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Drug Treatment Options

We take a multidimensional approach to recovery. By offering various treatment options, each individual and his or her family can work through past conflicts that have contributed to substance abuse.

Addiction can make it seem like all hope is lost. We offer comprehensive, scientific, and individualized programming promoting sustainable, long-term recovery and  normalization from substance use  disorders with data-driven  interventions, treatments, and  therapies rooted in efficacious and evidence-based practices.

Benefits of Medical Detox

The detox process is crucial for recovery. It allows addicts to stop using or drinking safely and it sets an important precedent for later behavior. It formally separates the drinker or drug abuser from their substance of choice. Those who undergo detox are significantly more likely to stay clean and sober. It not only saves lives, but it also gives an addict a head start on the path to a clean, sober and healthy life.

The symptoms of withdrawal can be so painful and frightening that many who try quitting “cold turkey” actually give up on detoxing completely. Entering a detox facility for medically supervised detox is the safest and smartest decision you can make. It offers the best chance for long-term cleanliness and sobriety.

Alcoholism and drug addiction cause damage to the heart and other organs.  In detox, a medical doctor assesses your health and takes proper precautions to protect you medically during the process. If dangerous withdrawal symptoms such as seizures occur, the quick intervention of on-site medical staff will save your life.

Detox facilities offer a variety of different treatment to ease the discomfort of withdrawal and help you get through it as quickly as possible. Medications manage withdrawal symptoms and are combined with eating healthy foods and emotional support.

A person who consumes alcohol daily cannot suddenly stop drinking. If they do, they will experience alcohol withdrawal syndrome. Alcohol withdrawal is much more than just a period of discomfort that an alcoholic should “tough it out” to get sober. It’s a serious medical condition with potentially fatal complications.

Long-term alcohol suppresses GABA activity—the neurotransmitters in our brain responsible for producing calm and relaxing feelings. When a heavy drinker tries to detox on their own and significantly reduces or stops their consumption of alcohol, those neurotransmitters respond in what is known as brain hyperexcitability.

There are many reasons why an alcoholic might decide to quit drinking “cold turkey” and face withdrawal alone. Sometimes the shame of being addicted causes people to hide their problems or think they “deserve” whatever discomforts are associated with withdrawal.

Many people simply don’t realize how dangerous detoxing from alcohol can be. According to WebMD, up to 5% of people going through withdrawal actually die as a result of not being in a safe controlled environment while doing so.

What does Residential Treatment involve?

The Residential program at VRC includes a daily regimen of group therapy, lectures, process groups, and trauma groups, as well as educational groups and creative groups.

All clients are assigned a primary therapist based on their individual needs when they enter the Residential Treatment program. The Primary Therapist works with the client on an individual basis throughout the course of their treatment. Individual counseling sessions with their Primary Therapist are common and a vital tool in the recovery process. It is the job of the therapist to identify problems and develop treatment plans once meeting the new client. Under their supervision, new goals and objectives are formulated. The client is expected to complete assignments handed out to them by their therapist.

On weekends, clients enjoy clinically approved outings. Park picnics, zoo outings, movie going and fun and sun at the beach are common. Learning how to enjoy life clean and sober is an important part of treatment milieu. The recreational program at the Residential treatment program is fantastic. Exercise classes are offered twice a week, along with meditation. There is a fully equipped Gym and a large Yoga room on premises where a licensed Yoga therapist works with our client population to learn how to channel their own healing energy.  Once a person has nearly completed treatment, a discharge plan is created with their therapist. Sometimes a person may need more treatment; many need new housing alternatives. Some may want to remain local and enter a halfway house. All these issues are addressed when creating a proper, concise discharge plan.

What does Day/Night (PHP) Treatment involve?

The difference between the Day/Night (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is the level and intensity of treatment provided. PHP clients typically spend between 25-30 total hours per week working on their recovery; 5-6 hours per day for five days a week.  IOP clients report to treatment approximately three times per week for 3-4 hour sessions.

Both the Day/Night (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) utilize a mix of different types of therapy to address and change the distorted thinking which led to addiction. Group therapy, peer support, and individual therapy.

Individuals are integrated into a therapy program in which they begin to develop the tools needed to stay clean and sober. We apply a variety of therapeutic models to both group and individual therapy to restore balance and re-instill hope.



What does Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Treatment involve?

Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Treatment requires that clients attend day-long treatment sessions with our therapists. This program ensures that individuals receive therapy and the basic care they need during the early stages of recovery. With complete diagnostics and clinical assessments, we make clients as comfortable as possible during this time and do so with compassion and respect.

Individuals are integrated into a therapy program in which they begin to develop the tools needed to stay clean and sober. We apply a variety of therapeutic models to both group and individual therapy to restore balance and re-instill hope.

What about the risk of relapse?

Individuals must stay connected to the recovery community in order to prevent relapse. After having completed the treatment program, clients are given the resources and contacts for reconnecting with VRC through alumni programs or other key supportive measures that keep alumni actively involved in recovery, from social activities to exciting volunteer activities. Since relapse is very common and to be expected, we encourage participation in support groups to foster motivation and support.

Our staff is experienced in helping clients through the entire recovery process. We make sure each person is equipped with the tools they need to stay clean and sober the moment they leave treatment.

Ongoing Aftercare is critical.

Once clients have completed and stepped down through every phase of our program, it’s strongly recommended that they participate in outpatient treatment whilst being back to their normal daily home lives. During this phase of recovery, they will continue to participate in therapy sessions in order to work through the challenges of being new in recovery in their normal work/home life routines.

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