What Are Long-Term Effects Of Drug Abuse?

Many people who get addicted to substances don’t realize the long-term effects they have on their bodies. Although people may experience short-term side effects such as hospitalizations, these may not be sufficient. Most patients don’t realize what long-term damage is done to them until it is too late.

Drugs and alcohol can cause irreparable long-term damage. The good news is that many patients can be stopped from developing serious illnesses. The disease can be stopped. You can end the disease even if you have to deal with long-term consequences.

Here are more details about the long-term consequences of drug abuse, as well as the addiction treatment services offered at Soledad House. Soledad House will assist you once you have made it clear that you need support. We are here to support you and to offer relief.

Long-Term Side Effects Of Drug Abuse

These factors have an impact on the long-term effects of drug abuse. These factors include the amount and duration of drug abuse, as well as the drug of choice. This will help you to understand the long-term impacts. This information will allow you to decide whether to continue using it.

Here are some long-term side effects of drug abuse

  • Liver damage
  • Kidney damage
  • Brain damage
  • Respiratory issues
  • Cardiovascular problems
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Cognitive dysfunction
  • Brain cell death
  • Worsening mental disorders

Then, there’s death. Many drug and alcohol addicts will die long after abusing them. This could be because of overdose or liver damage, which can lead to heart attack, stroke, liver failure, or other serious problems. Even if someone is not physically or mentally dead, they can have a reduced quality of life.

These issues might not be in your immediate life, but they may shortly. For potentially life-threatening situations, get help for your substance abuse issues.

Intensive Outpatient Drug Treatment

Once you’ve decided to seek treatment, you need to determine which type of treatment would work best for your needs. IOP might be the best option. This is because you may have obligations beyond your work or family. The IOP program at Soledad House is for 12 weeks.

Soledad House’s IOP Program offers practical skills, as well as therapy. Patients are taught how they can manage their cravings. They receive individual therapy as well as group therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, CBT, and other therapies. We want our patients’ success while in our facility, and also afterward.

Exercise Therapy

 It is extremely therapeutic. Our exercise therapy program has been created to help you reduce stress and promote mindfulness. We offer yoga and meditation as well as martial arts. Our patients should feel empowered, and work towards their goals. BJJ exercises can help patients make connections and build relationships.

12-Step Programs

12-step programs give patients the tools to achieve sobriety for life. They can be used in community building. We encourage our patients to follow a 12-step plan during IOP or after graduation.

Twelve-step programs don’t need to be spiritual. Individuals can decide their own higher power. They are allowed to do this as long it is greater than them. It doesn’t matter if your religion isn’t important!

Soledad House’s tools and the 12-step training will help you achieve long-term sobriety.

Why Soledad House?

There are many options for rehab centers. So why Soledad House, then?

  • Our Code Of Ethics: We are very proud of our Code of Ethics. Respect, professionalism, as well as advocacy for patients, are our beliefs. We want to make sure you feel heard and safe.
  • Male-Focused Treatment: Men have particular recovery needs. Our program is designed to meet those needs.
  • Structure: Structures can bring calm and peace. Soledad House offers a structured program to its patients.
  • Multiple Healing Methods: There are many options to overcome addiction. We offer many healing options.
  • Community: It’s easier for someone to stay sober if they are part of an extended family. We encourage brotherhood.

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