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Developing an addiction to substances can rapidly cause chaos to ensue in all aspects of an individual’s life. Characterized by behavioral patterns that consist of excessively and chronically using drugs and/or alcohol in order to elicit mood-altering and/or mind-altering effects, substance use disorders cause those who are plagued by them to continue to participate in these behavioral patterns despite the negative ramifications that occur as a direct result. Even as these negative ramifications continue to rise in severity, once an addiction has developed, it can be extremely difficult for these individuals to cease their use without professional help. The staff at Skyway House Treatment & Detox Center is sensitive to the nature that surrounds a substance abuse problem and therefore offers specialized programming that is designed to help individuals during the early stages of their recovery. Skyway House Treatment & Detox Center is the only CARF-Accredited recovery organization in the area that offers higher-end substance abuse treatment for individuals and their families through the implementation of a wide variety of programming options.
Do not let the abuse of substances continue to rule your or your loved one’s life. Let the knowledgeable and caring staff at Skyway House Treatment & Detox Center help.
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Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment
If you have a family member or loved one who is stuck in the destructive cycle of substance abuse, it is imperative that you confront him or her with your concerns so that appropriate treatment can be sought. Taking part in such a confrontation can be intimidating, but keeping the following tips in mind may help the process seem less threatening:
- Refrain from being accusatory of your loved one, and try not to lecture him or her. Acting in such a way will more than likely only cause your loved one to become defensive, resulting in the entire interaction becoming counterproductive.
- Listen openly to your loved one and try to be sympathetic. Remember that, whether he or she admits it or not, your loved one is already aware of the dangers that can result from the abuse of substances and he or she needs help, not judgment.
- Do not get rid of any drugs and/or alcohol that you may find in your loved one’s possession. While this may seem like an easy way to put an immediate end to the problem, it will ultimately only cause your loved one to become angry and hostile and to seek out more of his or her substance of choice.
- Ask for support and assistance from other people in your loved one’s life so that you are not staging an intervention alone. In doing this, it will also serve to show your loved one that there exists a circle of people in his or her life who are concerned about his or her well-being.
- Research viable treatment options and go through those options with your loved one, doing all that you can to make him or her feel comfortable with the idea of getting treatment.
- Offer your unconditional support and reassurance.
- Be an active part in your loved one’s treatment process, remembering that your involvement will heighten your loved one’s chance at reaching successful outcomes.
- Keep in mind that recovery does not happen overnight and that, even once treatment has begun, it can be a long and bumpy road to true recovery and lasting sobriety.
Why Consider Treatment at Skyway House Treatment & Detox Center
An addiction to any type of substance can lead to significant disruption in many, if not all, areas of an individual’s life. Children and adolescents may end up being suspended or expelled from school as the result of behavioral problems, ongoing truancy, or from being caught bringing substances to school with them. Adults may lose their jobs as the result of frequent absences, a poor work ethic, or an inability to perform their occupational responsibilities at the level to which they are expected. Relationships can become disturbed, financial problems can arise, and interaction with the legal system can result. Furthermore, the chronic abuse of substances will inevitably result in a drastic decline in an individual’s overall physical and mental health. Depending upon the type of substance that is being abused, things such as a compromised immune system, damage to the central nervous system, contraction of viruses, and hindered lung functioning can all potentially result. Additionally, substance abuse can heighten one’s risk of experiencing a stroke, seizures, a heart attack, or falling into a coma. Symptoms of a mental illness can arise, or the exacerbation of symptoms of a preexisting mental illness can occur from repeated substance abuse. The more prolonged one’s use is, the greater the risk is that he or she will experience an overdose, which can ultimately result in death. Needless to say, the results can be far-reaching and long-lasting. Fortunately, with the implementation of appropriate treatment, individuals can overcome their desire to abuse substances and begin living a sober life.
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Types of Treatment Offered at Skyway House Treatment & Detox Center
At Skyway House Treatment & Detox Center, we believe in providing a fully holistic approach to treatment, meaning that we focus on treating the whole person, mind, body, and spirit, as opposed to just focusing on the presence of an addiction. By placing a strong emphasis on each individual’s strengths and abilities, we offer a full continuum of care that is designed to support individuals in their recovery process as they overcome an addiction to opiates. With the implementation of evidence-based treatment protocols, our caring and compassionate team of fully certified substance abuse counselors serve individuals so that the doors to an empowered life can be opened, offering them hope for their futures.
Our treatment program is based on the biopsychosocial model which states that addiction is the product of psychological, biological, and social factors and, as such, treatment must address all of these factors. In doing so, the development of health-promoting behaviors can be achieved, positive coping mechanisms can be learned, and new cues and environments can be welcomed. Our curriculum of evidence-based practices also includes the 12-step model for recovery and educational programming in order to promote the development of the tools needed to maintain lasting sobriety.
Our residential substance abuse programs are offered through our recovery residence, Serenity House. Prior to being admitted into either program, a staff member from Skyway House Treatment & Detox Center will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of each individual’s needs so that an individualized treatment plan can be developed. The types of services that are provided through the programming in each recovery residence are described in the following:
Serenity House offers a secluded, peaceful environment where adult men and women can address their substance abuse concerns without distraction from the outside world, while remaining in a setting that is fully conducive to healing. Programming options that are offered for individuals receiving care at Serenity House include:
- One-on-one case management that is tailored to each person’s particular life situation and specific needs
- Group therapy Monday through Friday, during which discussions revolve around the following:
- Drug and alcohol education
- Relapse prevention
- Process groups
- Stress management
- Anger management
- Life skills training
- Healthy behaviors
- Addressing and overcoming self-defeating thoughts
- Obtaining and maintaining a healthy lifestyle
- Additional experiential therapies, including:
- Access to fitness equipment
- Sessions with a personal trainer
- Monthly Reflexology sessions
In our Serenity House recovery residence, we offer additional educational aspects that are helpful for some clients, but may not be applicable for everyone. These educational sessions are led by outside public health professionals from the community who come to the residences and cover topics including, but not limited to:
- Domestic violence
- Grief counseling
- Parenting education
- Women’s health
- HIV/AIDS education
- Employment readiness
- Connection to behavioral health services
Individuals participating in programming in our recovery residence will also attend group sessions offsite, which include:
- Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
- Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
- Celebrating Recovery (faith-based group)
At Skyway House Treatment & Detox Center, we know that an addiction to any type of substance does not just affect the user, but his or her loved ones as well. In both of our recovery residences, the importance of family involvement in one’s recovery process is fully recognized and therefore family members of those who are engaged in programming are highly encouraged to attend Skyway House Treatment & Detox Center’s Family Night. Family Night is designed to be an opportunity for those who are receiving care to interact with their families in a group situation, while also affording family members the opportunity to become educated on addiction and come to understand what their loved one is going through.
At Skyway House Treatment & Detox Center, we are devoted to helping guide those who are entrusted into our care through their most vulnerable time during early recovery so that they go on to lead full, happy, drug-free lives.
Continuing Care and Levels of Treatment
In order to provide our clients with a full continuum of care to help them successfully overcome an addiction to substances and maintain sobriety, at Skyway House Treatment & Detox Center we offer a number of different certified drug and alcohol outpatient programs. Before transitioning out of one of our recovery residences, each patient will complete a thorough transition plan. This plan is developed by Skyway House Treatment & Detox Center staff in close collaboration with the patient, as well as with the patient’s family members if he or she wishes to have them involved. This plan will lay out each individual’s aftercare needs and will provide him or her with additional resources that may be necessary or beneficial for his or her continued recovery. The aftercare options we offer here at Skyway House Treatment & Detox Center include our intensive outpatient program, our teen recovery program, and traditional outpatient services. In addition to all of these programs, Skyway House Treatment & Detox Center also offers an alcohol and drug free housing program, which provides a safe and sober living environment for men and women who are seeking a semi-structured, recovering lifestyle, away from the temptation to use substances.
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