Miami is a city famous for having a great time. But what happens when having a good time takes over your life, and you start losing track of your responsibilities, goals, and relationships? Pretty soon, you aren’t having a very good time at all, and you need professional addiction treatment. That’s where Serenity House Detox & Recovery can help.
Serenity House Detox & Recovery treats substance abuse disorders such as:
- opiate dependence
- benzodiazepine dependence
- cocaine dependence
Why do People Get Addicted to Drugs & Alcohol
In a city famous for the Cocaine Cowboys, it’s easy to see how drugs can become a normal part of life. No one decides to become addicted to drugs or alcohol, and yet, every year millions of Americans do just that.
Why do people get addicted?
The causes of addiction are complex, but certain factors can make the difference between being able to casually use a drug and becoming addicted. Some of the main predictors for addiction include:
- mental disorders
- age of first drug use
Substance Abuse, Addiction & Isolation
These factors have all been scientifically noted, and noted here at Miami Detox Center but there are other ways that addiction can take hold, too. In his new book “Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs,” author Johann Hari claims that loneliness, isolation, and a lack of life fulfillment can fuel addiction as well. In the book, Hari cites studies which demonstrated that rats that have healthy relationships and social lives tend to not abuse drugs when they are available. While rats may not be as complex as humans, these studies demonstrate a valuable point: life is best when you can enjoy the company of others more than using a drug.