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Identifying Signs of Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Is It Time To Seek Help For Addiction?

Gateway Rehabilitation Center is dedicated to helping those who suffer from addiction. It can be difficult to know when you need to ask for help. Addiction can manifest in many ways, making it hard to recognize.

One of the most common signs of addiction is the presence of what is known as the four C's:

  • Cravings - Cravings for the substance or behavior associated with addiction can be powerful and difficult to resist.
  • Control - Control is an important factor when it comes to addiction. Individuals may feel like they cannot control their cravings or behaviors, leading to further issues.
  • Compulsion - Compulsive use of a substance or behavior can lead to further misuse, loss of control, and compulsive behaviors even when it’s not desired or necessary
  • Consequences - Many individuals may experience consequences from their addiction like legal problems, financial difficulties, or health concerns.

If you're experiencing any of these four signs, it may be time to consider seeking help for your addiction at one of our Pittsburgh treatment centers.

In addition to the 4 C's, physical symptoms can indicate an issue with addiction. If you're feeling sick or experiencing intense cravings when you haven't used in several hours or days, it may be time to seek help. Other physical symptoms to look out for include changes in hygiene, weight, and overall appearance.

Behavioral indicators are also key signs that you should seek help for your addiction. This can include decisions to get high or drunk instead of attending a family, work, or social engagement, falling asleep or passing out randomly, or isolating yourself from others. Additionally, if your performance or attendance at work or school is impacted by your substance use, it may be time to get help.

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Addiction Recovery With Gateway Rehab

Addiction treatment is complex and requires comprehensive, long-term solutions. And that's exactly what Gateway Rehab provides to its patients.

Patients receiving treatment with us will have access to:

  • Individual, family, and group counseling
  • Cognitive–behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Twelve-step Facilitation (TSF)
  • Medicated assisted treatment (MAT)

Not all drug addiction treatment centers are created equal. At Gateway Rehab, our clinicians make it their life’s work to treat the whole person--body, mind, and spirit. We recognize that everyone needs help at some point in his or her life. Get the help that you or a loved one needs for drug addiction and set foot on the road to recovery today.

If you’re looking for drug or alcohol rehab in Pittsburgh, PA that goes above and beyond, you have come to the right place.

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