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Substance Abuse
Cirque Lodge Drug Rehab Treatment


Mount Timpanogos Early Morning Cirque Lodge, Sundance Utah is a leading addiction treatment and drug rehab center. It has been estimated that nearly ten percent of adults in America have a problem with alcohol or drugs, and that about 13 million adults are users of illicit drugs. Alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamines are the most common drugs of abuse. If you or a loved one is suffering from this disease with alcoholism or substances, call for drug rehab treatment today at 1-877-997-3422.

Substance Abuse is Different from Drug Addiction



Substance abuse differs from drug addiction in that drug addiction is a compulsion and an active seeking to use a substance, regardless of any negative consequences. Addiction always involves a lack of control and a lack of ability to take personal responsibility. Constant abuse of certain drugs or alcohol can lead to addiction. A drug rehab program can greatly reduce substance abuse and effectively stave the addiction.

Alcohol is the most abused drug and has been called the "dirtiest" because it affects so many portions of the brain, unlike other drugs. Alcohol is typically used as a "pick me up", and interestingly is actually a depressant. Because of its "dirty" reputation, the abuse of alcohol is one requiring frequent detox.

Alcoholism has been recognized as a disease since 1956 by the American Medical Association. Similarly, the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders classifies chronic drug abuse and addition as a disease. The early detection of substance abuse, the precursor to drug addiction, should be the first step in reducing this dreaded disease.

Common Symptoms of Drug Addiction



Many people ask us about some of differences between the most common symptoms of substance abuse and drug addiction.

Common Symptoms of Drug Addiction


  • You feel that you need the drug to deal with an existing problem
  • You have given up on many of your favorite hobbies or activities
  • You are losing friends or are having problems with associates at work or school
  • You have frequent absences at school or at work
  • You find yourself doing things you haven't done in the past such as stealing or constantly borrowing money from family or friends
  • You have sudden and more frequent outbursts of anger
  • You have frequent bouts of depression or anxiety
  • You don't spend any time with your old friends and now associate with other users
  • You constantly disappear for short periods of time to use your drug of choice
  • You need to use more and more of your drug of choice to achieve the same result
  • You feel exhausted, suicidal and constantly depressed

Common Symptoms of Substance Abuse


  • You never know when you will use your drug of choice
  • Your physical appearance is deteriorating
  • After an argument you use your drug to relieve your feelings of discomfort
  • You avoid family or friends to get high
  • You have difficulty sleeping
  • You start feeling like you have a substance abuse problem
  • You feel depressed and tired most of the time
  • You keep saying to yourself that you won't use your drug of choice again
  • You lie about how much you are using drugs or alcohol

Cirque Lodge is here To Help

Substance abuse is a major problem among adults in America, and is one of the major problems leading to divorce and crime. Substance abuse can lead to drug addiction and chemical dependence. Cirque Lodge drug rehab center provides exclusive and personalized drug rehab treatment. Treatment is available to assist families and businesses as they strive to help their loved ones and valuable employees. Substance abuse treatment and drug rehab can become a life saving measure.

For more information about alcoholism, drug rehab, or substance abuse, please visit our Research page. Hope is just a phone call away. Call us today at 1-877-997-3422.