Recognising drug addiction is not always easy. Not for those around you and not for yourself either. Once recreational use turns into addiction, several of the symptoms below may apply to you…
You are not the only one who started using drugs because it makes you feel good or because it makes you forget things. However, too much use of drugs always leads to problems. In addition to difficulties with relationships, work and finances, you often suffer physical or psychological problems and there is a chance that you will develop a drug addiction. Don’t let it get to that point!
A drug addiction is a dependency on a drug, in which the user compulsively seeks and takes the drug in question. Although the term is most often used to refer to addictions to substances that are criminalized in many jurisdictions, drug addictions can be formed with many drugs that are legally available.
The traditional model of addiction was that a drug user would initially use a drug for the benefits they derived, whether this was a high, pain relief or anything else. However, over time they would develop a tolerance, requiring higher and higher doses for the same effect, and eventually, a dependence leading to addiction.
More current thinking suggests that the addiction is actually the result of the brain responding to the stimulus by rewiring its reward pathways. The addiction, in effect, is to the brain’s own reward system, the drug’s role is to fire that reward pathway.
What are the most common drug addictions?
- Hash and weed
Do you have a problem with a drug addiction?
Addiction disorders are clinically diagnosed, so our professionals at Hacienda Paradiso can tell if someone has an addiction. One problem is that many addicts do not realize they have an addiction, believing they are in control and take drugs because they want to, rather than because they have a compulsion.
However, many of the signs are easy to spot. By considering the behaviors of a suspected addict around drugs, they or a loved one will have a good idea if they have an addiction.
Our addiction treatments
Detox @ Purify™
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Childhood trauma, stress, grief, structural brain changes, hormonal imbalances and other neurological indicators have a proven link to Bipolar Disorder & Depression. Treatment at Hacienda Paradiso is highly effective and helps sufferers gain valuable insight and increased control over mood swings and other symptoms. It is essential to seek treatment as early as possible.
At Hacienda Paradiso, you will meet our Consultant Psychiatrist on admission. They will help you describe the symptoms you have experienced, and together with the exceptional therapeutic team, will create a treatment plan with you. If you have been using alcohol or substances, we will help you to safely detox in comfort, while we assess your care plan and recovery.
Our addiction treatments
Detox @ Purify™
Detox, the first stage of becoming free from drug and alcohol dependency, is both physically and psychologically uncomfortable. Purify™ by Hacienda Paradiso was created to ease this discomfort. Restoring the body and mind in safe and comfortable surroundings, under medical supervision. The detox process will be complete within seven to ten days, with many clients beginning a successful programme of recovery after the detox process is complete.
Drug addiction is a very complex, multi-faceted disorder. Major indications of drug addiction include cravings, withdrawal and unsuccessful previous attempts to stop or reduce use. The drug addiction experts at Hacienda Paradiso treat all forms of addiction including cocaine, cannabis and prescription medication. Hacienda Paradiso takes a pragmatic and highly individualized approach to drug addiction by treating the underlying factors and any co-existing mental health issues. The team at Hacienda Paradiso has been recognized internationally for their success and dedication to long term successful recovery.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment
Anxiety is an emotion that is okay to feel. Experiencing it occasionally is common and normal. However, anxiety disorders are much different to feeling the occasional bout of anxiety. Anxiety disorders can be paralyzing to those who experience them. They can leave a person feeling unable to cope with life.
Residential treatment at Hacienda Paradiso Clinic allows you to live, learn, and understand your anxiety disorder. Often clients experience significant and rapid reduction in anxiety and in many cases complete remission from a debilitating condition.
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Prescription Medication Addiction
DNA Testing for Addiction
Transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS)
Addicts would not be unable to control their drug-taking behavior. They might feel the compulsion to take drugs irresistible. If they are unable to take drugs, they might find their behavior or mood changes, becoming more irritable or suffering from depression or anxiety.
An addict will often take to lying about their addiction, either to hide it from others or to create opportunities for drug taking. And many drug takers will see adverse effects to other parts of their lives, seeing work, education, and relationships suffer either because of the effects of the drugs, or because they are prioritizing their drug taking.
Exhibiting these behaviors, or having any concern, would indicate a proper medical assessment is necessary to ensure the right help and treatment is offered.
If you are concerned about yourself or a loved one reach out to our friendly, approachable team at Hacienda Paradiso and speak with one of or actual therapists about a free consultation.
Drug addiction symptoms include:
- Compulsion to use the drug regularly
- Intense craving or urges for the drug
- Requiring more of the drug to get the same hit
- Consuming larger amounts over a longer timeframe
- Ensuring a supply of the drug
- Increased spending on the drug, to the detriment of other things
- Not meeting work or social obligations
- Isolating from friends and family
- Continuing to use the drug, even though it’s causing problems
- Increased risk-taking behavior
- Unsuccessfully attempting to stop using
- Withdrawal symptoms when you stop using
Why use rehab for drug addiction?
Put simply, due to our exceptional success rates, attending Hacienda Paradiso for drug addiction exponentially increases the chances of a successful recovery, in which the patient gets clean and stays clean for the rest of their life.
Hacienda Paradiso is part of the award-winning Villa Paradiso Group, receiving international recognition for our expertise, client focus, and our success in delivering long term recovery from addiction.
Hacienda Paradiso, Affordable Drug Rehab in Spain
Hacienda Paradiso is committed to affordable care and our month-long drug rehab packages start at just €10,000 per month for award-winning care.
Our affordable recovery packages include:
- Psychiatrist assessment on arrival
- Blood test on arrival
- Fresh clean bed linen and towels
- Room and bathroom disinfection
- Group therapy
- Delicious fresh prepared food by our chefs on site
- Pick up and drop off service airport
- Private or Double Room
- Laundry and ironing
Hacienda paradiso eco package
Bespoke 28-day treatment, including detox + 12 months Paradiso aftercare included.
Single room – €12.500 ex VAT
Pick one of our four single rooms and enjoy your private apartment. Equipped with a kitchen, tea/coffee, shower, tov and wardrobe.
Double room – €10.000 ex VAT
Or choose a double apartment. Also our double apartments are equipped with a kitchen, tea/coffee, shower, tov and wardrobe.
Psychiatrist assessment by arrival
1x (mandatory treatment if needed after assessment not included)
Blood test by arrival
Clean bed linen and towels
Room and bathroom disinfection
Fresh prepared food by our chefs on sight
2x Daily – Breakfast not included
Pick up and drop off service airport
Private or Double Room
Differs per package
Laundry and ironing
Use of mobile phone
3x P/W 30 mins (Social media not allowed)
Social media, not allowed
Hiking, bike riding, yoga, fitness