Addiction Treatment In Wyandanch, New York
To overcome addiction, willpower may not be nearly enough. The condition is physical and far too complex to self-treat.
For the best chance to permanently recover from this debilitating condition, seek treatment from addiction recovery specialists in one or more of the following forms:
- detox program
- inpatient treatment
- outpatient treatment
- medication-assisted treatment (MAT)
- ongoing care
Alcohol And Drug Detox Programs
If you suffer from long-term addiction and try to quit “cold-turkey,” you may actually be putting your health at risk. Withdrawal symptoms, such as delirium tremens (DTs) from alcohol abuse, can even threaten your life.
If you suspect your body is susceptible to severe withdrawal, consider a detox program to safely flush the substance from your system under the care of professionals. The safest course of action is to detox under medical supervision at a detox center, which may include medication.
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Inpatient Addiction Treatment
Residential inpatient treatment centers are a viable option if your condition is advanced or if your living situation does not support recovery.
Inpatient treatment allows you to undergo intensive counseling and behavioral therapy in the company of peers on the same recovery journey. Supervision by trained professionals can help you manage cravings, learn lifelong coping strategies, and acclimate to life in recovery.
Outpatient treatment involves commuting to the treatment center instead of living there under 24-hour supervision as in inpatient care.
However, outpatient treatment programs can be every bit as intensive as inpatient treatment, featuring behavioral therapy and peer support. If your home environment is not conducive to recovery, then outpatient care may not be recommended.
Under certain circumstances, prescription medications can aid in the treatment of addiction. This is not a substitute for behavioral therapy, which forms the foundation of lifelong recovery.
Medications like methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone can help combat cravings for opioids. MAT should only be attempted under a doctor’s care, with medications taken exactly as directed. As you take medication, you’ll attend individual and group behavioral therapy sessions.
Aftercare And Alumni Services
There is no “cure” to a substance use disorder. Like managing diabetes or heart disease, recovering from addiction requires lifelong attention.
Consider what aftercare and alumni services will be available to you once inpatient, outpatient, and MAT programs are complete. Common aftercare includes counseling, support groups, peer mentorship, and sober-living arrangements.
Length Of Addiction Treatment
Inpatient treatment programs range in length from 20 to 30 days to 90 days or over a year. Outpatient treatment programs last several months or possibly several years. Aftercare programs may be indefinite, with ongoing support available through private and public addiction services.
How To Pay For Treatment
The cost of treatment varies. Private health insurance may pay some or all the costs of treatment. If your insurance does not cover all treatment and you cannot afford the difference, assistance can be found in the form of public or private grants earmarked for addiction services.
Crowdfunding campaigns on platforms like GoFundMe have proven effective as well. You can also ask the rehab center about payment plans or sliding-scale fees.
Substance Abuse Trends In Wyandanch And Suffolk County, New York
Opioid addiction constitutes a major and growing health crisis in Wyandanch and Long Island in general. Synthetic opioids like oxycodone and fentanyl have taken a particularly heavy toll. According to 2018 reporting by Suffolk County, Long Island has experienced:
- 617 opioid-related deaths in 2017, compared to 348 opioid-related deaths in 2013, an increase of 77 percent.
- $8.4 billion in economic damage due to the opioid crisis, 4.5 percent of Long Island’s GDP.
- A rise in synthetic opioid deaths from 3.7 per 100,000 in 2013 to 29.1 per 100,000 in 2017, an increase of 686 percent.
The Nearest Vertava Health Treatment Center: Swift River
Swift River is our residential rehab facility positioned among the Berkshire Mountains.
Almost 200 miles north of Wyandanch, you’ll discover over 500 acres of trails, creeks, and breathtaking views. Surrounded by natural beauty, you’ll nurture recovery in both your mind and body through art therapy, mindfulness training, behavioral therapy, and more.
To learn more, contact Vertava Health today.