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Types Of Drug Abuse in Alaska

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What Is Heroin?

Heroine is an opioid drug that can cause serious health problems, such as hallucinations, psychosis, seizures, and other problems relating to the brain receptors. When injected, heroin can spread hepatitis and human immunodeficiency virus. Too much heroin will lead to overdose.

What Is Cocaine?

Cocaine is a stimulant that induces euphoria, increases the heart rate, and blood pressure. Heart attacks and strokes can occur while using cocaine. Cocaine is highly addictive and requires professional help when seeking recovery.

What Is Crack?

Crack is a form of cocaine that is often smoked. It produces a short-lived feeling of euphoria. Crack is cheap to buy and easy to obtain. Addiction can happen after just the first use. The long-term side effects using crack include kidney damage, lung damage, and liver damage.

What Are Hallucinogens?

Hallucinogens cause individuals to see, hear, and feel things that aren’t real. PCP and LSD are common hallucinogens. It is common to lose touch with reality or have psychotic moments in violent states.

What Are Amphetamines?

Amphetamines increase the functions of a person’s mind and body, causing moments of manic behavior. Extreme paranoia, abnormal behavior, and delusions are also common with amphetamines.

What Is Marijuana?

Marijuana is often used recreationally at first, but that soon leads to abuse, as individuals continue to get high to achieve the initial feeling after the first use. Marijuana is one of the most commonly used illegal substances.

What Are Inhalants?

Inhalants aren’t a narcotic, but they do cause feelings of euphoria and numbness. Spray paint, butane, and nitrous oxide are common inhalants.

What Are Prescription Drugs?

Prescription drugs are the second-most common choice of drug, including sedatives, anti-anxiety medication, and anti-seizure drugs. Individuals abuse prescription drugs for recreational purposes or unintentionally when it’s prescribed.

Why Choose Free by the Sea?

Free by the Sea is a beautiful campus, located on the Long Beach Peninsula in Ocean Park, WA. Our community of dedicated professionals are committed to provide care to all individuals with dignity and respect. Client centered care respectful of individual needs and concerns is the foundation of our approach. We adhere to evidence-based practices which are focused on successful outcomes for long term recovery. Services provided include:

  • 77 treatment beds.
  • Masters level addiction counselors.
  • High quality evidence-based addiction treatment, including gambling.
  • DBT, CBT, EMDR and trauma informed treatment addresses underlying issues of addiction that include depression, anxiety, self-esteem and relationships.
  • Relapse Prevention, Life Skills, Addiction education provided in groups and individual sessions
  • Twelve step meetings include celebrate recovery, wellbriety, dual disorder and AA/NA/GA
  • We offer residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient levels of care.
  • Peaceful and safe setting located on five acres facing the Pacific Ocean.
  • Multi-sport areas that include volleyball/basketball courts and an exercise room.
  • Nutritionally designed meals to restore health

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The list of reasons for why you should seek treatment is endless. Drug abuse is just the first step towards addiction if the problem is solved. Contact us to discuss the various options for drug abuse and addiction treatment at Free by the Sea.

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If you or a loved one are struggling with drug abuse or addiction in Alaska (Anchorage and Juneau included), there is hope with Free by the Sea’s help. We offer personalized dual diagnosis/co-occurring treatment programs to increase your chance of success. Contact us today and change the course of your life.