Amphetamines are powerful drugs that have a stimulating impact on the central nervous system, which can lead to positive effects such as improved focus, increased energy, and enhanced sense of motivation. However, amphetamines are far from harmless substances, and when these drugs are abused their potential for both immediate and long-term harm is significant. Amphetamine abuse can result in both physical and psychological damage, and can lead to addiction. When a person becomes dependent on an amphetamine, he or she will lose control over the amount and frequency of his or her amphetamine abuse, which can increase both the variety and the intensity of negative outcomes that he or she may experience. Without professional help, a person may find it difficult or virtually impossible to overcome amphetamine addiction.
At Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab, our treatment professionals have decades of experience working with men and women who have been struggling with various forms of addiction, including the compulsive abuse of amphetamines. We have developed specialized programming that has proved to be effective in the effort to help individuals end their dependence upon amphetamines and learn to live healthier and more satisfying lives, free from the limitations that were previously imposed upon them by their amphetamine abuse.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment
If someone that you care about has been abusing or has become addicted to an amphetamine, then you already know how devastating these problems can be. What you may not realize, though, is that you can play a crucial role in getting your loved one the help that he or she needs. Please consider the following:
- Educate yourself about the signs, symptoms, and effects of amphetamine abuse and about the ways that amphetamine addiction can impact a person’s body and mind. The more you understand what your loved one is experiencing, the better prepared you will be to provide meaningful support and actionable guidance.
- Research treatment and identify programs that provide the type and level of care that seem to be best suited to meeting your loved one’s specific needs.
- Talk to your loved one. Express your concerns, share the information that you have collected, and discuss the benefits of treatment. Most importantly, listen to your loved one. What he or she says or does not say can give you invaluable insights into how best to proceed.
- Accompany your loved one to appointments and program visits. Offer to drive, and to accompany him or her at these sessions. Remaining an active presence in your loved one’s life can provide both moral and practical support.
- Be reliable and supportive. The likelihood that a person will continue to make progress after completing residential treatment increases exponentially if he or she has a strong support network. Friends and family members play an integral role in achieving long-term recovery.
- Do not be deceived into thinking that treatment is the end of the struggle. Professional care can provide essential services and support, but the majority of the work will occur in the months and years to come.
- Be prepared for setbacks. Addiction is an insidious disease, and even people with years in recovery can slip back into dangerous behaviors. Be prepared to provide solace and support when your loved one hits a pothole on the road to long-term recovery.
Above all else, do not lose sight of the fact that your loved one is struggling with a very real disease that will require a lifelong effort to hold at bay. Show support, ensure that your loved one gets the professional help he or she needs, and plan to remain an active positive presence in his or her life.
Why Consider Treatment at Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab
Amphetamine abuse puts people in jeopardy for a variety of damage to their physical and mental health. For example, chronic untreated amphetamine abuse can result in kidney and liver damage, hypertension, and heart problems, as well as agitation, depression, hallucinations, and delusions. People who struggle with these symptoms while continuing to descend into amphetamine addiction may find it difficult to meet their occupational and/or personal responsibilities, which increases their likelihood for experiencing difficulties in their interpersonal relationships and setbacks on the job. Negative outcomes that can follow include job loss and unemployment, financial problems, and legal problems. However, with proper professional care, individuals who have struggled with amphetamine abuse can begin to heal from past harm, avoid future damage, and learn how to live a healthier life.
Types of Treatment Offered at Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab
Located on 23 serene acres in one of California’s most beautiful regions, Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab is an exceptional provider of evidence-based addiction treatment for men and women over the age of 18. With a steadfast mission of offering individuals who are struggling with addictions the comprehensive and compassionate care that they need to excel in their recoveries, at Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab, the staff strives to help those who are entrusted into their care find the hope, motivation, and encouragement that they need to obtain a life of sobriety.
Delivered by an exemplary staff of professionals who have devoted their lives to helping individuals win the war against substance abuse and addiction, the treatment offered at Duffy’s is incomparable. Here, there is a sense that every member of the staff is not only passionate about what they do, but that they also pour all of their energy into the process of helping people recover. The genuine care and concern that is demonstrated begins from the moment a prospective guest arrives. Individualized treatment plans are devised in order to allow each individual to find healing in the exact manner that will be of most benefit to him or her. Through a person-centered approach, the unique needs and concerns of each guest are at the forefront of care as he or she embarks on the road to recovery.
During at guest’s time at Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab, the following therapeutic interventions may be incorporated into his or her overall plan of care:
Medication management: In situations where a guest is suffering from the symptoms of a mental health condition in addition to his or her struggle with amphetamine addiction, he or she can meet with a psychiatrist as often as needed in order to ensure that he or she receives appropriate medicinal interventions. The members of the guest’s treatment team, as well as other staff members, will be available to monitor the administration of medications in order to ensure that the guest’s safety is preserved at all times. Additionally, if changes need to be made to one’s medication regimen during his or her time at Duffy’s, the psychiatrist can assist so that the medications being used are optimal in their effectiveness.
Individual therapy: Individual therapy can be an invaluable tool for individuals who are working to overcome the compulsion to use amphetamines. The sessions consist of one-to-one meetings between a guest and his or her assigned primary counselor. They occur on a biweekly basis and provide guests with a safe and confidential environment in which they can discuss concerns, process through challenges, and celebrate successes.
Group therapy: Group therapy is another essential intervention in helping individuals not only succeed in recovery, but also thrive in maintaining their sobriety for the long-term. When individuals are battling an addiction to amphetamines, it is not uncommon for them to feel isolated from the world around them. They frequently fail to realize that they are not alone in their struggles. By engaging in group therapy, these individuals can benefit from gaining support from and offering support to others who understand first-hand the turbulent nature of addiction. The staff at Duffy’s leads group therapy sessions once each day, and peer-led group sessions occur four days per week. The topics covered within these sessions are tailored so that they are applicable to the particular challenges that the guests in that group are facing. Examples of such topics may include:
- Demystifying addiction
- Relapse prevention
- Powerlessness and unmanageability
Additionally, gender-specific specialty groups are offered once each week.
Experiential therapy: In order to ensure that all guests benefit from a holistic approach to treatment while engaged in programming at Duffy’s, various experiential therapies can be incorporated into each guest’s overall plan of care as he or she works to defeat an addiction to amphetamines. Examples of the types of experiential therapies offered include:
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
- Trust the Process
- Crossing the Line
- Art therapy
- Trust-building exercises, including surrender falls
- Music and recovery
Family therapy: The staff at Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab knows that when a person is struggling with an addiction to amphetamines, it does not only affect him or her, but his or her friends and loved ones as well. For this reason, the programming at Duffy’s includes weekly family therapy sessions. These sessions are led by Duffy’s counseling staff and provide guests and their loved ones with an opportunity to learn about addiction, process through how the presence of an addiction had impacted their lives, and work on healing any strain that the addiction may have elicited within the family dynamic. Furthermore, guests have the ability to request private family therapy sessions as they wish.
When a guest’s time at Duffy’s draws to a close, the dedicated staff members work diligently to ensure that a thorough discharge plan is created in order to ensure that he or she receives the continuity of care that he or she needs in order to remain successful in his or her recovery. Duffy’s also works with an offsite service called Full Circle Recovery, whose services are available to all guests who have received 21 or more days of treatment at Duffy’s. As part of the Full Circle Recovery experience, individuals benefit from three months of one-to-one sessions with an addiction specialist, participation in 12-Step groups, and assistance in finding sponsorship.
When individuals take part in programming at Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab, they become part of an extended family. All guests are treated with the honor, respect, and dignity that they deserve, while also being afforded the life-saving interventions that can help them achieve lifelong sobriety. By offering care that is tailored to meet each individual’s unique needs, the staff at Duffy’s provides education, physical nurturing, and structured discipline so that those who choose to heal at Duffy’s can successfully overcome their addictions to amphetamines and succeed in finding a future that is happy, healthy, and substance-free.
If you or someone in your life is battling an addiction to amphetamines and could benefit from the life-changing and life-saving care that is available at Duffy’s, please do not hesitate to contact the knowledgeable professionals at this premiere treatment center. At Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab, the bonds of addiction can be broken and a new life can begin.