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Addiction

Drug and alcohol addiction in America is shockingly abundant. More than 20 million Americans suffer from at least one addiction, yet only 2 million receive some type of treatment for their addiction. The reality is that addiction and alcoholism are diseases – whether someone uses alcohol, illicit drugs, prescription drugs, or even over-the-counter drugs. Every person is different and will require a customized treatment approach to address their individual needs.

According to the American Psychiatric Association, addiction is a “brain disease that is manifested by compulsive substance use despite harmful consequences.” This complex condition impacts millions of lives, from those suffering from the addiction to their family and friends. The weight of addiction is felt by everyone involved with a person who is struggling with substance use disorder.

There are differences between physical dependence, tolerance, and addiction. Using a substance daily can cause physical dependence. The body adapts to the substance, and physical withdrawal may occur when a person stops using alcohol or drugs. Tolerance is simply the need to take more alcohol, opiates, etc. because the body has adjusted to the intake, and it takes more of the substance to produce the desired effect.

At Dignity Healing, our substance abuse treatment program has been developed with you in mind. We recognize that drug or alcohol addiction is not the only issue you may struggle with, and we highlight the importance of treating co-occurring disorders (dual diagnosis). With this in mind, a strategic mix of addiction and medical professionals will work with you to figure out what recovery program will best suit your particular needs.

Addiction Treatment

When you or someone you love is deep in the throes of alcoholism or addiction, it can seem like there is no way out. Addiction has a way of taking over the lives of the person using substances and those closest to them. While it may seem that recovery is an impossible feat, treatment for substance use disorder and dual diagnosis disorders is effective in starting a life of recovery.

Substance abuse treatment programs are structured to address addiction through a series of important steps. Going through each level of care is critical to creating a path to sobriety. The core levels of care for addiction recovery treatment include:

1. Medical Detox

2. Inpatient Rehab

3. Outpatient Rehab

4. Aftercare/Sober Living Home

These levels of care are designed to meet the changing needs of people seeking treatment. As with any drug and alcohol recovery plan, an individualized approach is best. A team of addiction professionals will determine a custom, comprehensive treatment plan for you or your loved one while in treatment and beyond.

Drug and Alcohol Detox Programs

Entering into a medical detox program is the initial step on the road to recovery. Starting treatment for a substance use disorder means safely withdrawing from substances like alcohol, opioids, or heroin under trained health professionals’ supervision. This is especially important if you are withdrawing from benzodiazepines or alcohol; both substances can cause severe withdrawal symptoms, which can result in death. With supervised detox, your symptoms are monitored carefully as the drugs or alcohol leaves your body.

In addition to supervision from addiction professionals, a medical detox program often incorporates medications to help with the expected discomfort that comes from withdrawal. Medications like methadone and buprenorphine (Subutex) are often used to alleviate opiate/opioid withdrawal symptoms. Addiction medications serve to:

  • Stop the use of drugs
  • Reduce detox symptoms
  • Reduce substance cravings

Inpatient Rehab

Our residential rehab facility combines psychiatric and medical care to treat drug and alcohol addiction head-on. This intensive, on-site program is recommended after completing medical detox. Here you will have the opportunity to focus on your substance abuse treatment program. Some of the main components of inpatient drug and alcohol rehab include:

1. Medical Treatment

2. Withdrawal Management

3. Individual, Group, and Family Therapy

4. Recreational Activities

The above recovery components all play an essential role in guiding you or your loved one to live a sober life. Experts claim that inpatient rehab is the most effective type of care to treat drug and alcohol use disorders.

Outpatient Rehab

Some people do not require an intensive, on-site program to treat their substance abuse problem. In those cases, an outpatient rehab facility may be a better solution. In other instances, you would attend outpatient rehab after completing your stay in our inpatient recovery center. Outpatient substance abuse care is an effective way to treat alcoholism and addiction while also offering flexibility in scheduling.

Services typically include:

1. Psychotherapy

2. Medical Care

3. Psychiatric Services

The independence of an outpatient program is important to develop habits to embrace a sober lifestyle. An outpatient program’s increased responsibility is an effective bridge between inpatient treatment and the resumption of one’s pre-treatment responsibilities and life.

Aftercare

Sober living, also called halfway housing, is usually a co-living arrangement where you live in a home or apartment with others in recovery. It can be an excellent way to transition from rehab to everyday life. You can return to work, continue outpatient services, and begin attending a recovery program such as Alcoholics Anonymous. While completing inpatient and/or outpatient drug and alcohol rehab is an impressive beginning, it is the first step of many to living a sober lifestyle.

Some of the main components of a sober living home include:

  • Trigger Management
  • Guidance for a Healthy Lifestyle
  • Support Groups
  • Establishing Drug-Free Hobbies

An aftercare plan is crucial to staying sober for the long haul. Far too many people make the mistake of fully immersing themselves back into “normal” life after completing a substance abuse program. A sober living home is an excellent way to avoid relapse and set the tone for a healthy, sober lifestyle.

Our Approach to Addiction Recovery

At Dignity Healing, our approach to addiction recovery focuses on treating each person as an individual. This means creating a customized addiction treatment plan that plays to their strengths and improves their weaknesses. Our holistic approach aims to treat co-occurring mental illnesses by supporting physical, social, and spiritual well-being.

Are you or a loved one ready to take on your drug or alcohol addiction? We are here to help. Call (844) 978-1524