You may have tried to quit alcohol or drugs on your own, only to encounter unpleasant and even dangerous symptoms like nausea, body aches, seizures, tremors and insomnia. Medically managed detox helps keep these symptoms at bay while health care professionals monitor your condition 24/7. Once your body and mind are free of all traces of drugs and alcohol and you are medically stable, you can move into the next stage of your clinical treatment program.
When you enter clinical treatment at Vista Taos, we will evaluate your physical and mental health to develop a customized plan for your recovery. Addiction never happens in a vacuum; instead, it often co-occurs with mental health disorders like depression, anxiety and PTSD. A dual diagnosis is often an underlying contributor to addiction and the primary reason it’s so challenging to quit. Simultaneously treating both components of a co-occurring disorder is essential for making a complete recovery.
Nobody starts drinking or using drugs because they want to get addicted. Substance use disorders arise out of a complex mix of factors such as genetics, environment, adverse childhood experiences, grief and trauma. If drugs and alcohol are your primary coping mechanism for dealing with life’s challenges, you can quickly progress through tolerance to dependence to addiction. In a clinical addiction treatment program, a therapist will work with you to identify the negativity that pushes you to abuse substances and equip you with healthier ways to manage your well-being.
Once you have put in the work to get sober, you’ll want to avoid a relapse. In a clinically excellent recovery program, you will learn how to identify and manage triggers like stress, loneliness and anger. You will also focus on setting goals that allow you to build a more productive, organized life as you commit to taking your sobriety one day at a time.
Addiction can be devastating for your family dynamic, making it seem impossible to rebuild damaged relationships. An integral part of recovery involves reconnecting with loved ones and putting your disease in perspective, so you understand you are not alone. Once you’ve made amends with family members, they can become part of your sober support network and keep you on the right path when you feel vulnerable or uncertain.
At Vista Taos, our clinical treatment programs address all facets of healing – physical, emotional and spiritual. We also have a board-certified psychiatrist on staff to meet with our clients and provide individualized care and support. Master’s-level clinicians who specialize in mental health and addiction develop and implement comprehensive treatment plans informed by each client’s unique history.
Beginning your recovery journey in our dynamic treatment environment allows you to foster change. Most of our team is also in recovery, so we understand the disease of addiction firsthand. To learn more about what we offer, reach out to our team today.