Alcohol and drug addictions are an epidemic in Arizona and throughout the country, destroying individuals and families. There are many ways a person can become addicted to alcohol or drugs, but what’s important is the best way to help a person get off and stay off harmful substances.
This is the very challenging part because each person is different, and so must be the approach. It is important to know how they started and why they started, and that needs to be addressed.
For example, if a person got on pain meds because of an accident, the persons pain must be addressed. If a person started drinking to numb psychological pain, experienced physical or mental abuse or even neglect as a child, that trauma must be addressed.
Addiction can be life-threatening, therefore finding the right professional approach and detoxification program is very important. Varying levels of care may be appropriate for someone struggling with alcohol or drug addiction, consider looking for a comprehensive program with a holistic approach that includes the body, mind, and spirit.
If you have private insurance or personal funds available to pay for professional care, two great options are inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs.
Inpatient vs Outpatient Rehab Programs for Addiction Recovery
Inpatient rehabilitation programs can include the initial detoxification process and offer 30-, 60- or 90-day stays. When choosing a rehab center, consider programs that offer immune system support. Nutritional IVs and/or oral supplementation can help aid in recovery and lessen withdraw symptoms. Other helpful therapies are NAD IV therapy, acupuncture, colon hydrotherapy, homeopathy, hypnotherapy, infrared saunas, individual and group counseling, meditation, yoga and 12-step protocols.
Outpatient rehabilitation programs are ideal for patients who can’t take time away from their job or have children at home. Look for comprehensive programs like the one we offer here at Natural Medicine And Detox, that offers holistic services such as nutritional support, acupuncture, homeopathy, hypnotherapy, thought field therapy and infrared saunas. Additional services to include would be individual and family counseling, meditation, yoga and 12-step programs.
If you do not possess private insurance or money to pay out of pocket, some programs accept public insurance such as AHCCCS. Most of them are detox only and do not offer holistic services, but if this is an available choice, it may be the safest option.
It is always important to seek professional help as detoxification can be life threatening. Alcohol abuse is one of the most difficult substances to detoxify from, and seizures associated with detox are a risk. Benzodiazepines (Benzos) are also very difficult to detox from as seizures may also occur. Opiate addicts may feel like they are going to die when coming off the drug, and thus often turn to other drugs such as Suboxone for help. Cocaine, heroin and nicotine are also very difficult to stop taking because for the withdrawal symptoms and intense cravings.
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