Tired of Letting Drug Addiction Control Your Life?
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Tired of Letting Drug Addiction Control Your Life?
You didn’t set out to become a drug addict. Whether you started using drugs out of curiosity, or to self-treat some underlying physical or mental condition (pain, depression, schizophrenia), you didn’t want to become so dependent that you couldn’t function without them.
Why Is It So Hard To Quit?
The problem is that drugs rewire your brain, hijacking its reward center and turning it into an addiction machine: All you care about is getting your next fix. Quitting drugs can be the hardest thing you ever do, because you’re fighting your own brain.
Worse, you may have to do it again and again. Relapses are common, something like 40 to 60 percent of everybody who completes rehab. But that’s about the same as people with other chronic conditions, – such as diabetes, hypertension and asthma – and no one suggests they shouldn’t attempt recovery again. A high relapse rate doesn’t mean it’s pointless to try, but that it’s pointless to stop trying. Don’t quit quitting.
Although some people can stop using drugs on their own, others have a genetic predisposition that makes this difficult. They need help. You need help.
What Happens in Rehab?
One of the reasons that quitting is difficult is withdrawal. Once drugs have a hook in your brain, to stop using drugs can cause discomfort, even pain. These can vary by type – elevated pulse, sweating, tremors, anxiety, stomach cramps, vomiting or other gastrointestinal upset – and intensity.
But withdrawal can be controlled, minimized, even prevented, during the first step of drug addiction rehab: detox.
What Are the Types of Detox?
Detox, short for detoxification, means removing all traces of the drug from your system. There are two basic drug detox methods currently in use, both of which are safe under proper medical supervision, but which can be risky if you try them on your own.
- Medically managed detox: Sometimes it’s considered advisable to ease the addict off of one drug, such as heroin or prescription opioids, with weaker, safer maintenance drugs, such as methadone or buprenorphine. You won’t get high (at the prescribed dosages), but you go through little or no withdrawal symptoms. This can be a short-term or long-term solution.
- Natural detox: Also known as cold turkey, natural detox simply means that you stop using the drug or drugs to which you are addicted and begin going through withdrawal in anything from a few hours to a few days. This can take up to two weeks, depending on which drugs and how addicted you are. Some of the pain can be distracted with physical therapy and other activities.
But removing the drugs from your system is only the first step. During detox medical personnel also evaluate why you are addicted, so it can be treated in the next phase: drug addiction treatment.
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Our staff offers treatment plans that are completely designed for your substance abuse history.
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Removing toxins from prolonged substance abuse is key to successful recovery, and you can receive it while you’re here.
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What Happens During Drug Addiction Treatment?
After detox, the real drug addiction treatment begins.
- Cognitive behavioral therapy: Your addiction didn’t happen in a vacuum. There was a reason you started abusing drugs. Sometimes a mental illness can lead to addiction, and sometimes addiction can cause a mental illness. CBT – an evidence-based, time-limited psychotherapy – can help you identify and treat the degree of co-morbid disorders, such as mental illness and addiction, if that is the case.
- Medical monitoring: Just as abusing drugs can put a strain on your body, so can getting off drugs.
- Physical activities: Hiking, swimming, gym workouts are all helpful in recovery, both as a distraction and way of making you healthier and happier. Exercising improves the performance of the heart and lungs, and activates the brain’s pleasure circuit (the runner’s high).
What Are the Types of Aftercare?
Since relapses are so common, aftercare is vital. In aftercare you learn skills that can mean the difference between failure and success, relapse and recovery, such as identifying, avoiding and coping with addiction triggers.
Basically aftercare is more therapy and/or support group meetings.
- Individual therapy: You meet one-on-one with a psychologist/psychiatrist.
- Group therapy: You and other recovering addicts together meet with a psychologist/psychiatrist.
- Narcotics Anonymous: A 12-step support group program similar to Alcoholics Anonymous. You meet with other addicts, tell your stories and struggles, and work the steps, including admit that you’re powerless over your addiction, turn your will and life over to the care of God or a higher power, and make a list of all persons you’ve harmed, and make amends wherever possible.
- SMART Recovery: Self-Management and Recovery Training is a non-12 step, secular support group, online and face-to-face, utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy techniques.
Why to Choose Willow Springs Recovery?
You need a treatment center with up-to-date facilities, an experienced medical staff, comfortable and comforting amenities and the follow-through to maximize the odds of your successful post-rehab recovery. Willow Springs Recovery has it all.
Willow Springs offers customized treatment based on your needs, with expert staff, including medical practitioners, psycho- and physical therapists, nutritionists and spiritual guides. The 38-acre property provides an attractive setting for recovery and contemplation, including comfortable and comforting rooms, a full gymnasium, and beautiful natural surroundings.
Plus Willow Springs works with health insurance providers around the country who may cover at least some of the costs of treatment. Use our Online Verification Form to check your plan’s coverage. There are no guarantees, except that you can’t recover if you don’t try. You didn’t choose to become an addict, but you can choose to try and change.