Kratom is a plant-derived substance that has been commonly used in Asia for many years. After recently gaining popularity in the United States for its energy-producing or relaxing effects (depending on the dosage), there still remains an unfortunate lack of publically-available information on the drug.
Despite its legacy of use for medicinal purposes, and promise as a substance that could help individuals wean themselves off of dangerous opioids, the drug is now reclassified as a controlled substance and is illegal in the United States. Like any mind- or mood-altering substance, kratom can be misused and a subsequent addiction could set in if you find yourself developing a tolerance to the drug.
If you or someone you care about is seeking out more and more kratom to achieve the desired effects, and if you feel unable to function without kratom in your system, it is likely that a chemical dependence has taken hold that will require professional help to overcome. Fortunately, the compassionate addiction specialists at Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab in northern California are here to help you or someone you care about access the very best in kratom-specific care that can help end an addiction to kratom once and for all.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment
If a friend or family member has developed a dependence on kratom, you may be struggling to know what to do to help. Addiction can take its toll on everyone in the affected person’s life, and you likely wish nothing more than to see your loved one overcome his or her chemical dependence and return to a full, balanced life. As you prepare to engage in conversation with your loved one about the possibility of entering treatment, please consider the following points:
- Kratom is a relatively new substance of abuse in the United States, and as such, most people are unaware of its effects, or may never have heard of it at all. Given this fact, it’s especially important for you to learn all you can about this substance so you will better understand the way it is affecting your loved one.
- Begin looking for treatment centers that offer kratom-focused care in an individualized treatment environment. In finding providers who understand the dangers of kratom abuse, your loved one will benefit from a treatment experience that reflects his or her specific issue.
- In preparing to share your findings with your loved one, remember to remain calm throughout this conversation. Keep the focus on your loved one’s needs and remember to listen to and validate his or her thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
- As your loved one contemplates entering treatment, offer to support him or her throughout this process. In addition to valuable emotional support, let him or her know that you are there for practical support as well (childcare, transportation to and from intake appointments, etc.).
Over the course of this time, be sure to look after your own health and wellbeing. Get plenty of rest, eat well, and engage in the healthy activities that rejuvenate you. By caring for yourself, you will be best equipped to support your friend or family member when he or she needs it most.
Why Consider Treatment at Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab
Despite the dangers of kratom abuse, there are residential treatment centers such as Duffy’s that can provide the precise interventions that will allow you to overcome your addiction. Using time-tested and empirically validated treatment techniques, our expert staff will create a personalized plan of care that will foster success in recovery based on your unique challenges and strengths.
But for various reasons, some individuals who are suffering from a kratom addiction and other co-occurring conditions fail to receive the professional help they need to defeat their chemical dependence. When this happens, the damages to their mental, physical, and emotional help will continue to mount. Some may be unable to function to potential at home or school, others may face job loss or alienation from family and friends, and most will experience some level of physiological distress.
When you or someone you care about is in search of the best option for overcoming kratom dependence, the intake team at Duffy’s is ready to take your call. We are more than happy to answer any questions that you have about our program, and to help you make those important first steps to overcoming addiction and leading the healthy, vibrant, drug-free life you so deserve.
Types of Treatment Offered at Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab
Situated on 23 acres of tranquil, picturesque land in Calistoga, California, Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab is a pioneering provider of top notch addiction treatment for men and women aged 18 and older who wish to reclaim their lives from substance abuse and chemical dependency. With a mission to break through the ties that can bind a person to a substance or substances, we offer invaluable education, compassion, and the skills needed to achieve and maintain sobriety. Duffy’s is truly where the destructive path of addiction can come to an end.
Grounded in the 12-Step principles of Alcoholics Anonymous, the treatment offered at this center makes for a transformative experience that can improve the lives of all who come for care. Trained, experienced, and dedicated staff members, many of whom have worked at our center for several years, go above and beyond to ensure that guests’ recovery journeys are both life-changing and meaningful. Upon completion of our streamlined admissions process, individualized treatment plans are created by these staff members so as to address and treat the concerns our guests come to us with. Within these plans, the following proven-effective and evidenced-based methods of care may be included as part of a man or woman’s experience at Duffy’s:
Medication management: If a guest requires medication in order to manage the symptoms of a mental health condition while working on recovering from a kratom use disorder, Duffy’s is pleased to be able to facilitate meetings with a psychiatrist on an as-needed basis. Our staff assists guests in providing them access to their medications, and the dosages administered are monitored closely so as to ensure the safety of all who require pharmaceutical interventions while in our care.
Individual therapy: Each man and woman who chooses to recover at Duffy’s is assigned a primary care counselor for the duration of his or her treatment. These staff members facilitate individual therapy sessions two times each week so that guests are able to process their feelings, emotions, and experiences in a private setting with a qualified professional. We believe that it is beneficial for those who are grappling with a kratom addiction to take part in individual therapy, as this method of care allows them to openly discuss their experiences in a setting that is extremely conducive to both healing and recovering.
Experiential therapy: Typically occurring during staff-led group therapy sessions, Duffy’s supplies various experiential therapy sessions during a guest’s time with us. These sessions enable men and women to reconnect with themselves, and allow them to experience healing on a profoundly deeper level. The following experiential therapies are those that a guest can participate in while working to overcome an addiction to kratom:
- Music and recovery
- Trust-building exercises, including surrender falls
- Art therapy
- Trust the Process
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
- Crossing the Line
Group therapy: So as to provide guests with optimal support, Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab is proud to offer several group therapy opportunities to guests who are battling addictions to kratom and other substances. Peer-led group therapy sessions occur four days per week and are driven by the topics that are personal and relevant to our guests’ recovery journeys. Additionally, our staff conducts group therapy sessions once per day, which include a check-in and cover the following addiction- and recovery-related topics:
- Powerlessness and unmanageability
- Relapse prevention
Family therapy: Because Duffy’s is committed to helping both guests and their loved ones when a kratom addiction is affecting their lives, the programming we offer includes family therapy sessions. Occurring weekly, these sessions help those we treat and those closest to them heal from the pain addiction has caused and become a united front against further substance abuse. Additionally, we also offer educational groups on the weekends that are led by our staff and provide guests’ loved ones with the information and support they require at this stage in their love one’s recovery. Lastly, we afford each guest with the opportunity to request a private family session with his or her primary care counselor near the end of his or her time with us so as to prepare for what lies ahead after leaving Duffy’s.
Depending on the guest’s needs, we can customize a plan of treatment that befits what the individual needs during his or her recovery journey. We work side-by-side with the men and women who come to Duffy’s, and we will do all that we can to ensure that each person entrusted into our care is receiving only the most appropriate methods of treatment. Because of this, the inclusion and frequency of the above interventions within a guest’s treatment plan will be based on where the individual is at in his or her recovery.
Nearing the end of a guest’s time at our center, our staff will collaborate with each person to determine the most appropriate follow-up services that will allow him or her to remain on the path of recovery for the long-term. Additionally, for those who receive care at Duffy’s for a minimum of 21 days, three months of continuing care services will be offered, which include therapy sessions with addiction specialists, drug screenings, and 12-Step process groups via Full Circle Recovery. We supply this offering as a means of upholding our commitment to helping those we treat achieve both their treatment goals and the sober lives that they are capable of living.
In choosing Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab, you or your loved one will become part of our family. Regardless if you complete our Relapse Restart, Foundational, or Extensive Relapse Prevention Program, you or someone you care about will be treated with the dignity and respect that is deserved by all people, and will receive the care needed to win the war against an addiction to kratom.
Do not let kratom abuse or addiction diminish your life for one more day. Call us today and begin your successful pursuit of a much brighter tomorrow.