A Holistic Approach to Drug & Alcohol Recovery
Substance abuse disorders can be very complicated. There are no two people who are exactly the same, which is why addiction rehab programs such as the ours provide an approach to treatment that is individualized, comprehensive, and holistic. For example, one person may require a detoxification that is medically managed that is followed by residential treatment. Another person may not require detoxification and could only need intensive residential treatment.
At Desert Cove Recovery, we believe in offering a multidisciplinary approach to ensure that each of our patients gets the treatment module that they need in order to best promote their recovery. Our team of specialists will address each patient’s psychological and physical needs by incorporating a holistic approach to recovery.
How to Know if you are Ready for Treatment
If you are searching for information about addiction treatment options, it is already clear that you know that you have a problem. This is the first step on the road to recovery. The thought of entering a new situation can be anxiety provoking. One of the ways to alleviate these fears is to talk to one of our intake specialists at Desert Cove Recovery. Our staff will do their best to make sure that you feel supported and cared for. When you are ready, our staff is here to help you through your journey of recovery.
Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms
When you first stop using a specific substance there are going to be several symptoms that you may have to deal with. Some of the more common symptoms of alcohol withdrawal include:
- Irrational thoughts
- Increased blood pressure
- Increased heart rate
Some types of drug withdrawal, such as that from benzodiazepines and other types of sedatives can resemble alcohol withdrawal syndrome. Other symptoms may vary based on the drug. There are some withdrawal symptoms that are common for a number of drug types. Some of these symptoms include:
- Muscle aches
The symptoms of withdrawal can appear within just a few hours after using a substance. There are several variables that can determine the type of withdrawal symptoms including your age, health history, and the type of substances that you have been abusing. We will provide you with information about what to expect once your intake has been completed.
At Desert Cove Recovery we will recommend a facility to help you through the detoxification process. Once the detox is over, our staff will guide you through the next steps in your healing process.
What to Expect During the Addiction Treatment Process
At Desert Cove Recovery we believe in a holistic approach to addiction treatment. This means that we will focus on treating the mind and the body. As mentioned, each person who enters our treatment facility is different and we realize this. A treatment plan that works for one person may not work for another. This is why we approach each person with an individual recovery plan that is designed just for them.
If there is concern about a potentially dangerous or unpleasant withdrawal period, you may first go through a supervised detox stage at one of our recommended facilities. After your detox is completed your time will then be spent in meetings and therapy sessions that will help you work through recovering from your addiction.
How Long Does Addiction Treatment Take?
When it comes to treatment for addiction there is no set amount of time that applies to everyone. There are some people who complete a thirty day program while others benefit from a longer stay, such as sixty or ninety days. There are still others that need an even longer term treatment plan in order to maintain a steady path of recovery.
To help you through the addiction treatment process our team will consider many different factors including the type of substances used, the history of the addiction, the severity of the addiction, any co-occurring mental, medical, or behavioral health conditions, as well as the mental, physical, social, emotional, spiritual, and cultural needs of the individual.
It has been found that people who spend more than 90 days in an addiction treatment program will have a better chance of long term sobriety. A longer program allows a person to focus on the root causes of their addiction and also provides them with the chance to practice positive behaviors for a sober life.
While there is no real cure for addiction, it is possible to learn how to effectively manage it. Recovery is a lifelong process and at Desert Cove Recovery we will be here for you every step of the way.
Getting the Help for Addiction that you Need
You may think that you have missed your opportunity to become sober. However, it is important to know that there is help for you available. The team at Desert Cove Recovery has worked with individuals with all types of addictions, from those who just recently started abusing drugs and alcohol to those who have had an addiction problem for many years.
The most important thing to remember is that no matter how long you have been addicted to alcohol or other drugs, there is help available to you. You can contact us at any time to discuss the different treatment options that are available. It is never too late to start on your road to leading a substance free life.