If you or someone in your life is struggling with a substance use disorder, it can be hard to take the first step to get help, and it may be difficult to initially understand what level of treatment is best suited for your needs. For some individuals, residential treatment is the best way to get the level of treatment that they need to kick off their recovery.
Sierra Sage Recovery Services offers a residential treatment program for those in the Las Vegas area. If you’re curious to know more, you can contact Sierra Sage directly at 833.922.2884, but to learn more now, let’s discuss three reasons to seek residential treatment.
Medically Supervised Detox
The first step to recovery is detoxification. The detox process may differ from client to client depending on the substance or substances being used, but you may undergo a period where you may experience:
- Body pain
- Sweating and shivering
The intensity of these symptoms will correlate to the severity of your addiction and any other medical conditions you may have. There’s the very real chance that the withdrawal can be a challenging experience, which is why it’s often best to come off a substance in a residential setting. This way, you have the support of medical professionals who can help you through some of the challenges that come from the detoxing process.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment
Dual diagnosis treatment is used in incredibly common in cases where addiction and mental health concerns arise together. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health has determined that 45% of Americans are coping with a mental health condition and a substance use disorder or compulsive behavior. When faced with untreated bipolar, OCD, depression, or PTSD symptoms, an individual is more likely to turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms such as substance abuse.
In Sierra Sage’s residential treatment program, our treatment team is able to see both sides of a client’s condition. They can address not only the addiction but the core components that exacerbate it. This may involve finding the right mixture of medication, which will be carefully monitored during your residential stay.
Structure and Safety
You can’t control what happens in the world. You may find that a minor thing can trigger cravings or urges to use again. Perhaps Friday nights tempt you to go out and drink, or a bi-weekly paycheck draws you towards gambling. It’s possible to experience all of these things without the negative cognitive response, but you need to do work to get there.
A residential treatment program is a way to separate yourself from the temptations you may find in the rest of the world. You can still get all the conveniences of your home and may find comfort in having consistent meals and housing for some time. And you’ll have a structured schedule with reasons to wake up early and go to bed at a reasonable time.
It’s considered by professionals to be a mental and physical reset button. But in many ways, it’s more than that, as a residential program will also provide you with the foundation and building blocks towards building healthier and more productive relationships. And Sierra Sage encourages a gradual reentrance back into your life. Once you leave our residential program, you’ll be encouraged to take part in our partial-hospitalization or intensive outpatient treatment programs.
Sierra Sage: Residential Treatment to Get on the Road to Recovery
Support is one of the biggest overarching reasons to seek a residential program. Sierra Sage can provide avenues towards support through both mental, physical, and personal relationships. With that, we hope to create a sense of strength that is unaffected by triggers. If that’s what you’re looking for, call Sierra Sage at 833.922.2884 to see what we can do for you.