Drug Addiction Treatment

Addiction is a serious, life-threatening illness that requires professional therapeutic care and continued support for a person to develop and sustain recovery. At Longleaf Recovery & Wellness, our treatment philosophy is built on the knowledge that addiction results from the confluence of emotional, environmental, and genetic factors. We treat those we serve with unconditional care, compassion, and kindness, and are dedicated to supporting our clients as they make their way into a solidified, successful recovery.

What is Drug Addiction?

Drug addiction is a chronic disorder of the brain, characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences. It can be caused by many factors, including genetics, environment, trauma history, mental health issues, and personality traits. When someone uses drugs, the brain releases a flood of dopamine, which causes the person to feel euphoric. Over time, changes in the brain can make it very difficult to stop drug use, even when someone wants to stop, resulting in a substance use disorder.

Signs of Drug Addiction

Often it can be difficult for individuals and their families to recognize the severity of problematic substance use. Nobody wants to believe their use of drugs or alcohol have become a problem requiring professional help. This is why it is important to understand some of the primary symptoms of addiction and problematic substance use:

  • Continuing to use drugs/alcohol despite wanting or attempting to quit
  • Continuing to use drugs/alcohol after experiencing one or more negative consequences
  • Withdrawing from friends, family, and loved ones in an effort to use more
  • Experiencing difficulties at work, school, or home because of being under the influence, withdrawing, or having hangovers
  • Developing withdrawal symptoms when unable to use as much as normal (signaling dependence)
  • Problems with finances, important relationships, or interactions with law enforcement

Drug Addiction Statistics

It is estimated that there are over 20 million people who are addicted to drugs. This number includes both illegal and prescription drugs. The statistics on drug addiction are alarming. According to the CDC, the following statistics show the scope of the problem:

  • In 2015, there were over 52,000 drug overdose deaths in the United States
  • In 2016, there were over 64,000 drug overdose deaths in the United States
  • In 2017, there were over 72,000 drug overdose deaths in the United States
  • In 2020, there were over 92,000 drug overdose deaths in the United States
  • Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death for Americans under 50 years old
  • Poverty created stress is a leading cause of drug addiction and relapse

How is Drug Addiction Treated?

We utilize a variety of different modalities to help guide our clients from active addiction and into recovery. We recognize that each of our clients is unique in their struggles, which is why we focus on resolving the specific complexities related to their personal experiences. We utilize evidence-based practices and FDA-approved pharmacological treatments to ensure that each client is getting the best, most effective addiction treatment possible.

Some of the therapeutic treatments that our clinical staff provides at Longleaf Recovery & Wellness include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Contingency Management
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • 12-Step Therapy

Begin Drug Addiction Treatment Today

Longleaf Recovery & Wellness is dedicated to providing all clients with the highest quality care and service. Addiction and problematic substance use can infiltrate all parts of a person’s life. We understand the challenges that individuals face when addressing this situation. This is why we are dedicated to helping our clients not only achieve abstinence from substances, but also to make important changes that will result in a better life. Get started with treatment today by request more information about Longleaf Recovery & Wellness.

Our Locations

Our specialized treatment facilities are dedicated to assisting adults and families grappling with mental health challenges and addiction. We address the underlying stressors, offering a transformative path to change and sustained support for a restored life.

2501 International Park
Birmingham , AL 35243
2441 International Park
Birmingham , AL 35243
450 Dunlop Blvd SW
Madison , AL 35758
13920 Cypress Way
Spanish Fort , AL 36527