With all of the addictive substances in our world today, there is more need than ever for excellent addiction treatment facilities. Individuals of every race, gender, and class face the demons of addiction every day. There are many reasons for these addictions. Young adults simply may be curious about various drugs or face peer pressure from their friends to try drugs of different types. They do not realize how quickly they can become addicted to these substances. Many adults struggle with stress in their lives and choose to use drugs or alcohol to mask the problems of their everyday lives.
Our addiction treatment center offers numerous treatment programs, so there will be one designed for each client’s individual needs and preferences. We feel that if the client is allowed to participate in choosing a program to fit their needs, they will stick with the program and ultimately, have a much higher success rate for recovery. Our inpatient treatment programs remove the client/patient from their environment of drug or alcohol usage. They are not in the company of friends and relatives who may contribute to, or trigger, the client to use their substance of choice. Our addiction treatment center offers a safe and serene environment with a caring and compassionate staff on hand 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If at any time the client has issues arise, there is always someone on hand to handle the situation or just lend a kind ear to listen.
What is the First Step in Treatment?
Detox is the first step in addiction recovery and is usually the part of treatment dreaded the most by addicts because of the uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms they expect. Fear of detox has prevented many addicts from getting the treatment they desperately need, and in many cases, lives have been lost because of this fear. We understand this apprehension and are equipped to address any situation that might arise during the detox process. Our well-trained staff monitors withdrawal symptoms and is available 24/7 to give much-needed support and assistance as needed to provide a safe and efficient detoxification for the client.
The goal of detox is to remove all traces of the addictive substance from the body to eliminate cravings and prepare the client for the next stage of treatment. Without successful detox, the rehabilitation program will be ineffective, and relapse is inevitable. The length of time needed for complete detox depends on the substance involved and the extent of the addiction, and since everyone responds differently to treatment, it’s hard to give a specific time frame. Anyone looking for a quick fix will be disappointed, because our goal is to provide lasting results, and that takes time and effort on the part of the addict and the treatment professionals as well.
Why is Detox Not Enough?
Many people mistakenly believe addiction is a physical condition that will reverse when the substance is removed. Unfortunately, there is much more involved in addiction that cannot be resolved by abstinence alone. Ask any addict why they take drugs or drink alcohol. Some say they wanted to have more fun, while others say they just couldn’t deal with the stress anymore. More reasons they might give are depression, chronic pain, financial trouble, or relationship issues. These answers support the fact that there is more involved than just the physical dependence, and unless these factors are addressed, the chance of lasting recovery is not likely. For this reason, detox must be followed by a drug rehabilitation program designed specifically to target these contributing factors.
To successfully function in life without drugs or alcohol involved, the addicted person must learn to confront and manage situations in an efficient manner and feel confident in their ability to do so. This includes reconditioning the mind to accept an entirely new way of viewing life in general, and in how they perceive their place in society. Confidence must be restored, and trust must be earned. For these reasons, treatment and therapy must be directed toward achieving these goals. We offer a variety of methods for helping a client focus on each of their specific needs such as:
- Individual and Group Therapy and Counseling
- Moral Reconation Therapy
- Supplements to Treatment Program: Cognitive, Holistic, Faith-Based, 12-Step, Native American
- Nutritional and Fitness Planning and Activities: Nutrition, Vitamins, Exercise
- Acupuncture and Massage Therapies, Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment
- Education (GED, College, Financial Literacy, and Life Skills), Lectures, and Workshops
- Aftercare Programs
These are only examples of some of the programs and features we offer to help our clients with their battle with addiction. Click on the links above to learn more, or call us today to speak with a counselor for addiction treatment information.
Treating Drug Addiction
The term drug rehabilitation, also referred to as rehab or drug rehab, indicates diverse forms of emotional and medical treatments applied as a remedy for substance dependence. Most drug rehabs deal with patients that are addicted to psychoactive substances such as prescription drugs, alcohol, cocaine, amphetamines, and heroin.The goal of drug rehabilitation is to mold addicted individuals into responsible and well-adjusted citizens of society. Because drug addicts fail to conform to societal norms, they are often confronted with issues about their physical and mental health, as well as some legal problems. Addiction can be a self-perpetuating cycle. This means that many of the health and legal problems that arise from drug addiction subserve behaviors that exacerbate the problem, such as isolation and excommunication from friends, family, and society as a whole.Some forms of treatment will include medication for psychiatric disorders that accompany the patient’s addiction. More commonly, rehabs include counseling by a healthcare professional and times to share experiences with addiction with other recovering addicts. Rehabs with holistic approaches will usually include a chance to practice meditation, yoga, and spirituality.
Defining Substance Dependence
Substance dependence, or drug addiction, can be defined as when an individual compulsively continues to use drugs, even though they are aware of the negative consequences associated with continued use. Substance dependence is also characterized by tolerance and withdrawal.Tolerance refers to the adaptation that the body undergoes to compensate for the high influx of drugs being administered into the body. Thus, higher doses of the drug are needed to achieve the original effects of the drug. On the other, withdrawal refers to the symptoms that the addicted individual suffers from when he or she chooses to reduce or quit the amount of drug being administered daily. The type of withdrawal symptoms are dependent on the particular drug being taken, but all will involve uncomfortable ailments.Moreover, addiction is classified as a neurobiological disease that is contingent on the genetics of an individual and environmental factors that influence its development. The disease involves an impaired control over substance use, continued use despite negative consequences, compulsive behaviors, and cravings.
Types of Addiction Treatment
There are some treatment programs in the United States, including inpatient drug rehab, outpatient drug rehab, extended care units, local support groups, sober or recovery houses, mental health, addiction counseling, medical care and orthomolecular medicine.
It is even possible to request treatment centers that offer gender and age-specific programs that focus on how drugs affect male or female individuals differently, or how they can have different effects depending on the age of the person. For example, addicts between 17 and 24 are more likely to be financially dependent and without children of their own, whereas users above 25 are usually financially independent and sometimes caring for their children.
Scientific research in the field of addiction treatment has shown that effective treatments do more to address several needs of the patient, instead of just treating their addiction alone. Further, detoxification has little efficacy in treating addiction alone. Rather, additional treatment following detoxification has shown a much greater efficacy in successfully treating patients suffering from substance dependence.
On top of that, relapse prevention is highly recommended for patients leaving an inpatient treatment facility. When all steps of the treatment process are fulfilled, there is a much greater chance that the patient will be able to stay drug-free for a longer period. The last aspect to consider in treatment is the motivation of the patient. Everything will rest on the patient’s desire to remain drug-free; otherwise, treatment is almost entirely futile.
Inpatient Drug Rehabilitation
Upon admittance to an inpatient rehab program, patients will usually begin their treatment by being placed in detoxification (detox) unit where they will be continually monitored by a healthcare professional. This is to ensure that the patient is reacting normally to the withdrawal symptoms brought on by the cessation of prolonged drug abuse.
After about 5 to 10 days, the patient will be cleared from the detox unit and will be able to begin the treatment portion of rehab. The treatment phase is the most critical stage of recovery. This is the point where the patient will learn coping mechanisms, how to build support groups, how to remain completely abstinent from all drugs and, most importantly, how to set up an extended care program. Most of the time, the inpatient facility will assist the patient in finding the necessarily extended care programs, so they can begin immediately after they are released.
When asked why they decided to admit themselves into an inpatient drug rehabilitation program, many addicts point to a “moment of clarity” or “hitting rock bottom.” Whatever the case may be, inpatient drug rehab is a major step to beginning the long and arduous road to recovery.
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