Substance Abuse occurs with items such as alcohol, illegal drugs, prescription drugs and painkillers. Day Treatment is an effective option that provides support for up to nine-hours-a-day, five-days-a-week, with evening and weekend hours also available. During treatment, we focus on your issues throughout the day and get you the help you need from caring and supportive therapists. One of the advantages of our Day Treatment is that you go home at night and sleep in your own bed. At Suncrest Counseling, we create a customized treatment plan that fits your needs and coordinates with your therapists and Nurse Practitioners. Each therapist has access to the treatment plan and will work to make a smooth transition from therapist to therapist throughout the day. We bring lunch in from a local restaurant and provide you with the opportunity to work out at the local gym. If Group Therapy is part of your treatment, you will meet with others who are also attending Day Treatment and learn you are not alone.
Suncrest Counseling is a state-licensed, substance-abuse treatment center. Alcohol is one of the most commonly abused substances. In some cases, individuals consider it “socially acceptable” since it is legal. Due to its prevalence in everyday life, it can be difficult to come to terms that drinking has become a problem and, in fact, may ignore that alcohol is a highly-addictive substance that can be extremely difficult to stop. Understanding and identifying whether your drinking has become a serious issue and being honest with yourself, is the first step toward the path of recovery. Often times, people may drink to deal with overwhelming feelings of stress, anxiety or depression. The reality is your drinking may be a dangerous fix to numb or cover up feelings that need to be addressed. Suncrest Counseling realizes that people are not the same and what may work for one client, may not work for another. Therefore, we write a customized treatment plan that is tailored around your needs and goals. Your treatment may incorporate several components, including structured group and/or individual counseling, neurofeedback, and addiction medication management. You can choose the frequency for the counseling; some clients come daily, others come once a week. We have a talented staff that offers a multi-dimensional approach to offer you the best therapy for your alcohol addiction. We want to help you along your journey to sobriety through support, empathy, compassion and exploration, so your life, once again, has meaning.
Cocaine is a highly addictive, central nervous system stimulant. The second most abused illegal drug in the U.S., statistics show that almost 90 percent of cocaine users began using alcohol and/or marijuana first. Cocaine is addictive due to the quick-acting euphoric feeling users experience. Though the user may be experiencing euphoria, there is actually an increase in one’s body temperature, blood pressure and heart rate.
Like most drugs, users develop a tolerance and need to consume larger amounts of cocaine to get the same feeling they experienced when they first started taking the drug. Users run the risk of heart attacks, respiratory failure, strokes, seizures, abdominal pain and nausea. Cocaine is extremely addictive and is difficult for the user to predict or control the desire to continue using the drug. Through continual use, addicts often times become people they don’t even recognize. It is common to experience a wide array of erratic behavior including extreme agitation and anxiety. Symptoms of cocaine use can include severe mood swings, insomnia, paranoia, lack of appetite, delusions, visual and audio hallucinations, and violent physical behavior.
Suncrest Counseling can help. As a state-licensed substance abuse treatment center, we can customize a treatment plan to help you recover from Cocaine. Also a state-licensed Day Treatment facility, Suncrest can provide an intensive program where you can attend counseling each weekday.
Heroin is one of the most destructive and physically addictive drugs. Recovering from a heroin addiction is a very difficult and painful process. It is estimated that 23 percent of individuals who use heroin become dependent on it. Nationwide addiction statistics show that Heroin is making a comeback, especially among adults over the age of 30. Heroin quickly builds up a tolerance within the body, requiring higher doses to achieve the desired high. This tolerance creates a physical and mental dependence, or addiction to the drug. An opiate, Heroin gives the user feelings of euphoria, followed by a pleasant drowsiness. Heroin use also produces intense cravings and withdrawal symptoms, making it difficult for addicts to stop use on their own.
Most individuals will require a detoxification and drug addiction treatment program to successfully end their heroin addiction. Heroin abuse is associated with serious health conditions, including fatal overdose, collapsed veins, infection of the heart lining and valves, abscesses, and liver or kidney disease. Pulmonary complications, including various types of pneumonia, may result from the poor health of the abuser as well as from heroin’s depressing effects on respiration. In addition to the effects of the drug itself, street heroin often contains toxic contaminants or additives that can clog blood vessels leading to the lungs, liver, kidneys or brain, causing permanent damage to these vital organs.
Suncrest Counseling is a state-licensed substance abuse treatment center. We will customize a treatment plan to help you recover from Heroin. Suncrest is also a state-licensed Day Treatment facility and can provide an intensive program where you can attend counseling each weekday.
The most commonly abused drug in the U.S., Marijuana is classified as a mind-altering intoxicant, stimulant, psychedelic and depressant. Contrary to common belief, Marijuana is addictive. Estimates from research suggest that about 9 percent of users become addicted to marijuana; this number increases among those who start young. Marijuana is known as the “gateway” drug because many users eventually experiment with more potent substances. Sometimes marijuana can also be laced with other drugs such as heroin, cocaine, or with insecticides and embalming fluid unbeknownst to the user. With four times the tar, three-to-five times the carbon monoxide and greater than 50 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons, smoking Marijuana puts the user at a higher risk than cigarettes.
Like other drugs, there are many dangers associated with the use of Marijuana. Short-term effects include blood-shot eyes, lack of concentration and alertness, difficulty learning and memory, distortion of perception, decrease in problem solving skills, and increased heart rate. Long-term effects may include changes in dopamine activity within the brain, respiratory problems such as heightened risk of lung infections and daily cough, impaired immune system, and trouble organizing and using information. A number of studies have shown an association between chronic Marijuana use and increased rates of anxiety, depression and schizophrenia.
Methamphetamines are a group of mostly synthetic substances that have a stimulating effect on the central nervous system. Approximately 13 million people, 12 years and older have abused methamphetamine in their lifetimes. Methamphetamine’s addiction, potential and destructive health as well as social consequences, make its abuse particularly dangerous.
Methamphetamines cause an intense feeling of euphoria and excitement by acting directly on the brain’s reward system, making the user of Meth prone to a drug addiction. The high can last for several hours and after the initial feelings of euphoria fade, the person will feel fatigue and depression and can sleep for extended periods of time. Meth alters how the brain is able to feel pleasure and can leave you feeling depressed even after discontinuing its use. Taking even small amounts of methamphetamines can result in increased wakefulness, increased physical activity, decreased appetite, increased respiration, rapid heart rate, irregular heartbeat, increased blood pressure, and hyperthermia.
Long-term methamphetamine abuse has many negative health consequences, including extreme weight loss, severe dental problems (“meth mouth”), anxiety, confusion, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior. Chronic methamphetamine abusers can also display a number of psychotic features, including paranoia, visual and auditory hallucinations, and delusions (for example, the sensation of insects crawling under the skin).
Suncrest Counseling is a state-licensed substance abuse treatment center as well as a Day Treatment facility. We can customize a treatment plan to help you recover from Methamphetamines and provide an intensive program where you can attend counseling each day and get the help that you need.
Opiates are a group of medications that relieve pain such as hydrocodone (e.g., Vicodin), oxycodone (e.g., OxyContin, Percocet), morphine (e.g., Kadian, Avinza), codeine, and other related drugs. Between 1991 and 2010, prescriptions for Opioid Analgesics increased from about 75.5 million to 209.5 million. Because these medications are prescribed by doctors many assume that they are safe to take under any circumstances — This is not the case.
Prescription drugs act on the brain by activating Opioid receptors, which increase the release of the neurotransmitter dopamine. The increase in dopamine is what causes the intense feeling of happiness and pleasure that people feel when they use these drugs. The short-term effects of the painkiller may include relaxation, drowsiness, itching, sweating, dilated pupils, vision problems, nausea, vomiting, lack of concentration, constipation, anxiety, slowed breathing, fatigue and decreased appetite. The long-term effects of use may include depression, insomnia, tolerance, death from respiratory depression, decreased concentration, decreased pain threshold, and an increased risk of contracting HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis from injection usage.
Suncrest Counseling will customize a treatment plan for your recovery from Opiates. As state-licensed substance abuse and Day Treatment facility, we can also provide an intensive program where you can attend counseling each weekday.
Many people suffer physical or mental traumas in their lives that introduce them into a world they never thought possible. It may be innocent like an accident or chronic pain that sends you to a physician who prescribes you medication. Unfortunately, even prescribed medication can become addictive and often happens unintentionally. Prescribed drugs can start off being quite effective when used properly, but somewhere along the way the user may abuse and become addicted in a relatively short period of time. Addiction is a disease that can take over a person’s life. Have you found yourself continuing down a path of destruction no matter what the negative consequences of your addiction? It may be time for help. Suncrest Counseling is a state-licensed, substance-abuse treatment center that offers a unique experience with experts in the field of addictions. Upon meeting with our clients and listening to their story, we formulate a customized treatment plan. We offer individual sessions, psych educational groups, special topic groups, neurofeedback and medication management. We will support you during your journey to sobriety and help to provide an environment that is conducive for recovery.
Painkillers, often times known as opiates, are narcotics derived from opium or opium synthetics. They are the easiest drugs to get addicted to since most of them are pain relievers. This class of addiction is extremely dangerous, whether prescribed or obtained elsewhere. Individuals develop a tolerance to painkillers, which requires them to increase the dosage to get the same effect. Over time this increase can lead to physical and psychological harm. Often times, individuals who suffer from addictions may not realize how out of control their addiction has become until serious consequences occur. Let us help you before you reach that point. Suncrest Counseling is a state-licensed, substance-abuse treatment center that wants to help you along this difficult journey. Upon meeting with our clients and listening to their story, we formulate a customized treatment plan. Find the courage to take control of your life by seeking help and reaching out to Suncrest for support.