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Drug Addiction

Drug Addiction & Drug Rehab in Phoenix, AZ

Drug addiction is a complex and progressive disease. One of the most important aspects of starting drug rehab in Phoenix is 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 drug addiction can develop and escalate quickly through recreational and prescribed use, which turns into a compulsive need to use even in the face of negative consequences.

Overcoming drug addiction is a challenge because the opportunity for use and relapse is great. It’s easy to find drugs on the street, while legal and illicit substances are readily available throughout the course of our daily lives. We believe that a realistic path to recovery is served best through a day-to-day plan. This is why Continuum Recovery Center focuses on an integrative, Intensive Outpatient approach, allowing patients to move through treatment and recovery and get on with their lives, giving them the confidence that their recovery can permanent and life-long.

The Root Cause for Drug Addiction Lies in the Past

The reasons behind addiction are as varied as each individual. Emotional or sexual trauma, physical injury or abuse, negative life circumstances, mental illness, genetic predisposition, or environment all 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 of Drug Addiction

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 Chances of Developing Drug Addiction:

  • Immediate Family Members with Drug or Alcohol Problems (genetic predisposition)
  • 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
Risk Factors can Raise the Risk for Developing Chemical Dependency.

Risk Factors can Raise the Risk for Developing Chemical Dependency.

Protective Factors Can Counteract Genetic Predisposition for Drug Addiction

Just as there are factors that can raise a person’s risk of developing an addiction, there are ones that can protect them from becoming addicted. 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”. Healthy, protective factors can help. Our treatment programs assist families at risk and help teach 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’s common for a person using cocaine to drink alcohol in an effort to achieve a balance between the elation of a rush and the misery of a hangover. With the opioid epidemic, while users want relief from cravings and withdrawal symptoms of heroin or prescription pain pills, they unknowingly use 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 Addiction Recovery through Combining Traditional and Holistic Therapies

Individualized programs are defined per client, after an 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 long-term sobriety.

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.

Traditional Therapies

  • Individual Therapy
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • EMDR
  • 12-Steps
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Life Skills Training
  • Job Re-Entry
  • Court Liaison

Holistic Therapies

  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Tai Chi
  • Fitness
  • Nutritional Guidance
  • Chiropractic and Acupuncture
  • Naturopathic Remedies
  • Social Reintegration

What to Expect While at Continuum Outpatient 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 their homes and families. They have the freedom to see friends and family, participate in their favorite activities with peace of mind knowing that they are getting the best possible treatment.

A Day at Continuum Recovery Center Provides:

  • Group and Individual Therapy
  • Structured Activities like Art, Yoga, Meditation, and Nutrition Counseling
  • Support for 12-Step Treatment Models and other Community Recovery Programs
  • Highly-Licensed Care from Psychiatrists, Medical Doctors, Master’s Level Therapists, Teachers, and Case Managers

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When Is the Right Time for Drug Rehab

The adage “rock bottom” is misleading 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.

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