Drug Abuse Treatment
In seeking out a facility for drug abuse treatment, there are many things to take into consideration. For some individuals the battle with addiction is a life long one, and it may take more than one treatment from drug rehab. For others there is an uncertainty about the types of treatment that are available. At The Cirque Lodge drug addiction center, we provide answers for individuals with a problem related to drugs and addiction. We also specialize in providing a program that can help those individuals who have been to a drug abuse center
in the past with much better results.
Assessment and Treatment
The drug abuse program
at Cirque Lodge, Sundance Utah, begins with our initial assessment of the addiction problem. In this assessment we take in all factors that may be contributors to addictive behavior. We like to know medical histories and medication histories to best deal with all aspects of the individual. As a dual diagnosis facility we can provide effective treatment for preexisting emotional or mood disorders. This initial assessment provides a workable guideline for how to best approach drug rehab treatment.
In offering treatment, it is best to have an understanding of the types of drugs out their and the most common drugs that show up as cases to treat within our drug abuse facility
Methamphetamine Drug Abuse
Methamphetamines more popularly just referred to as meth is a stimulant. When used it heightens the awareness of the mind and increases sensitivity. Meth was developed in the early twentieth century to help individuals stay awake and alert. It is still prescribed today for individuals to help with attention deficiency, and obesity problems. However because of its highly addictive nature, the practice of prescribing meth is rare.
Today the more popular version of methamphetamines comes in the form of crystal meth. This crystallized version of the drug is turning more and more into a national problem in drug abuse. Crystal meth typically is developed out of household products that can be purchased at a grocery store by common individuals in most local communities. This is one of the concerns with the crystal meth problem in society today. Not only is it readily available to the public, it is also considerably more inexpensive to acquire than stimulant counterpart cocaine.
Meth is highly addictive and long term use creates instability in the individual and an advanced aged appearance. Meth also has a longer lasting affect on the brain which contributes to its highly addictive nature. Extended use of Methamphetamines greatly increases the chance of stroke and heart problems. The most physically damaging effects of meth come from the nerve damage of the central nervous system. It imbalances the brain chemistry cause severe paranoia, psychological damage and even brain hemorrhaging. Treatment for a meth addiction is needed to help relieve the highly addictive nature of methamphetamines.
Opiate Drug Abuse
The most common variety of drug abuse treatment cases comes in the form of Opiate addiction. This is because of the expansive variety of opiates available. Opiates, also known commonly as narcotics, function as depressants on the central nervous system. It provides a calming down, or pain relieving affect on the brain. Opiates are commonly prescribed for pain relief, by medical professionals, and are effective for pain relief when use according to instruction.
Opiates are also highly addictive. The most common street variety of opiates comes in the form of heroin. A growing problem in society today comes from prescription drug addiction. Opiate based prescription drugs such as Morphine, Percocet, and Oxycontin are becoming more abused then all of the illicit street drugs combined. The growing problem like crystal meth is in its availability. Doctors are prescribing such medications all the time and it is easy to acquire these prescriptions.
The danger in extended opiate abuse is in the dependency that the body can develop. Because of the body's ability to create a tolerance for the drug, more amounts of opiates are needed to feel of the same desired effects. When a physical dependence is formed, withdrawal from the drug can be considerably damaging. Individuals will desire to stop using opiates but can not because of the dependence on the drug for a sense of normalcy. This increases the dependency even further making more damaging to the body.
One of the advancements in opiate treatments is in replacement therapy. Pharmaceuticals such as Methadone, Naltrexone, and Buprenorphine are all effective counter drugs in treating an opiate addiction. These medications are far less addictive and provide an end to cravings and withdrawal effects. They also reduce the influence of opiates on the brain allowing the brain to heal from the opiate addiction.
Cirque Lodge Drug Abuse Treatment
At Cirque Lodge we have a fully involved drug treatment program. This program founded on the 12-step modality offers an array of therapy types for treating meth and opiate addictions as well as other highly addictive drugs of choice. We couple our therapy with our unique and exciting experiential therapy program that provides its own rehabilitation that can't be found on a psychiatrist's couch.
To ensure that our residents continue with recovery after a drug abuse treatment stay, we have of a fully involved relapse prevention program. Our continuing care counselors we provide the necessary help needed to remain sober and free from addiction. Addiction to drugs and alcohol no longer has to be the way things are. If you or your loved one is in need of a drug abuse treatment program, call the Cirque Lodge drug abuse