Although each drug has its own list of side effects, all can rob you of your health and cause need for NJ detox centers. However, your health isn’t the only thing that drugs can take over. In general, addiction is characterized by cravings, loss of control over use, and continued use despite the negative consequences it has on all aspects of life.

What Else Can Addiction Destroy?

Work or School – If someone suffering from addiction is well enough to hold a job or attend school, at the very least they will experience an intense decrease in job performance. Moreover, the chemical dependence and side effects of drugs will create extreme difficulty with balancing responsibilities. In many cases, addiction leads to job loss and prolonged unemployment.

Relationships – Some extreme side effects of drugs can cause violent behavior toward friends and family members. Once addiction takes hold, a sufferer may do anything to keep pursuing drugs, even to the point of abandoning significant others and children. For someone that has hidden addiction from loved ones, establishing a sense of trust can be difficult.

Self-Esteem – After struggling with work performance or driving away loved ones, someone addicted to heroin will experience an extreme lack of confidence. This typically leads to more drug use, which traps the user in a vicious cycle. Additionally, the nature of addiction itself can shift one’s core values and cause strong personal principles to be broken. This loss of self can be severe enough to lead to suicidal thoughts.

Take Control of Your Life with NJ Detox Centers

How can NJ detox centers help my life?

Addiction has the power to take away what truly matters. If you have started to lose what you care about, take back your life with the Discovery Institute. Starting with a quality detox to rid you of the drugs that have held you back, we can help you get back to the life you deserve. Contact us today to learn about our programs and overcome your addiction.

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MDDr. Jeffrey Berman is a psychiatrist in Teaneck, New Jersey and is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including French and Hebrew.

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