For some patients, medical detox is the first step on the road to recovery. Whether you have an opioid addiction or an addiction to cocaine, it’s important to withdraw from substances under the supervision of a skilled treatment team. Not only will you have the support you need to complete the detox process, but you’ll also be monitored by professionals who can offer supportive medications or other treatments if your withdrawal symptoms are severe.
Virtue at the Pointe offers a wide variety of recovery services to help people recovering from addictions to alcohol, methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin and prescription drugs.
During individual therapy sessions, you’ll be able to talk with a trained therapist about your addiction history and explore how family dynamics, social issues and other circumstances have shaped your behavior. Your therapist will help you change harmful thought patterns so you can continue abstaining from substances even after you get home.
If the treatment team believes you’d benefit from medications, you may also have the opportunity to participate in medication-assisted treatment. Patients receiving medication-assisted treatment are given medications that have been approved to help with addictions to certain substances. For example, methadone may be given to patients in treatment for opioid addiction. One of the benefits of residential medication-assisted treatment is that you’ll be monitored by staff members who can adjust your medications if you experience any uncomfortable side effects.
Our treatment program also includes group therapy and family therapy to help you address the underlying causes of your addiction and learn how to overcome challenges without getting drunk or high. Group therapy is helpful because it can help you get multiple perspectives from other patients, giving you additional opportunities to change your behavior for the better. Attending group sessions can also help you learn how to accept criticism gracefully instead of getting upset and turning to substance use to cope with your feelings.
The negative effects of addiction aren’t confined to the person using alcohol or drugs, which is why addiction is often called a family disease. Substance use may cause arguments between spouses, make it difficult to be an effective parent or cause division within an entire family. Family therapy can help you address these issues and improve your communication skills. You’ll also be able to define your role in the family and set boundaries that can help you avoid relapse after you complete your treatment program.
The support provided during residential rehab doesn’t end when you finish your treatment program. Virtue at the Pointe provides comprehensive aftercare services to help you transition out of the treatment facility without becoming overwhelmed. You’ll have the opportunity to attend 12-step meetings and work with a case manager to make sure you stay on the right track. If needed, Virtue at the Pointe can also offer legal services to help you address any legal
Many people with addiction have co-occurring disorders, which are one or more mental health disorders in addition to the underlying addiction. These disorders include severe depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. Our experienced professionals use evidence-based practices to determine the best treatment for your symptoms.
consequences of your addiction.
Addiction and mental health disorders go hand in hand, so it’s helpful to treat co-occurring disorders while you’re addressing your substance use. If you’re depressed because of your drug use, for example, treating addiction may help relieve your depression symptoms and make it easier to maintain your sobriety. Many people also drink or use drugs to cope with the symptoms of an underlying mental illness. That’s why getting mental health treatment is so important if you have an addiction to drugs or alcohol.