In Arizona, methamphetamine addiction has skyrocketed in recent years. Now one of the most prevalent drugs in Phoenix and its surrounding areas, meth is a cheap and easily accessible drug around The Valley.
Meth is a fast acting stimulant with highly addictive components. WIth qualities similar to cocaine, meth addiction has far worse side effects both physically and psychologically. Although the drug causes a euphoric feeling for users, the symptoms of prolonged use include malnourishment, dehydration, viral and bacterial diseases, psychosis, violent behavior, decreased hygiene, scabbing from picking the skin and death.
Seeking treatment in a rehabilitation program is the only way to overcome a meth addiction. Pathfinders meth addiction treatment program was designed by a team of medical and clinical professionals to combat meth addiction while identifying the underlying causes on a case to case basis. We treat every client as an individual, creating a unique meth addiction treatment plan that includes therapeutic and medical techniques.
There is a heroin addiction epidemic throughout the Southwestern part of the United States and Arizona is not immune to its widespread use. Accounting for the majority of opioid overdose related deaths in the state, heroin addiction is on the rise in The Valley.
Heroin is one of the most addictive drugs on the market, creating a physical dependency on the substance. Giving heroin addicts a feeling of pleasure and numbness after use, heroin keeps users coming back for more. After long term abuse, heroin addicts require heavier doses of the drug to feel the same effects they once did, leading to overdose. Other side effects of heroin addiction are insomnia, a weakened immune system, damaged skin from scratching, mood swings and poor hygiene.
At Pathfinders Recovery Center, our heroin addiction treatment program helps addicts overcome their addiction through continuous education, therapeutic and medically assisted techniques. Because there are many painful symptoms associated with heroin addiction withdrawal, our residents first partake in a supervised medical detox. The medical detox allows the addict to rid their body of the heroin in a controlled environment under careful watch. Moving forward, we help addicts understand the causes of their heroin addiction, giving them the tools for successful, continued sobriety.
A more openly discussed issue, alcohol abuse has been a serious issue in the United States for years. Alcohol is involved in more adolescent deaths than all other drugs combined and is one of the leading preventable causes of death throughout the country.
Some individuals with alcohol abuse problems are able to function in their everyday lives, leading them to believe that they do not have a problem with alcohol. The truth is that addicts with an alcohol abuse problem are not able to carry on day to day activities without some area in their life suffering negative impacts. More likely than not, a person abusing alcohol is causing pain to their loved ones, performing poorly at work or having trouble with the law.
Alcohol abuse treatment allows alcoholics to overcome their addiction through a combination of therapy techniques, medical assistance and education on alcohol abuse. Our alcohol abuse rehabilitation program also includes a safe and secure medical detox to lessen the unpleasant symptoms that come from withdrawal. Finally, we ensure that every resident leaves Pathfinder’s with a plan for continuing their sobriety after leaving treatment so that recovery can be successful outside of our program.
A term used when a person suffers from an alcohol or drug addiction and an additional mental health disorder, dual diagnosis is a common amongst addicts. While many treatment centers only focus solely on addiction while ignoring other mental health problems, at Pathfinders we treat all co-occurring disorders.
Suffering from dual diagnosis often goes unnoticed because many people believe that symptoms stem from only substance abuse. If you or your loved ones are easily angered, depressed, display frequent worrying, lying, or are overly emotional, they may be struggling with more than just an alcohol or drug addiction.
We treat dual-diagnosis by creating a unique treatment plan after our expert psychologists get to know our residents. Through individual and group therapy and medically assisted techniques, Pathfinders is able to treat the core of any dual-diagnosis, helping residents move forward with their lives in a positive way.