You should never feel that you have to deal with your substance abuse on your own. No matter how bad you believe your addiction is, no matter how low you feel, our team at Harbor Village offers the encouragement, treatment and support you need to get through tough times and emerge on the other side with a healthier, happier life.
Our residential and inpatient drug rehabilitation programs are designed to keep you comfortable and safe as you battle your addiction. At our private, rehab facility in Miami, Florida, you receive the ultimate in care and treatment, with around-the-clock support from our classically trained medical staff.We’re with you every step of the way through your drug rehab: creating your personalized recovery plan, supporting you through drug detox, and helping you discover the roots of your drug addiction as you navigate your journey to recovery.
Addiction is a disease. While in the past many people believed the myth that someone can just stop using drugs whenever they want, the reality is that isn’t the case for most.
Many people don’t understand how others become addicted to drugs. Today, we know that there are environmental and genetic components to addiction that may make it more likely for some people to become addicted to drugs than others.
Drug addiction is a complex disease that changes the way the brain works. This can make it difficult for anyone to quit using drugs, since the literal structure of the brain is altered during drug use.
Addiction is a chronic disease, so it is possible that someone who seeks treatment now may need ongoing support throughout their lifetime. While the initial drug use might have been voluntary, subsequent uses may have been a result of the body’s dependency on the drug or heavy cravings. It can be difficult to resist these intense urges to use drugs, which is why relapsing is such a major concern for those in drug abuse treatment programs.
When a person begins to take drugs, the brain may change in different ways. Most drugs trigger the brain’s “reward system,” which results in it releasing additional dopamine. When this occurs, the person using drugs is encouraged to repeat the behaviors that make the brain “feel good.”
Heavy surges of dopamine reinforce the use of drugs, even if those drugs are causing serious problems in a person’s life. As they continue to use drugs, the brain adapts. The cells in the brain build a tolerance to the dopamine, so the high that the person gets from using drugs is reduced.
To get the same feelings of euphoria or the same high as before, they may begin to take more drugs.
In the long-term, the brain is changed in ways that may affect:
Even though you may want to stop using drugs, the physical changes to the brain may make it extremely difficult without treatment.
Not all people get addicted to drugs. Research is still looking into what exactly leads to addiction, but it is through that there are three main factors:
Your biology may directly affect your likelihood of becoming addicted to drugs. Research has shown that your genetics account for around half of your risk of becoming addicted to drugs or alcohol.
Your environment also plays a role in the likelihood of becoming addicted to drugs or alcohol. Economic status, peer pressure, a history of abuse and other environmental factors may influence drug use and addiction.
Both genetic and environmental factors may interact with each stage of your development. It is believed that taking drugs earlier in life makes it more likely that drug use will progress into addiction later on. It is particularly damaging for teens to use drugs, as their brains are still developing. At that stage, they are learning to control their behaviors, have good judgment and make decisions. Drugs may interfere with those developmental processes.
If you are concerned that you may have a problem, here are some potential signs of drug addiction to look for:
Drug rehab clinics can help with these issues by getting you the support you need to detox and recover from an addiction. The process is not always quick, but there are methods of reducing cravings, getting through withdrawal and moving forward with a reduced risk of relapse. Sobriety is achievable.
Drug addiction is a chronic disease, so it is never really said to be “cured.” However, many people go on to live a life of sobriety after dealing with addiction in their pasts.
Addiction is a treatable disease. It is normal for people who are going through recovery to be at risk of relapse for many years, and some for their whole lives, but it is possible to use treatments to significantly lower that risk. Medications, behavioral therapies and other options may help people remain drug free for life.
A drug rehabilitation center is there to help those who are struggling with drug abuse. Getting drug addiction help is not something to be ashamed of. Some facilities offer private drug rehab services, so you can go through treatment without giving up your privacy.
A typical day in drug rehab will vary based on your specific circumstances and the kind of treatment you’re seeking. If you are in an inpatient facility, then you can expect to start off your morning with a healthy, nutritious meal that is specifically designed to help your body get the nutrients and vitamins that it may be lacking due to drug use.
Early meetings are often a part of the morning routine. This may include taking classes in meditation or yoga, exercising or having a group activity. During these activities, the goal is to help you build healthy habits and positive ways to relieve stress or to cope with your emotions.
During your stay, there will likely be group or individual treatment sessions. In a group session, a therapist or counselor will work with you and others on a specific topic related to treatment, such as talking about trauma or a new coping mechanism. Gaining clarity about your life, goals and future is a part of a group session, as is learning about what others have gone through.
Private therapy is focused directly on your personal needs and happens in one-on-one meetings.
In an inpatient facility, you’ll also have a healthy lunch before going on to more intensive treatments (if they are a part of your recovery plan). The kinds of therapy you may go through include:
These are just a few of the options that exist in many rehab programs. You should always talk to the facility to learn more about its programs before you decide if you would like to attend it.
Every patient should have a specialized treatment plan. You may have additional scheduled activities based on your needs, such as physical examinations or testing for dual-diagnoses.
You should also be given free time and time to relax. Especially in the first few weeks of rehabilitation, the program can feel intense. Over time, it should become easier as you gain confidence and more independence in your sobriety.
Drug addiction rehab doesn’t have to be miserable. The best drug rehab centers offer many supportive therapies and treatments to make it easier to get through this challenge in your life. At our facility, we provide a safe, engaging environment for treatment, accompanied by the following amenities:
Our support team would be happy to speak with you about your goals with treatment and the kinds of therapies you may be interested in. The goal of treatment is not to make you feel uncomfortable, though discomfort may be avoidable at certain times. Our program aims to help you get sober and to provide you with the tools you need to remain sober in the future.
Our residential and inpatient drug rehab programs include intensive one-on-one therapy and group dynamic therapy sessions to uncover the underlying reasons for your substance abuse – a key element in a successful, sustainable recovery.
We also understand how important it is to establish a firm support group before you leave our facility. Our program encourages visits from friends and family, who we believe can positively influence your addiction recovery.
At the same time, we know that families and friends are not always the good influences that you hope to have in your life in the future. That’s why we offer group sessions and community building exercises. We never want to leave any of our clients without the support they need once they graduate from the program. We will help you determine who you’d like to have in your life, so that you can build a support team that has your best interests at heart as you build a sober life.
Your treatment is a road to the future, and helping families reconnect and become stronger together is an important factor in your successful recovery. If you would like your family to be involved in your recovery and intend to reconnect with those you may have weak relationships with, we are here to help you do so.
In addition to our residential and inpatient programs, we offer outpatient and partial hospitalization programs that may be right for you at our drug abuse rehab facility. All of our drug rehab programs are designed to help you overcome physical and psychological dependencies from addictive substances, including:
We truly believe that the first step toward recovery is admitting that you have a problem to overcome. We know that addiction is a disease, and it can be difficult to overcome it on your own. Let our team help you work through withdrawal and recovery, so that we can assist you in building up the support system and coping skills you need to remain sober once and for all.
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