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Conditions IASIS Helps

Understanding Addiction and Substance Abuse

At Mindful Wellness, we believe that knowledge is the first step towards healing. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of addiction and substance abuse is crucial for early intervention and support. If you or someone you care about is struggling, understanding these indicators can make all the difference.

Recognizing the Signs

  • Behavioral Changes

    Increased Secrecy: Attempts to hide activities or whereabouts.
  • Change in Social Circles: Spending time with new, potentially risky friends.
  • Neglecting Responsibilities: A decline in performance at work, school, or home.
  • Engaging in Risky Behaviors: Recklessness, impulsivity, or involvement in illegal activities.
  • Muscle Tension: Physical symptoms like muscle tension and aches, often related to the body's response to stress.
  • Difficulty Concentrating: Finding it hard to concentrate or focus on tasks due to a racing mind or persistent worry.
  • Sleep Disturbances: Trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or experiencing restless, unsatisfying sleep patterns.
  • Panic Attacks: Sudden and intense episodes of fear or terror, often accompanied by physical symptoms like a racing heart, shortness of breath, and dizziness.
  • Physical Symptoms

    Changes in Appearance: Poor hygiene, weight fluctuations, or lack of grooming.
  • Bloodshot Eyes and Dilated Pupils: Common signs of substance intoxication.
  • Neglecting Responsibilities: A decline in performance at work, school, or home.
  • Tremors or Slurred Speech: Indicative of alcohol or drug use.
  • Psychological Indicators

    Mood Swings: Extreme highs and lows, unexplained anger, or irritability.
  • Anxiety and Paranoia: Excessive worry, restlessness, or suspiciousness.
  • Depression: Persistent sadness, loss of interest, or thoughts of self-harm.
  • Tolerance and Withdrawal

    Increased Tolerance: Needing more of the substance to achieve the same effect.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Physical or psychological symptoms when substance use is reduced or stopped.
  • Financial and Legal Issues

    Financial Strain: Unexplained debts, borrowing money, or selling personal items.
  • Legal Problems: Arrests, DUIs, or other legal issues related to substance abuse.

Why Early Intervention is Crucial

Recognizing these symptoms early can significantly impact the individual’s recovery journey. Timely intervention can prevent further harm, mend relationships, and pave the way for a healthier, substance-free life.

How We Can Help

IASIS MCN treatments have shown to be very effective for addiction and have had proven benefits in significantly reducing craving while enhancing overall healing and wellbeing. The MCN treatments allow the brain to reorganize and create new brain wave patterns so the brain can break out of the unhealthy, addictive patterns and function in a healthy way. These changes are sustainable after a minimum of twelve sessions and can help individuals in their journey of recovery.

If you or someone you know is displaying these symptoms, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here to listen, to support, and to help. Remember, there is hope, there is help, and there is healing.