Drug Abuse

Drug misuse can have devastating consequences for you and your family.

Why some people are more at risk for addiction than others isn’t exactly clear, but researchers believe it’s a ‘perfect storm’ of factors, including your genetics, environment, stress level and history of trauma.

Recognizing the signs of drug abuse can also be difficult, potentially delaying the treatment process. Drug users often feel that they have things under control, and they can be effective liars and manipulators, keeping their loved ones in the dark.

However, addiction is a highly progressive and compulsive disorder that cannot be controlled. Once the brain and body become dependent, you’ll need medical detox and rehabilitation to get better. Recovery is a lifelong journey, though it gets easier over time.

Huntington Beach Recovery Center is located in the World’s Surf Capital – Huntington Beach CA. If you’re struggling with addiction, you can recover in our beautiful residential facility with the latest amenities. We have all the tools and resources you need to heal from your addiction, along with a supportive community and highly trained support staff.

Signs and Symptoms of Drug Abuse

It’s important to know that there is a difference between drug abuse and drug addiction. Drug abuse is when you use a substance in a way that it was not intended. For example, you might take a higher dose of pain medication from what your doctor recommended. Drug addiction is a chronic disease that is difficult to control.

The addiction cycle starts with drug or alcohol misuse, and then gradually leads to dependency and addiction. Here are some symptoms that you may be struggling with drug use and/or addiction:

  • Risk taking when you’re using, such as having unprotected sex
  • Neglecting responsibilities at work, home or school
  • Getting into legal trouble, such as driving under the influence
  • Changes in your physical appearance
  • Engaging in secretive or suspicious behaviors
  • Sudden mood swings, irritability or outbursts
  • A change in your social circle
  • Lack of interest in your old hobbies

Comprehensive Drug Abuse Treatment in Huntington Beach CA

Some people are under the assumption that they can only access treatment once they have a full-blown addiction, but this isn’t the case. If you feel that you’re struggling with drug use, you can benefit from treatment at any time. In fact, the sooner, the better.

Residential treatment programs don’t just provide access to individual and group therapy. They also remove you from your current environment so that you can get away from your triggers and focus on healing. You will also learn how to develop a structured routine that puts your time and talents to use. This is the best way to build a life of meaning and purpose.

Most importantly, your treatment will involve learning healthy coping strategies for managing the ups and downs of life without falling back on drugs.

Common drug addictions we treat at our residential facility are:  

  • Prescription drugs
  • Stimulants
  • Opioids
  • Depressants
  • Hallucinogens
  • Inhalants
  • Cannabis

No matter how severe your drug addiction is, Huntington Beach Recovery Center can help. We have the ideal program to get your life back on track while helping you find your greater purpose in the world. We know, as you do, that drugs and alcohol are not it.