Type of Addictions Treated at Recover Mental Health’s Member Rehabs
Addiction treatment can take several forms, depending on the drug one consumes and the severity of the problem. Such treatments can occur in a variety of settings and last for different lengths of time. Therefore, it is most beneficial to find the programs that specialize in your kind of addiction, as a one-size-fits-all approach generally does not work in an addiction-related treatment. Recover Mental Health offers the most creditable addiction treatment facilities that undertake innovative and customized approaches during the recovery process.
The member facilities of Recover Mental Health specialize in a multidisciplinary approach in treating addictions related to alcohol, illicit drugs, prescription drugs etc. In addition to this, our member facilities also treat various
behavioral disorders, like eating disorders, attention deficit hypersensitivity disorder, anxiety, etc. If you or your loved one is seeking medical help for any substance abuse or mental health treatment, please call us at 866-593-2339 for the best treatment options.
Symptoms of addiction
No matter what the drugs are, they will eventually show the signs of addiction. However, the symptoms can vary significantly from one person to the other. Once the addiction sets in, it makes a person physically, psychologically, and emotionally dysfunctional. If you or your loved one is getting inclined to alcohol and/or drugs, there might be certain warning signs to look for, so that you can seek the right treatment on time. Some of the most commonly seen signs are:
- Mood changes or emotional instability
- Inability to stop using alcohol or drugs
- Increased inclination to consume the substance
- Secretive about the alcohol or drug usage
- Constant arguments with family members or friends
- Withdrawal symptoms when drug use is stopped
- Unusual lack of coordination and poor balance
- Physical problems like headaches, nausea, vomiting etc.
When repeated use of a drug changes the way your brain feels pleasure, the body will adapt to having these substances in their system. The symptoms too can vary greatly, depending on a person’s physical and mental adjustability to the drug. That is why it is important to seek a customized treatment program that can addresses your situation and help you get sober.
Alcohol Abuse and Addiction
It is actually a myth that alcohol consoles a broken heart, fills the psychological gaps, replaces the lack of good, or comfort man. It is actually a slow poison that devours the drinker slowly but surely. In fact, alcohol makes so much appearance in people’s lives that they tend to forget it can also be addictive like other drugs. The chains of alcohol are too light to be felt initially until they are too strong to be broken. In due course, the cravings become so strong that even the smell or just a glance of the bottle or anything that can remind of alcohol triggers its usage.
People who are addicted to alcohol generally cannot control the urge to have it. They become powerless over their addiction, unless they have a structured help. They might plan to lessen their drinking quantities but instead consume much more than originally intended. It leads a person to a vicious circle of addiction that makes it extremely difficult to come out of.
Alcohol dependency: Alcohol dependence is an alternate term for alcoholism that makes it difficult for a person to quit drinking. It is a mental or a physical dependency that is characterized by increased cravings and tolerance that can prove to be fatal for an individual. All alcoholics start to develop dependency over a period of time. Not consuming alcohol can give rise to withdrawal symptoms like nausea, sweating, shakiness, and anxiety that can be horribly painful. A serious dependence can lead to life-threatening withdrawal symptoms, including convulsions, starting eight to 12 hours after the last drink. The delirium tremens (D.T.’s) begins three to four days later where the person becomes extremely agitated, shakes, hallucinates, and loses touch with reality. Moreover, the body starts developing tolerance and needs greater amounts of alcohol in order to get the same amount of euphoric high.
Effects of alcohol: The consequences of alcohol can be extremely detrimental. It poses great dangers to physical, mental, emotional, and social health. Alcohol does not affect the abuser alone, but its concurrent use can heavily affect personal and professional relationships. It can develop serious ramifications on a person’s career, marriage, and social life. In fact, it can cause irreparable damage to a person’s organs and cause a slew of diseases, like liver cirrhosis, brain damage, heart issues, and other birth defects. It can also aggravate mental health problems, like depression, anxiety and other related disorders. Those who are prone to alcohol abuse also get into scuffles, accidents, self-hurt, and also may cause harm to others.
Alcohol-related treatments: Treatments for alcoholism will depend on the severity of the addiction. A reliable alcohol rehab that has an expertise in handling alcoholic cases should be contacted in case of a successful treatment to get sober. The member facilities of Recover Mental Health have been encouraging the innovative treatment procedures to treat individuals battling with any levels of addiction. Moreover, there are specialized alcohol rehabs which are also capable of handling any underlying mental health condition.
Each alcohol rehab program will not be following the same components as the addiction levels in a person can vividly differ from another. All the facilities that Recover Mental health is associated with offer intensive programming that helps a person to cope with the abstinence of alcohol in life. Almost all the alcohol rehab centers provide an intensive detoxification process that helps in removing all the harmful toxins from the body of the alcoholic. This process might lead to withdrawal symptoms that can be painful and so, the entire process is carried out under supervised care. The experts are equipped to handle the withdrawal symptoms and help an individual to overcome the phase.
Since detoxification is only the first step towards the recovery process, our alcohol rehab centers also follow up with an exclusive psychological treatment coupled with medications. A combined therapy always works better in a person suffering from alcoholism. In fact, most of the alcohol rehab centers also encourage family sessions so that it increases motivation for the recovering addict on one hand, and on the other helps the family to understand his/her situation. The therapists also conduct individual counseling sessions where the addict can work on specific issues and learn the root cause of the problem. Group sessions also help the addict to learn from others’ experiences.
The post-detox addiction treatment program is where true recovery takes hold. With the help of therapists, the addict examines the root causes behind his drinking, addressing those issues so he does not succumb to alcohol in the future when times get tough. Most addiction treatment programs include both individual and group counseling. In one-on-one sessions, alcoholics can work on specific issues with their therapist whereas they can learn from the experiences of others in group therapy sessions.
Sobriety cannot be achieved at one go. The recovery process is extensive and a journey of extreme determination to succeed. Aftercare plans can also play a key role in helping a person in staying sober and free from alcohol. Most treatment facilities include this part of the recovery process as
well since it is an indispensable part of a comprehensive program. Moreover, many certified alcohol rehab centers have also access to support groups, such as Alcohol Anonymous, that can act as a de-addiction mentor to the recovering addict.
Drug abuse and addiction
Prescription drug abuse is a growing epidemic in the United States, with people surrendering to the increasing urge to consume a drug. Addiction can be to an illicit drug, or a prescription drug and is characterized by a compulsive and uncontrollable drug seeking behavior despite harmful consequences.
Illicit drugs, for example, can be obtained from streets, friends, and family or can be bought at rave parties too. These drugs have a high potential for addiction and can be extremely harmful to the individual consuming it. If you or your loved one is battling with an addiction to illicit drugs, please contact us for curative interventions. Recover Mental Health can connect you to the best drugs facility that are equipped to handle addictions to drugs like ecstasy, hash, speed, opiates, heroin, crack cocaine, crystal meth, marijuana, etc.
Each type of drug will display different signs of abuse. Addiction to every drug has its own health consequences. So, it is important to be aware of their warning signs. Treatments to all these might also differ according to their influence on the body. Treating the addiction to illicit drugs also requires an intensive detoxification process, coupled with psychotherapies and pharmacological treatments.
Prescription drug abuse is creating a havoc in the United States with overdose and deaths lingering across the country. The commonly abused classes of prescription drugs include painkillers or opioids, central nervous system (CNS) depressants for problems like anxiety, sleep disorders, etc. and stimulants for problems like ADHD and narcolepsy. Such abuse generally occurs when one starts taking a drug without prescription or more than what prescribed by the doctor, without even realizing its consequences. Others, however, try to indulge in these drugs to get a euphoric “high.” Sometimes an individual develops a tolerance level to a particular drug and one starts to take an increasing amount of these drugs to experience the same high. In fact, some start snorting and injecting these drugs to achieve more elation. Such doings are different forms of abuse and can be harmful to the physical and mental state of a person.
Prescription drug abuse can be a very tricky affair because in most cases one does not even realize when he has got addicted to a particular drug that he was taking. All the drugs should be taken under medical assistance. Any slightest of indication of something abnormal should be reported to the doctor. One should immediately seek treatment if there are any signs of prescription drug abuse. Treatments will follow a comprehensive procedure that involves detoxification, therapy, and medication. Some facilities also include alternative treatment options like yoga, acupuncture, exercises, and medication. There are also options for inpatient and outpatient facilities that an individual can select, depending on the effect of addiction on his mental and physical health.
Rather than addiction to substances, there are also disorders that are triggered due to certain abnormalities in the behavior of an individual. These disorders can also cause the same kind of harm and have overall health implications just like a substance abuse disorder. For example, eating disorders are one of the most life-threatening behavioral disorders that can greatly affect a person. Other behavioral disorders can range from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
A comprehensive treatment is also necessary to treat behavioral disorders. Behavioral disorder rehab centers help individuals to overcome their behavioral abnormalities and lead a normal life. We, at Recover Mental Health, try to get you the most reliable treatment in helping you bring your disorder under control. Here, we have member facilities who deal with a plethora of behavioral disorders, like binge eating disorders, ADHD, OCD, bulimia, anorexia, and other dual diagnosis.
Behavioral disorders can’t be treated with a one-size-fits-all approach. The treatment will depend on what kind of behavior problems is the individual facing and the severity of it. Certain individuals might need a rigorous inpatient treatment due to the intensity of the disorder. However, some can undergo an outpatient program to soothe their problems. Group and individual counseling sessions play an important role in behavioral treatment. Cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and alternate treatments such as meditation and yoga can bring behavioral change in the sufferer. Aftercare plans, for example, can also play a key role in helping an individual face the challenges of the outside world. Such plans are a support system that keeps an individual going in all situations.