SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT
Substance abuse, declared a public health crisis by the administration of the United States in Washington DC, is when you take a prescription drug and or illicit drugs and or illegal drugs that cause problems in a person’s life. It can also be alcohol abuse, prescription medication, or legal stimulants. When the nightly fun becomes more than just a drink or two, and you lose control over your alcohol consumption, and it starts to affect your daily living you are said to have substance use problems — compromising your job, your relationships, and, most importantly, your behavioral health. This can progressively get worse, and it is wise that you find an inpatient substance abuse treatment center. Substance abuse can sneak up on you, and before you know it, you have a severe problem on your hands. Substance use disorders turn to abuse, then addiction It happens quickly, and you don’t realize the effects it can have on your body or your family until it’s too late. You are much better off getting ahead of your substance abuse and beating it with the right addiction center for your needs.
SIGNS OF Substance abuse
- Have you noticed a lack of drive or initiative to succeed or to want more out of life?
- Has this person ever had partial hospitalization due to their substance abuse?
- Has drugs or alcohol ever caused any legal issues?
- Does this person have a hard time having fun or enjoying life without the use of drugs or alcohol?
- Have others expressed concerns about this person’s drug or alcohol use?
- Does this person get violent when they become over-intoxicated?
- Has this person ever tried to quit drinking or using drugs but failed?
Addiction INTERACTION DISORDER
Sadly most addicts or alcoholics struggle with more than one substance at the same time. Not only can they coexist, but they can also reinforce each other and have very damaging long-lasting effects. This process is called Addiction Interaction Disorder. People can have multiple addiction, that is different and separate but yet share the same consequences. Addiction Interaction disorder can become very chronic is not treated by a residential program. If you are struggling with substance abuse to alcohol or drugs, for example, and don’t have health insurance or the money to private pay for types of treatment, you can find alcoholics anonymous classes or group counseling classes to attend. Although this will not be as effective as a long term inpatient substance abuse treatment center, it can still be a start in the right direction to your recovery.
WHY MEDICAL RELIEF?
- Muscle, joint, and bone pain.
- Flu symptoms including – sneezing, coughing, chills, and runny nose.
THE NLM STATES THERE ARE A NUMBER OF DETOX MEDICATIONS FOR OPIATES, INCLUDING:
Methadone – is a powerful agonist that can be prescribed for short periods of time. This medication will allow you to live your daily life, such as going to work or school. This drug is usually the best solution for Opiate treatment for someone who has been addicted to opiates for multiple years.
Buprenorphine – An opioid agonist-antagonist that creates a ceiling effect that helps prevent and protect users from overdosing or abusing opiates. This medication typically works best for users with less severe dependence that those in need of Methadone but still need to stay clean and away from opiate abuse.
Clonidine – An anti-hypertensive drug that can help treat opioid withdrawal symptoms. This drug is usually most useful for people who have become addicted to opiates through a doctor’s care.
HOW DO I START THE PROCESS OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT?
Leading a drug and alcohol-free life is a life-long process. The first step is to complete Medical Detox. This allows you to come off the drugs or alcohol safely, closely medically supervised at all times by nurses, doctors, and therapists. Substance abuse can be a severe issue having long term and long-acting side effects. Substance withdrawal can be extremely agonizing and life-threatening and sometimes fatal if not carefully
monitored by full-time medical staff in a medical relief facility.
At Perspective Recovery, we believe that friend and family engagement is key to truly
support a full and total recovery. For family and friends of drug or alcohol dependent
individuals, addressing addiction is one of the most difficult aspects of helping the addicted
person find treatment. Often, over time, daily family involvement has only managed to
enable the addict. Family members usually do not know how to bring up the issue of
substance abuse treatment and chose to ignore the problem for fear of pushing their
loved one away during a confrontation. These are legitimate concerns, and while
families should understand that approaching their loved one should be a gentle and
supportive process, they also need to understand that most patients seek substance abuse treatment because of positive family involvement and intervention.
DURING A PATIENT’S SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT PROGRAM
After an intervention, the best-case scenario is that the addicted individual will be compelled to enter either a detox program as well as a live-in substance abuse treatment program. Each patient’s needs are different, and at Perspective Recovery we focus on the individual and assess each client’s needs accordingly. In an inpatient (residential) program, patients travel to a facility where they undergo an intensive 28- to 30-day detoxification and recovery program. They are immersed in the recovery process and do not have the ability to leave the substance abuse treatment campus. However, family involvement is important, and at Perspective Recovery we encourage frequent interaction with family and friends. We offer WIFI services as well as have video communication systems in place. As previously mentioned, patients’ needs vary, but inpatient substance abuse treatment has the obvious benefit of removing the drug- or alcohol -addicted individual from the toxic atmosphere that was enabling their addiction. This same benefit is transferred to the patient’s friends and family, who are often able to gain a new PERSPECTIVE about their loved one’s addiction and their own behaviors.
behaviors and traits that they can adjust to break the cycle.
This is not to say that Perspective Recovery isolates the patient from their friends
and family – quite the opposite. In a quality residential substance abuse treatment
program like Perspective Recovery, the focus is on the patient’s physical recovery from
drug and alcohol addiction as much as it is on a mental recovery from the addictive
disease. Addiction therapy is supported heavily by positive and frequent family
involvement. The support that a family provides to a patient recovering from substance abuse is essential to that patient’s success. Educational programs for family members, such as supportive and dynamic recovery workshops and sessions for family
involvement are also offered.
Outside of the residential substance abuse treatment facility, patients’ family and
friends are highly encouraged to attend Al Anon or Nar Anon meetings. These free
programs are held around the nation and are dedicated to providing group support to drug- and alcohol-addicted individuals’ family and friends. The meetings address things such as:
- helping an addict seek assistance for his or her own problem
- addressing a loved one’s drug or alcohol addiction
- building family through the addiction therapy process
- supporting yourself and your loved one through the recovery process
These programs support friends and family during and after the substance abuse treatment program. They are essential for family involvement.
AFTER A SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT PROGRAM
There truly is no clear-cut “end” to the addiction therapy process. The department of health and human services, as well as the national institute on drug addiction, says that families struggling with the effects of their loved one’s drug and alcohol addiction should continually attend Al Anon or Nar Anon meetings (perhaps both) on a regular basis to continue a constructive program of support and ongoing education. Alcohol and drug addiction are both considered “family diseases,” and family involvement with people combating drug and alcohol addiction requires continual attendance at these meetings during and after the formal inpatient or outpatient addiction therapy session. Additionally, while these meetings help individuals to understand the disease and how to support someone they care about, they also assist friends and family with their own emotional support during what is most often an incredibly trying and stressful time. By continuing to attend Al Anon and Nar Anon meetings, friends and family of an addicted individual can continue to stay out of the destructive cycle of enabling and codependency and fully realize the benefits of substance abuse therapy.
After leaving a live-in facility and returning back to the reality of life, the stress of the next steps is a huge risk factor in substance abuse and a potential relapse. At Perspective Recovery we fully understand that the first several months are the most crucial in protecting oneself from substance abuse cravings and desires. It is our goal to greatly increase the chances of a happy and healthy life for our clients by staring day one at Perspective Recovery Retreat working towards family and loved one’s support and relationship restoration. We also focus heavily on establishing a clear, strategic, and realistic list of life’s objectives and goals for each individual client. We then work throughout the 30 days to create a clear “roadmap” for accomplishing each client’s individual life’s goals and objectives. This “roadmap” will be a guide for each client. Perspective Recovery believes that true happiness is found in progress. Continual progress through accomplishing goals starting from the smallest to the largest creates a path for true success and happiness in life. We want our clients to leave with the mindset that life is too amazing to relapse. We want each client to leave with a new PERSPECTIVE in life. To look at this point in their life as an opportunity for a fresh start with a clear path to a truly happy, healthy, and productive life.
CONTINUAL CLIENT AND FAMILY SUPPORT SYSTEMS
Perspective Recovery also offers continual client and family support systems and groups. These groups are available for an unlimited time after a client has completed the 30-day program and is intended to be a confidential place of refuge for support and encouragement. Some live group sessions will also be made available through social media platforms. At any time should you or a loved one be facing a potential relapse or are seeking mental health services please call your local health care facility if experiencing health problems, message Perspective Recovery on any of its social media platforms, or call to speak to one of our helpful staff at 800-690-9038. We are here to help and have resources Worldwide. The goal of Perspective Recovery is to be an essential part of the treatment process for over a million people each year battling with substance abuse and mental illness. In an inpatient (residential) program, patients travel to a facility where they undergo an intensive 28- to 30-day addiction and recovery program. They are immersed in the recovery process and do not have the ability to leave the substance abuse treatment campus. However, family involvement is important, and at Perspective Recovery we encourage frequent interaction with family and friends. We offer WIFI services as well as have video communication systems in place. As previously mentioned, patients’ needs vary, but inpatient substance abuse treatment has the obvious benefit of removing the drug- or alcohol -addicted individual from the toxic atmosphere that was enabling their addiction. This same benefit is transferred to the patient’s friends and family, who are often able to gain a new PERSPECTIVE about their loved one’s addiction and their own behaviors.