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Idaho Falls is the fourth largest city in the state of Idaho with a total population of 56,813 according to the 2010 United States Census. Idaho Falls is located in the county seat of Bonneville County and is the principal city of the Idaho Falls, Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Idaho Falls-Blackfoot, Idaho Combined Statistical Area.The city serves as a hub to all of eastern Idaho and much of western Wyoming. Due to its relative economic vitality, high quality of life, and proximity to world-class outdoor recreation, it is often featured in various publications’ lists of “best places to live.” The city is home to the Idaho Falls regional Airport and is home to the Idaho Falls Chukar minor league baseball team.
Drug and Alcohol Addiction
No one want to become an addict. Unfortunately for some their constant abuse of drug and/or alcohol lead to addiction. Most start of as causal, social substance use after a period of time they started to loose some control abusing the substance but then all control was lost and addiction set in. Their bodies build a tolerance to the substance requiring more of it to reach the same affects they crave. In time they become physically dependent and when they are not high on the drug they feel debilitating withdrawal symptoms. Even if the addict is ready to quit they find it nearly impossible to do so with the withdrawal symptoms and constant cravings. Many require the help of a rehab program to successfully quit.
Commonly Abuse Substances and Their Effects
- Alcohol- In low doses, euphoria, mild stimulation, relaxation, lowered inhibitions; in higher doses, drowsiness, slurred speech, nausea, emotional volatility, loss of coordination, visual distortions, impaired memory, sexual dysfunction, loss of consciousness/increased risk of injuries, violence, fetal damage (in pregnant women); depression; neurologic deficits; hypertension; liver and heart disease; addiction; fatal overdose
- Cocaine- Increased heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, metabolism; feelings of exhilaration; increased energy, mental alertness; tremors; reduced appetite; irritability; anxiety; panic; paranoia; violent behavior; psychosis/weight loss, insomnia; cardiac or cardiovascular complications; stroke; seizures; addiction
- Heroin- Euphoria; drowsiness; impaired coordination; dizziness; confusion; nausea; sedation; feeling of heaviness in the body; slowed or arrested breathing/constipation; endocarditis; hepatitis; HIV; addiction; fatal overdose
- Marijuana- Euphoria; relaxation; slowed reaction time; distorted sensory perception; impaired balance and coordination; increased heart rate and appetite; impaired learning, memory; anxiety; panic attacks; psychosis/cough, frequent respiratory infections; possible mental health decline; addiction
- Methamphetamine- Increased heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, metabolism; feelings of exhilaration; increased energy, mental alertness; tremors; reduced appetite; irritability; anxiety; panic; paranoia; violent behavior; psychosis/weight loss, insomnia; cardiac or cardiovascular complications; stroke; seizures; addiction
- MDMA (Ectasty)- mild hallucinogenic effects; increased tactile sensitivity; empathic feelings; lowered inhibition; anxiety; chills; sweating; teeth clenching; muscle cramping/sleep disturbances; depression; impaired memory; hyperthermia; addiction
- LSD- Altered states of perception and feeling; hallucinations; nausea, increased body temperature, heart rate, blood pressure; loss of appetite; sweating; sleeplessness; numbness, dizziness, weakness, tremors; impulsive behavior; rapid shifts in emotion, Flashbacks, Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder
- Ketamine- Feelings of being separate from one’s body and environment, impaired motor function/anxiety; tremors, numbness; memory loss, nausea, analgesia; impaired memory; delirium; respiratory depression and arrest; death
- Inhalants- (varies by chemical)—stimulation; loss of inhibition; headache; nausea or vomiting; slurred speech; loss of motor coordination; wheezing/cramps; muscle weakness; depression; memory impairment; damage to cardiovascular and nervous systems; unconsciousness; sudden death
There is help out there…
If you are ready to make the first step to sobriety and admit you have a problem then it is time to contact a Rehab Programs in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Here you will receive the best care and understanding while you are fighting the disease called addiction. In a safe and relaxed environment you will go through the detoxification process. This process is different for each substance addiction but in most cases you will be offered non-addictive prescription medications to lessen the symptoms of withdrawal to increase your success rate and keep you comfortable. You will receive medical treatment for any health conditions you have as a result of long term substance abuse. During your stay at the rehab you will go through extensive behavioral modification therapy to help you understand the root cause of your addiction while teaching you how to live a new happy, healthy and sober life style. With the help of a rehab program in Idaho Falls, Idaho you will be able to live a more fulfilling life again, free of addiction.