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.

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.

Program FAQs

Do I need to be clean to start this program?

No.  You can enroll regardless of how far you are in the detox process.

Will you help me get clean?

Absolutely! Our program includes detox protocols.

Since this is a 90-day program, what happens if I miss a day?

We expect that things will come up that will interfere with your course schedule.  To get the most out of your program, should you miss a day or two, simply double down until you catch up.

Do I have to pay for the three-month program up front?

It is our goal to make our program affordable to as many people as possible. Therefore, we do not require you to pay the three-months in full. We allow you pay monthly if you would like. However, if you fail to pay for a particular month, your access to the program will terminate within 72 hours of your payment due date. Also, we provide a 10% discount to those who pay for the three-month program in full.

Are there any refunds should I start the program and not continue?

Unfortunately, no. Since we begin incurring hard costs the moment you enroll, and because we will have provided you access to confidential and proprietary information and protocols, we are unable to issue any refunds.

What if I can’t afford the cost of the program?

We have several options available for those who can’t afford the program but are truly dedicated to getting and staying clean. 

  • Through our Spuggz Huggz charity, donations, crowd funding, and corporate sponsorships, we provide scholarships to those in need. Scholarships are awarded on a case-by-case basis. 
  • We can include your story in our crowd funding promotions to help raise funds specifically for your recovery. You assist in the crowd funding by making your family, friends and acquaintances aware of your crowd funding efforts.

What is the difference between group coaching and one-on-one coaching?

Group coaching is provided online, three times a day, and is available for all of our students. One-on-one coaching is provided in all of our courses, except the Basic course, and provides privates sessions between the student and a coach.

How many one-on-one (private) coaching sessions do I get with my enrollment?

The number of one-on-one (private) sessions you will receive with your enrollment, depends on the course.

  • Bronze: You will receive one (1) private coaching session each week. You and your coach will determine which day of the week, and what time, is best for your schedule.
  • Gold: You will receive three (3) private coaching sessions each week. You and your coach will decide if your schedule will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday or Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, as well as what time of the day.
  • Silver: You will receive six (6) private coaching sessions each week. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. You and your coach will decide what time.

How long will my private coaching sessions last?

Each session lasts approximately 45 minutes. The exception to this is your first and last sessions, which will last 90 minutes.

What type of coaching is this?

Life coaching is designed to hand-walk you through your life goals and what you need to do to get there.

Will my coach tell me what I need to do?

Not exactly. You are the driver of your journey. Once you determine what your goals are, your coach will help you see your life, actions and choices as they truly are, and help you determine if they support the goals you say you want. If they don’t, your coach will help you redefine the areas you need help in, and provide additional perspective to assist in achieving your goals.

Can I add additional services to my program?

Absolutely! We have spent thousands of hours researching, training and studying to determine products and services we feel will aid in your recovery process, from detox, to health to cell regeneration.

If you feel additional products and services could help in my recovery, why aren’t they automatically included in my course/package?

We didn’t automatically include these products and services in our programs because not everyone is at the same place in their individual recovery. Additionally, not everyone has the same scheduling availability or financial freedom. By allowing our student to add the additional products and services they are interested in, they can custom-create their recovery experience according to their own unique needs and circumstances.