Detoxification is the beginning stage of treatment for most people. We can help patients manage severe withdrawal symptoms that can be extremely dangerous if left untreated. With 24/7 medical monitoring, a detox center can make your transition to abstinence as painless and comfortable as possible.
It’s important to note that detoxing cold turkey from certain substances can be deadly. People who have been using central nervous system depressants, such as alcohol or benzodiazepines, are at high-risk for life-threatening seizures without appropriate medical attention.
When people use these substances for long periods, the central nervous system becomes highly excitable when detoxing, drastically lowering your seizure threshold and inducing painful withdrawal symptoms.
Several medications are available for people going through withdrawal, which can help you achieve abstinence in safety and comfort. Common medicines for withdrawal include:
- Benzodiazepines for tapering off from central nervous system depressants or for relief from intense anxiety
- Buprenorphine for immediate relief from withdrawal symptoms for people detoxing from opiate use
- Blood pressure medications to relieve anxiety, manage your blood pressure, and alleviate feelings of restlessness
- Thiamine, also known as Vitamin B1, to reduce symptoms of cognitive impairment in people with an alcohol use disorder
- Muscle relaxers for insomnia and uncomfortable physical sensations
These medications, and several others, can be used together over a short period to reduce withdrawal symptoms. Many people find it much easier to break through this crucial first stage of sobriety when withdrawal symptoms are reduced.
A step down from detox, inpatient treatment continues the 24/7 medical monitoring but incorporates more therapy and group activities that can help you stay sober long-term.
Inpatient treatment provides targeted, evidence-based treatment methods that have been proven to help people manage the symptoms of addiction. Cravings, intrusive thoughts and other risks of relapse are all reduced with targeted therapies.
Residential treatment provides intensive therapy during the day as well as a place for you to live after leaving the treatment center. In a residential treatment center, you’ll be sharing a living space with the people you attend treatment with, allowing you to build up a support network in a natural space.
Living with other people in recovery allows you to discuss and process the treatment you receive throughout the day and can help to foster independent recovery strategies.
PHP stands for “partial hospitalization program.” Supreme Wellness Recovery’s PHP program uses an outpatient model of treatment that provides extensive medical care and intensive therapy. Of all of the forms of outpatient treatment, PHP is the most intensive by far.
During the day, you’ll attend treatment at our treatment center in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Medical staff can help you with detox symptoms, medication-assisted treatment, or other ongoing physical illnesses. You’ll also attend several clinical groups and sessions to treat your substance use or mental health disorders and meet with peers who are also attending treatment.
At the end of the PHP treatment day, you can return to your own home and bed to rest. Our PHP program meets five to seven days a week, so you can continue receiving quality care close to home.
Intensive outpatient treatment programs are an excellent choice for people who want to attend treatment without traveling far from home. With convenient locations in both Montgomery County and Bucks County, Pennsylvania, intensive outpatient programs have you attend a treatment facility several times a week to receive targeted therapies for your substance use disorder.
IOP programs are like full-time jobs. Expect to go to treatment five days a week for several hours at a time, meeting with peer groups and Supreme Wellness counselors to address your mental health and substance use symptoms.
Outpatient care is the level of treatment with the lowest amount of time commitment. People attending outpatient treatment usually participate in sessions several times a week for just a few hours at a time.
People who need to continue going to work, fulfilling family or academic obligations, or who just have a busy schedule can benefit the most from these programs. Outpatient treatment can fit around a busy schedule while still providing evidence-based care to treat addiction.
Aftercare programs are for people who have completed a higher level of care but still want to stay connected with the recovery community they’ve built during treatment. Aftercare programs vary in levels of time commitment, but most people attend just a few times a week to meet with counselors and support groups.
Aftercare is an essential tool for staying vigilant in your recovery and can provide substantial social and professional support.
Sober Living at Supreme Wellness Recovery
Sober living programs don’t provide any specific treatment to help with substance use disorders. Instead, they are communal houses filled with people in recovery.
Living with other people working hard to stay sober can be a huge benefit to people in early recovery, as they always have a supportive network available to them from home. In addition, a sober living program can help keep you accountable for your actions and help motivate you to stay sober.
Learn more about the different levels of care offered at Supreme Wellness Recovery. Our treatment centers are in-network with most major insurance providers, and we can help you find effective solutions for your treatment needs. Give us a call today.