Do you have a prescription painkiller or other drug abuse problem?
Although prescription medications have different physical effects, the symptoms of their abuse and addiction are similar.
Common signs of drug abuse:
- You’re neglecting your responsibilities at work, school, or home because of your drug use.
- You’re using drugs under dangerous conditions or taking risks while high, such as driving while on drugs.
- Your drug use is getting you into legal trouble such as stealing to support a drug habit.
- Your drug use is causing problems in your relationships, such as arguments with your partner or family members and loss of friends.
Common signs of drug addiction:
- You’ve built up a drug tolerance, meaning you need more of the drug to experience the same effects.
- You take drugs to avoid or relieve withdrawal symptoms.
- You’ve stopped participating in activities you once enjoyed.
- You continue to use drugs even when you realize they could be causing problems.
- Your life revolves around drug use.
Get Help – Finding Treatment Resources and Other Services
Remember that drug addiction is a chronic brain disease that needs to be treated and maintained like any other chronic disease like diabetes and hypertension. There are doctors and specialist who can help you get into recovery and get your life back on track.
Recognizing that you have a drug problem is the first step in getting better. Asking for help is the second step:
New Day Counseling
1805 Abercorn Street, Savannah, Ga
Opioid Specific Treatment Program
Help is available 24/7 for problems with drugs, alcohol, mental health and developmental disabilities – it is free and confidential!
The warm line is answered by people with lived experience of substance abuse recovery – Every day 8:30am to 11:00pm.
Phone: 1-844-326-5400 (call or text)
Find the nearest Narcotics Anonymous and Alcohol Anonymous meetings.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is an international network of community-based meetings for those recovering from drug addiction. Modeled after Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), NA is a 12-step program with a defined process for overcoming narcotic addiction.
Local Information –
Bryan County AA Meetings:
Richmond Hill United Methodist Church
9050 Ford Ave
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
More information: http://savannahaa.com/meetings-list
Bryan County Library
1018 Camellia Drive
Pembroke, GA 31321
More information: https://www.aageorgia.org/5a-meetings.html