DRUG
ADDICTION

USAGE OF DRUGS

People use drugs because they induce a pleasant state in the brain. This state temporarily eliminates feelings of distress like anxiety, anger and sadness. But substance abuse causes long-lasting adaptive structural changes in the brain, leading to:

  • Increased tolerance of the drug
  • Physical Dependence
  • Craving
  • Lack of Self-Control
  • Decreased ability to make rational decisions – leads to further use.

SOME ARE MORE PRONE THAN OTHERS

Unfortunately, withdrawal increases the need to use again to avoid the physical and psychological effects of coming down from a high.

Drug and substance abuse take many forms, from the misuse of prescribed medications—sleeping tablets and tranquillizers—to that of non-prescribed drugs—cannabis (marijuana or weed), cocaine (or crack), heroin, TIK (methylamphetamine), MDMA (ecstasy), and GHB (date rape drug). Similar to alcohol addiction, drug addiction is considered a chronic disease and requires ongoing treatment and management.

It’s also a progressive disease. Your dependency will only get worse unless there is some form of intervention.

Drug addiction treatment requires intensive support from a specialised drug rehab. Ixande is one of the most experienced drug rehabilitation centres available to help addicts cope during this emotional transition. As one of the most sought-after rehabs in Cape Town, Ixande’s goal is to ensure the best chance of recovery.

GETTING THE HELP THEY NEED

Addicts aren’t inclined to seek treatment initially because of the physical changes taking place in their brain—changes that result in poor decision-making. Many of those who are addicted will lie or steal to cover the cost of their addiction.

Their lives become unmanageable. Relationships with family and friends break down, many lose their jobs and struggle with health problems, debt mounts, and legal issues often arise due to criminal behaviour.

Often your loved one needs you to assist them in getting professional help. The journey to sobriety starts with drug addiction rehab. Not all rehab centres are created equal and Ixande strives to be the most effective rehab Cape Town has to offer.

Beyond the support of a number of top drug rehabilitation centres, integration into a Narcotics Anonymous programme provides ongoing support and a social network to assist with sobriety. Remember, each day of sobriety is an achievement.

DRUG
ADDICTION

USAGE OF DRUGS

People use drugs because they induce a pleasant state in the brain. This state temporarily eliminates feelings of distress like anxiety, anger and sadness. But substance abuse causes long-lasting adaptive structural changes in the brain, leading to:

  • Increased tolerance of the drug
  • Physical Dependence
  • Craving
  • Lack of Self-Control
  • Decreased ability to make rational decisions – leads to further use.

SOME ARE MORE PRONE THAN OTHERS

Unfortunately, withdrawal increases the need to use again to avoid the physical and psychological effects of coming down from a high.

Drug and substance abuse take many forms, from the misuse of prescribed medications—sleeping tablets and tranquillizers—to that of non-prescribed drugs—cannabis (marijuana or weed), cocaine (or crack), heroin, TIK (methylamphetamine), MDMA (ecstasy), and GHB (date rape drug). Similar to alcohol addiction, drug addiction is considered a chronic disease and requires ongoing treatment and management.

It’s also a progressive disease. Your dependency will only get worse unless there is some form of intervention.

Drug addiction treatment requires intensive support from a specialised drug rehab. Ixande is one of the most experienced drug rehabilitation centres available to help addicts cope during this emotional transition. As one of the most sought-after rehabs in Cape Town, Ixande’s goal is to ensure the best chance of recovery.

GETTING THE HELP THEY NEED

Addicts aren’t inclined to seek treatment initially because of the physical changes taking place in their brain—changes that result in poor decision-making. Many of those who are addicted will lie or steal to cover the cost of their addiction.

Their lives become unmanageable. Relationships with family and friends break down, many lose their jobs and struggle with health problems, debt mounts, and legal issues often arise due to criminal behaviour.

Often your loved one needs you to assist them in getting professional help. The journey to sobriety starts with drug addiction rehab. Not all rehab centres are created equal and Ixande strives to be the most effective rehab Cape Town has to offer.

Beyond the support of a number of top drug rehabilitation centres, integration into a Narcotics Anonymous programme provides ongoing support and a social network to assist with sobriety. Remember, each day of sobriety is an achievement.

DO YOU NEED HELP?

Addiction doesn’t need to dominate your life. Ixande Clinic’s drug rehabilitation center is ready to help you in your recovery process. Choose a rehab Cape Town is proud to offer both local and international clients.

DO YOU NEED HELP?

Addiction doesn’t need to dominate your life. Ixande Clinic’s drug rehabilitation center is ready to help you in your recovery process. Choose a rehab Cape Town is proud to offer both local and international clients.

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