When an individual develops a dependence on a chemical substance, it essentially means that his or her brain chemistry has been significantly altered and that quitting without professional intervention is no longer an option. At CuraWest we have extensive experience treating substance dependency disorders of all types and severities. When someone who has been abusing a substance regularly stops doing so abruptly, he or she will experience symptoms of withdrawal. At CuraWest, we treat symptoms of substance withdrawal in a safe, supportive and home-style retreat. The withdrawal symptoms that we treat include withdrawal from alcohol, opioid narcotics, benzodiazepines, stimulants, synthetic drugs and many more. We also treat withdrawal symptoms associated with polydrug abuse, meaning that more than one chemical substance was being abused at a time. No matter what type of substance use disorder you have been suffering from, we are available to help.
Substance Dependency – A Widespread Issue
Many individuals do not thoroughly grasp the disease model of addiction. They may mistakenly believe that substance dependency is the result of weak moral standing or a simple lack of willpower. On the contrary, addiction is a disease – a chronic and relapsing brain disease, which will never resolve on its own if left untreated. Those who are suffering at the hands of a substance abuse disorder of any severity must seek professional treatment. In most cases, addiction treatment will consist of three main phases – medical detox, inpatient treatment and aftercare. In medical detox, an individual will undergo drug or alcohol withdrawal in a safe and closely monitored environment. Symptoms of withdrawal will be treated as they arise. Once the patient has been stabilized, he or she will transfer to inpatient treatment, which will typically last for between one and three months. During inpatient treatment, clients will undergo intensive group and one-on-one therapy sessions. They will learn healthy coping mechanisms and vital relapse prevention skills. They will thoroughly address the underlying causes of substance dependency, from underlying mental illness to unresolved trauma. Finally, the client will transition to aftercare, which typically consists of a long-term stay at a sober living facility and a continuation of clinical care.