Drug Addiction Treatment
At Altignis Health, we use the latest scientific-based methods combined and a client-focused approach that considers the individual needs of each person who comes into our care. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol abuse or addiction, contact our admissions consultants today to get your questions answered.
What Is Drug Addiction?
Drug addiction is defined as a chronic disease characterized by compulsive or uncontrollable drug seeking, despite the negative consequences of drug use. Drug addiction is considered both a mental illness and a brain disorder. It affects a person’s behavior and also leads to long-lasting changes in the brain.
Accredited by The Joint Commission, Altignis Health delivers the highest quality of treatment for its patients in a safe and serene environment on the coastal shores of Orange County, California.
Drug abuse and addiction are more widespread than many people realize. Millions of Americans struggle with drug and alcohol addiction, making it a serious public health issue. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 1.9 million American adults struggled with a substance use disorder in 2017.
Drug abuse disorders cost America more than $740 billion every year in the form of healthcare expenses, lost wages, and drug-related crime costs. Drug abuse can take the form of illicit drugs, such as heroin or cocaine, or prescription drugs. The most commonly abused prescription drugs in 2017 were tranquilizers, stimulants, sedatives, and pain relievers.
Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment at Altignis Health
Altignis Health delivers effective drug treatment programs which incorporates evidence-based and science-based approaches that help patients accomplish three things:
Abstain from using drugs
Remain drug-free and avoid relapses
Optimize mental and physical health to be more productive at work, in society, and with family
Effective treatment should address all of the patient’s needs, not just the drug use. Factors such as a chaotic home environment, abuse, mental health disorders, peer influences, and poor academic achievement can all contribute to drug addiction. Without addressing these underlying factors, patients are at greater risk of relapse.
Types of Drug Addiction Treatment
No single form of drug addiction treatment is right for everyone. Some patients require a highly structured treatment program, while others do well with a more flexible outpatient program that allows them to maintain their regular work or school schedules.
“Drug addiction programs at Altignis Health will be customized to each patient and their needs with a range of medical and mental health services and follow-up options.”
Convenient Outpatient Treatment Programs at Altignis Health
Outpatient treatment offers a wide variety of services for patients who meet with a counselor on a regular schedule. Intensive outpatient programs may meet every day for a designated period of time and offer the same services found with an inpatient program.
Less intensive outpatient programs allow patients to receive treatment while maintaining their normal schedules. These programs may be recommended for patients with a less severe drug problem and a supportive home environment.
At Altignis Health, we use a client-focused approach that considers the individual needs of each person who comes into our care. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol abuse or addiction, contact us today.