OceanHillsRecovery.com offers a highly effective and comprehensive selection of treatment options to help those in the San Diego recover from drug addiction.
If you or a loved one are suffering from an addiction to any substance, we can help and can provide the support, guidance, and professional expertise you need to rebuild your life and get back on track.
On this page, you can learn a little about what our drug treatment looks like and how we have helped countless other victims to restore their full health, happiness, and vitality.
What We Do
At OceanHillsRecovery.com, we provide a range of drug treatments as a rehab center and also for outpatients who want to pick and choose the right approaches to fit into their lifestyle.
We believe in taking a comprehensive but scientific approach to your health. We stay up to date with the very latest research and techniques and all of our treatments are backed by hard science. At the same time though, we don’t ignore the ‘other side’ and we make sure that your emotional, spiritual and lifestyle needs are met as well.
Our treatments include:
- Group Therapy
- Meditation/ Mindfulness Training
Let’s take a closer look at each of these options and see why they are so effective when used alone or in conjunction with one another.
Medication is used in order to help you with detoxification. The most pertinent thing to address when you come to us for any form of drug addiction is the physical change that this will have caused in your brain.
Without going into too much detail, most drugs will work by releasing different chemicals in the brain. These include things like serotonin, dopamine, anandamide, or like opiates. All these substances are actually produced naturally in the brain, but when we take drugs – whether those are medications prescribed by the doctor like benzodiazepines and SSRIs, or whether they are recreational drugs like cocaine and heroin – this causes a sudden rush of them. These chemicals are all reward chemicals. They make us feel emotions like happiness, bliss, and reward and this then reinforces the behavior of taking the drug. This is what makes it so hard to break the habit because the chemical response has trained us over time to reinforce the connections more and more.
Not only this, but the drugs themselves cause changes in the brain. Because the brain detects high levels of these chemicals, it will respond by reducing the number of receptor sites that respond to the drugs. Likewise, the brain will stop producing as much as the chemical naturally.
What this means is that you then feel worse without the drug than you did before – and you need more of it to feel the same effect.
Medications can help you to overcome this as you detox by removing the cravings, by restoring the brain’s normal function and by combating some of the withdrawal symptoms that can occur such as headaches, cold sweats and nausea.
Medication and detox on their own do not cure addiction, however. The reason for this is that something is likely to have caused the addiction in the first place. This could be stress, depression, or another mental health disorder. It might even be a personality disorder such as an impulsive personality disorder.
Either way, many mental health conditions ‘co-occur’ with addiction and it is only through therapy that we can help to overcome those. We use a combination of CBT and group therapy at the visitor’s discretion and this can help to uproot underlying problems as well as helping them to come to terms with their lifestyle and learn better methods for coping with stress, depression, and other issues.
What’s more, is that therapy can be used to address the addictive behaviors that have a more psychological basis. For instance, addiction can be the result of habit to some extent: people will often fall into habits with many lifestyle factors around them acting as triggers to cause the addictive behaviors.
Finally, OceanHillsRecovery.com also offers intervention as a means for family and friends to help ensure that people they care about get the help that they need. Very often, patients will need a push in order to seek out treatment and this can take the form of an intervention where you confront them about their addiction, explain that you understand what they’re going through and lay out some options for them to get treatment. The best option is of course to come and see a center like OceanHillsRecovery.com in order to get professional help.
We can help you with this intervention to ensure the process is handled sensitively and delicately, but with the very best chances of a positive outcome.
Get in Touch Today
At OceanHillsRecovery.com, we are highly sensitive to your situation and we always conduct ourselves with the utmost discretion, compassion, and care. We are highly trained professionals and we are here to help you and nothing else.
We also recognize that everyone is different and that the same approach won’t work in all cases. That’s why we urge you to discuss your situation with us and it’s why we work with you to create a tailored, custom program that will fit around your lifestyle.
Picking up the phone and calling us is the first step toward recovery. We’ll help you through the rest.