Addiction is serious and can lead to health problems or even death if not treated. If you or a loved one is struggling with drug addiction, our trusted addiction and mental health care providers can find the right treatment approach.
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Detoxification is the first step in the recovery process. During this process, withdrawal symptoms can occur due to drug dependence and the body’s reaction to the sudden lack of drugs in the system. Detox programs offer inpatient, 24/7 monitoring from trained healthcare providers to make the process as easy as possible.
Possible Withdrawal Symptoms
- Nausea and vomiting
- Body aches or pain
- Flu-like symptoms
- Heart palpitations or increased heart rate
- Excessive sweating
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (nida.nih.gov), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a method that aims to prevent relapse. In CBT, patients develop strategies for identifying and correcting problematic behaviors and applying different skills to resist cravings and harmful actions.
A critical component of the recovery process is support. A person battling addiction needs to feel supported by friends, family members, and peers who are going through the same thing.
Support groups provide a safe space for those struggling with addiction to come together and support their recovery processes together. Group members can share successes and how they’ve overcome failures. When recovering from addiction, it helps to not feel alone — and support groups like Narcotics Anonymous help because people understand what you’re going through.
In certain situations, medication may be part of an addiction treatment plan. Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is a program closely monitored by healthcare professionals where the patient takes medication (such as methadone, suboxone, or buprenorphine) that reduces cravings and prevents the brain from producing the euphoric feeling from the drug.
Patients in the MAT program must undergo random urine drug screens and participate in counseling sessions.
Mental Health Counseling
Substance use disorder is a mental illness in and of itself, but it often co-occurs with other mental health disorders. Counseling can help a person overcome their addiction as well as address other mental illnesses. Substance abuse can often be a result of other mental health disorders like depression, anxiety, ADHD, or bipolar disorder. Counseling can address all co-occurring mental health conditions to aid recovery and prevent relapse.
Inpatient Treatment Programs
Inpatient or residential treatment offers housing to men and women so that they can recover from their addiction in a safe, supportive environment. Residential treatment programs are crucial for individuals who do not have stable housing or need a new environment to support recovery.
Inpatient treatment programs often combine multiple treatment approaches, including group therapy, detox support, individual counseling, educational sessions, 12-step meetings, personal time, and relapse prevention.