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Drug of Abuse Treatment in Richmond (804) 893-5099

Whatever your current situation is with a drug of abuse, Drug Treatment Centers Richmond can help. The goal of treatment is facilitating a personal transformation. Clients will receive recovery tools, which will give them the necessary confidence and skills to live sober, healthy and productive lives free from their drug of abuse. Whether your drug of abuse is cocaine or heroin after you complete treatment you will know how to manage the cravings that may still come for years after discontinuing use. You will learn that you have control over your actions and that you have the power to remain sober. Drug of abuse treatment is the best way to reconnect with yourself and rebuild as a recovering addict.

Drug abuse rehabilitation addresses more than just substance abuse. Addiction abuse affects all areas of clients’ lives, including their health, psychological well-being and relationships with family, peers and employers. Successful treatment is dependent on addressing the reasons you resorted to drug abuse and misuse and developing a new way of living. Through an integrated approach to individual, group and family counseling, clients learn cognitive behavior therapy, which teaches them healthy ways to handle stressful and difficult situations. Call Drug Treatment Centers Richmond today at (804) 893-5099

There are many different types of addictive substances. Addiction to medications for pain has become more prevalent. Narcotics prescribed to manage pain are highly addictive and if the dosage instructions are not carefully followed, addiction can occur. Examples of pain aids are Percocet, Hydrocodone and OxyContin. Once clients have formed drug dependence to these medications, they can experience short-term effects such as impaired memory, constipation, difficulty thinking, and drowsiness. When the substances are abused for a prolonged period of time, the symptoms become more severe and can include damage to the liver, respiratory depression that can be fatal and a physical dependence on the substance.

Cocaine and crack are two highly-addictive substances. They create a feeling of excitement and heightened energy, which does not last long. Many clients addicted to these substances result to criminal behavior in an effort to generate money to pay for their addiction. The need to feel the intense high keeps clients caught up in a hopeless cycle of dependence. Once the high from cocaine has ended, an almost instant crash follows, which creates an intense craving for more. If the need is not fulfilled, clients exhibit symptoms such as irritability, anxiousness, sleepiness, suspicion and paranoia. Rehab treatment for cocaine users is strongly encouraged. In many instances where clients try to quit, they turn to a different substance to ease withdrawal symptoms. During rehab, clients are taught behavior modification therapies to deal with cravings and provided with continual emotional and moral support to help them get through the process.

Depressants, such as Valium, Ativan, Xanax and phenobarbital are prescription medications that are highly addictive. When the body becomes physically addicted, symptoms can include low blood pressure, slowing of the heart rate, memory loss, slowed motor coordination and increased usage, which can cause an overdose resulting in accidental death. Long-term use of depressants can cause seizures, insomnia, liver damage and psychosis when usage is lessened or stopped.

When drug abuse and misuse has reached a point where clients are not able to physically stop using substances on their own, they will require medical detox to get the substances out of their system. During the process clients are monitored 24 hours a day by nurses and doctors until stabilization has been reached. Once clients have been stabilized, they can begin a course of treatment, including educational sessions, access to psychiatrists, sessions with licensed drug counselors, medical treatment for any health conditions that have been caused by drug use and transition planning for reintegrating back to their everyday lives.

Once you have made the decision to overcome drug abuse and addiction, Call Drug Treatment Centers Richmond at (804) 893-5099 and start on the road to recovery today.

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