Opiate Addiction Treatment Centers specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.
The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.
Mental Health and Substance Abuse
A combined mental health and substance abuse treatment center has the staff and resources available to handle individuals with both mental health and substance abuse issues. It can be challenging to determine where a specific symptom stems from (a mental health issue or an issue related to substance abuse), so mental health and substance abuse professionals are helpful in detangling symptoms and keeping treatment on track.
Mental Health, Substance, Drug And Alcohol Abuse
2000 SE Port st Lucie Blvd Suite B Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952
Medically Assisted Detox
They specialize in the outpatient detoxification from tranquilizers, sleeping pills, muscle relaxants, opiates (including heroin and oxycontin), alcohol, and GHB. With the important discovery of “kindling”, the goal of detox has been broadened to mean that, during detox, withdrawal symptoms must be minimized or avoided altogether. “Kindling” is a sensitization process caused by withdrawal symptoms themselves; the effects of this sensitization is that repeated symptomatic withdrawal episodes become worse and worse, and can eventually lead to failure to complete detox, and in some cases, seizures and delirium.
They use methodology developed over decades at the Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic, using classic “substitution-taper” techniques, modified to incorporate a “symptom-guided” approach: once substituted with detox medications, the rate and frequency of tapering is done so that withdrawal symptoms are minimized to avoid kindling.
Opioid Dependence Treatment
Opioids are any drugs based on the chemical composition of opium. An opiate is a synthetic (man-made) version of an opioid, also known as a narcotic. Opiate pain medications include prescription painkillers, like Oxycodone, OxyContin, and Percocet. Other opioids include morphine, codeine, hydrocodone, buprenorphine, methadone, and heroin. Dependence or addiction to opioids is treated in a similar fashion to other drug and alcohol addictions, with an eye towards helping the body detox safely before other treatment commences.
Buprenorphine Detox and Treatment
Similar to methadone, buprenorphine is a drug meant to help with long-term treatment for opioid addiction. Those recovering from heroin addiction or other opiate addiction may be prescribed buprenorphine (Suboxone and Subutex) to help wean the body off of opioids safely, over time. Buprenorphine helps lessen the discomfort and danger of detox and withdrawal.
What does New Leaf Treatment Center offer?
Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
Intensive Outpatient programs are for those who want or need a very structured treatment program but who also wish to live at home and continue with certain responsibilities (such as work or school). IOP substance abuse treatment programs vary in duration and intensity, and certain outpatient rehab centers will offer individualized treatment programs.
Outpatient programs are for those seeking mental rehab or drug rehab, but who also stay at home every night. The main difference between outpatient treatment (OP) and intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) lies in the amount of hours the patient spends at the facility. Most of the time an outpatient program is designed for someone who has completed an inpatient stay and is looking to continue their growth in recovery. Outpatient is not meant to be the starting point, it is commonly referred to as aftercare.
Their specialized Youth Program offers medically supervised outpatient detoxification, individual counseling, drug education groups, healthy activities, and family support groups. They feel their program owes much of its success to the outpatient model used that does not isolate patients from the real world environment they have to deal with day in and out. Youth are taught how to access their own risks for addiction, whether stopping use is difficult or easy, and how to handle and manage craving so they can stop.
Research clearly demonstrates that recovery is far more successful and sustainable when loved ones like family members participate in rehab and substance abuse treatment. Genetic factors may be at play when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, as well as mental health issues. Family dynamics often play a critical role in addiction triggers, and if properly educated, family members can be a strong source of support when it comes to rehabilitation.
It is absolutely crucial that youth (and their parents) understand the fundamental neuroscience of addiction if they want to successfully overcome this disease. Once a family is armed with the latest research, they can recognize why certain behaviors and problems exist, and the unique challenges that come with managing a disease that has only recently been recognized as such.
Completing a drug or alcohol rehab program shouldn’t spell the end of substance abuse treatment. Aftercare involves making a sustainable plan for recovery, including ongoing support. This can include sober living arrangements like halfway houses, career counseling, and setting a patient up with community programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA).
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapy modality that focuses on the relationship between one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is used to establish and allow for healthy responses to thoughts and feelings (instead of unhealthy responses, like using drugs or alcohol). CBT has been proven effective for recovering addicts of all kinds, and is used to strengthen a patient's own self-awareness and ability to self-regulate. CMT allows individuals to monitor their own emotional state, become more adept at communicating with others, and manage stress without needing to engage in substance abuse.
In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.
They offer a 12-week open psychoeducational group that is based on the New Leaf’s Craving Identification and Management (CIM) Curriculum. Clients are supported in their efforts to learn about the causes of their cravings and how to best manage them with specific tools. Clients learn about the cycle of addiction, the pleasure scale, the risk factors to getting the disease of addiction, as well as becoming experts in defining addiction.
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a clinical approach to helping people with substance abuse issues and other conditions shift behavior in positive ways. It is more goal-oriented than traditional psychotherapy, as MI counselors directly attempt to get clients to consider making behavioral change (rather than wait for them to come to conclusions themselves). Its primary purpose is to resolve ambivalence and help clients become able to make healthy choices freely.
New Leaf Treatment Center Highlights:
Pain Management is a free-standing service and is also incorporated into our Adult and Youth Outpatient Programs if needed. The centerpiece of chronic pain management is to find a dose of opiate medication that best relieves pain, and relieves pain without sedation.
Facility for Adults, Young Adults, Children And Teenagers
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