South Carolina residents who struggle with substance abuse may feel trapped, like there is no way back to a clean and healthy life. Addiction can feel like a prison that keeps you from experiencing the pleasures of normal relationships, a career, and a healthy mind and body.
South Carolina has a difficult relationship with drugs and alcohol, and cocaine is one of the most widely abused drugs in the state. Both crack and powdered cocaine are common in South Carolina, and many different types of people get hooked on the drug. While heroin has become popular in many other states, the DEA says drug trafficking lines that run up the Atlantic coast have caused cocaine to be South Carolina’s main threat.
Cocaine is one of the most powerful stimulants available. The National Institute on Drug Abuse, a federal drug abuse research agency, reports that approximately 5,000 people died from cocaine overdose nationwide in 2013. However, many more people have spent time in jail or have lost their families or careers do to cocaine.
Many Who Need Treatment for Alcoholism Never Get It
A drug threat that many people may not even realize exists is also one of the most widespread problems in the state: alcohol abuse. Dependence on alcohol, or alcoholism, is the cause of the majority of traffic fatalities in South Carolina. Alcohol also causes a number of health conditions, including:
- Liver disease
Unfortunately, approximately 90% of the people with an alcohol use disorder never get treatment. Some people are in denial that their problems are serious enough to warrant treatment. Others fear social consequences for getting treatment.
These misperceptions are easy to believe during active addiction. However, the vast majority of people who get treatment are glad they did so. Your quality of life, your health, and your relationships will improve when you take substance abuse out of your life.
A New Hope at Florida Detox
Serenity House Detox & Recovery is located just down the Atlantic coast from South Carolina in sunny South Florida. Our treatment facilities are designed to offer clients a time of rest and relaxation away from substance abuse.
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