Medical Detox and Dual Diagnosis Addiction Rehab
New Start Recovery Solutions Serves Northern California and the U.S.
Dual Diagnosis Addiction Treatment:
High Quality Mental Health Care with Addiction Treatment
Primary mental health care is combined with addiction rehab treatment. The integrated treatment approach has been proven to give the best outcomes for long term recovery.
Dual diagnosis (also known as co-occurring disorders) can include mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD and more.
Dual diagnosis addiction recovery requires going beyond a basic treatment of alcoholism, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders. For lasting recovery – addiction rehab treatment needs to identify and heal underlying issues.
Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal is a serious condition that can occur rapidly. If not treated correctly – withdrawal could become life threatening.
The New Start Recovery Solutions medical detox program takes patients through physical withdrawal symptoms.
This is why a medical detox program is the most important start to treating addiction. Medical detox is designed to provide patients with the medical support needed to detox from drugs and alcohol.
At the same time, support is given to begin living a clean and sober life.
Quitting on Your Own Can Be Harmful
The severity of the effects of self-detox differ. A major factor is the individual’s history of abuse. And, if there are any other medical and physical conditions to consider.
However, the risks of detox for all severe drug and alcohol users are dangerous enough that detox should never be attempted alone.
A sudden stop of heavy drug or alcohol use can lead to seizures, heart attacks or strokes. In severe cases, self-detox can even lead to death.
Co-occurring Disorders Experienced by Majority Seeking Addiction Treatment
Research has determined that co-occurring disorders (dual diagnosis) are extremely common.
Researchers found rehab patients were experiencing: mood disorders (40%-42%), anxiety disorders (24%-27%), PTSD post-traumatic stress disorder (24%-27%), severe mental illnesses (16%-21%), antisocial personality disorder (18%-20%), and borderline personality disorder (17%-18%).
According to a 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 7.9 million people in the U.S. experience both a mental disorder and substance use disorder at the same time. More than half of those people – 4.1 million – were men.
In order to sustain long-term recovery, any mental health issues must be addressed. With assessment and individualized treatment plans using integrated substance use disorder treatment – the underlying causes of addiction can be uncovered and treated.
Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT)
Medicated-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of FDA-approved medications. In combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, MAT provides a “whole-patient” approach to substance use disorders treatment.
Recent studies show that medication assisted treatment is an effective treatment for opioid use disorder.
There are currently three FDA-approved drugs for MAT. These drugs have been demonstrated to be safe and effective in combination with counseling and addiction recovery support to treat opioid use disorder (OUD).
- Methadone – clinic-based opioid agonist that does not block other narcotics while preventing withdrawal while taking it.
- Naltrexone – non-addictive opioid antagonist that blocks the effects of other narcotics; daily pill or monthly injection
- Buprenorphine – opioid agonist/ antagonist that blocks other narcotics while reducing withdrawal risk.
Recovery from opioid use disorder (OUD) requires a long term and ongoing effort. Medicated-Assisted Treatment (MAT) begins the recovery effort. Lasting recovery requires sustained efforts to heal body, mind and spirit.
Family Systems Therapy in Addiction Recovery
New Start Recovery Solutions has group family therapy.
The family systems model is based on the idea that families become structured around their interactions with substance abuse. By adapting to substance abuse, it is possible for the family to maintain balance. However, family interactions involved in adapting to substance abuse are negative.
For example, in family systems therapy a therapist would look for – and attempt to change – negative patterns of communication in families dealing with substance abuse. The family role structures that are required for stability in families with substance abuse (Steinglass et al. 1987) are also explored.
A major goal of family therapy in substance abuse treatment is prevention. It is especially important to prevent substance abuse from moving to other generations. Multiple studies show that if one person in a family abuses alcohol or drugs – the remaining family members are at increased risk of developing substance abuse problems.
Family therapy begins a genuine and lasting healing process for the entire family.
Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
Sometimes known as “day rehab,” the New Start Recovery Solutions Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) allows clients to benefit from the intensive support of a traditional addiction recovery treatment program – while spending evenings at home.
PHP allows clients access to therapy, counseling, and aftercare support for a minimum of six hours per day, five days per week. Customized treatment plans are developed for each client. Rehab services are tailored to meet each client’s unique treatment goals.
PHP is most appropriate for clients who cannot commit to a traditional inpatient addiction treatment program due to work, school, or family concerns.
However, since the Partial Hospitalization Program is less structured than residential rehab and more flexible, it is crucial that clients have a strong network of supportive friends and family who are actively involved in their recovery process.
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at New Start Recovery Solutions is designed to offer flexibility for our clients who must balance their recovery with work or school commitments. IOP groups are offered daily; morning, afternoon, and evening times are available.
Going far beyond the level of support offered in a traditional AA group, our Intensive Outpatient Program groups are led by Master’s level therapists with extensive experience supporting addiction recovery. The goal of our IOP program is to help each member learn to manage their behaviors, emotions, and thinking to prevent relapse from occurring.
However, the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is not right for everyone.
- Those still actively using drugs and alcohol require a higher level of care and may need supervised medical detox.
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• Each patient is evaluated by New Start Recovery Solutions staff and receives a biopsychosocial assessment; and an individualized treatment plan.
• We use Mindfulness Relapse Prevention and other whole person evidence-based therapies; including CBT, yoga, tai chi and more.
• If you or your loved one is located in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Bay Area, Sacramento, Chico, Paradise, Redding, Martinez or other northern California area – and are dealing with a drug abuse or an alcohol use disorder – welcome to evidence-based whole person addiction treatment at New Start Recovery Solutions.