Substance abuse is a scourge across the nation, including in Texas. Addiction chemically corrupts both mind and body, creating dependency and warping people’s behaviors. By the time someone hits rock bottom, their entire life — socially, economically, psychologically, and physically — could be ruined. For those struggling with addiction and their loved ones, however, there’s hope. A Dallas addiction treatment center has the programs people need to end their addiction for good.
Detox at a Dallas Addiction Treatment Center
Over the course of an addiction, chemicals cause the brain and body to adapt. At first, the body is unused to the presence of a substance, allowing for quick and potent highs. Over time, however, the body adjusts, and it takes more of a substance used more often to achieve the same high. As the body builds tolerance, the brain drives cravings, which in turn fuels the vicious cycle of addiction. When a physical dependency is unfulfilled, the affected person undergoes withdrawal. Withdrawal is particularly severe for heavy users, and for users of alcohol, heroin, and benzos.
Since withdrawal is so severe, doctors strongly recommend against going through withdrawal alone, aka “cold turkey.” Instead, doctors recommend that patients seek detox treatment at a Dallas addiction treatment center. At San Antonio Recovery Center, we offer detox programs for alcohol and heroin, for both men and women.
Detox starts with withdrawal, anywhere from a few hours to a couple of days. The benefit of detox is that it takes place in a secure, medically monitored environment. Some withdrawal symptoms, like seizures or delirium tremens (for alcoholics), can be fatal if left untreated. Medical professionals monitor detox patients 24/7 to keep them comfortable and safe as their body purges the addictive substance.
Therapy at a Dallas Addiction Treatment Center
Detox is only the first step in the recovery process at a Dallas addiction treatment center. An addiction cannot be solved by only tackling the physical dependency. The aforementioned psychological dependency has two components. As we mentioned before, the brain adapts to the presence of addictive chemicals. Neurotransmitters, when a substance is used, release dopamine and serotonin. In time, these neurotransmitters begin to adapt, and eventually, only release dopamine and serotonin when a substance is consumed. During withdrawal, a person may feel depressed and have other symptoms because their brain no longer releases the aforementioned happiness chemicals.
The second component of psychological dependency comes from social and emotional triggers. These triggers often lead people towards substance abuse as a way of coping. Outside of a Dallas addiction treatment center, these triggers help drive people to maintain their addictions. Overcoming triggers is a key part of recovery. which is why San Antonio Recovery Center offers psychotherapy at our Dallas addiction treatment center. Our therapeutic programs include:
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- EMDR Therapy
- Experiential Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Holistic Therapy
- Meditation Therapy
- Motivational Enhancement Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Talk Therapy
- Trauma Therapy
- Yoga Therapy
Dual Diagnosis Treatment at a Dallas Addiction Treatment Center
Many patients have mental health disorders that co-occur with their substance abuse. Sometimes, the effects an addiction has on a person’s health and life cause a mental illness. Other times, people begin substance abuse as a coping mechanism for mental illness. These patients need dual diagnosis treatment in order to recover. At our Dallas addiction treatment center, we offer dual diagnosis treatment to people with these mental disorders:
Contact San Antonio Recovery Center
If you’re looking for a Dallas addiction treatment center, look no further! San Antonio Recovery Center offers comprehensive treatment across the entire continuum of care. Our treatment programs fit the lives of all sorts of patients. For people who need longer treatment in order to cement their recovery, we offer 90-day treatment programs at our residential treatment facility. For people who want treatment but need to meet other obligations, we have intensive outpatient programs.
San Antonio Recovery Center has one goal: to help you and those like you recover from addiction for good. Call us at 866.957.7885 for more information on and admissions to our Dallas addiction treatment center.