Lake Hughes Recovery offers distinct, but related addiction treatments as part of a customized plan: Medically-assisted Detox, Inpatient Rehab, Dual-Diagnosis Treatment, Addiction Therapy, and Aftercare. Think of these as levers we can pull as a course of treatment. The nature of your addiction, your health and wellbeing, your substance of choice, and other factors determine which levers we pull and when.
Whether you’re at Lake Hughes Recovery for drugs, alcohol, or a combination thereof, the basic recovery process is the same: Get clean, get your mind right, get the tools for success, and get back to living your best life.
Recovery isn’t possible until you flush all the alcohol, drugs, and other toxins from your body. This is always the first phase of addiction treatment. Addiction means your body has become dependent on a substance. Once you take it away, it will pull every nasty trick possible to get it back. That’s called withdrawal. Symptoms can range from insomnia to chills, sweating, pain, or the shakes. It can be rough. Most patients say that getting past it is the hardest part of their entire rehab experience. But it doesn’t last long—usually 3 to 7 days.
Some recovery centers use drugs to ease withdrawal symptoms. Unfortunately, those drugs can cause dependencies of their own. That’s why we almost never use medication unless we feel that it absolutely necessary. Your body is strong, but trust us, your mind is stronger. We’ll be there with you every step of the way, 24/7.
This is the core of what we do. For 30-90 days, you’ll be away from all the stresses and temptations that fueled your addiction in the first place. During that time, clinicians, counselors, staff, and peers will be focused only on your successful recovery.
That’s a long time, but for good reason. The first 30 days resets your body and mind. You’ll gain some perspective on the life you were living and see how it was affecting you and the people you care about. Once you have that perspective you’ll be ready to go deeper into yourself and be more open to replacing self-destructive habits with healthy ones.
How long your treatment continues after the initial 30 days depends on many factors, such as your work, family, and financial situation. In our experience, the length of your stay correlates with greater success. However, we understand that not everyone can commit to the ideal length of stay. We’ll work to maximize our time together.
We work only with male patients because men relate more easily to their peers. Being among peers aids every aspect of your recovery.
Learning about the root causes of your addiction, along with the tools you need for lasting change, is at the heart of any rehab program. Apart from being useful, many of our clients find it deeply interesting. Addiction is a complex disease. Like anything else, the better you understand it the less power it will have over you.
Our methods include:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Stress management
- Relapse prevention
- Family therapy
- 12-step meetings (or SMART Recovery as an alternative to 12-step)
- Daily group therapy
- Life skills
- Social modeling
Some strategies don’t work for everyone, which is another reason why a longer stay is helpful. It may take some time to find the tools that work best for you. If you don’t feel like a technique is helping, there’s always another method to try.
Addiction comes with unwelcome baggage. Post-traumatic stress. Anxiety. Depression. Family and relationship problems. These seldom go away on their own, which is why getting sober is only half the battle. As part of your custom treatment plan, the therapists and counselors at Lake Hughes Recovery will help you and your loved ones through these issues as well.
It doesn’t work to treat just your addiction then move on to your mental health. They’re too closely related, so they’re done in tandem. Other than the long-term benefits to you, it brings more variety to your days. As you proceed through the program you’ll start to see very clearly how your addiction affects your mental health and vice-versa. The No. 1 goal is still long-term sobriety, but we also want you to be happy, healthy, and well-adjusted by the time you leave.
Your journey with Lake Hughes Recovery doesn’t end when you walk out the door. Nor do the stresses and temptations that led to your addiction in the first place. Once you join the Lake Hughes Recovery family, you’re always a part of it. We’ll follow up to see how you’re doing and have you come in if you’re struggling. We’ll celebrate your successes and help you get back on track if you happen to slip. Your time in recovery is a major investment in your future and we take that very seriously.
MEN’S ADDICTION TREATMENT PROGRAMS AT LAKE HUGHES RECOVERY
Whether you require advanced dual-diagnosis treatment or an extended inpatient stay, Lake Hughes Recovery is here to help. Addiction can quickly devastate your personal relationships, finances, and career. Call (888) 677-0502 today to stop it.