Your Treatment Options + State Drug Abuse Facts
When addiction to drugs and/or alcohol puts someone’s life on a downward path, a treatment program can offer the solution that pulls the person and family out of their addiction-related lifestyle and problems. A dependence to a substance makes it very difficult for the person to stop using the substance, but the help of professionals can make the quitting process much smoother. Treatment offers therapy, methods for dealing with stress and other offerings that help the person stop using the substance and learn to live differently.
Nevada residents who are struggling with an addiction can find programs throughout the state or the rest of the country.
Type & Length of Care:
Long Term Treatment Programs (90-Day)
Ninety-day programs or longer generally take place in a residential setting that removes the person from home and its influences. This type is comprehensive with therapy, medication and various other treatment methods, with a length of time that helps a person get away from an addicted life and truly change.
Short Term Treatment Programs (28 / 30 Day)
People can quickly enter and leave short-term programs, which can be a draw to those uncertain of long-term options or needing to get on track fast. These programs vary in intensity and give a boost to recovery, while additional support is often needed when the program ends.
Outpatient / Inpatient
Whether inpatient or outpatient care is better really depends on the person. Some people need freedom to gain support while recovering on their own, while others need restrictions and a residential environment without pressure from the outside world. Often, people try outpatient care first, and if it doesn’t work, they switch to inpatient. However, people who need more comprehensive care might want to consider inpatient treatment from the start.
Residential Treatment Services:
While it’s not always needed, many people benefit from medical detox that makes the withdrawal process from a substance easier and less dangerous. This is especially recommended for potentially dangerous detoxes from alcohol and opioids. This form of treatment happens in facilities and involves supervision and medication.
People can enter a sober-living house when they want a residential site that’s in between a residential rehab facility and a more flexible treatment option. They live on site with certain rules and routines, yet with increased freedom over rehab. The idea is to get used to living in a sober home-like environment before managing stressors and responsibilities of real life.
In a situation of co-occurring mental health problems and substance dependence, the person has a dual diagnosis. One concern tends to enhance the problems of the other. People with a dual diagnosis need specialty treatment, which is offered in a wide range of programs.
Commonly Abused & Treated Drugs:
Cocaine is available through the norther areas in Nevada, while urban areas provide ready access to crack. Mexican black tar heroin is the most common type of heroin here, however, meth ranks #1 as the most abused drug in the state. Of course, clubs and other party-type events are going to attract common club drugs such as ecstasy, ghb, and lsd. Since June 2001, Assembly Bill 453 permits medical marijuana, and other new laws decriminalize minor posession of weed.
It’s ideal to be open to treatment options and facilities, including ones away from home, for the best chance at recovery. We can help find the right fit for each situation. Reach out now to learn more.