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Los Alamos Rehabilitation Clinics

Los Alamos Rehabilitation ClinicsIn a state plagued by drug distribution, Los Alamos County has experienced a significant rate of drug addiction. In fact, according to the National Drug Intelligence Center, Los Alamos County experienced nearly nine deaths per 100,000 residents from accidental drug overdoses alone between 2006 and 2008. The State of New Mexico on the whole has experienced alarmingly high rates of unintentional overdose deaths, particularly  in cases involving methamphetamines and cocaine during these same years.

Breaking the Physical Addiction to Drugs for Los Alamos Residents

For citizens and residents of Los Alamos County, New Mexico currently struggling against drug addiction, professional treatment is often a necessity  for the achievement of sobriety. Because of the way most drugs interact with the brain upon ingestion, chemical changes in the brain are initiated that can make even short periods of abstinence virtually impossible for many drug users. The brain’s natural chemical balance, known as homeostasis, becomes disrupted with repeated drug dosages – whether in the form of illicit street drugs such as cocaine and heroin, or due to long-term usage or abuse of prescription drugs such as opiate painkillers or benzodiazepines like Xanax or Valium.

Over time, the brain begins to expect the presence of neurochemicals released by repeated drug use – often due to complex interactions with chemical receptors resident in the brain. As a result, the brain’s natural production of neurochemicals – responsible for feelings ranging from calm to stimulation or euphoria – adjust accordingly. Due to this effect, the chemicals in the brain only feel “balanced” when drugs are present in the system.  Once drugs are removed – even when the user simply finishes a given high – the brain registers the chemical imbalance, leading to withdrawal symptoms and cravings for the drug and the ensuing (albeit synthetically created) equilibrium.

Drug Detoxification Services in Inpatient Care

Drug detoxification services allow a safe, medically managed environment in which Los Alamos residents can allow the body to purge itself of drugs. As drug-addicted individuals pass through the withdrawal phase of recovery, the brain begins to produce neurotransmitters at natural levels, allowing cravings and withdrawal symptoms to subside. Through the use of carefully titrated, over-the-counter medications or psychiatric drugs coupled with addiction counseling, professional detoxification services can guide Los Alamos County patients safely through the drug detoxification period, allowing the physical addiction to drugs to break in the most natural, safe and comfortable way possible.

Finding Drug Detoxification and Rehab Services from Los Alamos County

If you or someone you care for in Los Alamos County struggles against drug addiction to prescription medications or street drugs, professional detoxification and rehabilitation services can help. Natural and holistic drug detoxification centers throughout the country can pave the road to sobriety for you or a loved one. Our professional, confidential addiction rehabilitation counselors are standing by to listen to your story and guide you toward treatment programs that can work for you. We invite you to call our toll-free number, 24 hours a day, to speak to a caring addiction professional and become aligned with the treatment you need to return to healthy sober living.