More often than not, substance abuse and dependence are closely linked to undiagnosed and/or untreated mental health disorders. At CuraWest we offer an in-depth psychological evaluation for clients who have an existing mental health condition or who are showing symptoms of what could be a potential mental health condition. Our clinical team includes licensed psychotherapists and psychiatrists, who will evaluate the mental state of each individual client and prescribe ant-psychotic medication if deemed necessary. Interestingly enough, symptoms of withdrawal – from varying chemical substances – almost always include psychological issues, ranging from intense anxiety and persistent panic attacks to depression and suicidal ideation. It is often necessary for anti-psychotic medications to be prescribed short-term for the treatment of said symptoms until the withdrawal process comes to a close.
Here at CuraWest we believe in the clinical benefits of Medication Assisted Treatment, whether that be medications like Suboxone (which helps to alleviate the symptoms associated with opiate withdrawal) or non-narcotic antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications or sleeping aids. Another significant symptom of withdrawal is insomnia and other sleep-related disorders. We understand how vital rest and relaxation are to the overall detoxification process, and our team of prescribing physicians and medical advisors often prescribes medications to help facilitate sleep.
The First Step on the Road to Recovery
Medical detox is the first step on the lifelong road to recovery, and an in-depth clinical and medical assessment is the first step of the medical detox process. In order to ensure that we are providing each client with the individualized and comprehensive care that he or she deserves, we will closely examine every aspect of his or her life – from pre-existing medical conditions to economic background. Addiction is a complicated disease, one that varies immensely on a person-to-person basis. Because no two cases of addiction are the same, no two processes of medical detox should be identical. At CuraWest we put the individual first.