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The drug addiction treatment program at Amazonite Treatment Center serves as the catalyst for you to completely transform your life and gain the tools needed to maintain sobriety after completing treatment. Removed from the stress, triggers, and temptations of everyday life, our private and safe drug rehab residence helps you to fully engage in your recovery – mind, body, and spirit. Through expert and personalized treatment plans, our residential program will help you draw on your strengths to overcome your addiction
Treatment for drug addiction is designed to stop compulsive drug use and seeking. The treatment can take place in many settings and be given in different ways. It may also last for different periods of time. A short-term, one-time treatment for drug addiction is often not enough. It is a chronic disorder that is often characterized by relapses. Many people find that long-term treatment involves regular monitoring and multiple interventions.
There are many evidence-based treatments for addiction. Treatment for addiction can include medication, behavioral therapy, and/or a combination of both. The patient’s needs and the type of drug they are using will determine the treatment that is best for them.
Individuals addicted to opioids can get methadone, buprenorphine and naltrexone as treatment. For those addicted to tobacco, nicotine preparations (patches and gum, lozenges and nasal sprays) and the medications varenicline or bupropion can be used. For treating alcohol dependence, medications such as disulfiram, buprenorphine, and naltrexone can be used. This is often a side effect of prescription medication addiction.
Prescription drug abuse treatment tends to be the same as illicit drugs, which affect the same brain systems. Buprenorphine can be used to treat heroin addiction as well as addiction to opioid pain medication. Prescription stimulants can also cause addiction, and they affect the brain in the same way as illicit stimulants such as cocaine. Behavioral therapies are available to treat this condition, since there are no medications to treat it.
Behavioral therapies can be used to motivate individuals to take part in drug treatment. They also provide strategies to cope with cravings and teach people how to avoid relapse and avoid it. Behavioral therapies can help improve communication, relationships, parenting, and family dynamics.
Many programs offer both individual and group therapy. Group therapy can be used to reinforce and enforce behavior contingencies that encourage abstinence and a drug-free lifestyle. To increase efficiency and reduce costs, some of the most well-known behavioral treatments such as cognitive-behavioral and contingency management are being modified for group settings. Group treatment can have unintended negative effects, especially for adolescents. Sometimes, group members can encourage drug use and derail the therapy’s purpose. These effects should be monitored by trained counselors.
Because they treat different addictions, combination of medications and behavioral therapy can be more effective than one approach alone.
People who use drugs are often also suffering from other issues, such as legal, social, occupational, familial, or family. The best programs offer a variety of services and therapies to suit each patient’s individual needs. When patients suffer from co-occurring mental disorders, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety disorders, mood stabilizers and mood stabilizers, psychoactive medication, such as antidepressants or anti-anxiety medications, can be crucial to their treatment. People with severe addictions abuse multiple drugs and need treatment for each.
1. Addiction is a serious but manageable disease that can affect brain function and behavior. The brain’s structure, function and substance abuse can cause changes that last long after the drug has been stopped. This could explain why drug addicts can relapse, even after long periods without using drugs and despite potentially fatal consequences.
2. There is no one treatment that works for everyone. The type of drug used and the patient’s characteristics will determine which treatment is best. To ensure that a patient’s return to a heatlhy life within the home, family, and society is possible, it is important to match treatment settings, interventions, services, and programs to their particular needs.
3. Access to treatment must be available immediately. It is important to take advantage of the available services as soon as someone is ready. If treatment is not available immediately or easily accessible, potential for relapse or death is possible. Like other chronic diseases, it is more likely that positive outcomes will be achieved if treatment is administered earlier.
4. Effective treatment addresses multiple needs, not just drug abuse. It must address both the individual’s substance abuse and any related legal, medical, psychological, vocational, or social problems. The treatment must be tailored to the individual’s gender, age, culture, and ethnicity.
5. It is important to remain in treatment for a sufficient time, and that time frame is dependent on the severity and nature of the individual’s needs and problems. Most addicts require at least three months of treatment to reduce or stop using drugs. Research shows that longer treatment periods are more effective and drug addiction recovery is a long-term process that often requires multiple sessions of treatment. Relapses to drug addiction, as with other chronic diseases, can happen and should be a sign that treatment needs to be reinstituted or modified. Programs should have strategies to keep patients in treatment and engage them, as people often leave treatment too early.
6. The most common form of treatment for drug abuse is behavioral therapies. These may include but are not limited to individual, family, and group counseling. The focus of behavioral therapies is different. They may address the patient’s motivation, provide incentives to abstain, build skills for resisting drug use, replace drug-using activities with constructive and rewarding activities and improve problem-solving skills. Participating in peer support programs and group therapy can also help to maintain abstinence during treatment.
7. Many patients find medication an essential part of their treatment, especially when they are combined with counseling or other behavioral therapies. Methadone, buprenorphine and naltrexone (including the new long-acting formulation) can be effective in stabilizing heroin addicts and decreasing their drug use. For the treatment of alcohol dependence, medications such as disulfiram and acamprosate have been approved. A nicotine replacement product, such as lozenges, patches, or nasal spray, can be used to treat nicotine dependence. Oral medication, such as bupropion and varenicline, may also be helpful in treating opioid addiction.
8. The individual’s treatment plan and services must be reviewed regularly and adjusted as needed to meet his or her changing needs. Patients may need a variety of services and components to help them recover and stay healthy. A patient may need counseling and psychotherapy as well as medication, legal services, family therapy and parental instruction. A continuing care approach is the best option for many patients and intensity of treatment can be adjusted to suit the patient’s changing needs.
9. Many people who are addicted to drugs also suffer from other mental disorders. Patients with drug addiction and or a history of abuse (both of which can be mental disorders) should be evaluated as a whole for any other potential instabilities. When these conditions co-occur, treatment should include both the administration of medication as well as understanding these issues at their core with therapy.
10. Medically assisted detoxification does not change long-term drug use. It is only the beginning stage of addiction treatment. Medically assisted detoxification is able to manage withdrawal symptoms and may be helpful for those who are struggling with addiction, however it will not necessarily resolve the problem forever. Patients should be encouraged to continue their drug treatment well after detoxification is completed. Treatment engagement can be improved by motivational enhancement and incentive strategies that are implemented during the initial patient intake.
11. In order to be effective, treatment does not have to be voluntary. Treatment can be reinforced by enticements or sanctions from the family, the criminal justice system, and/or employment.
Amazonite Treatment Center is here to help you overcome the affliction of addiction and we guarantee complete discretion. You don’t need to suffer in silence. We are a dual-diagnosis facility with a primary focus on substance abuse. We offer individualized, extended-term treatment in an intimate setting located in Corona, California. We take a holistic approach to treating addiction, offering a variety of treatment modalities centered around identifying and resolving the underlying issues associated with the addiction. Each client enrolled in our program will receive individual attention from a therapist and psychiatrist as well as gaining exposure to a multitude of traditional and alternative therapies.
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