What is Addition

Addiction is a complex condition, a brain disease that is manifested by compulsive substance use despite harmful consequence. 

People with addiction (severe substance use disorder) have an intense focus on using a certain substance(s), such as alcohol or drugs, to the point that it takes over their life. 

When someone uses a drug in a way it is not intended to be used, obtains drugs from illegitimate sources, uses more than the recommended dosage, or when drug usage affects their daily life and relationships negatively, it is referred to as substance abuse.

Addiction is often chronic in nature, affecting the functioning of the brain and body. It also causes serious damage to families, relationships, schools, workplaces and neighborhoods.

Addiction can be effectively prevented, treated and managed by healthcare professionals in combination with family or peer support. 

Addictions We Treat

The Power of 90 Days - Addiction Recovery Program is designed to treat any kind of addiction.  

While our focus is on substance abuse such as drugs, alcohol and tobacco, our program can benefit those with behavioral addictions as well.  

Behavioral addictions include:

  • Gambling
  • Sex
  • Food/Eating
  • Internet
  • Shopping
  • Gamer (Video Games)
  • Risky Behavior 

Whether you're ready to get clean and stay clean, or just want to be a "healthier" addict until you are ready to kick the habit completely, the Power of 90 Days is designed for you.

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Affording Rehab

You can't put a price on recovery!  How much do you spend on your addiction compared to the cost of recovery?

The Power of 90 Days - Addiction Recovery Program starts as low as $179.00 per month.

Outpatient detox ranges from $1,000 to $1,500 in total. Most inpatient rehabs include detox in the cost of a program. The exact cost of detox depends on whether it’s part of an inpatient program and the type of drug addiction being treated. Substances with dangerous detox side effects require more careful monitoring, making the price higher. 

Some inpatient rehabs may cost around $6,000 for a 30-day program. Well-known centers often cost up to $20,000 for a 30-day program. For those requiring 60- or 90-day programs, the total average of costs could range anywhere from $12,000 to $60,000. 

Outpatient programs for mild to moderate addictions are cheaper than inpatient rehab. Many cost $5,000 and up for a three-month program.  The price tag depends on how often the individual visits the center each week and for how long. 

Addiction Facts

  • Prescription drugs are second only to marijuana as the most commonly abused drug in the United States.
  • Opioids bind to receptors in the brain and spinal cord, disrupting pain signals.
  • Over 20 million Americans over the age of 12 have an addiction (excluding tobacco).
  • Over 90% of addiction began with smoking or using illicit drugs before the age of 18.
  • Over 11% of Americans have driven under the influence of alcohol.
  • There were over 72,000 overdose deaths in the the United States in 2017.
  • More than 130 people die EVERY DAY, from opioid-related drug over doses.
  • As of December, 2018, fentanyl is now the most commonly used drug involved in over doses.
  • Research shows that prescription opioid misues costs the United States economy an estimated $78.5 BILLION dollars ear year.

Rehab Options

When it comes to alcohol and drug addiction rehab, one size does not necessarily fit all. To help meet the unique needs of individuals suffering from addiction, there are a number of different rehab options throughout the United States. 

Some of these different options take the form of specific treatment modalities, while others vary according to the delivery of the addiction treatment program itself. 

While we believe the Power of 90 Days - Addiction Recovery Program will benefit anyone and everyone who enrolls in the program, it is most important to us that people get the help they need.

The following are two of the main options available:

  • Residential or in-patient.  This removes the person from the harmful situation to allow for detoxing and counseling.

  • Out-Patient.  This allows the person to continue with their daily lives and responsibilities such as a job or the care of family members.

Hope is Not a Strategy

There are those of us who overthink, rationalize, and otherwise make up excuses to do anything but take action

You know you want to get your life back.

You know you need to get clean and stay clean.

You know loved ones are waiting for you to return to the person you used to be before the addiction started.

And you keep think, "Someday I'll get clean...I'll start tomorrow.  I'll use this one last time and it will get me through today so I'll be strong enough tomorrow to get clean."

But tomorrow never comes, and it's never "Your one last time".  

You keep hoping tomorrow will be a better day.

But we all find out the hard way, hope is not a strategy.  You have to take action to make something happen...it's that simple.

The Power of 90 Days - Addiction Recovery Program was designed  to make it easy to take action.

Stigma of Addiction

Most people who struggle with an addictive disorder fail to seek treatment, in part because of their concern that they will be labeled an, addict, a loser or a criminal.  

We live in a society where we allow what others think of us to control what we say, think, eat and wear, even the steps we take to be healthy.

Often times, people would rather risk death than admit they have a problem and seek treatment.  

Many times, a crisis precipitates treatment, so the problem is already well-advanced. 

If we removed the stigma, guilt and shame from the equation, people would find it easier to make a realistic, objective assessment of their substance misuse and seek help.

But just like chronic liver disease, caused from drinking too much alcohol, is considered a disease or medical condition, so is addiction.

Addiction is a disease that often starts innocently enough with a prescription, or the intent to use once "too see what it's all about".  But it can quickly become a disease that is out of control. 

And just like any other disease, it can be reversed or at least treated.

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Signs of Addiction

The most common symptoms of addiction are severe loss of control, continued use despite serious consequences, preoccupation with using, failed attempts to quit, tolerance and withdrawal. 

Knowing if a loved one is abusing drugs can be difficult to determine.  Often times, people are afraid to confront their loved ones for fear that they will damage their relationship.  However, saving someone's life is more important that risking hurt feelings.

Spotting Addiction:

  • Changes to the eyes:  Bloodshot, swollen, puffy and/or dilated pupils
  • Uncharacteristic Aggressive, defensive and violent behavior 
  • A change in sleeping patterns...unable to sleep for days at a time...then crashing for days at a time
  • Mental Confusion
  • Sores and lesions on the skin
  • Loss of eyelashes and eyebrow hair
  • Anxiety
  • Hanging out with different friends "The wrong crowd"
  • Mood Swings
  • Secrets and lies
  • Relationship problems
  • Financial problems
  • Money and valuables are missing
  • Paranoia
  • Frequently late or absent from work or school
  • Slurred speech
  • A change in behavior that is out of the ordinary or out of character

The signs of drug abuse are different for each person and some people are really good at hiding their addiction.  

If you suspect that a loved one is abusing drugs, don't wait until it's too late.  Talk to them, seek professional help.  Don't allow the addict, or others, to downplay how serious the situation is.

While some may be convinced they can kick it on their own,  don't let them convince you they can change without outside help , no matter how they beg, promise or plead.  

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Addiction FAQs

How can I tell if I’m addicted?

Is your use of a substance disrupting your life? Is it affecting your relationships with family, friends, co-workers, loved ones.? Do you experience withdrawals symptoms when you don’t use? If you answer yes to any of these questions, you may be addicted.  

How much does addition cost?

Heavy substance abusers spend up to half, maybe more, of their monthly income on drugs.  That doesn't include the cost to society or the emotional cost to family and friends. 

Can I be addicted to more than one substance?

It is common for abusers to be addicted to more than one substance or behavioral addiction. For example, you may be addicted to opioids and gambling. This is called co-occurring disorder. 

Do drugs and alcohol impact the brain?

Yes! Drugs can alter important areas in the brain such as:Brain Stem, (controls basic functions such as heart rate, breathing and sleeping)Cerebral Cortex (divided into four different lobes, the frontal, parietal, temporal, and occipital, which are each responsible for processing different types of sensory information. 

  • The frontal lobe is responsible for initiating and coordinating motor movements; higher cognitive skills, such as problem solving, thinking, planning, and organizing; and for many aspects of personality and emotional makeup.
  • The Parietal Lobe is involved with sensory processes, attention, and language.) and the and limbic system ( controls the brain’s reward programming, linking different brain structure that control and regulate the ability to feel pleasure.  

How do drugs affect the brain?

Most drugs flood the brain with dopamine, a type of neurotransmitter that helps control the brain’s reward and pleasure centers. With continued drug use, the brain adjusts to the excess dopamine by making less and less of it and reduces the ability of receptors in the brain to respond to it.   

Is it safe to quit cold turkey? 

If you are a heavy drinker, smoker or drug user, it can be dangerous to quit cold turkey. Your body may try to overcompensate for the brisk chemical change to your body and may undergo rapid changes to maintain normal functioning. This could cause adverse effects and complications to your brain, heart and other vital organs. Symptoms such as abnormal heart rhythms, dehydration, vomiting, seizures, confusion and delirium have been known to occur in people who quit a heavy and long-time habit cold turkey, and could be fatal or cause permanent bodily damage.  

Who is at risk of becoming addicted? 

No single factor can predict whether a person might become addicted to drugs, alcohol, tobacco or a behavior. However, scientists believe a high percentage of risk comes from a person’s biology (the genes you are born with. Risk for addiction is influenced by a person’s biology, social environment (influences from family, friends, social environment, economic status and quality of life) and age or stage of development (the earlier the drug, alcohol, tobacco or behavioral use begins, the more likely it is to progress to more serious abuse). The more risk factors a person has, the greater the chance of becoming addicted.   

What is an opioid? 

Opioids are a class of drugs most often used to reduce pain. They act on opioid-sensitive receptors or chemical “docking” ports in the nervous system. Because they often produce a feeling of euphoria, they are easily abused. Some of the drugs classified as an opioid are morphine, oxycodone (OvyContin), hydrocodone (Vicodin), and the synthetic drug Fentanyl.   

What is the difference between drug tolerance and drug dependence?  

When a person needs more of a drug to achieve the same effect that they previously felt with a lower does, more than likely, they have developed a tolerance to that drug. When a person’s life revolves around the use of a substance and/or when a person experiences withdrawal symptoms when not taking the drug, this is a dependence.  

Why do people use drugs or alcohol?People start and continue to use drugs and alcohol for several reasons. Some of these include:

  • To relax
  • To forget problems
  • To have fun
  • To fit in with the “cool” crowd
  • To feel more confident
  • To be social
  • Because they’re curious
  • To remove personal responsibility for decisions and actions
  • Because they’re bored
  • To relieve stress
  • Environment – Everyone else is doing it
  • To celebrate
  • To mask or alleviate pain

What if I’m not ready for treatment?Even if you’re not committed 100% to get clean and stay clean, you know you’re ready for some type of help, or you would be here right now, looking for answers. It’s important to understand that treatment can still be successful. You don’t need to hit rock bottom to get help, and you don’t need to get totally clean to benefit from the Power of 90 Days program. For example, if you get healthier on a physical, emotional or spiritual level, you just might get strong enough to get totally clean the next time around. You need to start where you can, and do what you can, so you get stronger and stronger as you go along.