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Our outpatient drug treatment program allows you to keep work and family commitments while focusing on your sobriety.

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SpringBoard Recovery is a professional drug and alcohol rehab center located in Arizona, just an hour up I-10E from Tucson, and we offer an accredited intensive drug treatment program.

We have earned many years of full accreditation from the Joint Commission, which expects the highest national standards for addiction treatment.

We accept most major health insurance coverage, and clients travel from all over the U.S. to receive personalized treatment with us.

This is our reality. Fentanyl overdoses have replaced car accidents as the leading cause of death for people 19 and younger in Pima County. Pima County deputy sheriffs are responding to a call involving fentanyl every 40 hours.”

– Arizona Governor Doug Ducey: October 6, 2021

In 2021, over 140 Pima County residents have died as a result of a fentanyl overdose, according to official county data. In 2016, there were just 16.

Addiction among youth in Tucson, Arizona. According to the most recent Arizona Youth Survey. 8th graders. 38 percent reports having used alcohol at least once in their lifetime, 19 percent has consumed alcohol at least once in the last 30 days, and 21 percent have used marijuana at least one time. 12th graders. 70 percent have tried alcohol at least one time, 45 percent admit to using alcohol at least once in the last month, and 22 percent have used marijuana at least once in the last month
Addiction among youth in Tucson, Arizona. According to the most recent Arizona Youth Survey. 8th graders. 38 percent reports having used alcohol at least once in their lifetime, 19 percent has consumed alcohol at least once in the last 30 days, and 21 percent have used marijuana at least one time. 12th graders. 70 percent have tried alcohol at least one time, 45 percent admit to using alcohol at least once in the last month, and 22 percent have used marijuana at least once in the last month

Detox in Tucson: The First Step Towards Recovery

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Detoxifying From Dangerous Toxins

The majority of drug and alcohol rehab programs in Tucson request people go through the drug and alcohol detox process prior to beginning their addiction treatment program.

The reason for detox is simple – halting substance use abruptly results in users experiencing a range of withdrawal symptoms, some of which can prove fatal.

The severity and duration of these symptoms depend on the following factors:

  • What substance was being abused?
  • How long did the abuse last?
  • How much of the substance was consumed during daily use?

What is detox? Detoxification is the process by which the body rids itself of the drug it's addicted to. It addresses the physical side of addiction and is the first step in recovery. Stopping some drugs cause unpleasant and often dangerous withdrawal symptoms
What is detox? Detoxification is the process by which the body rids itself of the drug it's addicted to. It addresses the physical side of addiction and is the first step in recovery. Stopping some drugs cause unpleasant and often dangerous withdrawal symptoms

Many Tucson rehab programs offer a medically-assisted detox service in-house, whereas others will provide professional referrals for local detox programs that they know and trust.

Looking at our previous list of the most commonly abused substances in Tucson and Pima County, all of them require a medically-assisted detox, with the exception of marijuana.

For the safe detox from opioids (including heroin, fentanyl and prescription opioid medications), alcohol, methamphetamine and cocaine, a medically-assisted detox is essential for a number of reasons. These are:

  • Specific substances can induce withdrawal symptoms that are severe and potentially life-threatening, eg. heroin and alcohol
  • Specific substances are best detoxed from with the help of medications, eg. opioids
  • Specific substances can cause the creation of harmful toxins in the body, which also require medications, eg. cocaine and alcohol
  • All of the substances listed, with the addition of benzodiazepines, will result in uncomfortable, painful and sometimes severe withdrawal symptoms, making the person’s craving to return to their previous use more intense.

A medically-assisted detox ensures there is no chance of relapse.

Co-occurring disorder treatment. Almost 8 million people in the U.S. suffer from both addiction and a mental disorder, this is known as a co-occurring disorder. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy it's an effective way of treating both afflictions. CBT is the process of exploring a patient's thought patterns, behaviors and conceptions in order to identify harmful and self-destructive thinking patterns
Co-occurring disorder treatment. Almost 8 million people in the U.S. suffer from both addiction and a mental disorder, this is known as a co-occurring disorder. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy it's an effective way of treating both afflictions. CBT is the process of exploring a patient's thought patterns, behaviors and conceptions in order to identify harmful and self-destructive thinking patterns

In this section, we’ll look at two of the most common substance detoxes in Tucson and the surrounding area – opioid detox and alcohol detox, both of which have their own withdrawal symptoms and distinct risks.

Opioid Withdrawal

For example, withdrawal from opioids, such as fentanyl and heroin (2 of the most commonly abused drugs in Tucson), although rarely fatal, is still very severe.

Unless the individual is detoxing with medical supervision, the likelihood is they will resume use of the opioid to alleviate the harsh symptoms they are experiencing.

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Typical withdrawal symptoms associated with detoxing from opioids, which normally begin within the first 24 hours after the last use of the drug, can include:

  • Anxiety
  • Restlessness
  • Muscle aches
  • Sweating
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • High blood pressure
  • Rapid heart rate

Although these are highly unpleasant, withdrawal symptoms improve after 72 hours, with a significant decrease in severity after a week.

However, it is these symptoms that drive many individuals who are not undergoing a structured detox to resume their previous opioid use.

Medications Used in an Opioid Detox

Severe withdrawal symptoms may require the use of medications, such as clonidine, a medication usually used for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

However, clonidine is also highly effective when used for lessening the severity of drug withdrawal, and can improve symptoms by 50-75%.

Additionally, Suboxone is a prescription medication that combines a mild opioid – buprenorphine – with an opioid blocker – naloxone, and again is used effectively to lessen the severity of opioid withdrawal symptoms.

Alcohol Detox

If someone has been consuming alcohol excessively over an extended period or has been diagnosed with alcohol use disorder (AUD), abruptly stopping their alcohol use can be dangerous, and even life-threatening.

This is because of the sheer severity and wide variety of alcohol’s withdrawal symptoms.

Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Alcohol has one of the worst withdrawals to experience out of all the available addictive substances – legal or illegal.

Withdrawing from alcohol use disorder (or alcoholism) must be carried out under medical supervision.

Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can begin within 2 hours and last for up to 4 days after stopping alcohol use.

Depending on the person’s historical alcohol intake, these symptoms can be mild, moderate or severe.

Common mild to moderate symptoms experienced by those stopping their alcohol use can include:

  • Sweating
  • Tremors
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Feeling depressed
  • Fatigue
  • Poor cognition
  • Dilated pupils
  • Headaches
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Increased heart rate
  • Pale skin
  • Sleep problems
  • Nightmares

Dangers of Severe Alcohol Withdrawal

Anyone who has a long history of excessive alcohol consumption can potentially experience one of the most severe alcohol withdrawal symptoms: delirium tremens, also known as “the DTs.”

In fact, around 3-5% of individuals withdrawing from heavy alcohol use will experience delirium tremens.

IMPORTANT: Critically, if the DTs are left untreated, this condition can prove fatal.

If you or a loved one show any symptoms of the DTs, you must seek emergency medical treatment immediately, as the symptoms (shown below) will likely worsen:

  • Fever
  • Extreme agitation
  • Seizures
  • Extreme confusion
  • High blood pressure
  • Hallucinations

Medically-Assisted Alcohol Detox

If an individual is drinking heavily, as in the case of AUD, withdrawing from alcohol without medical care is considered dangerous, and has been known to be life-threatening.

However, if the individual undergoes a professional, medically-supervised alcohol detox, it will ensure a safe withdrawal from alcohol.

During this type of detox, medical staff are on-hand to strictly monitor the detox process (24/7), and to administer specific medications, if required.

The medications used in a medically-supervised alcohol detox to address some of the more severe withdrawal symptoms include benzodiazepines, which are used to counteract the anxiety produced as a withdrawal symptom.

Common benzodiazepines used in alcohol detox include diazepam (Valium) and chlordiazepoxide (Librium).

Where Can I Detox in Tucson & Pima County?

In the entire state of Arizona, according to the SAMHSA (the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration), there are a total of 107 addiction treatment facilities that offer medically supervised detoxification services, either as an inpatient (the most common detox) or as an outpatient.

In the city of Tucson itself and the rest of Pima County, professional medical detoxes are available at 20 drug rehabs or medical centers.

However, it is important to note that some of these facilities are only for the detox from opioid use.

Undergoing an inpatient treatment program in Tucson and Pima County, often termed as “drug rehab,” usually includes a medically-supervised detox as an intrinsic part of the program.

Furthermore, treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) which includes opioid replacement therapy (where a substitute opioid such as methadone is prescribed) is considered the continuation of a long-term detox process, and will involve regular attendance at an outpatient facility.

Additionally, a medically-supervised detox should be one of the necessary elements of a holistic approach to detox, where nutrition and exercise are also used to facilitate the process, and to help the body eliminate dangerous toxins more quickly.

Drug Rehab Treatment Programs in Tucson

The vast majority of drug and alcohol abusers and addicts use substances as a way of self-medicating themselves from another issue, such as a previous trauma, an untreated mental health disorder, or one of many other factors.

The aim of treatment in drug rehab is not just to treat the drug addiction, but also to treat the root cause of the substance abuse – the real reason the drug use originally began.

Drug rehab treatment programs in Tucson do this through their use of professional therapy, education, the use of coping strategies, and teaching vital self-care, such as exercise and good nutrition.

What is Co-Occurring Disorder / Dual Diagnosis?

In the case of a person with substance use disorder (SUD) also suffering with an untreated mental health disorder, this is medically known as “co-occurring disorder” or “dual diagnosis.”

Depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are very common examples of these types of mental health disorders.

Drug rehab treatment needs to treat both disorders simultaneously to be effective, as the continuing existence of one invariably results in the return of the other.

Detox vs Rehab. Detox. it's the process of eliminating drugs and their toxins from the body. The aim of detox is to get you both physically and mentally stable enough to begin rehab. Rehab. Address underlying psychological conditions and past traumas. Learn how to identify and avoid high-risk situations, triggers, and relapses
Detox vs Rehab. Detox. it's the process of eliminating drugs and their toxins from the body. The aim of detox is to get you both physically and mentally stable enough to begin rehab. Rehab. Address underlying psychological conditions and past traumas. Learn how to identify and avoid high-risk situations, triggers, and relapses

Additionally, drug abuse itself can result in the emergence of a mental health disorder, as the abuse of many illicit substances can result in both the development of behavioral issues and physical, structural changes in the individual’s brain.

Types of Drug Rehab Treatment Programs

When deciding on what type of drug rehab treatment program you should attend, please listen to the advice of the medical and clinical experts, such as your family physician, professional addiction experts, and hospital specialists.

Tucson Substance Addiction Treatment: Core Therapies

Regardless of your choice of drug treatment, the program should use the important elements of recognized evidence-based treatments at its core, which include:

  • Drug / alcohol detoxification (if required; more commonly known as detox)
  • Group therapy
  • Relapse prevention, and
  • Individual counseling (also known as “talk therapy”)

Here are the drug rehab treatment program options available in the city of Tucson, and their respective benefits and advantages over other program types:

1. Inpatient Program (IP)

An inpatient program (IP), also known as residential rehab because you live 24/7 at the facility, is recommended for those with severe substance addictions, and for those who have a co-occurring disorder (or dual diagnosis).

Being resident within a drug rehab offering continuous care helps enormously in avoiding drug-related influences and triggers from your previous, addicted life.

IPs can either be short or long term, anywhere between 28 days to a whole year and beyond, and often lead to further treatment, such as an outpatient program OP).

Types of rehab. Patients who complete rehab are much likely to remain sober for longer periods of time, even forever. The type of treatment is determined by what the person is addicted to and the level of addiction. Inpatient rehab. ideal for people with severe addictions. 21 percent of patients remain sober after 5 years. Outpatient rehab. Patients go to a facility for treatment a few hours a week. 18 percent of patients remain sober after 5 years
Types of rehab. Patients who complete rehab are much likely to remain sober for longer periods of time, even forever. The type of treatment is determined by what the person is addicted to and the level of addiction. Inpatient rehab. ideal for people with severe addictions. 21 percent of patients remain sober after 5 years. Outpatient rehab. Patients go to a facility for treatment a few hours a week. 18 percent of patients remain sober after 5 years

Please bear in mind that IPs are normally more costly than the OP alternatives.

Advantages of IPs

Inpatient rehab programs offer a number of benefits to people who have the flexibility (or lack of obligations) to deal with the stringent restrictions:

  • Residential inpatient rehab treatment is highly structured, focusing on all aspects of a patient’s addiction, including one-to-one counseling / therapy
  • IPs provide 24/7 care, usually in non-hospital settings, which can be important for those also dealing with mental health issues and past trauma
  • Patients will live with other drug addicts and alcoholics, encouraging a sense of community and fraternity

2. Partial-Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Partial-hospitalization programs, intensive outpatient programs, and outpatient programs are all, fundamentally, outpatient programs, differentiated by their level of intensity.

Partial-hospitalization programs (PHP) provide a highly-structured environment for up to 6 hours a day, while you continue to reside either at home or in sober-living housing.

PHPs allow clients transitioning from an inpatient or a detox program to move into a more flexible program that still offers a high level of structure and support.

3. Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) are treatment programs that do not require detoxification (although this may have happened prior) or round-the-clock supervision.

IOPs enable patients to continue with their normal, day-to-day lives in a way that residential IPs do not.

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IOPs are sometimes used in conjunction with inpatient programs as a way of helping clients to transition seamlessly back into their families and communities.

They are designed to:

  • Continue counseling
  • Help establish support mechanisms
  • Assist with relapse management, and
  • Provide further coping strategies, if needed.

Components of drug treatment. Assessment, treatment planning, one-on-one counseling, group counseling, therapeutic activities, nutritional counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy, and case management

4. Outpatient Program (OP)

Outpatient programs (OPs) involve a regular appointment schedule, spread throughout the week, and usually provide specific therapies, counseling, or group sessions.

Traditional OPs typically cost significantly less than a residential rehab / IP, because the level of support is less intensive.

Additionally, if it is required, a medically-assisted detox takes place prior to the start of the OP.

Advantages of OPs

  • Patients can continue to live at home, and work or study
  • Teenagers and adolescents continue to have family support
  • Treatment costs are significantly less than an IP
  • Appointments can be highly flexible – either during the day, in the evening, and at weekends

5. Recovery Housing / Sober Living

In the early stages of rehab and treatment from a substance addiction, it can be extremely difficult for many people to fully commit to their recovery while living in their regular home environment.

However, there is an additional facility and service – known as Recovery Housing or Sober Living – available only at a limited number of drug and alcohol rehabs in Arizona, and SpringBoard Recovery is one of these.

Recovery Housing is an excellent resource that provides a structured, supportive, and stable environment.

This type of accommodation is free from the usual stressors, triggers, and temptations, and enables individuals in early recovery to successfully achieve and maintain a substance-free life.

At Springboard Recovery, we offer a unique model that combines our excellent outpatient treatment program with high-quality Recovery Housing accommodation.

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Our model provides:

  • A supportive community environment for our clients
  • More personal responsibility and obligations
  • Scheduled Programming
  • Mentorship & Coaching
  • House Rules and personal accountability
  • 12-Step Meetings

Where Can I Find Drug Addiction Treatment Programs in Arizona?

According to the online “treatment locator tool” available from the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), there are 376 drug and alcohol rehab facilities in total located in the state of Arizona, with the majority centered around the cities and major towns, such as Phoenix and Tucson.

Within a 25-mile radius of the center of the city of Tucson, there are:

  • 58 facilities in total providing substance use disorder treatment, all of which offer an outpatient program (OP)
  • 10 facilities providing inpatient programs (IP) / residential rehab for substance use disorder treatment
  • 9 facilities providing on-site substance use disorder detox
  • 4 facilities provide sober living homes, halfway houses, and transitional homes
  • 40 facilities providing telehealth as part of their substance use disorder treatment

Does Health Insurance Cover Tucson Drug Rehab Costs?

As we mentioned earlier, many people are put off going to drug rehab because of the potential costs involved.

However, with health insurance, they already have benefits to at least help cover the costs of addiction treatment.

In fact, the majority of outpatient programs, including intensive ones, are normally covered in full by healthcare insurance.

The Affordable Care Act, passed in 2010 under the Obama administration, made it a requirement for everyone in the U.S. to have health insurance.

Importantly, it also made it a legal requirement for health insurance providers to cover the primary costs of treatment for substance use disorders (SUD).

Here’s why:

  • The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, 2008 stipulates that insurance companies cannot discriminate against or deny coverage to individuals with an SUD.
  • In addition to this, the Affordable Care Act, 2010 classified mental health and addiction services as essential health benefits.

Furthermore, if you are concerned about losing your employment because you’re taking time-off to attend addiction treatment, you can relax, too, because there are laws in place to allow you time for treatment and to protect you from any discrimination.

Specifically, the legal statutes of various Acts combine to protect you and your employment status should you wish to seek treatment while remaining actively employed:

Insurance and addiction treatment. Many insurance companies offer full or partial coverage for treatment. Consult yours to see what and how much they'll cover. Some companies only cover certain types of treatment at specific locations. They are usually extremely specific about the length of time they will cover
Insurance and addiction treatment. Many insurance companies offer full or partial coverage for treatment. Consult yours to see what and how much they'll cover. Some companies only cover certain types of treatment at specific locations. They are usually extremely specific about the length of time they will cover. Some companies only cover certain types of treatment at specific locations

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Finding Freedom from Addiction

At SpringBoard Recovery, we know that recovering from a drug or alcohol use disorder is an exceptional challenge.

We understand that finding your own freedom and breaking away from a substance addiction can also feel like a frustrating and lonely experience for our clients.

When you seek your addiction recovery with us, you will be supported and accompanied through the entire process.

Rest assured that we work hand in hand with you, your loved ones, and your support group toward a long-term, sustainable clean and sober life for you.

We will proactively help you to regain your mental, physical and spiritual health at every step along the way.

Call us now and let your recovery begin today.

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Tucson Drug & Alcohol Rehab: Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Intensive Outpatient Treatment?

An intensive outpatient treatment program (IOP) offers a level of care that many experts believe is similar to inpatient programs.

However, unlike a residential rehab, when you choose to go to an IOP, you can continue to live at home while you get the treatment you need.

One of the biggest complaints people have about going to rehab is the lack of flexibility.

IOPs solve this problem because appointment schedules are highly flexible – in the evenings, or at the weekends, allowing people to continue to work, attend school or take care of their children during the day.

IOPs offer several different types of therapy, including individual and group sessions, and medication management services.

Clients attend appointments several times a week, typically for around 12-16 weeks.

2. Should I Choose an IOP or an Inpatient Rehab Program (IP) in Tucson?

Considering the fact that IOPs and inpatient rehab programs offer levels of care that are quite similar, it can be hard to choose between them. Both offer several important benefits, and it really depends on what professional advice you have been given, and what will work best for you.

You may choose an inpatient rehab center if you:

  • Live in a place that is not recovery-oriented. It may be difficult for you to abstain from using drugs or alcohol if others in your home are not on board.
  • Have never been through any type of drug rehab in the past.
  • Have a history of relapsing, which puts you at risk of overdose.
  • Are not 100% motivated to stop using drugs or alcohol, and you know you will need considerable support.

An intensive outpatient program might work best for you if you:

  • Have already completed an inpatient rehab stay.
  • Have gone through drug and alcohol detox, so withdrawal symptoms are no longer an issue.
  • Live in a sober living home, and need a higher level of care as you continue recovering from addiction.
  • Live with supportive friends or family who want you to succeed in your recovery.
  • Are unable to commit to an inpatient program because of your work or school schedule, or because of other responsibilities at home.

3. How Many Addiction Treatment Centers Does Tucson Have?

According to the SAMHSA treatment locator tool, there are 33 drug and alcohol treatment programs within 5 miles of Tucson, and:

  • 8 offer detox services
  • 4 are sober living homes
  • 22 offer telemedicine services
  • 28 are outpatient facilities
  • 5 are residential treatment programs

4. How Do I Find The Drug Rehab Program That’s Right For Me?

When you are searching for a professional rehab facility, it can be hard to know what to look for. With so many different options available to you, how can you tell which ones are the best?

There are several ways to navigate these options, and we always provide the following recommendations:

  • Make sure you talk with the staff at the rehab before you make a commitment. You want to make sure that you are working with a treatment program that has a physical address as, unfortunately, there are a lot of rehab scams online.
  • Look for accreditation from The Joint Commission. You should find it prominently displayed on a rehab center’s website. This proves that they offer a high level of care.
  • Choose a rehab program that is in-network with your health insurance plan. This will cut down on your out-of-pocket costs, and make going to treatment a lot more affordable for you.
  • Pick a treatment center that maintains a smaller patient/client population. This will ensure that you get enough time with the staff, and you feel like your needs are being met.
  • Find a rehab that offers treatment for co-occurring disorders. Around half of everyone who has a substance addiction also has a mental health issue that is contributing to it. It is important for them to be treated appropriately and simultaneously, because that will increase your chances of being successful long-term.

5. Will My Health Insurance Cover the Cost of Substance Addiction Treatment in Tucson?

If you have health insurance, then you automatically have benefits and coverage that will pay for at least some part of your addiction recovery and treatment. This is mandated under the Affordable Care Act, which became law in 2010.

In the past, many people did not have substance abuse treatment benefits as a part of their health insurance plans. If they needed help, they had to either pay for it themselves or find free rehab options near them.

We cannot tell you how much your policy will pay toward rehab without first verifying your insurance.

Once we are able to do that, we will then work hard to maximize your benefits, so that you pay as little as possible. Many people find that their outpatient treatment is covered in full.

6. How Do I Know I Need to Go to Drug & Alcohol Rehab?

People with drug and alcohol addictions should seriously consider going to rehab to get the help they need.

However, not everyone knows that they are addicted. If you are in any doubt, please see your family physician or an addiction specialist.

Detoxification and rehabilitation from drug and alcohol dependency is probably one of the most difficult things to accomplish in life. The prolonged intake and use of these addictive substances may have been integrated in an addicted person’s life to the point that he or she might be feeling helpless in overcoming these addictions. There are currently over 8 million people in the US addicted to alcohol, while 3.5 million are recorded for substance abuse.

If you or someone you know has alcohol and drug addiction, it’s important to know that the first step in recovery from alcohol and drug dependency is the willingness to stop. There is always a chance to start over again and make life better. It is never too late, and there are people ready to help you get over these addictions and improve your outlook in life.

Pima County Arizona Youth Drug and Alcohol Abuse Statistics

In Pima County Arizona the most common misused drugs are stimulants, sedatives, and pain killers. The percentage of 12th graders in Pima County self reporting trying opioids at least once is about 21%. Of the 12th graders reporting, 39% admitted to using tobacco, 48% reported using marijuanna, and 78% reported using alcohol. Pima County has taken some actions to help prevent substance abuse such as:

  • Making sure neighborhoods are clean and well lit.
  • Providing youth with safe outdoor spaces, and neighborhood connections.
  • Filling schools with high quality teachers and mentors, provide extracurricular activities.
  • Promoting a healthy home life and encouraging healthy friendships.
  • Helping youth have fun, develop positive friendships, develop high self-esteem, and healthy habits.

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How Can SpringBoard Recovery Help You Achieve Sober Living?

SpringBoard Recovery is a service provider of drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs with a facility in Tucson, Arizona. We are here to help an addicted person recover from the physical, mental, and psychological effects of prolonged drugs and alcohol use.

We have a team of clinical specialists who effectively assist and support our patients in their detox journey. We take pride in our compassionate and holistic approach towards wellness and a self-directed life, one that is free from addictions.

SpringBoard Recovery’s programs include Outpatient Counseling, Individual Counseling, Group Counseling, and Structured Sober Living. We have qualified professionals who can help determine the best type of treatment, depending on the patient’s level and length of addiction.

How Alcohol and Drug Detox Is Done

Alcohol and drug detox is a rehabilitation process for people who have been dependent on alcohol and drugs at the expense of other important matters in their life. In some cases, counseling is enough to control addiction. However, prolonged substance and alcohol abuse may require medical intervention to prevent health complications during the withdrawal process.

Detoxification from drugs and alcohol is ideally initiated with an in-person diagnostic assessment. SpringBoard Recovery can refer you to a specializing physician who will help determine the best type of intervention for your addiction.

A clinical specialist with a medical team is always available to support the patient undergoing our 12-step Intensive Recovery Program. Medications, behavioral therapy, and a tailored nutrition program comprise SpringBoard’s holistic care approach.

Detox can be done at home, but it requires constant monitoring and supportive care. It may come to a point where aggressive forms of medications will be prescribed to correct any abnormal body chemical productions. Other patients may also require dextrose administration. These medications will help reduce shakes and sweating, visual and tactile disturbances, and ease the nerves of the patient.

Detoxification prepares the addicted person for further care. Medicines alone will not guarantee the cure for the addiction. Long-term drug and alcohol use may also have a high relapse rate, which is why it is crucial for the patient to have a support group who will be available 24/7 to help get his or her life under control.

Counseling for Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Addicts seek control, not abstinence. This is the mentality that should be considered by any counselor of alcohol and drug abuse. We at SpringBoard understand that there is a very long road to take towards recovery.

Counseling is a great form of intervention that is full of patience and understanding for the patient. It can be a tool for education, organization of the system of care, and setting of reasonable and legal limits for the addiction.

SpringBoard has a support group that is available 24/7. Our professionals help our patients through building a safe and accepting environment. Activities that engage the patient to be more productive are used to replace the addiction. Motivational enhancement and building interpersonal relationships are also utilized as effective behavioral therapy tools.

Drug and Alcohol Dependency in Tucson, Arizona

Here at SpringBoard Recovery, we have health professionals who can help an addicted person make the change to turn one’s life around and start anew.

  • Individual Counseling

Through individual counseling, the addicted person can talk with the specialist about his or her personal circumstances. This provides a safe and intimate environment so the patient can feel free to work with the therapist.

This also allows the patient to focus on his or her specific issues, allowing both participants to dig deeper and have faster progress in resolving the drug or alcohol addiction.

  • Outpatient Counseling

SpringBoard also provides an outpatient program for the person who prefers a more unrestricted approach towards drugs and alcohol detox.

The patient can go on as normal persons do, keeping commitments at work, with family and friends, and maintaining a regular routine. This requires a great amount of diligence on the part of the patient, but there is always a support group available so that he or she never feels alone in the recovery process.

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  • Group Counseling

With Group Counseling, patients can share their experiences and struggles with drug and alcohol addiction with each other. They will also be able to motivate and empower each other.

SpringBoard group counseling is designed with a therapist and a small group of 5 or 6 individuals. This allows each patient to be able to effectively participate in each session.

  • Structured Sober Living

SpringBoard offers a sober living facility where the patients can go through drug and alcohol detox effectively and safely. The facility is designed as a home where all vital amenities are provided.

The spacious planning and interior decors are very warm and welcoming, giving the patient peace and reassurance through the process of detoxification and rehabilitation.

Patients will have scheduled daily activities such as the intensive 12-step rehab program, along with participation in counseling and therapy sessions. House managers will also be around to ensure the comfortable setting and assistance needed by the patients.

What to Expect During Drug and Alcohol Detox

There are several withdrawal symptoms to expect during the detoxification process, some of which are:

  • Insomnia and anxiety
  • Tremulousness or having the shakes and feeling timid
  • Diaphoresis or unusual degree of sweating
  • Gastrointestinal upset
  • Headaches
  • Hallucinations
  • Reduced ability to focus
  • Agitation
  • Tachycardia or very rapid heartbeat

The patient may feel craving, and this may cause a relapse in the use of drugs and alcohol. There is always a potential for relapse later in life. Support groups exist so that the addicted person never feels alone during the ordeal of withdrawing and recovering from the addiction.

Recovery from drug and alcohol addiction may take a very long time, but it is possible. SpringBoard Recovery believes that addiction and dependence can be controlled and overcome safely and effectively via affordable means.

If you or someone you know is going through drug or alcohol addiction, SpringBoard is ready to help in the journey toward a successful treatment. We can be reached at (888) 672.2120 or through our website https://www.springboardrecovery.com/. We have a free addiction assessment, and we can arrange for an expert to call you to start your recovery from drug and alcohol addiction today.

What are the Different Types of Treatment During Rehab in Tucson, AZ?

There are different types of therapy offered to patients during rehab in Tucson, Arizona. Patients will work with their team to determine which type of therapy would be the most beneficial. The following ones will be considered:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy involves a therapist working with patients to help them change their thought patterns and behaviors. Changing thought patterns is key to changing behaviors that lead to self harm. This type of therapy is very beneficial to patients with drug and alcohol addictions. It is highly effective because it targets specific challenges and goals people have during their recovery process. CBT gives people coping skills for handling stress in their everyday lives. It helps prevent going into relapse. It helps them manage their emotions better. It equips people to be able to effectively communicate with their loved ones. Most experts agree that this type of therapy works best when combined with an antidepressant. However, CBT can also be highly effective without use of any medications.
  • Art Therapy should always be facilitated by a therapist who has received specific training in Art therapy. Art therapy is “an integrative mental health and human services profession that enriches the lives of individuals, families, and communities through active art-making, creative process, applied psychological theory, and human experience within a psychotherapeutic relationship.” Patients who participate in art therapy become emotionally stable, more resilient, have more clarity with issues that used to cause them to stumble, better equipped to resolve conflict with loved ones and friends, and manage stress more effectively.
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy was originally developed to help people cope with Borderline Personality Disorder. Presently it is also being used to treat people with depression, anxiety, and personality disorders. DBT is also effective in treating people who have difficulty managing their emotions and people who struggle with impulse control problems. People struggling with drug and alcohol addiction can also benefit from DBT treatment. DBT equips them to get control of their emotions in a healthier manner and to learn tools to help them have more control over their impulses.
  • Individual Therapy is a trained therapist that works individually with patients with drug and alcohol addictions. Patients decide what will be worked on during each session. They choose the topics and what they feel they need to talk about in each session. The therapist is there to guide the session in the right direction, asking effective questions that will help them better understand themselves and why they have experienced the challenges that have led them to use drugs. Through individual therapy, patients have the opportunity to explore many approaches that have helped other addicts recover from their addiction. They receive much needed emotional support on their journey to addiction recovery. Their therapist may recommend books that will educate and empower patients desiring full recovery. Knowledge can help prevent patients from relapsing back into the addiction.
  • Family Therapy is provided by a licensed therapist. During family therapy, each member participating receives support by the therapist and will receive coping skills that will help them to communicate with each other more effectively. They will be given tools to better resolve conflicts within the family unit.
  • Experiential Therapy seeks to help patients experience their feelings and challenges rather than just sitting and talking about them. There is not a one size fits all formula for this therapy. Therapists have developed the ability to determine what experiences would most benefit their patients. They study their patients well to know their weaknesses and strengths. Experiential Therapy will look different for each patient. Some common themes of experiences the therapist will ask their client to participate in are:
    • Acting out recurring conflicts
    • Participating in a hobby during talk therapy
    • Role-playing activities
    • Reliving emotions that are associated with a painful event.
    • Participating in a variety of activities to learn multiple skills, that will help patients work as a team member.
    • Therapists that use Experiential Therapy also combine some elements of CBT and DBT. This has proven to be very effective in helping patients continue on a path to wholeness and sobriety.
  • Dual Diagnosis Treatment is needed for people who are struggling with both an addiction and a mental illness. This is called having a co-occurring disorder, and both conditions will need to be taken seriously and both need to be treated. Mental illnesses can be effectively treated with the correct medicine and an accurate dose of the chosen medicine. There will be much trial and error to determine which medicine will be most effective for the mental illness the patient is dealing with. Patients will need to consult with a psychologist to find effective treatment for their mental illness. This may take some time and effort. They will need to work with a therapist to help in recovery from the drug addiction. Behavioral treatments and medicines have been effective in treating people with dual-occurring diagnoses such as mental illness and substance abuse and addictions. These patients need support. They can find that support in group therapy. They also need individual therapy to gain awareness of unhealthy thought patterns so they can be replaced by healthier thought patterns and behaviors. They will receive coping tools to help them process their thoughts in a healthy way. Having healthy thought patterns will empower a recovering drug addict to remain on the journey to a healthy life free of drug abuse and change their behaviors that led them into a substance addiction.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Drug and Alcohol Detox?

Once you stop using drugs or alcohol, it is important to allow the body to cleanse itself of those toxins. This is a process called detoxing, and when it is done professionally, it can go much faster so that you feel better sooner. As you recover, and as substances leave your system, it is common to go through withdrawal. The detoxification process can help you by lessening the severity of your symptoms.

Drug and alcohol detox treatments serve several purposes. They help with withdrawal symptoms, which can make it easier to recover. This contributes to your likelihood of having a successful recovery as well. But one of the biggest reasons to go through the detoxification process is because it can help you avoid possible complications from withdrawal.

In some cases, withdrawal can become fatal; especially if you do not get the right kind of treatment for your symptoms. Also, there really is no way of knowing if you might be at risk for a complication. That is why it is often highly recommended for certain types of addictions.

What is Medical Detox?

Many drug and alcohol treatment programs that offer detox prioritize utilizing medical detox treatments. This simply means that their patients are prescribed medications to help them with their withdrawal symptoms. There are several prescription drugs on the market that have been approved by the FDA to treat withdrawal. Some of them include:

Other medications may be prescribed as well, and doctors may offer them as a way to treat specific symptoms. For example, if you are experiencing nausea and vomiting, you may be given a medication to help. If you are at risk for seizures, you may be prescribed Gabapentin as a precaution.

What is Holistic Detox?

In addition to medications, there are also some more natural ways of detoxing the body that can help with addiction recovery. This is called holistic detox, and it can be a great complement to medical detox programs.

Two of the main components of many holistic detox programs are diet and exercise, although there are many others as well. But diet and exercise both play a critical role in the recovery process.

Most people with drug or alcohol addictions spend so much time using or thinking about using that they neglect their health. They may not ever get any form of exercise at all and they also may not eat healthy like they should. Both can make it harder for the body to do what it was designed to do, which is remove harmful toxins to keep you healthy.

Nutrition therapy can be very helpful at replenishing lost vitamins and nutrients, which will then improve the health of your detoxing organs (your liver and kidneys). When you sweat as you work out, your body releases toxins through your pores. You also get the benefit of an endorphin surge, which is a natural high that can make you feel great.

Why is Detoxing Often Necessary During Addiction Recovery?

You may be required to detox off drugs or alcohol when you decide to quit, depending on what type of drug you are addicted to. There are a few different reasons for this.

It may seem odd to think that it could be dangerous to stop using drugs or alcohol, but the reality is that it can be in some cases. You should, of course, but it is not often a good idea to just quit cold turkey. Even if you attempt to wean yourself off, you put yourself at risk for a relapse, which could result in an overdose.

The other reason is the fact that certain types of drugs can cause risky withdrawal symptoms when they are stopped. For example, you may be required to go through detox if you are addicted to alcohol, benzodiazepines, opioids or stimulants. All of them can lead to complications when they are stopped.

How Long Does it Take to Detox Off Drugs or Alcohol?

There is no way to really tell how long it might take for you to detox off drugs or alcohol. There can be some variances based on what type of drug you are using and how long it takes your body to eliminate it. Every drug has a different half-life, and if you are using more than one drug, it can take even longer.

There are also some personal factors that may impact how long withdrawal will last as well. For example, you may get through detox faster or slower depending on your:

  • Age
  • Height
  • Weight
  • History of substance abuse
  • History of withdrawal
  • Gender

Most people find that they typically get through the detox phase within about seven to ten days. Of course, there are always those who need more or less time than that. It is important to find a program that offers personalized services that are based on your needs. That way, you can recover at your own pace and move on to the next stage of treatment when you are ready.

What Happens After Detox is Over?

Once you have gone through detox, you may feel as though you are ready to go home and move on with your life. But detoxing is only the first step in addiction recovery. There is still so much more work that needs to be done. You may have gotten treatment for your withdrawal symptoms, but now it is time to get help for the physical side of your addiction. This happens during drug and alcohol rehab.

Rehab offers you the ability to work with a therapist and in group therapy sessions to determine and treat the root cause of your addiction. You may find that you have a co-occurring disorder which is at least partly to blame for your substance abuse problem. Regardless of the cause, it is important for it to be addressed and treated the right way. This will lower your chances of relapsing and give you a better chance of being successful long-term.

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