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The methods for treating drug addiction can vary widely. Different treatment centers practice a variety of techniques to treat addiction to drugs. Desert Cove Recovery’s Drug Treatment Center Arizona, believes in a holistic method that includes the 12-Steps and other modern-day practices developed by the top medical practitioners in the country.

Common drug addictions include the following types:

  • Opiates, such as:
    • Heroin (Diacetylmorphine: smack, horse, brown sugar, dope, H, junk, skag, skunk, white horse, China white; cheese with OTC cold medicine and antihistamine)
    • Opium (Laudanum, paregoric: big O, black stuff, block, gum, hop)
  • Stimulants, such as :
    • Cocaine (Cocaine hydrochloride: blow, bump, C, candy, Charlie, coke, crack, flake, rock, snow, toot)
    • Amphetamines (Biphetamine, Dexedrine: bennies, black beauties, crosses, hearts, LA turnaround, speed, truck drivers, uppers)
    • Methamphetamines (Desoxyn: meth, ice, crank, chalk, crystal, fire, glass, go fast, speed)
    • Methylphenidate: (Concerta, Ritalin; JIF, MPH, R-ball, Skippy, the smart drug, vitamin R)
  • Cannabinoids, such as :
    • Marijuana (Blunt, dope, ganja, grass, herb, joint, bud, Mary Jane, pot, reefer, green, trees, smoke, sinsemilla, skunk, weed)
    • Hashish (Boom, gangster, hash, hash oil, hemp)
  • Club Drugs, such as :
    • MDMA (Ecstasy, Adam, clarity, Eve, lover’s speed, peace, uppers)
    • Flunitrazepam (Rohypnol: forget-me pill, Mexican Valium, R2, roach, Roche, roofies, roofinol, rope, rophies)
    • GHB (Gamma-hydroxybutyrate: G, Georgia home boy, grievous bodily harm, liquid ecstasy, soap, scoop, goop, liquid X)
  • Dissociative Drugs, such as :
    • Ketamin e (Ketalar SV: cat Valium, K, Special K, vitamin K)
    • PCP (Phencyclidine: angel dust, boat, hog, love boat, peace pill)
    • Analogs, Salvia divinorum (Salvia, Shepherdess’s Herb, Maria Pastora, magic mint, Sally-D)
    • Dextromethorphan – DXM (Found in some cough and cold medications: Robotripping, Robo, Triple C)
  • Hallucinogens, such as :
    • LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide: acid, blotter, cubes, microdot yellow sunshine, blue heaven)
    • Mescaline (Buttons, cactus, mesc, peyote)
    • Psilocybin (Magic mushrooms, purple passion, shrooms, little smoke)
  • Other Compounds, such as :
    • Anabolic Steroids (Anadrol, Oxandrin, Durabolin, Depo-Testosterone, Equipoise: roids, juice, gym candy, pumpers)
    • Inhalants (Solvents (paint thinners, gasoline, glues))
    • Gases (butane, propane, aerosol propellants, nitrous oxide)
    • Nitrites (isoamyl, isobutyl, cyclohexyl): laughing gas, poppers, snappers, whippets)
  • Prescription Medications, such as:
    • Barbiturates (Amytal, Nembutal, Seconal, Phenobarbital; barbs, reds, red birds, phennies, tooies, yellows, yellow jackets)
    • Benzodiazepines (Ativan, Halcion, Librium, Valium, Xanax; candy, downers, sleeping pills, tranks)
    • Sleep Medications (Ambien (zolpidem), Sonata (zaleplon), Lunesta (eszopiclone); forget-me pill, Mexican Valium, R2, Roche, roofies, roofinol, rope, rophies)
    • Opioid Pain Relievers, such as:
    • Codeine (Empirin with Codeine, Fiorinal with Codeine, Robitussin A-C, Tylenol with Codeine; Captain Cody, Cody, schoolboy; (with glutethimide: doors & fours, loads, pancakes and syrup)
    • Morphine (Roxanol, Duramorph; M, Miss Emma, monkey, white stuff)
    • Methadone (Methadose, Dolophine; fizzies, amidone, with MDMA: chocolate chip cookies)
    • Analogs (Actiq, Duragesic, Sublimaze; Apache, China girl, China white, dance fever, friend, goodfella, jackpot, murder 8, TNT, Tango, and Cash)
    • Other Opioid Pain Relievers, such as Oxycodone HCL, Hydrocodone Bitartrate Hydromorphone, Oxymorphone, Meperidine, Propoxyphene (Tylox, Oxycontin, Percodan, Percocet: Oxy, O.C., oxycotton, oxycet, hillbillyheroin, percs, Vicodin, Lortab, Lorcet; Vike, Watson-387 Dilaudid; juice, smack, D, footballs, dillies, Opana, Numporphan, Numorphone; biscuits, blue heaven, blues, Mrs. O, octagons, stop signs, O bomb, Demerol, meperidine, hydrochloride; demmies, pain killer, Darvon, Darvocet)

Dangers arising from the abuse of such drugs range from physical harm to the body to mental damage, including but not limited to: decreased heart rate, slowed or arrested breathing, increased heart rate, stroke, seizures, anxiety, muscle cramping, depression, loss of appetite, impulsive behavior, numbness, dizziness, weakness, tremors, as well as several other debilitating effects.

Overcoming Drug Dependency and Addiction

Over three decades of treatment and scientific research have shown that a arizona drug rehab center can help addicts overcome addiction to drugs, avoid relapse, and live a happy, sober, drug-free life. Here at Desert Cove Recovery arizona drug treatment center, we have experience and knowledge with medical studies to develop a drug rehab program that is proven to help individuals overcome their addiction to drugs but stay sober for life.

Drugs are dangerous. They keep you from living a life that is healthy and full. If you or a loved one has become addicted to drugs, don’t wait. Help is here.

Recovering from a drug addiction is a struggle, especially for the individual and the people around them. However, through drug abuse treatments, the alleviation of this struggle is made possible.

Drug abuse treatments may vary from one person to another, depending on the specific drug of abuse. Some people develop a dependency that can be fatal if not given strict medical supervision, while some may develop hostile withdrawal syndromes that can harm their well-being. Here at Desert Cove Recovery, we understand these problems. We offer Arizona drug treatment that hastens recovery and provides round-the-clock care.

What are the most common drug abuse treatments?

Inpatient Drug Abuse Treatment

Inpatient treatment has the highest success rate in drug addiction treatment. It offers intensive and highly-supervised medical attention and care to patients. Inpatient treatments are also highly recommended for individuals with severe addictions and are having recurring health complications. A 24/7 support system is also given to assess the individuals’ needs fully. Staying in an inpatient facility increases the possibility of completing a long-term drug abuse treatment program, especially when outside or family support is unavailable.

Long-term Treatment

Individuals who have been using certain drugs such as inhalants cannot begin the traditional drug abuse unless they have undergone detoxification. This process is complicated and does require a longer time. With this time-consuming process, long-term inpatient treatment is highly recommended.

Long-term inpatient treatment usually takes 6 to 12 months to finish depending on the individuals’ improvement. Here, the program focuses on socialization, making the staff and resident medical practitioners a part of the treatment process. Programs are also designed to have time to think of their abusive behavior, its effects on their psychological and mental health, and how they could stop and rebuild their lives.

Programs are also designed for those who have special needs, such as women, children, and the elderly.

Short-term Treatment

Unlike the long-term program, this treatment is brief and transitory. Having the same intensity as the long-term program, this treatment focuses on the 12-step approach and organizations such as Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous offers. This program also consists of 3 to 6 weeks of hospital-based inpatient treatment, including socialization with the medical practitioners and fellow patients. Then, outpatient therapy or aftercare activities follow to avoid relapse once the individual leaves the center.

Outpatient Treatment Programs

Outpatient treatment programs are suitable for those who want to stop substance abuse but need a flexible time to cater to their jobs or other outside affiliations.

Compared to the inpatient treatment, this program is more affordable but does not have the 24-hour attention given to the inpatient program. Like the inpatient program, it offers intensive medical and psychological support. Moreover, this is usually given to those who require aftercare treatment after they have finished the inpatient program.

Structured Sober Living

Structured sober living serves as a bridge between the treatment center and the outside world since some individuals require a more comfortable environment so that they would be able to relate to the real world. Individuals are also encouraged to think deeply of themselves and to reflect on their drug abuse. Here, they are comfortably monitored and are facilitated to develop healthy habits and a healthy outlook in life with the comfort of a home-like environment.

Individual and Group Counseling

Individual and group counseling guide individuals by conducting one-on-one or therapy sessions with approachable medical staff and practitioners. In individual counseling, patients are assigned a specific counselor and given counseling depending on their individual problems.

With counseling, every individual is encouraged to share with a group of patients, with one counselor acting as facilitator.

Other Specific Therapies

A variety of other therapies can also be employed to individuals, such as the following:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helps patients to manage their thought patterns in which positive thinking is encouraged. Usually, through this process, they can discover the triggers of their drug abuse and reflect on ways to do away with it. This is usually given to those who are having obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
Motivational Enhancement Therapy (Met) focuses on individuals’ personal motivations to resist drug or substance abuse. This is also used to treat drug dependents with bipolar or eating disorders.

Family therapies, in which the family members are key factors in the treatment, also motivate them to stop their drug abuse.

Twelve-step programs
The twelve-step program program follows a process of 12 effective steps to quit drug or substance dependence finally. The patient is given a list of steps on which the patient will follow or meditate on. Examples of groups that practice this are Narcotics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, and Alcoholics Anonymous.

Biofeedback therapy consists of putting electronic sensors on a patient’s skin. This helps individuals who are suffering from depression and chronic anxiety. This usually takes 30 minutes to an hour to finish.

Holistic Therapy
Holistic therapy focuses on the individual’s general well-being. Examples of this include art therapy, yoga, and meditation.

Experiential Therapy
Experiential therapy uses non-traditional treatment methods to help individuals overcome suppressed feelings and emotions that contribute to their addiction. Several examples of this therapy are mountain climbing and other meditative activities.

Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy develops the self-esteem of individuals. This also allows patients to manage their stress and anxiety levels easily. This process helps them be aware of their drug or substance use triggers and finally kick the habit.

Faith-Based Treatment
Faith-based treatment offers an experience with like-minded individuals who value religion and are looking for guidance from the higher power when sobriety is at its peak.

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