One of the most powerful aspects of starting drug rehab in Phoenix is in understanding how and why drug dependency began. If you were to ask yourself or anyone else with a substance abuse problem if addiction was their end game, of course they’d say it wasn’t. But addiction can happen quickly through recreational and prescribed use.
What makes overcoming drug addiction a challenge is that the opportunity for use and relapse is great. Accessibility to legal and illicit substances is easy and readily available throughout the course of our daily lives. We believe that a realistic path to sobriety is served best through a day-to-day plan. This is why Continuum Recovery Center focuses solely on an integrative, Intensive Outpatient approach, allowing patients to move through treatment and recovery and get on with their lives.
Root Cause for Addiction Lies in the Past
The reasons behind addiction are many. Emotional or sexual trauma, physical injury or abuse, negative life circumstances, mental illness, genetic predisposition or environment can play a large role in setting up a perceived need for drug intake. Continuum Recovery Center offers a solution to the painful past and root cause of addiction, providing an individualized course of treatment that promotes a better future by embracing long-term wellbeing.
Risk Factors that Can Foster Substance Abuse
Why does substance abuse affect some people and not others? It all comes down to genetic, environmental and social factors that come together to create the perfect storm.
The following risk factors can raise a person’s risk for developing chemical dependency:
- Immediate family members with drug or alcohol problems
- Access to drugs or alcohol in the home
- Lack of nurturing or parental attachment
- Poor social skills
- Poor coping skills
- Co-occurring disorders
- Association with rebellious peer groups
- Acceptance of illegal substances in the home
- Chaotic home environment
Protective Factors Can Counteract Genetic Predisposition for Addiction
Just as there are factors that can raise a person’s risk of developing an addiction, there are ones that can protect them. Raising a young person in a home with parental monitoring and zero tolerance for underage drinking and drug use are examples of protective factors.
Children of addicts are not “doomed”. Protective factors help. Our drug treatment programs assist families at risk, teaching them how to form safe, supportive and loving environments for everyone involved. With proper education and intervention, the cycle of abuse and addiction can be stopped.
Types of Drug Addiction We Treat
Substance abuse for one drug often coexists with another. For example, it is common for a person using cocaine to drink alcohol in an effort to achieve balance between the elation of a rush and the misery of a hangover. With the opioid epidemic, although users want relief from cravings and withdrawal symptoms of heroin or prescription pain pills, they unknowingly take in more dangerous drugs such as fentanyl and carfentanil, increasing their risk for overdose and death.
This list provides a general overview of the drug addictions we treat:
- Opioid use disorder – heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, oxycodone, hydrocodone and other synthetic prescription pain medications
- Tranquilizer use disorder – benzodiazepines (Xanax, Valium)
- Stimulant use disorder – cocaine, crack, methamphetamine, Adderall, Ritalin, Vyvanse, and other prescription stimulants
- Hallucinogen use disorder – LSD, psilocybin mushrooms, MDMA (ecstasy or molly), PCP, ketamine, and GHB
- Cannabis use disorder – marijuana or cannabis, both recreational and medicinal strains
Longstanding drug use can require a lengthier treatment and recovery process. To help mitigate the discomfort of physical and behavioral symptoms that can occur during and intermittently for months after treatment, we may recommend medication-assisted treatment.
Successful Recovery through Traditional and Holistic Therapies
Individualized programs are defined per client, after initial assessment. From there, we work together through ongoing communication to modify treatment protocols, when needed, ensuring recovery is on track.
Our staff of highly-licensed, compassionate health practitioners and therapists work in collaboration to create comprehensive, well-rounded treatment regimens that focus on the mind, body and spirit. As a result, the experience is as comfortable as possible and more easily transcends into aftercare and sober living.
As part of our treatment, we offer progressive therapies, such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy for mood and personality disorders as near half of those with substance addiction also have a mental disorder, known as dual diagnosis. Continuum Recovery Center also utilizes Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to help move people beyond the debilitating trauma that kept them imprisoned in personal pain.
- Individual therapy
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavioral therapy
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
- Co-occurring disorder treatment
- Life skills training
- Job re-entry
- Court liaison
- Tai Chi
- Outdoor activities
- Nutritional guidance
- Chiropractic and Acupuncture
- Naturopathic remedies
- Social reintegration
What to Expect While at Continuum Drug Rehab
We embrace the importance of “feeling at home” during treatment. Our staff and therapists engage those feelings through the unparalleled, personalized, and extensive care they provide creating an inviting environment that warms the soul. In fact our clients receive the same treatment services as an inpatient residential facility would offer, but in a more welcoming setting.
At the end of the day, clients leave our treatment facility and return to our sober housing in the evening to put into practice the therapies and learned life skills that support “normal” living. In addition, they have the freedom to see friends and family, participate in their favorite activities with the peace of mind in knowing that our support staff is available 24/7.
A Day at Continuum Recovery Center provides:
- A residential-style experience
- Semi-private rooms with adjoining bathroom and living space
- Limited beds, variable stays (20 beds with 30- 60- or 90-day stays)
- 12-step treatment model for consistent support
- Highly-licensed care from psychiatric nurse practitioners, medical doctors, master’s level therapists, interventionists and case managers
When Is the Right Time for Drug Rehab
The adage “rock bottom” is ill-conceived when applied to drug dependency. Waiting to seek help until reaching rock bottom often proves to be a costly mistake. Everyone deserves the benefits of experiencing a drug-free life. Rock bottom is a subjective term and different for each person. Studies have shown that drug treatment and recovery is less invasive, the sooner a person gets into a program. Postponing intervention could be too late.
To help you figure out if it’s time to start a conversation about treatment at Continuum Recovery Center, download the key signs of drug addiction.
Ready to restore wellbeing, strengthen relationships, and rediscover life purpose and live it? Our doors are open to you.
To speak with one of our admissions specialists, call Continuum of Care today.