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Drug Addiction in
Los Angeles

— learn more about the signs, withdrawal symptoms, and treatment options for addiction in LA at Refine Recovery

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What is Addiction?

We’ll start by getting one important notion out of the way. Addiction is not a problem that someone has that they can just decide to overcome one day. Addiction is a disease. It takes hold of the body and mind and won’t let go. There is no easy solution or quick recovery method that makes someone unaddicted. 

Addiction requires treatment to successfully recover, otherwise, a person will likely fall into a cycle of constant use or quitting followed by relapsing. Trying to overcome addiction alone can be extremely harrowing and not only that, lead to some life-threatening side effects. 

Addiction treatment is the only safe way to overcome addiction and find methods to stay on the path to recovery. To help you identify when addiction has become a problem, we will discuss some signs that a person may be abusing drugs and alcohol as well as the factors that contribute to addiction in Los Angeles and Southern California 


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Know the Symptoms

Signs Someone is Abusing Drugs and Alcohol

There are a number of signs and symptoms of drug and alcohol abuse if you know what to look out for. Without knowing the right indicators, it can be difficult to tell if a person is suffering from substance abuse, often until it has gotten quite severe. 

There are a number of both physical and psychological symptoms that can present when a person is abusing drugs and alcohol. Physically, the person may suffer drastic alterations in weight, be incoherent, distracted, or in a daze, they may have large dilated pupils, slurred speech, and may even smell of chemicals and other substances depending on what they are abusing. 

Substance abuse symptoms don’t stop there though, there are a number of symptoms that have to do with the mind and a person’s behavior or mood. One immediate sign of substance abuse is if a person becomes despondent, withdrawn, suddenly stops caring about daily life activities, or even changes in their primary social circles. 

They can become withdrawn from family, including usual events and activities, they can become secretive or behave as though they are suspicious of others, engage in dishonest behavior, even crime, acquire the substance they are abusing, and even have mood swings. 

Because of the state a person may be in when they are addicted, it’s important to never become confrontational with them. Instead, you should focus on identifying the behavior and then reaching out for help to get the person treatment. It’s important to remember that anxiety and stress can often make an addicted person want to use the substance more. 

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Refine Recovery is not your typical substance abuse provider. We take a total 360 approach when treating drug & alcohol addiction through the treatment of the mind, body, spirit, and the whole person.

The team at Refine Recovery was hand-picked for their compassion, expertise, and knowledge when it comes to addiction treatment. From our core foundations to our dedicated team, learn more about how Refine Recovery is changing addiction treatment in California and beyond.

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Why Los Angeles is a Hotspot For Addiction

For those that live in Southern California, particularly Los Angeles, it’s important to know that drug addiction in Los Angeles and Southern California is more prevalent than in other places of the country. 

There are a number of factors that contribute to this and they make seeking treatment for addiction at addiction recovery centers in Los Angeles a wise choice in order to get clean. 

Higher Population Density

One of the main reasons why addiction is more likely is because there are more people, making the city of Los Angeles much busier and more stressful. Stress and anxiety are key triggers that lead to substance use and ultimately substance abuse. 

Life stressors and other factors can often lead an individual to seek comfort by taking medication. Over-consuming medication is one of the easiest ways to become addicted. Additionally, a higher population means more access to doctors, pain management clinics, and other sources of medication, offering more means of misuse. 

Proximity to the Drug Trafficking Trade 

Unfortunately, many of the substances that wind up as abused substances, come from the South of the Border in Mexico. This means there is a higher than normal volume of opioids, illegal drugs, alcohol, and other substances available. This availability coupled with the higher population density increases the overall chances of addiction. 

Inadequate Medical Care 

With higher population density and easier access to drugs, many people may forgo proper medical care in favor of opioids and other substances that can be acquired through different means. The lack of proper medical care and oversight of drug use can lead to higher instances of drug abuse in many cases. 

In some cases, there is a lack of medical care due to lack of access, which leads a person to find solutions through other means. This can lead to them acquiring drugs from illicit or illegal sources. Unregulated sources of drugs are more prone to abuse and misuse, leading to higher rates of addiction.

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Drug Addiction in Los Angeles

Because of the factors we talked about above, many people in Los Angeles suffer from drug and alcohol addiction. The availability of drugs and alcohol coupled with improper care has resulted in high numbers of people becoming addicted throughout Los Angeles and Southern California as a whole. 

The proliferation of people with some type of addiction has made it difficult to adequately address the problem of addiction and the accompanying physical and mental health issues that present themselves as a result. That is why if you or someone you know is suffering from drug abuse in Los Angeles, it is important to actively seek the treatment necessary to get on the path to recovery as soon as possible.  

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Refine Recovery is home to one of the most inclusive and expertly staffed recovery centers in Southern California. We offer custom-tailored treatment programs for each client in our luxury inpatient program. 

We have medical personnel, doctors, therapists, and support staff ready to assist you on your path to addiction recovery. 

We know how difficult the battle with addiction can be. That’s why we offer a well-rounded approach to addiction treatment that begins with a 5-7 day detoxification process. Afterward, you’ll begin your inpatient stay in our facility where you will begin your treatment plan. 

Once your treatment plan is complete, we offer a full range of aftercare services to make it easier to stay on the road to recovery and sobriety. Don’t try to get sober alone, let Refine Recovery help you with your addiction today. 


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