Contrary to how movies and TV shows portray it, drug and alcohol abuse isn’t all fun and games. In fact, substance addiction and polysubstance abuse is mostly a day-to-day existence ruled by powerful, relentless urges to keep using. If this destructive habit is threatening to ruin your life, consider seeking professional help. Quality substance abuse treatment can help you to get sober and learn life-long coping skills to prevent relapse.
Substance abuse often leads to dependency or addiction. Addiction is a disease requiring professional help to heal and recover from fully. Whether it is drugs or alcohol an individual is struggling with, Santè Center for Healing can help. We offer a wide range of addiction treatment programs designed to fit the specific needs of individuals. Beginning with medically supervised drug or alcohol detox, patients learn to deal with and overcome withdrawal symptoms then transition into the therapeutic programs necessary to address their underlying mental health issues that contributed to their substance abuse.
WHY SEEK SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT?
If you’ve ever tried to suddenly stop abusing drugs or alcohol following extended use, you’ve likely experienced unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. This is because your brain and body have grown accustomed to consistent use. They need the substance’s effects to feel normal and perform optimally.
Withdrawal is a result of heavy, long-term use. When usage suddenly stops or decreases, the brain goes into panic mode and tries to revert itself to its prior functions. Though it can feel uncomfortable, withdrawal is an indication that the body is trying to heal itself. Withdrawal is accompanied by overwhelming urges to abuse again. When cravings become too intense, many individuals slip and fall back into the dangerous cycle of abuse.
To minimize your risk of relapse, consider seeking outside help from a substance abuse treatment center. Supervised medical detox is the safest and most effective option for getting through withdrawal. Although detox is an unpredictable process, it’s rarely life-threatening under medical supervision.
Santè Center for Healing’s addiction detox programs are a vital first step in substance abuse treatment. Our medical team will make evaluations to determine what is needed both physically and mentally. If necessary, we prescribe and administer medications to safely minimize your discomfort while also providing you with mental support. We monitor each patient as they go through withdrawal, a process that can range from one to two weeks. Once through detox for drugs or alcohol, individuals can turn their full attention to the addiction treatment programs they need. Also, they are better able to participate in the therapeutic services offered through the Santè Center for Healing like our individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy programs.
Rehab specialists are available 24/7 to help clients manage pesky symptoms and ease the burden of the experience.