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Numbing Emotional Pain through Drug Use

Numbing Emotional Pain through Drug Use Emotional pain is not something that can be ignored for long. For Boise individuals so afflicted, this kind of distress may be too much to handle, and lead them to use drugs and alcohol to numb the pain.

Emotional Issues that Can Lead to Drug Use

The following is only a partial list of the myriad emotional and psychological issues that may influence a Boise resident to abuse drugs and alcohol to relieve emotional pain:

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse
  • Neglect
  • Failure
  • Lack of approval from superiors or parents
  • Constant sense of inferiority in appearance or performance
  • A traumatic event, such as a house fire or the death of a loved one
  • Depression
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder or other personality disorders
  • Attention deficit disorders

Challenges such as these are difficult to understand and recover from, and may cause the sufferer to seek a quick fix through drugs and alcohol. An individual can quickly become addicted to the substance that relieves his emotional pain. Addiction sets in when he seeks the numbing effects of drugs and alcohol more and more often, yet finds it less and less fulfilling every time Over time the user develops a psychological and physical dependence on the substance, making it difficult if not impossible to quit on his own.

Recovery Options for Boise Residents Suffering from Drug Addiction and Emotional Pain

There is a range of therapies available for Boise residents who are suffering from drug addiction and emotional pain. They include the following techniques:

  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Group sessions
  • Private counseling
  • Equine therapy
  • Wilderness therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Personal training
  • Dance therapy

Treatment specialists spend the first few weeks of recovery determining the right combination of these and other therapies for each individual patient. Over time, individuals can make a full recovery from their addiction and emotional issues.

Drug Addiction Recovery Treatment for Your Life

If you or your loved one in Boise is facing unbearable pain and has turned to drug use for relief, we can help. Call our toll-free, 24 hour helpline to speak to a counselor who can recommend the best recovery option for your situation. The call is confidential and can be the beginning of a brand new life, free from addiction and crippling emotional pain. Please call us today.