When someone mentions drug addiction, what comes to mind? Illegal drugs like heroin, cocaine, meth, or ecstasy? While these substances certainly play a major role in drug addiction, it is important not to overlook another element as well: prescription drugs. Prescription pain killers or opiates are highly addictive and have become a growing problem across the United States. At CareForward Health, drug addiction treatment encompasses many types of drugs, from prescriptions to illicit substances.
No one starts using drugs with the intention of becoming addicted. However, with continued use, these substances change the way that the brain processes information. They can rewire the brain’s reward system making it extremely difficult for individuals to stop their drug use without professional drug addiction treatment. CareForward Health incorporates a variety of evidence-based methods including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), group therapy, and trauma-informed care to support clients in making positive, lasting changes in their lives to overcome substance use.
Treatment begins in a safe, supervised detox facility to rid the body of all addictive substances. They are supported in remaining as comfortable as possible while overcoming withdrawal symptoms. Clients can then focus on healing their body and mind and developing healthy routines and coping strategies. Day Treatment and Intensive Outpatient Treatment programs build valuable skills and reinforce recovery as clients adjust to their new lifestyle in recovery.
Drug Addictions We Treat
Therapists and staff at CareForward Health are trained to treat drug addictions of all kinds. Clients and their families can find the help they need and access services to stop the progression of addiction in an environment that drives lasting recovery. Individuals can effectively break the grip that substance use has on their life and remain substance-free with help from a strong network of support.
Drug addiction is a broad category, and some individuals may use one or more substances at any given time. CareForward Health treats the following types of drug addictions:
- Illicit Drugs
- MDMA (Ecstasy/Molly)
- Methamphetamine (Meth)
- Prescription Pain Relievers (Opioids)
- Prescription Sedatives
- Prescription Stimulants
According to a 2014 study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, approximately 4.3 million Americans used prescription painkillers for non-medical purposes in the previous month, and 1.9 million Americans met criteria for prescription painkiller use disorder. In addition, around 1.5 million Americans were actively using cocaine or crack, and around 569,000 Americans had used methamphetamines.
Drug addiction is a serious problem and can have potentially devastating consequences if left untreated. CareForward Health provides clients with access to effective, quality treatment, and a comfortable, substance-free living environment so that they can make the most of drug addiction treatment and fully embrace recovery and the opportunities that it provides. Clients stay in comfortable and safe sober living homes and engage in community outings and activities to practice managing their recovery in real-world situations. Individuals discover that they can live a fulfilling and exciting life that is free from substance use. They can pursue a career, further their education, engage in personal enrichment, and be an active member of society while simultaneously staying committed to recovery and implementing positive changes in their lives. Drug addiction treatment can be the start of a new beginning.