism problem.

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Marijuana Rehab in North Carolina

Although marijuana holds the highest number of rehabilitation candidates in the state, it is seldom that any person requires hospitalization for detox. Unlike other drugs, detoxification from marijuana holds no risk of discomfort or fatality. Some users may experience a short lived period of depression, soon after discontinuing the use. This may last, on and off for about a week but usually does not persist. The main tool used in rehabilitation from excessive marijuana use is cognitive behavioral therapy. The only thing that stands between a person and kicking the habit of smoking marijuana is themselves. Once therapists or peer supporters help the person understand why they form the habit of turning to marijuana, the person can identify what situations make them want to use. Therapists can also help individuals addicted to marijuana methods to avoid the usage of the drug, and to identify activities that provide the same sense of relaxation without cancelling out will power and drive as marijuana does. Some candidates also opt to live in sober living arrangements while they are receiving treatment, however, this is not often necessary unless there are other drugs and or an alcohol addiction involved.

TREATMENT FOR ADDICTION

If you or a loved one is suffering from drug or alcohol addiction, you may call our addiction help line to get information about A Center For Addiction Recovery's programs. We are a private facility that provides medically supervised detoxification and comprehensive addiction treatment. If we are not albe to help you we will direct you to government assisted prorams.

Many of our licensed counselors, who have also gone through the treatment process, are still in recovery and are willing to share their first-hand experience in order to allow others to follow in their footsteps. In addition, they are able to offer valuable insight into what to expect as well as the do's and the don'ts of addiction recovery. We treat clients from all over the world, caring for them with the dignity and respect they deserve. Our drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs provide each individual with an opportunity to lead a new and better life by changing their emotional, physical and mental attitudes.