Drug rehab includes a sub-acute detox phase, a residential phase, a partial hospitalization phase (PHP) an intensive outpatient phase and outpatient phase. Acute detox phase would be for those who need 24/7 medical care at a hospital facility where residential treatment may be too risky or not adequately equipped for. For example seizures, over-doses, drug-induced psychosis, or coma.
When arriving at a residential facility, there will be a period of time designated by the medical staff regarding how long you will be in the detox phase. This is determined based on a variety of factors which include length used and amount of substances taken before arrival, drug use history, and family history. A complete and in-depth biopsychosocial (BPS) assessment will be made upon admission. If you are not able to physically or mentally sit through the entire assessment, it will be done within two sessions, though it is needed to be completed in 24 hours upon admitting. If there is resistance to completing the BPS assessment, you may not be able to stay in treatment. This comprehensive information gathering is vital for creating a proper treatment plan for you and imperative for determining which medications may be given to assist you and provide the best relief.
After completing the detox phase, you will be dropped down to the level of the in-patient residential treatment center (RTC). RTC level of care will mean that you can engage in all therapies and outings, learning new coping skills, gaining feelings of stabilization, engaging in peer support, becoming more active, and attending all treatment center activities. Your nutritional needs may shift at this time, and you can discuss with the nutritionist, dietician and/or chef what would be best for you at this time for optimal physical recovery.
The next phase of drug rehab is partial hospitalization program (PHP) which is a transitionary level that assists the addict in recovery to start returning back to living their life, while attending groups and individual therapy. PHP may be offered at the same residential treatment facility or have its own structure. PHP level has staff treating you and you will be monitored, but there are generally more freedoms associated with it.
After PHP level, you can attend an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) where people live outside the residential treatment facility and attend groups and individual session during the week on a lesser scale. At IOP level, most clients return to work or look for employment as part pf their treatment goal. They may also be able to return home and work through triggers with the IOP staff who will understand this transition and watch for signs of relapse. The highest potential of relapse comes at the level of transitioning to the IOP level in treatment. If a relapse does occur, a client may be able to attend RTC level for a short time to gain proper stabilization.
Aftercare in treatment for drug abuse is an important phase, where the treatment team and peers will be a source of positive support in transitioning. Some people return home while others find suitable accommodations in a sober living house.
The treatment facility staff will provide a wealth of information of how to transition to each level, and a case manager can help you with the details of how to live your life drug-free after rehab.
Types of Drug Addiction
The origins of cocaine come from indigenous peoples using the coca leaves for natural medicals helping with toothaches, tiredness, and fatigue. It was at one time legal in the United States as an effective medicine as well as an active ingredient in Coca-Cola for a short period of time around the turn of the 19th Century.
Today, cocaine is processed from coca leaves grown in mainly Columbia, Bolivia and Peru, South America. The majority of illegal cocaine is purchased by the United States and distributed on the Eastern Seaboard and Mexican border to California. Cocaine is a highly addictive substance and can be used by snorting, smoking, or intravenously. Cocaine has dangerous short and long-term health consequences from destroying the nasal cavity to overdosing. The drug affects the system for a relatively short time, causing the user to seek out more and become dependent quickly. Cocaine acts as a stimulant and raises blood pressure and can put the user into a euphoric state. Cocaine in large doses is dangerous to the human physiological system with damaging side effects.
Cocaine addiction can happen quickly. If you or someone you know may be suffering with from Cocaine addition, please get help immediately. For more reading, please scroll to Cocaine Addiction on this website.
Vogue Recovery Center in Las Vegas and Phoenix is experienced in treating cocaine addiction. The Vogue Recovery Center treatment team understands the detox procedure and the long-term effects that cocaine has on the user.
Heroin addiction comes easily, is intense, and difficult to kick. Heroin addicts spend their lives with it at the center of their world. Some heroin users find it too late in their recreational use to understand they have become addictive, but when used regularly, the physical body becomes dependent on the drug. The withdrawal symptoms can be particularly challenging between times of use, and people can get fevers, chills, “ghost” itching, nausea, and the inability to think correctly. Dependency on heroin will always develop into needing an increased amount of the drug because of its physically addictive chemical quality. Heroin changes brain chemistry quickly, and a person can be addicted in one or two times of using.
Most people use heroin intravenously to get the quickest and most intense high. Other users smoke and snort it in powder form. Heroin slows the heart rate and blocks pain receptors. Many users claim that heroin is a quick rush and then send them for hours into a dreamlike state, numb to external stressors and internal anxieties. When heroin is mixed with other drugs such as stimulants and injected, it can be a deadly combination.
Because of heroin’s popularity and accessibility, addiction is widespread. If you or someone you know may be addicted to heroin, please get help immediately. For more information about heroin, please see the Heroin Addiction tab on this website.
Vogue Recovery Center in Las Vegas and Phoenix is experienced in treating heroin addiction. The Vogue Recovery Center treatment team understands the withdrawal, detox, and recovery procedure for people addicted to heroin and will be able to treat you in a safe and monitored environment to help the process go smoothly.
Opioids (prescription painkillers)
There are many people who do not realize they may be addicted to painkillers before it’s too late. Many times, opioid addicts have prescribed the drugs due to an injury, and find that after the healing process has happened, they cannot get off the pills.
Opioids alter the brain chemistry by how it creates endorphins while numbing pain, and the result is that the body feels good. Over a period of time, the brain may stop producing endorphins naturally, which is where a person can turn more to opioids for continued desired effect.
If you have been prescribed opioids by a doctor, it is important to follow the instructions. Stopping on your own and restarting can cause a hardship on your body, and it is best to always consult with your doctor prior to making any decisions regarding dosage.
If you believe you are addicted to painkillers, it is best to consult with your doctor prior to treatment and upon admission provide the necessary information for the treatment facility.
If you are unsure about addiction, your doctor or the treatment team medical staff will be able to diagnose you with a medical assessment. You can also see if you cannot control the urge to use them because the cravings are severe. If your behavior changes and you find that you are trying to get more from your doctor after they have discontinued the prescription, these are also signs.
Many people can use painkillers and not become addicted to them, though using them for more than 30 days may make you dependent. If you have an addictive personality or trouble with other drugs in the past, always tell your doctor at the time of prescription and they will adjust accordingly.
Detox from opioids differs for each person, though there are some non-addictive medications that will help relieve symptoms if withdrawal becomes challenging. You can read more about prescription drug addiction on our page or by speaking with one of our staff.
Though many people disagree that marijuana can be addictive, there are specific withdrawal symptoms which occur because of dependency. Heavy users can experience mood shifts such as increased irritability, cravings, anxiety, stress, decreased appetite, restlessness, sleep disturbances, and general malaise. This can lead to marijuana disorder and addiction as the withdrawal symptoms increase. Addiction to marijuana is determined when a person finds that they cannot stop even when it interferes with work or personal life.
It is possible to be dependent upon marijuana and not addicted, though this is still in question as to what percentage of heavy marijuana users are in each category. Marijuana users who start in their teens have a higher possibility of drug dependence in their later years. Statistics show that approximately 4 million people in the US had met the criteria for Marijuana Use Disorder according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) in 2015.
Marijuana is also referred to as a “gateway” drug. This means that marijuana use can lead to heavier drug or alcohol use. Marijuana is also often used alongside other drugs, such as stimulants to “come down” from the high in a more pleasing manner. Leading a clean and sober lifestyle means abstaining from all drugs, including marijuana. However, if you use marijuana for pain issues, it is safe to look for Cannabidiol (CB) topical and ingestable products which do not contain Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component of marijuana.
MDMA is a synthetic drug that reacts in the body as a stimulant and hallucinogen which was originally developed to treat several psychological disorders. It became popular on the streets as the “club drug” when all-night dance raves found their way into mainstream young adult culture. The drug givers the user feelings of euphoria, an easier ability to socialize, love and compassion to others, while mild to moderate hallucinations can occur.
MDMA can be sold in powder and pill form, though it usually is cut with a myriad of other substances such as: over-the-counter medications, crystal meth, ketamine (horse tranquilizer), bath salts, cocaine, and various household products.
There has been a decrease in MDMA in the recent decade, though the purity of the drug has also decreased, and people can see dangerous effects on their system because of what it is mixed with. Detoxing from MDMA also means that there are most likely a variety of toxins in your body as well. Detoxing from MDMA will need to be medically supervised.
Amphetamine and Methamphetamines
Amphetamines are stimulant drugs that were developed to help with ADD and narcolepsy (sleep disorder). They are classified as central nervous system (CNS) medications and though legal, are abused by people wanting to lose weight, increase energy levels, and combine them with other drugs.
Methamphetamine (meth) is also a stimulant as it increases heart rate, blood pressure speeds up metabolism and gives the user more energy and feelings of euphoria. College students have been found to use meth because of the increased ability to focus and stay up all night when “cramming” for exams.
The chemical structures of both stimulants are very similar though methamphetamine has a component that reaches the brain faster, giving the user a more intense and quicker high. Because of the immediate sensation, meth users are highly susceptible to addiction.
Both meth and amphetamine addiction is dangerous and harmful, with side effects that can forever damage the user. Consequences to these stimulants can be rotted teeth, permanent psychosis, and brain damage.
There can be a need to detox and recovery from a combination of drug addictions, all of which Vogue Recovery Center can assist with.
Drug Addiction Rehab at Vogue Recovery Center
Substance abuse is now the leading cause of death, legal jeopardy, and financial trouble in the United States of America. If you or a loved one has developed a self-destructive routine of abusing mind-altering drugs Vogue Recovery Center is ready to offer you the customized care you need to renew your life.
The relationship you may develop with drugs can often turn into dependence – meaning you don’t use them because you want to, you use them because you have to. Without drugs, you may experience sickness and physical withdrawal, which can be life-threatening. Most people who have grown dependent on drugs are unable to stop using without medical assistance.
Whatever your drug of choice, our team of medical experts will assist you with rehabbing your body and mind using prescription medicine only available in a controlled clinical environment. By arresting the symptoms of chemical withdrawal you will have the ability to focus yourself on the task of recovery. With round the clock medical care, comfort and a safe environment you will be able to clear your mind and break through the dangerous chemical withdrawal symptoms.
Along with our medical team, you will receive therapy from our expert mental health clinicians and addiction specialists. Utilizing a collaborative approach our multidisciplinary team will provide customized therapeutic intervention to heal your mind and renew your spirit.
At Vogue we have trained experts prepared to treat all abused substances including: