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Ranch Creek Recovery of San Diego
Across the country, the number of people addicted to opioids is growing at a rapid pace, and San Diego is no exception. Over the past decade, opioid addiction and fatalities have been on the rise in the San Diego area. Many people who struggle with this type of addiction usually start when they have been prescribed opioids as a result of a serious injury. What really becomes a frightening scenario is when those with an opioid addiction can no longer easily obtain their pills, either they are no longer prescribed them, or they can no longer afford to pay for their prescriptions. In many cases, these people turn to other drugs such as heroin in order to achieve the same high. Residents of San Diego are especially at risk to fall victim of addiction to other drugs such as methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana because of the ready access to these drugs in Southern California.
It is often not easy for someone with an addiction to admit that the life that they are living is not only affecting them but also the people that love and care about them. When it comes to making the decision to seek treatment for an alcohol of drug addiction, it can be quite overwhelming when it comes to choosing the most appropriate form of treatment to meet your exact needs. It is important to remember that drug addiction is a multifaceted problem that contains both mental health, as well as physical components. When speaking to a medical expert, you can get more information about the different types of San Diego rehab centers and services and will be able to develop an individual plan that will assist you or a loved one on the path to recovery.
When it comes to choosing what type of drug rehab in San Diego would be, right for you, or someone else it there are a few things that should be taken into consideration such as:
What was the substance that was being abused?
Different substances will require different types of treatment. Substances such as heroin and alcohol usually require a detoxification process at the beginning of treatment. Detox is a serious medical process that should be done under the supervision of healthcare professionals. There are many San Diego drug rehab centers that offer the care and services to help those struggling with addiction detox in a safe environment.
The length of time that a substance was abused.
There have been numerous studies done that have looked into the duration of an individual’s drug addiction and the appropriate form of rehabilitation best suited for success. Almost all of these studies suggest that if a person has had a long term drug addiction is best treated in long term inpatient facilities.
Is the patient also suffering from some type of mental disorder as well?
There are specified programs developed to assist those who are suffering from both a mental health disorder and a drug addiction simultaneously, which is known as dual diagnosis.
Of course, there are always other factors to consider when it comes to thinking of the best form of treatment. For example, some people might not be able to take time off of work to move into a long term inpatient facility. There are also individuals who could perhaps find issues when it comes to maintaining care for their children or perhaps a spouse or loved one. When looking at appropriate treatment facilities it is always best to take one’s social support system into consideration.
Some patients might find that they could benefit from simple outpatient treatment programs. Outpatient treatment programs might not be for those who were suffering from addiction for years or those patients who have a higher chance of falling victim to relapse. However, those patients who are able to seek help during the early phase of their addiction might find that they could greatly benefit from outpatient treatment programs. As stated, outpatient treatment programs are beneficial to individuals who might not have the luxury of taking off work or do not have the support to help keep their family cared for while they seek treatment.
If you or someone that you know is suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction in the San Diego area, please contact Ranch Creek as soon as possible to begin getting him or her the help that they need.