L Lowell, Massachusetts originally began as a social experiment called “The Lowell Experiment,” as it was a planned town for the manufacture of textiles. It was one of the first towns to employ women in a factory setting. After the factory bust, a lot of people lost their jobs.
When a town goes through a recession, people will naturally turn to drugs and alcohol to deal with unemployment. With this, comes the grave threat of drug addiction.
People get addicted to drugs not because they are bad people, rather, because of a wide variety of issues. Generally, people get addicted to drugs because of a combination of social and genetic factors. People can have a predisposition for abuse, but not abuse if they experience trauma or isolation.
Addiction feeds on isolation, so people who don’t have the requisite trauma or genetics can find themselves taken to drugs or alcohol because of a sense of isolation. As with the case in Lowell, Massachusetts people who lose their jobs often feel isolated and then use to cope.
Using drugs can seem like an escape and reprieve. However, drugs can send people into a further spiral of isolation over time.
If you can’t go several hours without experiencing withdrawal symptoms from the drug you are abusing, then you definitely need detox. Though people fear detox because of the withdrawal symptoms associated with it, drug treatment centers provide medical assistance in the form of medication to help with it.
Detox is important because it flushes all the drugs out of your body from the period of use so you can focus on recovery. It is the first step of recover, but it is not recovery in itself.
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