Shoreline Recovery Center is dedicated to treating all types of alcohol abuse. We work with you on a case-by-case basis to provide you the best possible treatment to enjoy a sober free life.
San Diego Drug Rehab
Drug abuse is a widespread epidemic that is gravely affecting the world’s population at alarming rates. If you or someone you are close to is struggling with the disease of addiction and drug abuse, it is highly important that reputable professional treatment is sought out, and Shoreline Recovery is here to assist you. Our San Diego-based drug rehab sports a top-notch treatment curriculum and the support needed at the beginning of one’s recovery journey.
Seeking treatment for drug addiction is a brave and difficult decision. Abstinence is a choice, and apprehension often knocks at the back door of this choice. Shoreline Recovery serves as a guide to a stable, trustworthy path to long-lasting recovery from drug abuse. Though our Drug Rehab program focuses on each individual client and their personal needs during the process from recovering from drug addiction, we also understand that every addict in early recovery from drug addictions needs:
- Around-the-clock attention and initial medical supervision to ensure absolute safety despite whatever issues may arise
- Compassion, understanding, and empathy for the struggle that defines early recovery
- Constant emotional support to aid in the lifestyle changes and transitions into sobriety and abstinence
- A safe, structured environment to process any thoughts, feelings, urges, cravings, or impulses that may appear
What Does Drug Rehab Consist Of?
Drug Rehab at Shoreline Recovery is a combination of physical, mental, and emotional means of healing that are combined in a curriculum focused on comprehensive rehabilitation. Maintaining as holistic and thorough an approach as possible, our plan for recovery from the disease of drug addiction is all-encompassing and created in order to provide the best care for our clients.
In order to ensure the best-projected outcome for our clients, it’s important that our treatment plan includes elements such as:
- Small therapy groups
- Family therapy
- Individual therapy, twice a week for 60 minutes per session
- Comprehensive discharge planning and aftercare plans, including relapse prevention strategies
- Evidence-based treatments such as EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), and Motivational Interviewing
- A 3:1 client-to-staff ratio
- Classes instructed by a certified recovery yoga and meditation instructor
- Sessions with integrative health and wellness coaches
- Career development and planning
What Drugs Does Our Drug Rehab Treat?
Each class of drugs has different effects on the minds and bodies of its sufferer, but Shoreline Recovery provides the support, safety, and structure needed to recover from each of them. Our drug rehab program assists in recovery from stimulants, such as adderall, crack, cocaine, methamphetamine, and other “uppers”. On the contrary, we also treat for the “downers”, or depressants, of the drug world such as:
- Opiates (painkillers, heroin, morphine)
- Benzodiazepines (Xanax, Ativan, etc.)
- Sedatives (Valium)
Each class of drugs can cause specific symptoms while being used, as well as when the addict is withdrawing. Shoreline recovery provides the medical and emotional attention needed in order to ensure a safe transition into sobriety for our clients, no matter what drug (or drugs) they are choosing to eliminate from their bodies and minds.
What Exactly Does Drug Addiction Look Like?
Drug addiction takes many forms, but it eventually enslaves all of whom it captures. Some effects of drug abuse are internal, while others present themselves externally to those who surround the addict. Some signs of drug abuse in an addict may include:
- Isolation from parents, friends, family, coworkers, etc.
- Secretive behavior
- Changes in appearance such as weight loss
- Mood swings
- Irregular sleeping patterns
- Troubles with the law
- Impulsive driving, spending, or activities
- Borrowing or stealing money
- Tremors, shaking, or slurred speech
- Bloody noses
- Bloodshot eyes
The Science Of Drug Addiction
In short, most drugs influence the brain’s reward system in a way that causes an immense pleasure response. Of course, our brains and bodies are made to adapt. Therefore, tolerance to drugs tends to build eventually, and sooner or later it causes physical, emotional, and mental dependence. The addict needs to seek more and more of their drug of choice to get the same pleasurable response, and essentially becomes a slave to the substance and the chase it requires. Self-control becomes non-existent once someone is physically addicted. Although the first use is generally a choice, it is agreed upon by most scientists that because of the changes that drugs cause in the brain after even just one or two uses, discipline and restriction become almost impossible. Drugs can cause memory loss and brain deterioration, all of which contribute to the continued use of the substance.
The Long-Term Consequences Of Drug Addiction
Once one becomes physiologically addicted to mind-altering substances, long-term effects can easily eventually present themselves. These long-term effects include anything from broken relationships with friends and family members and extend as far as the physical damages of brain chemistry and fatality. For example, cocaine, a stimulant, is known to cause permanent diminishment in brain function in certain areas of the brain. Sometimes these functions are recovered after long periods of abstinence, while other times they remain in their declined state.
Other drugs can cause negative effects on the respiratory system, the metabolism, and the cardiac health of a body. Additionally, interpersonal relationships can be critically damaged.
Each class of drugs, as mentioned above, can have different effects on the mind and body that consequently vary in severity and can sometimes be fatal. It’s important that a team of medical and psychological professionals that are trained in the short-term and long-term effects of addiction is supervising clients in need of help. Sometimes it takes years to repair what is lost from drug addiction, however this doesn’t make recovery impossible
Here at Shoreline Recovery, we know what our clients need, and it is our honor and privilege to provide it for them. By integrating a comprehensive approach to drug rehabilitation, we find success in our clients’ lives. There is hope and a bright future for any addict who has suffered, and we have made it our job to help each person addicted to drugs reach their full potential the moment they walk through our doors.