Heroin, cocaine, alcohol, prescription painkillers, and meth are but a few examples of substances that are often abused in today’s society. Each of these substances carry their own unique set of risks, yet what they all have in common is their ability to cause widespread devastation across every facet of an individual’s life. The abuse of these substances can oftentimes lead to the development of an addiction, which requires professional intervention in order to help those battling chemical dependency break free from such a detrimental concern. Failing to seek appropriate care can perpetuate the seemingly inescapable cycle of substance abuse and elevate a person’s chance of experiencing a lethal overdose. A fact to keep in mind, however, is that effective treatment does exist and men and women from all walks of life can reclaim their lives, no longer bound by the compulsion to abuse drugs and/or alcohol.
Twelve Oaks Recovery Center, a superior provider of chemical dependency treatment, is pleased to offer the life-changing and life-saving treatment that men and women need to truly defeat their addictions to substances. This center utilizes proven effective interventions that take place in an atmosphere that is conducive to lasting healing and recovery. Whether you or your loved one is wishing to overcome an addiction to alcohol, cocaine, heroin, or another substance, Twelve Oaks Recovery Center is where the promise of a healthier tomorrow can be within reach.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment
Substance abuse and addiction have the ability to impact more than just the individual who is abusing drugs and/or alcohol. Oftentimes, those closest to that person are adversely affected, and cause close friends and family members to become overwhelmingly concerned for their loved one’s wellbeing. In many cases, once an addiction has developed, those in the addict’s life attempt to help the person they care about, yet are often met with disappointment when their efforts seem to fail.
What is important to bear in mind, however, is that you, as a concerned friend or family member, can still make a positive impact on the life of your loved one by helping him or her get treatment. Consider the following:
- Learn all that you can about your loved one’s drug of choice and pay special attention to what the warning signs could be if your loved one should experience any adverse health effects as a result of his or her substance abuse. Form a plan and put it in motion if you or another friend or family member notices that your loved one is experiencing withdrawal or an overdose.
- Speak with your loved one about the importance of seeking treatment and offer to assist him or her in researching treatment providers.
- Once your loved one has selected a treatment provider, advise your loved one to contact that provider to learn about and begin the admissions process by scheduling an assessment.
- Offer to go with your loved one to his or her scheduled assessment, as this is a great way to show your unwavering support.
Upon admission, your loved one will likely begin his or her journey towards recovery. You, as a friend or loved one, should try your best to be part of this journey by partaking in any scheduled family therapy sessions or opportunities to visit your loved one while he or she is in treatment. Lastly, it is imperative that you seek your own support and care in order to continue supplying effective support to your loved one during this time.
Why Consider Treatment at Twelve Oaks Recovery Center
The vicious cycle of substance abuse is one of the toughest to break when a person is in the throes of an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. What often starts out as occasional use or misuse of a substance, can, oftentimes, quickly take over a person’s very existence and lead to numerous disastrous outcomes if treatment is not sought. Depending on the type of substance that is being abused, as well as the longevity of the abuse itself, the risks to a person’s physical health, mental health, family life, work life, and social life can all be adversely impacted. Because the abuse of a drug or drugs and/or alcohol frequently becomes the focal point in an addict’s life, things that were once important or necessary for survival fall at the wayside. Physically, those with a substance abuse problem can experience malnourishment, the inception and/or contraction of infections or diseases, injury as a result of being intoxicated, and an overdose if too much of a substance is consumed. Individuals battling addiction can experience a decline in their mental health or experience the onset of symptoms synonymous with a mental health condition(s). Familial discord can occur, hindered occupational performance leading to job loss can happen, and meaningful relationships can become all but distant acquaintances. Fortunately, however, by engaging in treatment for a substance abuse problem, an individual can significantly reduce the likelihood of such detriments from occurring.
Types of Treatment Offered at Twelve Oaks Recovery Center
For over 30 years, we at Twelve Oaks Recovery Center have been dedicated to providing world class care to men and women who are in need of treatment for an addiction to drugs or alcohol. We believe in providing highly individualized treatment that is catered to meet the unique needs of each one of our patients. We strive to provide treatment in an atmosphere of trust, honesty, and responsibility, wherein patients are the top priority and they can feel confident that they are receiving the most optimal quality of care possible as they work towards overcoming their substance abuse problem.
In order to cater treatment to meet the specific needs of each patient, Twelve Oaks is pleased to offer three specialized treatment tracks that can be incorporated into a patient’s personalized treatment plan. These tracks include Proclaim, our Christian track, Aspire, our PTSD recovery track, and Resilience, our addiction-free chronic pain management track. A patient’s participation in these specialized tracks will be determined based on his or her individual needs and presenting concerns.
In addition to these specialized tracks, our center supplies the following interventions that may be included into the comprehensive treatment plans that are provided to every patient in our residential inpatient program:
Medically monitored detoxification: When patients arrive at Twelve Oaks with substances in their systems, participating in medically monitored detox may be the most beneficial first step in their recovery process. We offer high-level detox services that are delivered under the direction of an ASAM certified addictionologist and are monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by our compassionate nursing staff. A wide range of medications are available for use, but they will only be implemented into a patient’s treatment plan when it is deemed clinically appropriate for medically managing the detoxification process and the side effects that can arise from detox. Each patient’s medical situation is taken into account prior to his or her participation in detox, and appropriate accommodations are made to ensure that all interventions are managed safely.
Medication management: For individuals who are battling symptoms of a co-occurring mental health condition in addition to their addiction, the use of certain medications may be beneficial in helping to alleviate some of their distress. The implementation of any medications, however, is always determined on a patient-to-patient basis. Appointments with a psychiatrist are scheduled solely based on need, and medication management services will be offered following the recommendations of the attending psychiatrist.
Individual therapy: All patients have the opportunity to take part in individual therapy sessions with their assigned counselors at a minimum of once per week. Additional sessions can be added on as-needed or as-requested basis. These individual sessions are designed to be a time for patients to meet in a private setting with their counselors to discuss their treatment goals and process through any setbacks that may arise as they work towards overcoming their addiction. Additionally, counselors often incorporate various experiential therapy options into their individual sessions with patients. Such options may include guided imagery, art, recreational activities, psychodrama, yoga, and participation in beach activities like fishing, swimming, and kayaking.
Family therapy: Knowing the importance of family involvement when someone is battling a substance abuse problem, Twelve Oaks provides patients and their family members with at least one family therapy session during their time in treatment. Each patient’s counselor will determine if additional family sessions are necessary or would be a beneficial addition to each patient’s individualized treatment plan. Upon this determination, appropriate arrangements for further sessions will be made.
Group therapy: Group therapy is a large part of the therapeutic experience here at Twelve Oaks. Patients have the opportunity to participate in two process groups and three educational groups each day, Monday through Friday. On Saturdays and Sundays, patients participate in a total of five educational groups, including recreational therapy on Saturday and a spirituality group on Sunday. Patients also have the option of attending a local church on Sundays as part of their spirituality group. There are a variety of topics that are covered throughout the different educational groups, which may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Stages of change
- 10 principles of change
- Anger management
- Communication skills
- Triggers and cravings
- Conflict resolution
- Working the 12-Step program
- Big Book study
- Relapse prevention
- Spirituality enrichment study
- Dealing with stress and emotions
- Addiction as a brain disease
Experiential therapeutic activities are also frequently incorporated into the group therapy sessions. Such activities can include psychodrama, yoga, guided imagery, art, the low ropes course, recreational therapy, and participation in various beach activities, such as volleyball, kayaking, fishing, swimming, and communal gatherings around a bonfire.
At Twelve Oaks, we recognize that recovery from addiction is an ongoing process that does not end upon completion of residential inpatient treatment. For this reason, our staff works diligently with each patient to create a thorough discharge plan so that appropriate continuing care services can be put into place prior to his or her completion of inpatient treatment. Twelve Oaks is pleased to offer a partial hospitalization program (PHP) and intensive outpatient program (IOP) that patients may step-down down to once their time in residential inpatient treatment is complete. If patients are ready to return home, the staff at Twelve Oaks will work with them to ensure that appropriate supportive and follow-up services are accessible.
If you or your loved one needs help in overcoming an addiction, look no further than Twelve Oaks Recovery Center. We will do everything in our power to help you embark on the road to recovery with the confidence necessary for achieving lasting healing.