When you’re first contemplating the choice to seek drug addiction treatment, things may feel overwhelming. Rest assured, however, that quality support is available and millions of others have faced similar challenges successfully. If you’re seeking substance abuse treatment in Southern California, call Apex Recovery San Diego. Our luxury rehab accommodates diverse recovery needs and our staff is eager to answer your questions at 619.458.3435 or online.
How Can I Tell if I Need a Drug Rehab Program?
The first step in determining whether an inpatient or outpatient program can help you is an evaluation with your doctor. A medical professional can assess your substance dependence and tell you whether professional intervention is warranted. Here are a few indicators that they may make this recommendation:
- If some or all of the drugs you use are prescription, you engage in “doctor shopping.” This means looking for more than one provider who can help feed your addiction.
- Your drug tolerance is growing, meaning you need more and more of the substance to get the same effect.
- If you try to quit on your own, unpleasant withdrawal symptoms like sweating, trembling, or paranoia begin quickly.
- Your core social relationships suffer because of your drug use and you may have significantly withdrawn from activities you once enjoyed.
- Similarly, your professional or academic performance is suffering.
- You’ve become secretive about your drug use because you know it could get you into personal, professional or legal trouble.
- Sleep has become challenging and you’re either getting too little or too much.
- Everyday tasks that used to come easily to you like reading or driving are now challenging.
What Happens First at the Apex Recovery Luxury Drug Rehab Center in San Diego?
It’s perfectly understandable how factors like mental health concerns, work and relationship stress, and chronic pain can contribute to substance abuse. It’s useful to look at addiction simply as a coping mechanism gone awry. Treatment can thus begin with the goal of giving clients a more effective toolkit for self-awareness and self-regulation in the face of life’s challenges. In time and with meaningful lifestyle changes, this new toolkit can fully replace substance abuse.
During rehab, clients first go through the detox process under medical supervision. This means a team of providers will ensure clients are stable, receiving good hydration and nutrition, and are as comfortable as possible during withdrawal. Since detox from certain substances can be quite uncomfortable and even dangerous, medical monitoring greatly supports safety. Clients may also be given medication to manage withdrawal symptoms.
What Happens After Detox at the Drug Treatment Center?
After detox is over, one-on-one counseling begins; this is arguably the most important part of client care. Evidence-based techniques like acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy give clients key insights into the basis of their addictions and help them reframe negative self-talk. Cultivating mindfulness can also be a major thrust of individual treatment. In doing so, clients develop the ability to remain in the present moment and allow painful emotions or thoughts to pass through.
Importantly, counselors likewise help clients look to the future. They may engage in important techniques like motivational interviewing to help them understand their own core reasons for seeking sobriety. Similarly, in relapse prevention therapy, clients can concretely identify triggers and plan for how to handle them in the future.
Group therapy is also highly effective in this stage of treatment. It may take the form of therapist-led peer support groups that provide a setting of accountability and judgment-free empathy. Group offerings also sometimes work with families of those in treatment. This creates a powerful space to address relational damage that has occurred through or before a loved one’s substance use.
Finally, holistic therapies like music and massage can work wonders by bringing a client’s whole body into the recovery journey. Western medicine often fails to see the connection between body and mind, but the relationship is profound. This is particularly true when trauma has occurred and the physiological structure of the nervous system changes as a result. Physical interventions like EMDR, which relies on bilateral brain stimulation, can thus be highly effective in shifting mental and emotional material.
Learn More About Drug Addiction Treatment at Apex Recovery San Diego
If you or someone you love is struggling with drug addiction, remember that you’re not alone. The caring Apex Recovery San Diego team is here to help with drug addiction treatment. Call 619.458.3435 or reach out online to get answers to your questions and information about enrolling.