Drugs and alcohol are psychoactive substances that affect your body and mind in profound ways. When someone is addicted to psychoactive substances, their brain has adapted to regular exposure to a substance. Some drugs — and alcohol — are able to trick you into needing them to function normally. You can start the process of overcoming addiction at Brookside Treatment’s alcohol and drug detox center.
All substances cause your judgment to be clouded and affect your thinking and behavior. In most cases, you need to clear your body of these toxins to begin the process of healing from a substance use disorder. During the detox phase of addiction treatment, you learn about the basic principles of recovery and prepare for your recovery program.