Alcoholism Rehab Programs
Alcoholism has been deemed an incurable disease by the AMA, (American Medical Association). Some argue that it is not a disease, but at the end of the day, if you are having difficulty controlling your alcohol consumption, and it is affecting your life in adverse ways, you may have a problem.
For instance, normal drinkers do not get DWI’s or DUI’s (driving while intoxicated or driving while under the influence), nor do they continue to drink once they start to feel the effects of alcohol. Many people who struggle with alcohol dependence admit that once they begin to feel the effects of alcohol, they want more, not less.
Questions to Ask…
A good question to ask oneself if one is concerned about the way they use alcohol, is if they can predict with any certainty what will happen each time they drink alcohol. If they cannot, they may have a problem. We have over 25 years helping people who want to change their lives and address their alcoholism problems. Typically abstinence is the best way to handle it. So with that said, how does a person not take another drink of alcohol again? Initially, it sounds daunting, but it is accomplished every day by millions of people who once used alcohol in excess, and they accomplished it one day at a time. You or your loved one can do it too, and it all starts here at Treatment Alternatives Center.
Oxycontin Rehab Programs
Oxycodone (OxyContin and other brand names) is an opioid analgesic medication synthesized from opium-derived thebaine. It was developed in 1916 in Germany, as one of several new semi-synthetic opioids in an attempt to improve on the existing opioids: morphine, diacetylmorphine (heroin), and codeine. Oxycodone oral medications are generally prescribed for the relief of moderate to severe pain. Currently it is formulated as single ingredient products or compounded products. Some common examples of compounding are oxycodone with acetaminophen/paracetamol or NSAIDs such as ibuprofen. The formulations are available as generics but are also made under various brand names. OxyContin is Purdue Pharma’s brand for time-release oral oxycodone. The manufacturing rights to time-released generic oxycodone are under dispute.
Although the effects, addiction, and chemical composition of oxycodone are extremely similar to heroin, oxycodone abuse often lacks the strong taboos and negative reputation of heroin. Heroin’s reputation has been developed over years of observing the detrimental effects on heroin abusers’ lives. Lacking the reputation of heroin, many young adults and novice drug users engage in oxycodone aka: (roxy, oxy) abuse without understanding the consequences associated with its abuse, such as a heroin-like addiction potential and the threat of a fatal overdose. The appeal to youth and novice drug users is principally due to its ease of use (oral, intranasal) and its availability. Also, pharmaceutical drugs like oxycodone have a definite purity and known ingredients, unlike street-drugs like heroin, which have relatively unknown purity and ingredients.
Oxy use has grown to epidemic proportions in the United States, and we see more and more of our clients coming to us with this addiction. Kids are also over dosing in epidemic proportion, so it is critical that you seek help immediately.
Opiate Rehab Programs
Opiates are considered a sexy drug today, and more and more young adults and teens are getting hooked. Opiates and pain medication include a wide variety of names, and are extremely addictive. Detox can be very uncomfortable and in some cases methadone is prescribed to make the transition. They are easy to obtain today by dealers at high schools and colleges.
Codeine, Darvocet®, Darvon®, Dilaudid®, Fentanyl, Heroin, LortabB®, Methadone, Morphine, Norco®, Oxycontin®, Percocet® /Percodan®, and Vicodin® are all in the Opiate prescription drug family. Of late what we are seeing more and more in our treatment program are clients that once addicted to pain killers, find the pills too expensive to pay for, and then they will switch to Heroin because it is less costly.
Opioid dependence is a complex addiction condition and requires a long-term addiction treatment and recovery program. The treatment of pain medication dependence is important to reduce and improve the well-being and social functioning of the client affected. As no single treatment is effective for all individuals with opiate dependence, diverse treatment options are needed, including psychosocial approaches and sometimes pharmacological treatment.
Heroin Rehab Programs
Once a person starts to use heroin, they usually get addicted quite quickly. Again as stated previously, heroin is becoming more and more popular among young adults ages 18-27, and becoming easier and easier to obtain. What seems to be occurring on a regular basis in the drug abuse community, is that once an individual becomes addicted to pain medication such as opiates, and their addiction escalates, they will then have difficulty paying for the expensive prescription drug medications. When this happens, they are then introduced to heroin, which costs much less and provides a similar high.
Heroin addiction is an epidemic in our country, and Treatment Alternatives Center has the knowledge and experience to handle the toughest situations. Detox combined with opiate addiction treatment, is the first step to kicking this addiction.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
One to one CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) is the intensive therapy offered and provided at Treatment Alternatives Center. Our experienced certified professional addiction treatment staff are some of the most knowledgeable and compassionate healers when it comes to treating those who are suffering with drug or alcohol addiction. Getting to the core underlying issues that are interfering with a successful and productive life today is the task of Treatment Alternatives Center and our focus is to aid in eliminating the client’s need to use substances to feel better.
IOP Intensive Outpatient Rehab Programs
Intensive Outpatient Addiction Treatment is a wonderful “alternative” for those who cannot commit to an inpatient drug alcohol rehab stay, whether it be due to work commitments, school commitments or other. Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) offers treatment for addiction on an “out patient” basis, with sober housing or without housing. Counseling and meetings are available to clients and designed around their work or school schedules. Most health insurance programs cover outpatient addiction treatment, so it is a great alternative if the full inpatient program is not economically feasible, or interferes with other current lifestyle commitments.
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