New Objectives Treatment Center uses an individualized, evidence-based approach to holistic drug addiction treatment called C.O.R.E. (Client-Oriented Recovery Education). Each client who desires treatment for drug addiction first meets with a physician and licensed psychiatrist to discuss the client’s drug abuse history, underlying issues, and specific needs for successful recovery. Once they have worked together to design a treatment plan, the client begins working with the compassionate therapists and counselors at New Objectives to learn the tools for recovery of body, mind and spirit. The evidence-based drug addiction treatment program at New Objectives has received the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission by demonstrating compliance with the commission’s national standards for quality and safety in behavioral health care.
Drug Addiction Treatment Program Addresses Various Substances
New Objectives recognizes that clients may have a particular substance of choice, such as alcohol or heroin; therefore, our drug addiction treatment approach uses a combination of traditional therapies and new techniques to address the specific needs of each person struggling with addiction. The vast array of drugs, including opiates, cocaine, marijuana and crystal methamphetamine, may create specific problems for clients. Whatever the substance of choice, drug and alcohol addiction can consume the user’s life. Some signs of addiction include needing more drugs to feel the same effects, doing drugs more often, isolation from family and friends, taking unnecessary risks, legal trouble, feeling sick or weak when not on drugs, and loss of control. The recovery drug addiction treatment plan designed by the client with guidance from professional doctors, therapists and counselors will begin with detox and continue through various levels based on evidence of following the plan.
Treatment For Drug Addiction Depends Upon Specific Substance Use
In a concerted effort to provide each client with the best possible evidence-based treatment for drug addiction, New Objectives considers the distinctive effects of different types of drugs.
Heroin is a highly addictive drug that gives a rush of euphoria. Heroin abusers are at high risk of overdosing because they do not know the actual strength or true contents of the powder. Complications can include liver and kidney disease, collapsed veins and pneumonia. Intravenous heroin use includes the risk of HIV/AIDS from sharing contaminated needles. Physical dependence and addiction develop quickly. Treatment for heroin addiction includes safe supervised detox, as withdrawal from heroin can have severe side effects.
Abuse of opiates (painkillers) is widespread, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. People use prescription drugs for a variety of reasons and can slip into addiction without realizing it. As part of painkiller addiction treatment at New Objectives, the staff s prepared to treat people who have abused painkillers in attempting to manage pain, stress or depression. Painkillers are abundant and easy to obtain, and this addiction can be easy to hide from family and friends. Treatment for painkiller addiction requires cleansing the substance from the body and intensive therapy to learn how to live without the drug.
Cocaine and methamphetamine
Stimulants, such as cocaine and methamphetamine, increase pleasure and energy. Treatment for addiction to stimulants takes into consideration the fact that it is a powerful drug addiction to overcome. Trained professionals at New Objectives understand the dangers involved, including uncomfortable withdrawal, often leading to a rapid relapse. A program of therapy that addresses the reasons for taking drugs helps clients learn how to live without the use of stimulants.
Because of its availability and legality in certain circumstances, marijuana is one of the most commonly abused drugs. Use of marijuana brings about a feeling of mellow relaxation and sleepiness. Studies show that marijuana use can become addictive and can have long-term effects on the brain. Users may develop increasingly irresponsible behavior, lack of motivation, memory loss and increased appetite. Treatment for marijuana addiction includes behavioral therapy.
Sleeping pills, such as Ambien and other commonly used tranquilizing drugs can become addicting both physically and psychologically. While these prescription drugs may help provide a good night’s sleep, people can build a tolerance for them easily. Soon enough, they require higher doses, and an addiction is born. New Objectives works with medical professionals to ensure safety in detoxing from sleeping pills.