Illicit drug addictions are among the most dangerous of substance abuse addictions.

From addiction to the black market selling of these substances, illicit drugs bring a wealth of danger to many lives. Today, addiction levels of illicit drug use are significantly high throughout the United States.



How Do Illicit Drug Addictions Start?

A physical dependence on an illicit drug is typically the start of an addiction, which is identified by withdrawal symptoms and a developed tolerance. Withdrawal symptoms take place when someone decides to stop using an illicit drug after their body has already become used to it and developing a tolerance occurs when someone needs more of a drug for it to be as effective as it was when they first started using it.

Additionally, a psychological dependence on an illicit drug occurs. An addict will feel they should stop using the drug, yet still place a priority on using over their essential life responsibilities and relationships. The addict can feel powerless and defeated from believing they simply cannot stop using the drug.

Examples of illicit drugs include: Cocaine, Heroin, Methamphetamine, Ecstasy, Hallucinogens


Successful illicit drug addiction treatment can be achieved at Iris Healing Retreat

Located in Los Angeles, Iris Healing Retreat professionals promote long-term recovery via individualized illicit drug addiction treatment programs at their luxury rehab facilities. Our staff carefully guides each resident through the illicit drug detox process and provides sincere care. After a resident completes sub-acute detox, they proceed to residential treatment for their illicit drug addiction and continue to be counseled with care. Each resident’s treatment experience is handled through a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor’s caseload to achieve paramount effectiveness.

Getting help alone often proves to be challenging for someone with an addiction. Therefore, family and close friends can play a pivotal role in helping someone take the important first step to recovery. If you have a loved one who is going through an illicit drug addiction, contact Iris Healing Retreat today. We help our patients set out onto the road for long-term recovery.