Addiction Therapy in Virginia
If you are looking for a treatment facility in Virginia, it is easy to become overwhelmed very quickly when you see that so many different choices are available. To complicate matters even further, every treatment option claims to be the best, how can you possibly make sense of that? If you feel stressed about the many available possibilities, we can help you cut through the clutter. We offer a service that helps you find the right facility, whether you are from Bristol, Chesapeake, Hampton, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke, Virginia Beach, Winchester or surrounding areas. It does not matter what your current situation is, we will help you narrow down your options by listening to what you need regarding your current situation.
It has become common to see patients enter a recovery program that are struggling with the dependence on more than one illicit substance. It has become far too 'normal' for patients to mix-and-match certain substances in order to avoid some of the perceived 'negative' side effects. For example, it is common to see opioid-based drugs such as prescription painkillers or heroin mixed with prescription drugs, such as benzodiazepines or alcohol. Others consume alcohol while also smoking marijuana. Other users counter the side effects of crystal meth or cocaine with depressants, such as pills or alcohol.
The number of people struggling with a dependency on more than one substance is skyrocketing. According to the National Institutes of Health, during 1988 approximately 26% of people entering rehabilitation, admitted to having an addiction to more than one drug. However, that number had almost doubled to 50% in 1996. As you can imagine, dual addiction comes with its own unique set of challenges, which is precisely why a program has to be found that can help the patient with the care they need to stop using all substances successfully and safely.
Different Types of Detoxification
When it comes to withdrawal symptoms, not all drugs are treated the same. Every patient will have a different experience during detoxification, regardless of the drug used. Sometimes the withdrawal symptoms can be physically uncomfortable and challenging, while for other narcotics, the withdrawal symptoms can be fatal if not properly addressed and medically observed. There are a number of important factors to keep in mind before proceeding to the actual detoxification process:
- How often both substances were abused and whether one substance may have been used to counter the effects of the other. These may have been attempts to "come up" or "come down."
- The dosage of regular use.
- Length of addiction, this includes both substances together and individually.
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In certain cases, it may be beneficial to prioritize one narcotic over the other when it comes down to the detoxification treatment. However, both of the addictive narcotics are going to have to be dealt with eventually, for a treatment to be considered effective.
Denial and Addiction
You may have experienced it yourself; when you confront someone close to you about a dependency on drugs or alcohol, they may simply deny it. Even when it is perfectly obvious to everyone around him or her, the person who has the problem with dependence may flat out deny it. People that mean well often become increasingly frustrated with the inability to accept that a problem does exist. Before becoming too upset about this undoubtedly frustrating behavior, remember that it is an integral part of the behavior associated with dependence. For many, it is simply a defense mechanism that allows them to continue to function. Of course, that doesn't mean it is acceptable.
If someone struggling with dependence were to admit to themselves that they have a problem, it means they are forced to take an objective look at the damage that they have done. The damage includes the lives of people around them as well as their own. This is not comfortable for anyone, so you have to understand why it can be problematic. It is the exact reason that recognition and comprehension of the situation is not possible. Denying that a problem exists remains one of the only ways to cope with the inability to make healthy decisions.
Before anyone can overcome their problem, they have to overcome the denial factor first. This does not mean that someone struggling with dependence has to hit the proverbial 'rock bottom,' but it does mean that they have to understand that the problem has grown to such epic proportions that it is now more uncomfortable to continue on than it is to seek help. However, this is not a journey that the patient has to undertake alone.
Friends and family members have to acknowledge that a problem exists. They can no longer ignore or deny the existence of the problem. Enabling is also something that has to stop. Many people feel as though they are not necessarily enabling someone because they are not directly giving them illicit substances, but offering free room and board or giving money amounts to the same thing. Confronting the person through an intervention may be a viable option, but to provide the best chances for recovery, it is important to seek professional help before you have the intervention.
Current Problem Areas
Historically, the mid-Atlantic region has served as a thoroughfare for illicit substance, related proceeds, weapons and other contraband traveling along the east coast of the United States. Virginia cities situated along Interstate-95 are vulnerable to "spillover" drug distribution from traffickers moving between the two major eastern drug importation hubs of New York City and Miami. Cocaine, crack cocaine and the violence associated with the trafficking of these drugs are the most significant drug problem in the state, according to most law enforcement sources. However, MDMA abuse and distribution is an already large and still-growing problem. Seizures of clandestine, methamphetamine laboratories increase every year and Mexican trafficking organizations are making enormous inroads in the cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana distribution markets in nearly every part of the state.
Regardless of the choice in narcotic combinations, there is help available. However, especially because mixing two different substances together can have dangerous side effects, it is important to avoid any possible delay and seek treatment immediately. If you are interested in learning more, you can contact us about the different types of Virginia drug recovery programs and how they can help you.
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Important Local Contact Information:
Department of Corrections
Department of Substance Abuse Services
(804) 786-3906 or (800) 451-5544
Regional Alcohol and Drug Awareness Resource (RADAR) Center
(804) 371-0359 or (800) 451-5544
State Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Field
Local Recovery Centers:
1770 Earley Farm Road
Amherst, VA 24521
Clinch Valley Treatment Center
111 Town Hollow Road
Cedar Bluff, VA 24609
Deep Run Lodge
13259 Blackwells Mill Road
Goldvein, VA 22720
Life Center of Galax
112 Painter Street
Galax, VA 24333
Mount Regis Center
405 Kimball Avenue
Salem, VA 24153
New River Treatment Center
140 Larkspur Lane
Galax, VA 24333
Pathways Treatment Center
3300 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 24503
316 Bridgewater Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
The Farley Center
5477 Mooretown Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188
10515 Cabaniss Lane
Hanover, VA 23069
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