Treatment for Drug Abuse

We offer evidence-based treatment for addiction to street and recreational drugs, including heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana and inhalants. Upon arrival, you’ll be evaluated by a multidisciplinary team that will create a customized treatment plan designed to address withdrawal and any other medical issues that you might have. You’ll be assigned a master’s level therapist who will focuses on issues fueling your addiction and will help you develop emotional tools and resources to enter into a life of sobriety. Treatment includes:

  • Counseling sessions with a master’s level therapist
  • Intensive case management
  • Weekly family therapy
  • Group counseling
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy and 12-step strategies
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • The Daring WayTM shame resilience training
  • Brainpaint®, evidence-based EEG biofeedback training

We also offer a host of holistic therapies, including:

  • Yoga
  • Nutrition therapy
  • Massage
  • Private chef
  • Access to fitness center
  • Many forms of meditation
  • Native American sweat lodge
  • Healing environment

We offer comprehensive treatment for addiction because we understand that addiction is a chronic, multifaceted illness, requiring a long-term commitment to recovery. We’ve designed our program to address addiction as well as underlying issues, with a blend of holistic and traditional methods. Speak Confidentially with a Journey Advisor at 844-878-1979.

Commonly Abused Drugs

 Heroin

Diacetylmorphine, also known as heroin, is sometimes used medically for acute pain and palliative care, but it is also a popular street drug. It can be smoked, snorted, swallowed or injected. It causes euphoria, especially when injected. Short-term side effects include drowsiness, dry mouth, respiratory depression and muscular weakness. Long-term effects include dependence, tolerance and addiction, sometimes accompanied by blood borne illness and physical wasting. Heroin can cause death by respiratory depression.

Stimulants

Stimulants such as cocaine and methamphetamine cause a temporary boost in energy, which is followed by an emotional low period marked by exhaustion, apathy and depression. The down that follows the up makes the user want to do more, which can lead to addiction. Repeated high doses of some stimulants over a short period of time can result in feelings of hostility or paranoia and can also result in dangerously high body temperature and an irregular heartbeat. Abusing stimulants can lead to heart problems, hostility, paranoia, depression and psychosis.

Hallucinogens

Hallucinogens include psychedelics such as LSD and so-called dissociatives, which cause analgesia and a feeling of detachment. Common dissociatives include PCP, MXE and DXM. Hallucinogens can cause heightened senses and consciousness, but they also cause erratic moods. The user may see things that aren’t there or experience nightmarish thoughts and feelings, panic attacks, severe depression or psychosis. Side effects include elevated heart rate, dry mouth, sweating or chills, higher or lower body temperature, sleeplessness, loss of appetite and tremors. Users of hallucinogens may experience flashbacks long after taking the drug.

Marijuana

The psychoactive element in marijuana, THC, causes increased heart rate and impaired cognition and motor control, as well as distortions in time and space. These symptoms can last as long as four weeks after using the drug. Chronic heavy marijuana use is associated with greater incidence of psychosis and schizophrenia. Users of synthetic marijuana, called K2 or Spice, have also shown symptoms of psychosis. Long-term marijuana use can result in anxiety, depression, respiratory issues and short-term memory loss.

Inhalants

Inhalants, which include glue, paint thinner, gasoline, propane, felt tip markers, spray paint, air freshener, butane and glue, are addictive and are considered a gateway drug for adolescents, who often progress from inhalants to illegal drugs and alcohol abuse. Speak Confidentially with a Journey Advisor at 844-878-1979.

Inhalant highs are short-lived, causing the user to repeatedly sniff or inhale to achieve a level of intoxication. Short-term effects include fatigue, abdominal pain, muscle weakness, headaches, slurred speech, nausea, tingling of hands and feet, mood swings, violent behavior, impaired judgment, dizziness, and loss of consciousness. Long-term inhalant use can cause serious harm, including liver and kidney damage, hearing loss, and bone marrow and central nervous system damage that is irreversible. Children have died on first use of certain inhalants, including air conditioning coolant, butane, propane, electronics and the chemicals in some aerosol products.