Once you or your loved one have made the important decision to get help for addiction, it can seem like an overwhelming task to find the right rehab center. When looking for addiction treatment centers, the options can vary greatly. Knowing what to look for in a rehab program can help you find the most appropriate treatment for you or someone you love. It’s important to find a licensed and certified treatment facility that provides comprehensive care, including both traditional, evidence-based programs, as well as alternative therapies. At White Sands Treatment Center, rehab programs are tailored to fit the patient’s specific needs.
Addiction Treatment Options
Whether you need inpatient residential treatment or are looking for an outpatient rehab program, it’s important to look for an addiction recovery center that offers multiple modalities of treatment. The best recovery facilities offer everything from medical detox to aftercare and sober living options, and have experienced and knowledgeable staff on hand.
When searching for the right rehab, finding one that offers a medical detox program is vital for many prospective patients. While you may have the desire to quit drugs or alcohol, it may be easier said than done. Many addicts require the help of medical professionals to help wean them off their drug of choice. Alcohol withdrawal, in particular, can pose a serious threat. Withdrawal symptoms can be very intense, especially for those who have been struggling with addiction for many years. Medical detox allows them to safely be weaned off the addictive substance, while providing them with the supervision and medications they need to stave off debilitating side effects. Not having medical supervision during alcohol detox can lead to tremors, vomiting, headaches, increased heart rate, insomnia, and high blood pressure, among others. More serious symptoms such as fever, seizures and hallucinations can be a sign of a more serious withdrawal syndrome , known as delerium tremens. This syndrome, in particular, can lead to death if not addressed by a medical professional right away.
Traditional Addiction Therapy
After the detox phase is completed, patients can begin to focus on other aspects of their recovery. The psychological nature of addiction is addressed through traditional and evidence-based treatment. These forms of addiction therapy typically include individual sessions with a psychologist and/or behavioral therapist, in which recovering addicts learn to develop new and healthier coping skills for maintaining their sobriety. Group therapy help patients connect with others who have been through similar struggles; they can share their experiences and it helps to make them accountable while in rehab. Family therapy focuses on addressing the damage the person’s addiction has caused to their personal relationships, and allows them to begin making amends with the people they love. Other traditional forms of treatment include cognitive behavioral therapy, relapse prevention training and dual diagnosis treatment, which addresses symptoms of depression or other mental health issues that typically accompany addiction.
Alternative Treatment Options
Some patients respond better to treatment when they receive alternative forms of therapy. These are supplemental therapy options that help to reinforce the basics of traditional therapies through new and more innovative techniques. Alternative treatment options include exercise, art therapy, acupuncture, massage, biofeedback, chronic pain therapy, yoga, animal therapy, and more. Through the use of these innovative therapies, patients are better able to heal both physically and mentally from the disease of addiction.
If you or a loved one needs help with abuse and/or treatment, please call the WhiteSands Treatment at (877) 855-3470. Our addiction specialists can assess your recovery needs and help you get the addiction treatment that provides the best chance for your long-term recovery.