Phoenix Drug Rehab Center
Free Yourself from Drug Addition
Stopping the pattern of abuse following drug addiction is difficult, and many people and families have unrealistic expectations of those that are affected. Unfortunately, despite extra support and guidance at home, breaking free from addiction takes time and often requires outside help. Because addiction grips the mind and body, it changes the affected party both mentally and physically. Many people suffering the effects of drug abuse experience:
- Uncontrollable cravings
- Compulsive drug seeking
- Behavior or personality changes
To break through this complicated condition and its underlying components, we offer intensive rehabilitation.
Achieve Success with Our Integrative Approach to Drug Addiction Treatment
At The River Source, we understand that every person is different with their own unique set of circumstances. For this reason, no two drug treatments will be the same and each treatment plan diverse to address the various components of the addiction. Our medical professionals and counselors treat each patient on an individual level with our integrative approach to medical detox. With this approach to rehabilitation the treatment is tailored to the patient’s strengths, working to achieve the highest levels of success.
Embrace a Life of Sobriety with Our Drug Rehabilitation Programs
Our integrative approach to drug addiction treatment combines both conventional medicine and holistic therapies into one holistic 12-step program for patients aged 18 and older. This approach focuses on treating the mind, body and spirit to heal and strengthen the entire self. In our experience, we have seen that helping the recovering addict achieve a strong foundation through this approach greatly lowers their risk of relapse.
Through our program, we are able to offer the following common drug rehabilitation programs:
Marijuana Addiction Treatment
Despite popular belief that marijuana is not a gateway drug, it is just as addictive as other drugs and often leads to more serious drug abuse. It is the most commonly abused illicit drug in the U.S. – a scary thought considering that eight states have legalized it for recreational use, and even more have passed laws to allow it to be used as a treatment for certain medical conditions. This is in spite of the fact that marijuana is classified as a Schedule I substance, a drug that has high abuse potential and severe safety concerns.
Marijuana use has been steadily increasing among the younger population, largely due to the growing acceptance of the drug and a diminished perception of the associated risks. Though, while it may not have a grim reputation like those of other drugs, it can still have severe effects on the affected patient:
- Affects brain development
- Interferes with patterns of thinking, memory, concentration and sensory perception
- Irritates the lungs
- Increases heart rate
- Leads to mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety and personality disorders
Cocaine Addiction Treatment
Cocaine is derived from coca or prepared synthetically and it used as an illegal stimulant either medicinally or as a local anesthetic. It is highly addictive, reigning as the most abused stimulant drug in the U.S. and most commonly affecting patients ages 18 to 25.
The effects of this drug are often disastrous, although most users believe that it is not addictive. Despite this drug not sharing the same withdrawal symptoms as other drugs, such as heroin or alcohol, it has severe effects on the mind. Thankfully, largely in part due to the efforts of organization spreading drug abuse awareness and cocaine treatment centers such as The River Source, cocaine use has seen a decrease in recent years.
Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment
52 million U.S. residents over the age of 12 have used prescription drugs non-medically at some point in their lifetime. Some commonly abused prescriptions include:
Many people are at least loosely aware of the misuse and abuse of prescription medications in the U.S., but are unable to fully grasp the extent of the problem because the prescriptions are often a regular part of daily life for so many people. The drugs sit in medicine cabinets across the country, a seemingly harmless part of the household that can have disastrous effects.
The most dangerous part of prescription drug addiction is how readily the medications are prescribed legally, but their legality should not overshadow their potency. These medications become addictive to patients who once relied on them for medical help, and can quickly turn into the first step towards a heroin addiction.
Since 2007, the use of heroin has been on the rise in the young adult population, ages 18 to 25. Heroin addiction is considered one of the most persistent drug abuse issues affecting affluent suburban communities from coast to coast, making its impact felt across the U.S.
Addiction to heroin, an opioid drug synthesized from morphine, is believed to be intensified by prescription drug abuse since it mimics the same feelings as prescription painkillers. Over time, prescription medications can become difficult to obtain, and the prices of some pills are excessively high, making it difficult for many patients to continue the addiction. This makes heroin a logical next step for prescription drug addicts seeking the same effects.
Regular addicts often turn to more readily-available, and affordable, street heroin – a more dangerous and sometimes deadly drug that contains toxic contaminants and additives that can cause permanent damage to the body.
Often used as tapering mechanism for patients struggling with opioid addictions such as heroin, morphine and codeine, methadone is a long-acting, synthetic narcotic analgesic that serves to:
- Reduce withdrawal symptoms
- Curb cravings
- Block the euphoric effect of opioid abuse
The problem with this treatment is that then the patient is effectively trading one addiction for another without addressing the source of the problem. This creates a need to detox from the treatment itself, complicating the situation for the person affected. At The River Source, we will work with each patient to ensure they can successfully detox from methadone on their path to freedom and sobriety.