An Examination of Twin Falls (ID) Treatment Programs
In July 2012, KBOI Radio News
reported that four people from Twin Falls, Idaho
were arrested for selling a synthetic marijuana product known as "spice." While there is no medical evidence that cannabis or its synthetic counterparts cause physical dependency (as is the case for alcohol or opiates), there are many who use such substances who become psychologically addicted. In addition, the National Institute on Drug Abuse
reports that people who use synthetic cannabis have experienced the following symptoms:
- Elevated heart rate and blood pressure
- Hallucinations and mental impairment
- Reduced blood flow to the heart
- Heart attacks
Regardless of whether your dependency is psychological or physical, chemical or behavioral, there is help available.
Items to Take to Rehabilitation
Each rehab facility has its own policies on what patients should bring with them. You should contact the facility beforehand, or visit the facility's website. Most treatment centers recommend that patients bring a week's worth of clothing; toiletry items such as brushes, combs, toothpaste, etc.; prescription medications; and reading material. In most cases, you will not be allowed to bring personal electronic devices or anything that may contain alcohol (such as mouthwash, cough medicine or cologne).
*Why Do People Become Addicted?
This is not a simple issue. In theory, all of us have the potential to become addicted to a substance or a behavior, but most of us do not. Those who do
may have a genetic predisposition to addiction or a family history of substance abuse, a psychological condition or neurosis, or negative experiences in early childhood such as abuse or neglect.
Find Recovery Options in Twin Falls
The process of finding help for an addiction can be overwhelming. We are here to help; call us to speak with a counselor who can provide direction in finding recovery options in Twin Falls.