For those of whom are familiar with the world of substance abuse treatment, you know all too well the many variations available when it comes to rehab options. Here in Southern California, for instance, we hear stories of luxury treatment facilities, we see commercials on television, and there is talk of newer holistic approaches and services, and even cures to drug and alcohol addiction. At times it seems as if the world of substance abuse treatment has evolved to a point where the options almost become overwhelming for the common addict and family.
There have been vast scientific advancements within the spectrum of treatment. The past decade has shown tremendous evolution in such areas as; medical detox, treatment modalities, brain science, holistic components and therapeutic approaches. In fact, there is a vastly growing trend among experienced treatment professionals that lends growing credibility toward utilizing a broader set of tools both, during and after the substance abuse treatment process.
Understanding Substance Abuse
The reality of America’s growing drug abuse epidemic is at our doorsteps now more than ever. Nationally speaking, there has been a tremendous rise in abuse, addiction, overdose and death within the following substance classifications:
- Opiates and Opioids (heroin, Vicodin, Oxycontin, Percocet, etc.)
- Cocaine (specifically crack-cocaine)
- Methamphetamine (crystal, crank, glass, speed, etc.)
- Club Drugs (GHB, MDMD, K2/Spice, Rohypnol, Molly, etc.)
There is often one major common denominator among those struggling with addiction, and that is the simple fact that the vast majority initially started off innocently, while in adolescence or early adulthood. They experimented while in the company of friends on a Friday night after a long week of school or work; no harm right? The truth is this, very few people go from sipping on a beer to shooting heroin. It is nearly always the case that the individual crossed many small lines along this journey, ultimately leading to one big line being crossed.
At some point there comes the necessity for a substance abuse treatment plan. Often times this arises from some type of tragic event, such as a DUI/DWI, legal problems, financial problems, job loss, family or marital issues, health issues, behavioral problems or even a combination thereof. An important reality to keep in mind, however, is that it is never too soon to seek help, in fact, the sooner the better!
Substance Abuse Treatment options
Many options exist for those in need of help. Unfortunately however, the sad reality is that financial resources will often dictate the array of options available to the individual and/or family. Thankfully, the advent of the Affordable Care Act, often referred to as “Obamacare,” with its newly mandated mental health services coverage, has made substance abuse treatment far more available to those without deep pockets.
While many drug addicts and alcoholics will choose the route of inpatient or residential treatment, there is actually a growing understanding industry wide on the expanded benefits of outpatient rehab, also referred to as Intensive Outpatient Treatment or IOP. Aside from just the added freedoms of being able to maintain work, school and family life, outpatient substance abuse treatment actually provides a platform for greater customization as per the patient’s individual clinical needs.
Treatment at Vantage Point
The Vantage Point Program strives to create treatment plans that address the patient’s past, present and future substance abuse issues. We are far less interested in creating immediate successes which, more often than not will fail to withstand the test of time, thus resulting in inevitable relapse, and instead focus on benchmark successes that lead the patient through a series of small yet well-founded victories.
Using a multitude of advanced approaches, intermingled with customized and time-tested therapies, we inevitably are able to lessen the likelihood for relapse while also improving quality of living within the process of ongoing sobriety. Bolstered by a staff presence consisting of Southern California’s finest practitioners, we see phenomenal success rates among those who enter and complete our programs as outlined during the initial treatment plan process.
For more information on Vantage Point’s substance abuse treatment programs and options, and to speak with a qualified admission counselor or to address any questions, please contact us 7 days a week at (805) 777-7595.