Understanding Drug Addiction

In a the body of a drug addict, regular physiological processes, such as eating or sex, that are normally rewarding are often bypassed for the more intense response elicited by use of the drug to which the person is addicted.  As the brain acclimates to the changes brought about by introducing an addictive substance into its normal functioning, the drug becomes necessary to maintain the new level of homeostasis. If the drug isn’t taken, uncomfortable or even dangerous withdrawal symptoms follow, along with cravings so intense that the use is inevitably resumed.

The Path to Recovery

Patients with a severe, chronic drug addiction will likely be treated as an inpatient, and may also be required to detox in our facility as well. Inpatient treatment can take approximately 30, 60, or 90 days, and may take place in our facility or an affiliated facility with amenities that are relatively standard, or are more extensive in terms of recreational or treatment options.

For those whose problem is less severe, we also offer options for outpatient treatment for people with alcohol abuse problems. These include group counseling, individual counseling, and 12-Step programs. We also offer intensive individual psychotherapy methodologies, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), contingency management (CM) and motivational enhancement therapy (MET). Contact us today!

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