Desert Cove Recovery Addiction Treatment
The methods for treating a drug addiction can vary widely. Different treatment centers practice a variety of techniques in order to treat the addiction of drugs. Desert Cove Recovery Center believes in a holistic method that includes the 12-Steps as well as 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:
- Ketamine (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)
- Fentanyl and 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 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 a number of other debilitating effects.
Overcoming Drug Dependency and Addiction
Over three decades of treatment and scientific research have shown that drug treatment can help addicts overcome addiction to drugs, avoid relapse, and live a happy, sober, drug-free life. Here at Desert Cove Recovery Center, we have coupled our experience and knowledge with medical study to develop a drug treatment program that is proven not only 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 be harmful to their well-being. Here at DesertCove Recovery, we understand these problems. We offering 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 fully assess the individuals’ needs. 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, the long-term inpatient treatment is highly recommended.
Long-term inpatient treatment usually takes 6 to 12 months to finish depending on the individuals’ improvement. In here, the program focuses on socialization, making the staff and resident medical practitioners as a part of the of the treatment process. Programs are also designed so as the individuals can have time to think of their abusive behavior and it’s affects to their psychological and mental health, and the ways in which 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 with the long-term program, this treatment focuses on the 12-step approach together with organizations such as Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous offers. This program also consists of 3 to 6 weeks hospital-based inpatient treatment which includes 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 people who want to stop substance abuse but are in in need of a flexible time to cater 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 an intensive medical and psychological support. Moreover, this is usually given to those who require an 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 with the real world. Individuals are also encouraged to think deeply of themselves and to reflect on their drug abuse. In 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 the 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 will be given counselling 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 are able to 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 the personal motivations of the individuals 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 help in motivating the individuals to stop their drug abuse.
- Twelve-step programs
The twelve-step program follows a process of 12 effective steps to finally quit drug or substance dependence. The patient is given a list of steps with 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 generally well-being. Examples of this include art therapy, yoga, meditation, and acupuncture.
- Experiential Therapy
Experiential therapy uses non-traditional treatment methods to help individuals overcome suppressed feelings and emotions that contributes to their addiction. Several examples of this therapy are mountain climbing, hiking, and other meditative activities.
- Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy develops the self-esteem of the individuals. This also patient to easily manage their stress and anxiety levels. This process helps them be aware of the triggers of their drug or substance use 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 the sobriety is at its peak.