How to Get Someone Into Rehab

How to Get Someone Into Rehab

There are few things harder than watching someone you love struggle. Whether it be with drugs or alcohol, addiction can be a deadly mental illness. 

Through Starbridge Recovery we can support all of their mental health needs. We support clients struggling with substance use disorders and addiction, as well as, other comorbid mental illnesses that may increase drug and alcohol use.  Contact us today to see if your loved one is a good fit for our redefined addiction program.

Signs and Symptoms of Addiction

Your loved one may demonstrate noticeable signs of addiction, or they may hide it very well (which is actually a sign of addiction).  However, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, your loved one may be experiencing addiction if they are struggling with any of the following:

  1. Does the person take the drug in larger amounts or for longer than intended?
  2. Do they want to cut down or stop using the drug but can’t?
  3. Do they spend a lot of time getting, using, or recovering from the drug?
  4. Do they have cravings and urges to use the drug?
  5. Are they unable to manage responsibilities at work, home, or school because of drug use?
  6. Do they continue to use a drug, even when it causes problems in relationships?
  7. Do they give up important social, recreational, or work-related activities because of drug use?
  8. Do they use drugs again and again, even when it puts them in danger?
  9. Do they continue to use, even while knowing that a physical or mental problem could have been caused or made worse by the drug?
  10. Do they take more of the drug to get the wanted effect?
  11. Have they developed withdrawal symptoms, which can be relieved by taking more of the drug? (Some withdrawal symptoms can be obvious, but others can be more subtle-like irritability or nervousness.)

Your loved one may also experience physical symptoms of addiction to drugs or alcohol that you should be aware of. Because each drug is different, these can vary, but can often include changes in weight, bloodshot eyes, sleep disturbances include extreme tiredness or inability to sleep, poor physical health, odd odors from the body, lack of coordination, slurred speech, bruising around injection sites (commonly found on feet and hands), changes to mood, personality, and behavior, and a whole host of other drug-specific symptoms. 

How to Get Someone Into Rehab

If your loved one is struggling with an addiction you may be wondering how to get someone into rehab if they don’t seem accepting of the idea.  

First, most states in the country have laws that allow you to commit a loved one to a rehabilitation center. For parents and guardians of minors, this process is easier to complete. However, for adult children, parents or guardians must go to court to prove addiction and its devastation and have it court-ordered. 

Second, if that process seems extreme and your loved one is willing to listen, an intervention may be the best way to encourage your loved one to go to rehab. If you go this route, it is important to have information on addiction treatment centers available for your loved one and you must be prepared to cut them off should they not agree to treatment. An intervention can be staged with our without an addiction treatment professional. If you are hosting an intervention yourself, you will want to make sure you look up tips & tricks to make it as successful as possible.

Starbridge Recovery Can Help Your Loved One Today

At Starbridge Recovery, we create personalized treatment solutions for our clients struggling with addiction. Through redesigned addiction treatment programs, our clients can access high-quality compassionate care from our expert medical professionals. Our luxury treatment center provides a safe and engaging environment for our clients to focus on their recovery and goals. 

Successful long-term sobriety is possible with Starbridge Recovery. Don’t wait for tomorrow, get the help you need today! 

What Is Co-Morbid Depression and Alcohol Dependence?

What Is Co-Morbid Depression and Alcohol Dependence?

Co-morbid depression and alcohol dependence occur in a large number of adults. In fact, substance use disorders have been linked to having predicted major depressive disorder episodes in studies. 

They are called co-morbid because they can occur together and the symptoms of each often alter and increase the symptoms of the other.

If you are struggling with depression and have noticed an increase in substance abuse or you notice your substance use increasing and causing you to feel more depressed, it is time to get help. At Starbridge Recovery our addiction treatment programs are designed specifically to treat individuals with comorbid alcohol and drug use disorders in combination with other mental illnesses. 

Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Dependence

Alcohol dependence can happen to anyone. However, some individuals are more predisposed to developing alcohol dependence based on some factors like environment, genes, and lifestyle. While none of these independently mean that an individual will develop alcoholism, they do play a contributing factor in development. 

If you are worried a loved one may be struggling with alcohol, you may notice the following emotional and behavioral changes: 

  • Changes in mood, including anger and irritability
  • Academic and/or behavioral problems in school/work
  • Rebelliousness
  • Changing groups of friends
  • Low energy level
  • Less interest in activities and/or care in appearance
  • Finding alcohol among a person’s things
  • Smelling alcohol on a person’s breath
  • Problems concentrating and/or remembering
  • Slurred speech
  • Coordination problems

Alcohol use disorder also comes with a host of physical symptoms related to use and withdrawal. Individuals who are intoxicated may have bloodshot, glassy, or watery eyes, flushed face, droopy eyelids, a blank stare or dazed look, twitching or body tremors, and disheveled clothing. These possible visible signs of intoxication lead to withdrawal symptoms afterward.

Withdrawal from alcohol often includes a headache, nausea and vomiting, sweating, irritability, confusion, tremors, and anxiety. Withdrawal symptoms after chronic long-term use can cause extreme symptoms including seizures and even death. 

If you have noticed these changes and are concerned, contact Starbridge Recovery today. Our high-quality detoxification and addiction treatment programs are designed to support individuals through the entire process.

What Does It Mean To Have Co-Morbid Depression and Alcohol Dependence?

To have co-morbid depression and alcohol dependence, individuals must be diagnosed with both or be suffering from similar symptoms and receive a dual diagnosis. 

This can occur when an individual who is either struggling with alcohol starts to experience extreme depressive symptoms or an individual with depression starts utilizing alcohol to mitigate the depressive symptoms. 

Depression occurs in approximately 30% of adults with a substance use disorder. And substance use disorders are more likely to predate major depressive disorder, indicating there is a link between unhealthy alcohol use and depression. Individuals who experience depressive episodes first are less likely to develop an alcohol use disorder, but it is not uncommon.

If you or a loved one are stuck in the cycle of alcohol use and depression, get help today at Starbridge Recovery.

How Can You Get Help With Co-Morbid Depression and Alcohol Dependence?

Starbridge Recovery is a fully comprehensive addiction treatment program designed to support individuals through dual diagnosis. Clients suffering from comorbid depression and alcohol dependence can receive comprehensive addiction treatment at our luxury facility.

Through Starbridge Recovery, our clients have access to personalized treatment solutions through a combination of alternative and traditional therapeutic programs. By utilizing all supportive measures, the compassionate staff at Starbridge create holistic healing opportunities for each of our clients based on their individual needs. 

If you are ready for change, contact Starbridge Recovery today, because you’re worth it. We are ready and willing to support you through your rehabilitation journey.

Prescription Pain Pill Abuse Explained

Prescription Pain Pill Abuse Explained

Prescription pain pills are dangerous for a number of reasons. Misuse cannot only cause addiction, but it can disguise other health problems meant to be handled by the prescription. When this happens, individuals can actually worsen their condition and addiction. 

At Starbridge Recovery our detox and addiction treatment programs are designed to meet each individual client’s needs. Addiction to prescription pain pills is a dangerous and overwhelming feeling. At Starbridge Recovery, we create personalized rehabilitation solutions because you’re worth it.

What Are Prescription Pain Pills?

Prescription pain pills are most often opioids. Opioids are fast-acting and are easily managed. However, the problem comes in when people misuse the prescription. With a misuse, opioids are quickly harmfully addictive. 

Prescription pain pills are prescribed to stop some pain in the body. They are prescribed based on a person’s weight, the length of time they need to use the drug, and to mitigate certain side effects. 

What Are the Signs of Prescription Pain Pill Abuse?

In general, prescription pain pill abuse often starts with prescription misuse. Approximately 6% of all individuals who receive a prescription misuse them. While this doesn’t seem like a high percentage, consider that in 2019, over 153 million opioid prescriptions were filled and this number is a decrease from a 20 year high of 255 million in 2012. This is a prescription for half of all Americans in the United States. 

6% of American’s misuse their prescription in one of a few ways. They misuse their prescription by taking it differently than prescribed, they take someone else’s prescription, or they take the medication to get high. When an individual misuses prescription pain pills they are more likely to become addicted because of their highly addictive nature. 

If you are concerned about your prescription pain pill use, contact us at Starbridge Recovery. We work with individuals to manage their prescription pain pill use and work through addiction and recovery. By providing personalized recovery solutions, we design treatment to meet the needs of our clients because you’re worth it.

Can Prescription Pain Pill Abuse Turn Into Addiction?

Prescription pain pill abuse can turn into addiction very easily. Once an individual misuses drugs, they are more likely to become addicted. Prescription pain pill abuse quickly leads to addiction. For individuals addicted to prescription pain pills, they may experience tolerance, dependence, and withdrawal symptoms. 

Tolerance occurs when individuals need to take more medication than they are prescribed to get the same effect. When this happens, an individual’s body is becoming accustomed to the amount of medication it is receiving and is trying to indicate that it needs more. This is one of the first signs that dependence is occurring.

Depending on a drug occurs when a body needs the drug to continue functioning. A body that becomes dependent on prescription pain pills will go through withdrawal symptoms when not provided with the drug. 

Withdraw symptoms for prescription pain pills vary, but for opioids, they include:

  • Muscle and bone pain
  • Sleep problems
  • Diarrhea and vomiting
  • Cold flashes with goosebumps
  • Uncontrollable leg movements
  • Severe cravings”

If you are concerned that you are addicted to prescription pain pills, it is important to contact your doctor, a medical professional, or an addiction treatment program, like Starbridge Recovery.

How To Get Help With a Prescription Pain Pill Addiction Today

You are not alone. Prescription pain pill addiction is rampant across the United States and impacts many people. At Starbridge Recovery, we offer high-quality personalized recovery solutions because you’re worth it.

Our prescription pain pill addiction treatment programs utilize the best evidence-based and holistic healing methods for sustainable long-term recovery. Our medical professionals offer individualized counseling and group therapy sessions in combination with alternative therapies like mindfulness and yoga. By combining these therapies with assessment, goal setting, and the development of foundational coping skills, our clients are surrounded by an environment dedicated to their success.

If you think that Starbridge Recovery might be able to help you realize your potential. Contact us today. 

What Is the Difference Between CBT and DBT?

What Is the Difference Between CBT and DBT?

If you are considering getting help for an addiction, it is important to know what kinds of therapy are available at the treatment center you are looking for. While the length and location are important, what is even more important is the type of therapy available, because that is what will really motivate and inform your rehabilitation.

At Starbridge Recovery, we combine the best addiction treatment methods like CBT and DBT into our holistic treatment programs. Contact us today to see how we can support you on your path to recovery. 

What Is CBT?

CBT stands for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and is the basis for almost all addiction treatment. CBT works for individuals with substance abuse disorders to change the negative behaviors and beliefs related to drug use. CBT interventions include things like motivational interventions, contingency management, and relapse prevention.

Part of these interventions includes developing safe and effective coping strategies. For example, “specific techniques include exploring the positive and negative consequences of continued drug use, self-monitoring to recognize cravings early and identify situations that might put one at risk for use and developing strategies for coping with cravings and avoiding those high-risk situations.”  Through this process, individuals learn to evaluate the situation objectively and make positive choices. 

Essentially, thoughts, emotions, and behaviors impact one another and influence and individuals’ overall wellbeing. 

What Is DBT?

DBT stands for Dialectal Behavioral Therapy.  Often used for personality disorders, this treatment is very effective for individuals struggling with substance abuse and other mental health concerns. It is implemented through a combination of individual counseling and group skills training. DBT addresses the five functions of treatment, biosocial theory and focusing on emotions in treatment, dialectal philosophy, and acceptance and mindfulness. 

Through DBT treatment, situations are seen as problems to solve and problem-solving skills are taught and enforced through a treatment program. Through acceptance and mindfulness, individuals can focus on the positive changes they wish to make and how those can impact their quality of living.

Essentially, by regulating emotions and focusing on mindfulness and positive changes, individuals can learn to manage their overall wellbeing.

What Is the Difference Between CBT and DBT?

CBT and DBT are two different, yet closely related treatment programs for substance use disorders. CBT helps individuals focus on the detrimental and negative emotions, thoughts, and actions, and teaches individuals how to identify them. DBT takes the identification of those negative and problematic behaviors and teaches individuals acceptance and how to problem-solve. 

Ideally, addiction treatment for substance abuse disorders should offer a combination of CBT and DBT treatment to support individuals through treatment. Best practice should involve teaching clients to identify problematic behaviors AND problem-solve. Through the mindfulness techniques of DBT and the self-monitoring of CBT, clients can learn to process their own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors with practice.

How Starbridge Recovery Incorporates CBT and DBT Into Our Programing

If you are considering addiction treatment, it is important to make sure that CBT and DBT are a part of your addiction treatment program. At Starbridge Recovery, you can be assured that our top-notch medical professionals are working to improve your mental health through the use of these therapies. 

At Starbridge Recovery, our client’s treatment programs are individualized to their specific needs and created to help each person achieve their personal goals. Through this process we help individuals realize their potential. 

Our luxury treatment facility offers multiple alternative treatments and holistic healing opportunities for our clients to progress through the struggles of recovery. We have redefined addiction recovery because we believe you’re worth it. 

Contact us today to see how we can support you.