When someone becomes addicted to cocaine, he or she will quickly find that most, if not all, areas of his or her life are being negatively affected in some way. Cocaine, more commonly referred to as “coke” or “blow,” is an extremely addictive substance and one use can lead some individuals to become instantly hooked. Many of these people will initially do everything they can to keep their cocaine use a secret, isolating themselves from friends and family. Their work or school performances can begin to decline and their ability to fulfill daily obligations can be drastically lowered as their sole focus is the obtaining and using of coke. The cycle of drug abuse can quickly lead to a dependence on the substance, causing dramatic shifts in one’s mood and one’s ability to function appropriately on a daily basis. While chemical dependency can rapidly consume an individual’s entire world, it is possible to regain control and become sober once again. You do not have to look far for help. The staff at Tucson’s leading rehab treatment center is here for you.
Sonora Behavioral Health is a 72-bed acute inpatient psychiatric hospital in Tucson that is devoted to providing optimal treatment for adolescents, teens, and adults who are struggling with an addiction to cocaine. We acknowledge the unique needs of patients who are struggling with chemical dependency concerns and diligently work with patients and their families in working towards rediscovering a life of sobriety. With rehab that is designed to address every aspect of cocaine dependency, the staff at Sonora implements treatment modalities and techniques geared towards successful recovery from the perils of this devastating addiction.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment
Watching someone you love fall into the devastating grip of cocaine addiction can be both frustrating and frightening. It is difficult for individuals who have not experienced the all-consuming draw of drug addiction to understand the way that it can overpower one’s entire world. It can be frustrating that your loved one does not simply stop using and it can be frightening to think about the negative consequences that the use will have on his or her future. You want to get your loved one the help that he or she needs, but you have questions about how to go about confronting him or her with the idea of receiving treatment. Here are some tips to keep in mind as you approach your loved one:
- Learn about the disease of addiction because it can help relieve some of your feelings of frustration and help you empathize with your loved one and refrain from being judgmental.
- Do not blame yourself; this is not about you, it is about your loved one.
- Do not make excuses for your loved one.
- Do not throw away any drugs that you come across, although it may be tempting to do so; it will not stop your loved one from using but rather force him or her to seek out more of the substance.
- Research treatment options that will best meet your loved one’s needs and offer to go with him or her to any appointments that are scheduled.
- Do not give up on your loved one; recovery can be a long process.
Why Consider Treatment at Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital
The effects of cocaine addiction can lead to countless problems in a person’s life. Not only is one’s social, occupational, academic, and daily life negatively affected, but the chronic use of cocaine can also lead to severe health problems when left untreated. In addition to the effects of immediate use of cocaine, such as leaving a person susceptible to having a heart attack, elevated heart rate, increased body temperature, increased blood pressure, and paranoia, long-term use can invoke seizures, coma, and even sudden death. Receiving immediate treatment can help prevent things from getting to this point. Help is available.
Inpatient treatment centers have proven to be extremely successful at helping individuals overcome their addiction to cocaine. First, and most importantly, being admitted into an inpatient treatment center allows users a safe environment where they do not have access to the drug itself. While coming down from the consistent high of cocaine abuse can be difficult, users have access to mental health professionals and addiction specialists 24/7 to help work through their cravings and physical withdrawal symptoms. Through various therapeutic interventions, people addicted to cocaine can learn the skills needed to fight through the battle against addiction and return to a life of sobriety.
Rehab Philosophy and Benefits
As the leading provider in Tucson of rehab for those addicted to cocaine, we have made it our sole mission to provide superior behavioral healthcare and chemical dependency services to the people, hospitals, and communities that we serve. By employing an evidenced-based treatment protocol that teaches effective coping skills, we are able to enhance our patients’ ability to remain successful in their recovery after they are discharged from our care. Our highly trained and qualified staff is dedicated to providing comprehensive medical and psychiatric assessments, diagnostic services, and the most thorough treatment possible. By caring for patients who are struggling with acute illnesses and substance abuse concerns in a sensitive and caring manner, the staff at our treatment center is able to assist those who come to us for help regain and maintain their highest level of functioning.
Types of Treatment Offered at Sonora Behavioral Health
Upon first arriving at our treatment center, each patient will complete an initial assessment that will include a physical examination, a psychiatric evaluation, a psychological assessment, and a thorough collection of medical history. During this time, we will also identify the patient’s social skills, cultural and family issues, and determine any other needs that he or she may have. We use a multidisciplinary approach to treatment, and our experienced clinical team is composed of internists, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, therapists, social workers, and expressive art therapists, all of whom are trained in treating individuals who are struggling with emotional health and substance abuse and addiction concerns. All treatment plans are individualized and may include the following methods:
Medication management: Many individuals who struggle with an addiction to cocaine also suffer from co-occurring mental health conditions that require pharmaceutical interventions to help alleviate any symptoms that they are suffering from. When this form of treatment is deemed appropriate for a patient, it is done under the constant supervision of psychiatrists and trained medical staff to ensure the effectiveness of any medications that are being taken, as well as to make any changes that might be necessary. Additionally, all patients receive individual medication education in order to address any questions or concerns that may arise.
Group therapy: Our main form of rehab at our treatment center consists of daily group therapy sessions. Rather than using process groups like many inpatient treatment centers do, we instead use solution-focused groups that teach patients a variety of skills needed to overcome their addiction to cocaine. Some of our group topics include hygiene, sleep, coping skills, stress management, self-awareness, relaxation, and self-help skills training.
Family meetings: Family members are encouraged to be an active part of all aspects of the treatment process. Education about their loved one’s condition is provided and family members are in constant communication with case managers throughout their loved one’s stay.
Additional treatment methods may include the following:
- Expressive therapy, including art therapy
- Recreation therapy
- Daily meetings with a social worker
- Weekly dietary groups
Continuing Care and Levels of Treatment
The discharge planning process begins as soon as patients are admitted into our hospital. Within 48 hours of admission, a social worker will evaluate each patient for available resources that can be implemented once he or she has left our center, including placement, transportation, and aftercare treatment options. When the time comes for the patient to be discharged, the social worker will coordinate placement with the patient, the patient’s family members, any outside community agencies, or private insurance. When necessary, social workers will also coordinate transportation from the hospital to the patient’s next placement on the day of discharge in Tucson or elsewhere, as well as ensure that transportation needs for aftercare treatment appointments are met.
For adult patients that no longer require the intensive level of psychiatric care provided by inpatient treatment, our treatment center offers outpatient treatment that consist of nine to twelve hours of group therapy each week. These groups allow participants to process real-life scenarios as they happen, while also receiving the support they need as they practice the new techniques that they are learning. This eight to twelve week period of intensive treatment gives participants the chance to use a group setting to work through the emotional and psychological issues that keep them locked in a state of distress. Through our outpatient treatment, patients will learn techniques that they can continue to use for the rest of their lives.
Our partial hospitalization program (PHP) and our intensive outpatient program (IOP) allow patients to live at home, attend school, or go back to work while still receiving the treatment that they need. PHP is held 5 days a week for 6 hours each day, while IOP is held 3 days a week for 3 hours each day. Both programs have a mental health and chemical dependency track. In addition to PHP and IOP, we have an aftercare program for alumni that is held once a month for as long as patients need.
All of the services that we offer here at Sonora Behavioral Health are designed to encourage patient success as they navigate the recovery process. For those struggling with a dependency on cocaine, Sonora can be the beginning of a life free from the demon of addiction and the start on the path to a happy, healthy, and sober life.
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