At The Key To Recovery, our mission is greater than initial sobriety.
Every California substance abuse treatment facility isn’t created equally. Some may treat individuals as patients that must be cured of addiction. At The Key to Recovery, we recognize that substance use disorders are lifelong conditions. Thus, instead of focusing on a cure, one must focus on what options each person has to create the strongest foundation for lifelong sobriety.
Many drug and alcohol treatment centers in California offer similar treatment programs. Yet, what makes us here at Key to Recovery stand apart from the rest is the variety of addictions we treat along with our belief that each client that walks through our doors is a Key to Recovery family member. When considering a Southern California addiction center, remember that not every one of them offers support before and after treatment—unlike our facility.
We’re proud of the number of treatments we offer and the range of addictions that we treat. Each substance use disorder needs a different treatment approach. Our individualized treatment plans allow clients to choose recovery every single day.
No two people that walk through our doors come in with the same story. Each client and substance use disorder requires a personalized approach, which The Key to Recovery makes a point to create. Here at our Southern California addiction center, we specialize in treating many substance use disorders including:
The United States has an opioid epidemic. What may surprise many is that opioids can be obtained legally or illegally. Unfortunately, addiction doesn’t discriminate. Types of opioids include:
Opioids are any type of opioid drug, while opiates are only opioids that are naturally derived from the poppy plant. For instance, opium would be both an opioid and an opiate. Fentanyl is only an opioid because it’s synthetically manufactured.
Prescription opioids, like oxycodone, can help many people overcome severe pain. Yet, the fact remains that opioids, medical or not, are extremely addictive. Those with an opioid use disorder may want to change their self-destructive habits, but can’t because of the intense withdrawal symptoms that accompany quitting.
Stimulants are a class of drugs that cause the body’s systems to speed up. Just like many other substances, stimulants can be obtained both legally and illegally. In fact, stimulants can be found in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medication as well as coffee. While most people won’t develop a coffee addiction, the same can’t be said about other types of stimulant drugs. Types of stimulant drugs are:
Stimulant is a term that covers a large number of drugs. Most are addictive because of the euphoric, energetic sensation they produce by creating an influx of feel-good chemicals. Some of these chemicals include dopamine and serotonin. People with medical conditions that require stimulant medications generally won’t feel a euphoric effect because they have a chemical deficiency.
While stimulants may not be as deadly as opioids, overdose is still possible. The possibility of overdose increases when individuals combine stimulants and depressants. It’s crucial to get help at a drug and alcohol treatment center like ours here in California before an overdose occurs.
Depressants are the opposite of stimulants. Depressants slow down the body’s systems, which is why they may be referred to as “downers.” Typically depressants impede the neurotransmitters’ messages and also create an influx of feel-good chemicals. Unlike stimulants, they cause individuals to feel content, relaxed, and typically sleepy. However, they are similar to stimulants in that some people have legal prescriptions for depressants.
Individuals suffering from anxiety disorders may take depressant medications to help quell uncomfortable symptoms. Under medical supervision, it’s possible to use depressants safely. That doesn’t completely stop people from developing depressant addictions and dying as a result though. Various depressants include:
What makes depressants particularly dangerous is that it slows down the body’s systems, including the respiratory system. As a result, taking too much of a depressant drug can result in overdose and possibly death. Overcoming depressant withdrawal symptoms safely at a Southern California addiction center like Key to Recovery can be the difference between life and death.
Here at The Key to Recovery, we place a special emphasis on alcohol use disorder treatment. One of the many reasons why is because it’s one of the most common substance use disorders in the United States. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) writes that 5.6% of American adults suffer from an alcohol use disorder. We’re able to tackle this deadly disorder through various therapies as well as medications if an individual is suffering from severe withdrawal.
Hallucinogens are powerful psychoactive substances that change people’s perception of reality. Individuals who consume hallucinogens may see and hear things that aren’t there.
Hallucinogens are arguably less addictive as a whole in comparison to stimulants and depressants. That said, people still suffer from hallucinogen addictions. Psychological dependence on hallucinogens can be just as tough to overcome for some.
In recent years, marijuana has become more and more mainstream. With more marijuana dispensaries opening all over the United States, it means more opportunities for individuals to become addicted. Marijuana addiction treatments offered at our addiction treatment center can help people live their lives without pot.
Here at Key to Recovery, we consider ourselves to be one of the most unique drug and alcohol treatment centers in California due to our range of treatments. We know that there isn’t one treatment plan that helps all clients overcome addiction. This is a part of the reason why we strive to offer both modern as well as tried and true treatment methods.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), half of those suffering from a substance use disorder also have a mental illness. When someone suffers from two different types of disorders at the same time, that person has a dual diagnosis, or co-occurring disorder.
Treating a substance use disorder without taking into account a person’s mental illness won’t produce long-lasting results. That’s why our comprehensive dual diagnosis treatment helps alleviate the symptoms of mental illness and addiction simultaneously.
A 12 step program offers peer support and direction to many clients at drug and alcohol treatment centers in California. Each step guides individuals through the process of accepting both accountability and spirituality into their lives. Addressing the lack of spirituality and accountability in their lives is what helps addiction treatment clients succeed in the long term.
The Key to Recovery believes that a comprehensive treatment plan combines natural treatment along with medication if needed. Not all clients will need medication-assisted treatment to overcome their addictions. That said, we don’t discount the fact that there are clients who need medication to get over the worst of withdrawal symptoms or deal with underlying mental health complications.
Holistic therapies are non-medical therapies that focus on healing a person as a whole. Wellness of the mind, body, and soul helps individuals overcome addiction during treatment and long after. Healing one part of a person, but not the others won’t work in the long term.
There is a wide range of holistic therapies that people can choose from. Nutrition therapy is particularly effective in nourishing all parts of a person. Examples of other forms of holistic therapy include reiki, massage therapy, meditation, and hypnosis.
Part of why many individuals relapse after initial recovery is because they don’t have the skills put in place to prevent it from happening. Experiential therapy for addiction here at the Key to Recovery helps clients find activities that heal and teach them valuable coping skills.
Those involved in experiential therapy will engage in experiences that they may even use after treatment is over. For example, writing therapy is a form of experiential therapy. Both music and art therapy are other forms of experiential therapy that allow unabashed, healthy expression to release the pain of substance abuse.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) are two popular forms of addiction treatment that we offer at our Southern California addiction center. They are both forms of talk therapy that help individuals identify self-destructive thought patterns, which, in turn, helps people avoid the harmful behaviors that may exhibit as a result. CBT focuses more on changing self-destructive thoughts, whereas DBT helps individuals accept that these thoughts happen and to be mindful of when they arise.
Here at the Key to Recovery, we help our clients from the start of their recovery journeys to the end. Before treatment happens, clients must be 100% free of any traces and toxins left behind by substance abuse. We’re able to accomplish this through our detox program. Our medical staff helps clients in need of detox with support and credible assistance. That way, we can ensure a safe and comfortable experience for clients who are going through withdrawal.
Those attempting to overcome substance use disorders should consider residential inpatient treatment at our drug and alcohol treatment center in California. An addiction is a serious medical condition that needs constant support and supervision in order to achieve long-term sobriety. Thus, living at our Southern California addiction center while undergoing treatment gives clients the chance to take as much time as they need learning life skills and healing emotional trauma.
Initial sobriety is just the start of a person’s recovery journey. Maintaining sobriety after treatment is arguably more difficult than the treatment itself. The Key to Recovery offers clients a long-term road map on how to achieve and maintain recovery.
Interested in learning how our addiction treatment programs can help you or a loved one? Contact us now.