image of person made out of pills taking a pill. Many people abuse more than one substance and have what is commonly referred to as polysubstance or polydrug abuse

Abusing more than one substance is referred to as polysubstance abuse.

Many people abuse more than one substance and have what is commonly referred to as polysubstance or polydrug abuse. Sometimes people abuse different substances to intentionally create different reactions. Certain substances make them feel better or give them a “high”, while other substances cause sedation and help them relax or sleep.

image of woman diving into water for blog article entitled "Can Addiction Recovery be Easy?" for Gulf Breeze Recovery a non-12 step holistic drug and alcohol rehab

Can Addiction Recovery Be Easy?

Many of those who have experienced less difficulty with recovery talk about an “aha” moment where they realized at a very deep level that they wanted to change their lifestyle and regain their health. They often echo a well-known quote, saying, “they got sick and tired of being sick and tired.” In other words, they were ready for recovery and willing to make the changes necessary to achieve their sobriety.