Many drug and alcohol rehab centers throughout the country have rigidly structured recovery programs that last for a maximum of a month or two and offer no room for flexibility. At Astoria Pointe in Oregon, our addiction recovery experts know that long-term rehabilitative care is almost always more effective. This is why we offer long-term (up to nine months), personalized programs that are tailored to the needs of each resident we admit. The advantages that our programs have over most traditional rehabilitation programs include:
A Thorough Patient Evaluation
When a patient arrives at Astoria Pointe, our addiction-assessment team will evaluate her history, background, and needs. This helps us personalize a treatment plan that is best-suited to help the patient overcome her addiction.
Highly Individualized Treatment
At Astoria Pointe, we know that not all addictions are the same. Whereas many treatment centers provide one treatment plan for all substance abuse users they admit, we design a unique plan for each patient. Our treatment plans consist of individual and group therapy, indoor and outdoor recreational activities, and reading materials and other supplies that we believe maximize the likelihood that a patient will make a successful recovery.
Every week, our addiction recovery specialists design a new schedule for each patient we treat. If we or our patients believe that changes to a treatment plan are necessary, we will make those changes. If a patient initially plans to stay for sixty or ninety days, and then determines that she needs to stay longer, this is something we can usually accommodate.
Experience has shown us that long-term, personalized care makes a patient less likely to relapse after he or she has completed treatment. If you are searching for a drug or alcohol recovery center in the Northwest, Astoria Pointe and The Rosebriar could be for you. To find out more about our long-term care options, call (503) 298-4393 or visit our website.
When people struggle with drug or alcohol addictions, their entirely families are affected. The struggles associated with her chemical dependency do not stop after intervention, nor do they stop when he or she enrolls in a drug rehabilitation program. Recovering from the effects that an individual’s addiction can have on his or her family is a continuous process, and it is something that everyone who is affected must work toward in order to become a reality.
Identifying a Substance Abuse Problem
Has your loved one’s behavior changed for seemingly no reason? Have his or her eyes been perpetually bloodshot or her pupils dilated? If he or she has been neglecting responsibilities, undergoing uncharacteristic mood swings, or engaging in suspicious behavior, a substance abuse problem may be to blame. Changes in appetite, appearance, and body odor or breath are also signs that your loved one could be addicted to drugs or alcohol.
Confronting the Reality
Approaching your loved one about a substance abuse problem is not going to easy, but it is something that your entire family will benefit from in the long run. Discuss your concerns with your loved one; offer support; and suggest professional treatment at a rehab center. If necessary, speak with an addiction recovery specialist about staging an intervention.
Your Loved One’s Rehab Experience
When your loved one first starts rehab treatment, it may be a good idea to give him or her some space. Continue to be supportive whenever your loved one communicates with you, and as he or she makes progress toward recovery provide words of encouragement. Depending on the nature of your loved one’s treatment program, you may even get the chance to visit during her treatment.
Post-Rehab: Helping Your Loved One and Healing
Once your loved one has completed rehabilitation treatment, things are unlikely to return to normal immediately. Continue to provide support, and ask your loved one if there is anything that you can do to help keep her cravings and relapse triggers in check.
Are you looking for a drug rehab center whose staff understands that addiction is a disease from which an addict’s entire family struggles? At Astoria Pointe, we offer family intervention guidance and even hold a two-day family weekend as part of our standard chemical dependency rehabilitation program. If you are looking for advice on staging an intervention, and you would like for your loved one to be treated by professionals who understand the importance of family involvement in the recovery process, call us at (503) 298-4393.
Drug and alcohol addiction can be beat with time and the support of a recovery and rehabilitation program. For more information about drug and alcohol addiction and recovery, check out the following resources from around the Web:
AddictionsandRecovery.org provides information about what causes drug withdrawal and lists some common symptoms.
This article from WebMD.com explains family therapy and its role in the recovery of addiction.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse lists the facts about marijuana addiction in this article on their website.
The American Society of Addiction Medicine defines and explains addiction on their website.
At Astoria Pointe, we offer recovery programs for men suffering from drug and alcohol abuse. Our sister facility, The Rosebriar, offers services for women. Visit our website or call us at (503) 298-4393 for more information today!
Those who have suffered from meth addiction describe their cravings as sudden, intense urges. The reason for this feeling is that meth affects the part of the brain responsible for reasoning and decision-making. This causes the user to lose the ability to stop and consider the ramifications of an action.
To find out more information about cravings and how to work through them, check out this informational video. The video explains the effects meth has on the brain as well as how to curb cravings and work toward overcoming an addiction.
The Astoria Pointe drug and alcohol rehabilitation center for men and The Rosebriar women’s facility can help. Visit our website or call us at (503) 298-4393 today.
I had lost my grasp on just about everything. My handle on life had broke. Scared and still half drunk my family drove me here fighting the snowy and icey road. Most of the staff were welcoming and friendly. They let me do things at my own pace but pushed me when needed. I spent almost two months here and will have my one year sober on March 1rst!! Thank you!!
I as well would like to Thank You guys too! You helped us get our Brother back when we needed him the most! You gave his Mother 3 months of seeing her Son sober before she left us, But most of all, you helped his Daughter get her Father back! Forever gratefull!!! ♥♥♥