The body of an alcoholic or a substance abuser often gets used to lots of alcohol and drugs. Even if one wants to stop abusing, his body may not allow him to do so and develop withdrawal symptoms once the effect of alcohol or drug wears away. Detoxification is the first step to get off drugs and alcohol.
People usually have a stereotype image of drug addicts as they can be spotted easily. We’ve all seen them. Teenage skateboarders behind the mini mart passing a joint around, they’re drug abusers. Addicts look like fans of dance music dipping into a bag of powder before the music starts, or more infamously, those strung-out, hollow-eyed denizens of weekly-rate motels with tattoos and meth sores. And there are the overachieving young professionals, who do not really fall under the typical stereotype of drug users. Continue reading