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Kick your drug addiction in Amsterdam
We treat clients as we want to be treated ourselves
“I used to be negative and never dared to move ahead, but now I can look forward and see the opportunities life presents me. Before I started with the treatment I smoked at least 1 joint per day and I would use other types of drugs numerous times per week. Now I haven’t had a joint for a year and I found the strength to move forward in my life.”
Experience of a client who successfully completed a treatment of ours in March, 2016. Shared on the independent review site ‘Zorgkaart Nederland’.
Euphoria and energy?
Substances like XTC and cocaine have a strong effect. Cannabis can pack a punch nowadays as well. The effects vary per substance, dose and person. Cannabis, for example, can make you carefree and slow. But it can also make you energetic, giggly, or anxious. Cocaine can put you in a euphoric mood with a boundless supply of energy. You’re not hungry, you’re bursting with confidence, you’re fearless and you don’t feel pain.
Too good to be true
After a while, the effects aren’t what they used to be. You still long for that extreme euphoria. You’ll use a little more every time, just to achieve the same effect. You’re more likely to use it in secret, by yourself. Or you surround yourself with people who use as well. A night out without cocaine or a pill is unthinkable.
If you want to fall asleep, you need a smoke, even if it’s just a little. You’re thinking, planning, using, and defending yourself, more and more.
Completely kick off or reduce? How do you kick off drugs?
Sometimes you think about cutting down on, or stopping with weed, coke, or other drugs. You’re convinced you can do this on your own. The last thing you need is other people getting involved. They will either whine or go into full panic mode and send you off to a rehab facility or some other nasty addiction care provider. That would only make things more difficult.
Long term and frequent use will make diminish the positive effects over time. Negative effects, on the contrary, become stronger than ever. Restlessness, exhaustion, delusions, anxieties, depression, insomnia, carelessness, suspiciousness, losing your sense of reality, becoming overconfident. Neglecting yourself and those people nearest to you. Physical complaints such as heart and lung conditions, liver damage, kidneys.
It is not a list that makes you happy. The cost of fun with these substances can go through the roof.
The points below can provide a first indication of problematic use. Are you worried? Don’t be afraid to approach someone you trust, schedule an appointment with your GP, give us a call or seek other professional help.
- I sometimes wonder if I use too much drugs.
- I sometimes make deals with myself regarding cutting down or stopping, which I (eventually) can’t follow through on.
- I sometimes get into arguments with others (partner, kids, parents) regarding my drug use.
- I sometimes use in secret.
- I use drugs to change my bad mood or to enhance my good mood.
- I sometimes worry about my drug use.
- Lately I’ve been using drugs more and more.
- I sometimes doubt whether I could completely stop using.
- Many people in my surroundings use drugs, it is completely normal.
The sooner you intervene, the better. And the easier it will be to regain control of your life. We will help you. Call us to schedule an appointment. We will see where things are and together we will work to exchange your bad habit for a good one.