Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Services in Vancouver, WA
Anyone living with addiction knows how horrible and excruciating every day can be, for both those who suffer from dependency to drugs and/or alcohol, and also for those people who have loved ones affected by dependency. Issues of drug and alcohol dependency aren't unfamiliar to the Vancouver, WA area.
Rehabilitation, or rehab, is a treatment method intended to help addicts overcome their dependency and learn to recognize and avoid the triggers that cause them to use drugs or alcohol, so that they can get a fresh start on life as an addict in recovery. Our team provides a wholesome, compassionate environment for addicts who want to stop using drugs or alcohol, and provides customized rehabilitation plans that meet the physical, mental, social, medical, vocational, and emotional needs of each client.
What does our treatment team do?
For addicts in Vancouver, WA who don’t realize that their addiction to drugs and alcohol is problematic, or who are resistant to treatment, the first step towards recovery is most often an intervention.
An intervention is structured meeting during which the addict’s friends and family members in Vancouver, WA confront the addict about their drug or alcohol problem. They present the addict with examples of ways in which they have hurt themselves or others and encourage them to go enter a rehab facility for treatment. We recommend using a professional interventionist to organize an effective intervention. We also advise that an intervention is NOT treatment and, by itself, won’t stop the addict from continuing to use drugs and/or alcohol. An intervention can be a very effective method for helping loved ones, but only when followed right away by rehabilitation.
Exploring Treatment in Vancouver
Detox is another part of rehab that many "though not all" addicts might require prior to treatment. Detox, or detoxification, is a medically supervised process that eases addicts through the worst parts of withdrawal. For many addicts in Vancouver Washington, this procedure can include medications or an IV for hydration and nutrition. Detox is extremely important for people who are addicted to alcohol and opiates, because of the severe withdrawal symptoms, which can be fatal without clinical supervision. Trying to quit “cold turkey” is a very dangerous option, even though lots of people mistakenly assume it’s safe. In addition, while detox allows an addict to safely withdraw from drugs and alcohol, it does not end their dependency. Rehabilitation should immediately follow detox for the best chance at recovery.
Regardless of the level of addiction, whether drug and alcohol abuse are a recent affliction, or chronic substance abuse is long-term, our treatment staff can offer safe, effective treatment. Their treatment programs include, but aren’t limited to, treatment for alcohol, opiates (heroin, codeine), prescribed drugs (pharmaceuticals, hydrocodone, oxycodone), designer drugs (bath salts, many stimulants), crystal meth, cocaine, hallucinogens, and marijuana. Our team offers powerful rehabilitation options, first assessing the nature of the addiction, analyzing any contributing mental factors (including co-occurring disorders), and then determining the best path to recovery for every individual client.