Addiction is a chronic and relapsing disease that requires specialized addiction treatment through a comprehensive drug rehab program. Addiction is characterized by the inability to control substance use, even though it’s causing problems in your life, and it’s also marked by withdrawal symptoms when the substance is not consumed.
Drug rehab is generally a three-stage process that begins with detox, which is followed by treatment therapies. Drug rehab ends with an aftercare program to help prevent relapse. Getting help through Syosset Drug Rehab Treatment Centers guarantees that you will be provided with individualized, holistic treatment that best suits your needs and ensures a successful and long-lasting recovery. Give us a call today at 631-729-7250.
During the detox phase, patients are evaluated for any underlying or co-existing mental or physical health problems that will need to be addressed during the treatment phase, and the aftercare program continues to address those individual issues to help increase the chances of maintaining your sobriety.
Alcohol is the most commonly abused drug in the United States, and 88,000 alcohol-related deaths every year include those from liver disease and other alcohol-related illnesses.
Illicit drug addiction includes illegal street drugs like cocaine and heroin. In Nassau County, heroin is the most commonly abused illicit drug, accounting for up to 150 admissions to drug treatment centers per 100,000 county residents.
Prescription drug addiction has increased in Nassau County and New York State over the years. Between 2008 and 2013, prescriptions for OxyContin increased by 54 percent in Nassau County, and statewide, opiate prescription drug addictions accounted for 12 percent of all treatment admissions, compared to five percent in 2007.
Signs and symptoms of drug dependence vary based on the substance, but the following are general indicators that there is a problem:
• Using daily or several times a day to prevent withdrawal symptoms from setting in.
• Needing more of the drug to get the same effect.
• Buying the drug even though you can’t afford it.
• Taking drugs even though you want to stop, and despite the financial, legal, and social problems they’re causing.
• Engaging in risky behaviors, such as having unprotected sex or driving while under the influence, while using drugs.
• Neglecting responsibilities at home, work, and/or school.
• Abandoning hobbies you once enjoyed in favor of seeking and using drugs.
Physical addiction changes the brain’s structure and functioning capabilities, and one of the main signs of an addiction is the development of withdrawal symptoms when the drug is withheld from the body. The physical dependence is addressed during the first stage of treatment, which is detoxification.
It takes more time to bring the psychological aspects of dependence under control. The vast majority of those who are addicted to drugs or alcohol have become mentally dependent, largely due to the emotional attachment to the good feelings that are produced by the drug and the fear of not feeling that way.
Once detox is complete, attention turns to various research-based therapies that are used to treat the psychological addiction. Therapies include cognitive-behavioral therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and contingency management practices.
Drug treatment can take place at an inpatient residential facility or as part of an outpatient program, and choosing the right type of program is critical for success. For those who have a co-occurring addiction or a long history of addiction and abuse, inpatient treatment is the most effective rehab method. The inpatient program at Syosset Drug Rehab Treatment Centers provides continuous care, includes intensive therapy sessions, and allows the patient to be away from triggers and the stress of the outside world during treatment.
Outpatient programs are excellent options for those who have a strong personal commitment to recovery and have a solid support system in place at home. Outpatient programs allow for more privacy, and they enable patients to continue meeting obligations at home, work, or school.
Drug Treatment Centers Syosset can get you back on the road to good physical and mental health by helping you recover from a substance addiction. Comprehensive inpatient and outpatient programs are available to help you get started on the path to lifelong sobriety. Call us now at 631-729-7250 and find out how we can get you the help you deserve.