Sound Recovery Solutions proudly offers partial hospitalization treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, outpatient treatment and alumni services. We welcome both men and women experiencing all varieties of addictions and chemical dependencies in addition to secondary co-occurring mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression and trauma.
Heroin and Opiate Addiction
Heroin is an opioid drug and is considered the lowest level opioid available. Heroin is the street drug form of other opiate drugs. Sold as a powder-like substance, heroin purchased from drug dealers is unreliable. Rarely pure, heroin is most often cut with other harmful substances. Heroin can be cut with other opiates including the deadly synthetic opiates fentanyl and carfentanil.
Treatment for heroin addiction often requires detox. While Sound Recovery Solutions does not provide detox services, we can offer secure referrals to local centers with whom we work very closely. Heroin addiction is severe, causing severe symptoms of withdrawal. Heroin is an opiate substance, which means it interacts with the naturally-occurring opioid receptors in the brain. Opiates are pain-relieving substances as opioid receptors help the brain to combat injury. Chemical dependence upon heroin, therefore, often results in painful and uncomfortable physical symptoms.
Sound Recovery Solutions supports medication assisted treatment in which prescription medications are used to manage symptoms of withdrawal as well as curb cravings. We believe that treatment is possible and can be successful without the ongoing presence of opioids. However, for our clients in dire need of recovery, we have clinical support for their treatment.
Xanax is a popular brand name benzodiazepine. Benzodiazepines are commonly prescribed to those suffering from mental health disorders such as anxiety or panic attacks. To treat anxiety, a benzodiazepine interacts with serotonin and norepinephrine levels in the brain. Though benzodiazepines such as Xanax are marketed as being non-addictive forming, millions of people find themselves dependent upon the drug, experiencing symptoms of withdrawal without it.
Abusing Xanax results in a quick and desperate addiction. Xanax addiction also calls for detox services in severe cases. Combined with other substances such as alcohol, benzodiazepine can cause a deadly overdose or long term mental impairment.
Methamphetamines are the most typically abused synthetic drugs we find in young people’s addictions today. Recently, there has been an increase in young people addicted to synthetic opioids as well. Drugs like crystal meth, flakka and krokodil are synthetic compounds which act as central nervous system stimulant. These drugs are created using “everything under the kitchen sink,” with their recipes including toxic household chemicals like, drain cleaner and brake fluid. Synthetic drugs are highly addicting because they cause a powerful high, result in immediate cravings and are typically cheap in cost. Most synthetic drug addictions will require a detox period, though symptoms of withdrawal or addiction can last for multiple months. Synthetic drugs cause erratic behavior, delusion, hallucination, hyperactivity, insomnia, and paranoia.
Until recently, marijuana addiction has been seen as an unworthy diagnosis in the medical field. Though the naturally-occurring plant is considered non-harmful, the medical community has grown to recognize that dependence upon marijuana is becoming a real and significant problem. Marijuana today is unlike marijuana ever seen before. Marijuana potency has grown stronger as more “designer” marijuana is bred. Chronic smokers develop a dependency on marijuana which can cause symptoms of withdrawal including loss of appetite, inability to sleep, depression, and/or anxiety. Detox from marijuana addiction is shorter than most other substances and recovery is usually successful once our client learns that life can be lived and enjoyed without marijuana.
Alcoholism affects nearly one in every twelve adults in the United States, according to the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence. Exposed to drinking by parents, older siblings, or friends, many begin experimenting with alcohol in their early teen years. With brains still in development through to their early twenties, young men and women are at risk for developing alcoholism or alcohol dependency. College cultures and local cultures encourage binge drinking or incorporate drinking as the norm. No matter how a young man or woman begins to drink, for many, it becomes difficult to stop. Not all alcohol addiction will require a detox. Detox for alcoholism depends on severity of abuse and how recently alcohol was abused. Alcoholism, like all addiction, impairs function in both the body and the mind. Long term treatment has been found to be the most effective way to ensure long term recovery and life long sobriety.
Sound Recovery Solutions is committed to empowering men and women to become confident, responsible, leaders able to manage the details of their own lives. Our programs use evidence based treatment methods while employing life skills building to support social integration. For more information on our services provided, call 561-666-7427.