If you're struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, you're not alone, and help is available.
The drug and alcohol addiction rehab programs at San Antonio Recovery Center are specially designed for each patient. Our clinical staff goes to great lengths to design addiction rehab programs that meet each patient’s particular needs, which can include medical, emotional, physical, and spiritual concerns.
The effects of substance abuse reach far beyond the client. Therefore, we strongly encourage participation from the client’s family as well as other people supportive of their recovery. We continuously ensure that our clients receive the most effective treatment available by designing addiction rehab programs that treat the entire person.
Why do some individuals develop issues with drugs while others do not? There are many factors that can contribute to substance use issues. A family history of addiction, past trauma, mental health issues, and environmental factors like high-stress occupations can make an individual more susceptible to developing an addiction.
However, the reason why addiction develops ultimately has to do with changes in the brain. Many individuals begin drinking, using recreational drugs, or taking prescription medication without thinking through the potential consequences. Certain behaviors and substances cause positive feelings as a result of a release of dopamine. Exercise, spending time with loved ones, and even eating delicious food can all trigger a release of dopamine. However, addictive substances can also cause a rush of good feelings.
Drugs like heroin, for example, produce intense feelings of euphoria. Upon first use, the brain associates the substance with this good feeling and it wants to repeat the experience, which is why an individual will seek out heroin again. However, upon subsequent use, the effects of the drug are diminished. The areas of the brain that are responsible for the release of dopamine can no longer produce the same amounts. Over time, the individual who is struggling with addiction might use the substance without feeling any positive effects at all.
However, sustained use of addictive substances like heroin and other opioids also causes physical and psychological dependency. Your body and brain begin to feel as though you need the substance in order to function, even though you’re not deriving any pleasure from it. If you stop using the substance, you will likely experience painful or uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. This is why going through detox in a treatment center is such an important step on the road to recovery.
If you’re not sure whether you would benefit from a drug rehab program, consider the following:
If you can answer “yes” to any of the above, reach out to our team today. At San Antonio Recovery Center, we offer compassionate care in a supportive and welcoming environment. No matter where you are on your journey to recovery, we can help.
Not sure whether an inpatient or outpatient program is right for you? We recommend inpatient or residential treatment for those struggling with severe addictions. Additionally, residential care can be helpful for those who are going through detox. Although withdrawal symptoms are rarely life-threatening, for many individuals, they are uncomfortable enough to lead to a desire to relapse. We’ll help you maintain your newfound sobriety and begin the journey to recovery with a strong foundation.
Outpatient treatment can be helpful for those who have a stable and supportive living situation or for those who have built the healthy coping skills they need for long-term recovery. The levels of care we offer at San Antonio Recovery Center include:
Over the course of an addiction, chemicals from the consumed substance 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 those with severe addictions and for those who use alcohol, heroin, and benzos. These withdrawal symptoms can be dangerous not only to a person’s health but to their recovery. If a person undergoes withdrawal but has access to their substance of choice, the urge to relapse will be very strong. Withdrawal is the first and perhaps the most difficult challenge on the road to recovery.
Since withdrawal is so severe, doctors strongly recommend against going through withdrawal alone, or “cold turkey.” Instead, doctors recommend that patients seek detox treatment. At San Antonio Recovery Center, we offer detox programs in a secure and comfortable environment.
Detox starts with withdrawal, which can last 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, 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.
Addiction treatment therapies will help you build healthy coping skills as you navigate challenges on the road to recovery. Many individuals relapse, and if you do, it does not mean that treatment has not been effective or that you will not be successful in sobriety in the future. Instead, it’s a sign that you might benefit from more time in treatment and a higher level of support. Some of the therapies that we offer in our drug rehab program include:
At San Antonio Recovery Center, we combine the finest models of drug and alcohol addiction treatment with dedication to our clients and customers. This dedication is reflected in our affordable pricing structure. We currently accept various health insurance plans in order to provide an excellent opportunity for recovery with our 90-day treatment program.
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