Illicit Drug Addiction Treatment in San Francisco Bay Area
Types of Drugs
The textbook definition of a drug is any substance that when ingested, or otherwise introduced into the body, causes a physiological response in the brain, and body. Some drugs are legal, such as those used in medicines that require a prescription or over the counter medications as well, known as prescription drugs. Illicit drugs are those drugs that are illegal, such as street drugs. These drugs are strictly for use to get high and do not serve any medical purpose.
The most common addictive drugs include:
- Opiates like heroin
- Prescription pain medications
Once someone becomes addicted to any one of these drugs, it’s very hard to kick the habit. Detoxification is necessary to bring the patient out of withdrawal safely, and then a treatment program should be instated to help keep the patient sober and prevent relapse.
Medically Treating Withdrawal Symptoms
The science backing addiction recovery has come a long way in recent years. The amount of discomfort one might go through during a withdrawal phase has been significantly reduced now thanks to modern medicines.
Our treatment model here at Bay Area Treatment Center is that of a holistic approach, in which we take every step necessary to treat the whole person in a variety of different ways. One of those ways is prescribing beneficial medicines during the detox process when it is safe to do so. This can drastically improve the experience a patient will have. It can’t alleviate all systems, but it can help a lot. The medication we offer:
Vivitrol (Naltrexone) — Vivitrol eases the withdrawal symptoms and cravings by targeting the brain’s opioid receptors, but it does not contain any opiates whatsoever. It is used to prevent cravings that lead to relapse long-term, so it is administered after the detox phase and delivered into the system via an injection. Vivitrol is not a daily maintenance drug – its doses are given to the patient once a month.
There may be some other medications that can aid in the detox process. If you have any questions about our detox process, and the addiction treatments, please call us now to speak with our addiction specialists 866-530-5486.
Outpatient Drug Addiction Treatment
Individualized Treatment Programs
We believe that the key to long-term success in sobriety and addiction-free living is the understanding that each individual is different, and requires their own treatment program that is tailored to their specific needs, and not an overgeneralized approach. We use several techniques to treat drug addiction and place a high value on treating them with the patient’s unique issues in mind, no matter what drug it is.
Here at The Bay Area Addiction and Detox Center, we offer:
Addiction to heroin and other opiates has reached epidemic levels in the US. It is highly addictive and triggers the brain’s pain relief system. This leads to a euphoric release in the brain that the addict can’t live without a few doses. Withdrawal can be a painful process, and potentially life-threatening if not done in a medical setting, therefore a detox administered by trained professionals is recommended.
Due to cocaine’s highly stimulative effect, and the overload of pleasure chemicals it releases, it is not uncommon that the withdrawal stage when coming off of it leads to severe depression, along with some very uncomfortable physical qualities. Detox and treatment are recommended for those dealing with a possible cocaine addiction.
There are several different treatment options for those dealing with methamphetamine dependence. Meth takes a toll on a human being’s central nervous system and psychological well-being. Long-term detox and treatment are highly recommended for those coming off of methamphetamine.
Please contact one of our addiction specialists for more information on any of our treatment plans for specific drugs 866-530-5486.
Bay Area Addiction and Detox Center
Find peace now at Bay Area Addiction and Detox Center so that you can get back to your life
Dependence on highly addictive drugs is a dangerous business. The chilling after-effects of cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine can be eye-opening, as you watch a body quickly deteriorate. While this is happening, the body is building up a tolerance to the drug of choice, digging the patient deeper and deeper into a cycle of addiction.
As grows more and more dependent, the danger in the withdrawal process increases. It is necessary to couple an addiction treatment program with a medical detox. Detox allows for the patient to comfortably come off of the drugs they’ve been abusing, while they are monitored 24/7 by medical professionals. Withdrawal can excruciatingly be taxing physically, and dangerous, if not done right.
Not treating this process carefully can lead the addict to relapse, and in some cases serious injury or death, eliminating any chance for long-term sobriety.
If you or someone you know are suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, please contact us today. We would be happy to answer any questions you might have about our treatment options 866-530-5486.
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Please, if you or a loved one is suffering from drug and alcohol addiction, call us immediately and confidentially speak with one of our addiction specialists 866-530-5486.