There are a handful of prescription medications that individuals can become addicted to, and Adderall is one of the most common. This stimulant medication offers relief for symptoms brought on by the mental health condition attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The chemical properties of this drug are known to increase one’s energy, induce a sense of hyper focus, improve upon motivation, and build up productivity, which can make it appealing to those who do not need it for medical purposes. When consumed recreationally, or outside of prescribed guidelines, Adderall can bring on a mild sense of euphoria, suppress one’s appetite, and increase confidence, which can also make it highly appealing to individuals. The abuse of Adderall, which is known as Adderall use disorder, refers to a cycle of behavior where individuals abuse Adderall for non-medical purposes. Those who are addicted to this medication will keep consuming the substance despite the onset of negative consequences that occur as a result. Even as negative physical and mental health concerns begin to grow, once an individual has developed an Adderall addiction, it can be highly challenging for him or her to end the use of this drug.
As the best Adderall abuse rehab center, Sierra Tucson realizes the challenges that those addicted to Adderall face when attempting to defeat this condition, which is why we have developed comprehensive treatment that can help individuals obtain the skills needed to effectively defeat their desire to abuse this substance. Providing continual clinical treatment and support, the team at our treatment center goes above and beyond to ensure that a life of recovery is obtained by all who come through our doors.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment
If you have a loved one or a family member who is battling an addiction to Adderall, you most likely are struggling with a variety of emotions including fear, concern, and heartbreak. While it can be overwhelming to try to determine what you can do to help your loved one, it is imperative that you do not ignore his or her condition. Consider the following ways to help:
- Educate yourself about the signs, symptoms, and effects of Adderall abuse. Doing so will allow you to better understand what your loved one is experiencing, and can guide you as you discuss your concerns with your loved one.
- Find out what treatment centers offer care for an addiction to a prescription medication like Adderall. Speaking with a treatment team can also help you better determine the level of care that would be of most benefit to your loved one.
- Sit down and discuss your concerns and your findings with your loved one. He or she is likely to be defensive, so approach him or her in a non-judgmental manner and continue to remain calm during the conversation. Encourage him or her to obtain professional treatment.
- If your loved one decides to get treatment, continue to support him or her by engaging in therapy, keeping in contact, and learning what you can do to help after he or she finishes treatment.
- Remember to practice good self-care at this time. Caring for yourself is just as important as caring for your loved one because if you neglect your needs, then you will be unable to properly support your friend or family member.
Why Consider Treatment at Our Rehab Center
While the short-term effects of Adderall use can be intriguing to many, the long-term consequences should dramatically outweigh that appeal. Adderall can be used as a method of losing weight, reducing fatigue, and preventing distractions so that responsibilities can be carried out. However, those results are often short-lived. The longer that people continue to abuse Adderall, the more dependent their bodies become on it, bringing on the need for greater dosages to be consumed. The more Adderall that individuals put into their bodies, the greater the risk for overdosing becomes. Even if these individuals are lucky enough to avoid overdosing, the permanent damage that they are doing to their physical health is extreme. Chronic Adderall abuse can cause individuals to develop such physical ailments as hypertension, blood clots, stroke, heart failure, and circulatory system damage. Psychologically, continued abuse of Adderall can lead to severe confusion, the onset of delusions and hallucinations, and even psychosis. Each of these factors, however, can be prevented by engaging in comprehensive treatment.
Types of Treatment Offered at Our Adderall Abuse Rehab Center
As an internationally known and respected treatment provider of medical, therapeutic, and experiential services, our rehab is pleased to offer the best care for a wide range of concerns that are known to plague men and women. With evidence-based practices that are rooted within the integrative therapies that we offer, our treatment center prides itself on being a leading provider of services that are effective in treating chemical dependency concerns, such as an addiction to Adderall, as well as co-occurring disorders. Holistic and individualized treatment is cornerstone to the premier care offered at our rehab, and the staff of qualified and experienced professionals administers care by utilizing a dynamic approach to treating patients. It is the ambition of Sierra Tucson, a premier Adderall addiction treatment center, to deliver services in such a manner that all who come to us for treatment will be able to transcend the challenges of the past and resume the pursuit of a healthy and productive future.
Our rehab center includes Desert Flower, a 15-bed behavioral health inpatient unit, and a 124-bed behavioral health residential treatment center, both of which are situated on the same campus. Patients who require immediate stabilization due to the presence of psychiatric concerns, or those who are in need of medical detoxification services can receive these interventions at Desert Flower prior to engaging in our rehab’s residential care. When patients arrive at our Adderall abuse treatment center with Adderall in their systems, the first step in their treatment may be to undergo the medical detox services offered at Desert Flower so that their bodies can become rid of the toxic substance. This period of detoxification is monitored by medical personnel in order to ensure that individuals remain safe and as comfortable as possible during the process. Patients will also engage in a number of therapeutic interventions during their time in Desert Flower. Following detox and completion of treatment at our inpatient unit, patients will then engage in comprehensive treatment at Sierra Tucson’s behavioral health residential treatment center.
Treatment for substance abuse concerns, including the abuse of Adderall, is delivered through our rehab’s Addiction Recovery Program. Offered within our behavioral health residential treatment center, services supplied in this treatment plan are designed to elicit the most favorable outcomes for all patients. Our reputation as a leading drug addiction rehab center stems from our clinical excellence and the compassionate care that we afford to everyone who seeks our services. Our holistic approach to treatment respects the dignity of each individual while offering a therapeutic environment that is fully conducive to healing of the mind, body, and spirit. Treatment focuses on addressing each patient’s presenting problems, as well as underlying issues that exacerbate his or her struggles. It is our belief that, as patients gain new communication skills and learn to build healthy relationships, they can make sound decisions for a healthy quality of life and form deeper connections with others.
Using a biopsychosocial and spiritual approach to care, patients engaged in the Addiction Recovery treatment plan can partake in the following treatment methods, which are outlined in each patient’s individualized treatment plan, as well as in our treatment center’s daily treatment schedules:
Medication management: When individuals at our rehab are struggling with the presence of a co-occurring disorder in addition to their addiction to Adderall, the implementation of psychotropic medications may be incorporated into their overall plan of care. The need for such medications, however, is always determined on a case-by-case basis. Patients who are engaged in the Addictions and Co-Occurring Disorder Program will have the opportunity to meet with either a psychiatrist or qualified physician at a minimum of once per week so that any medications that have been prescribed can be monitored for therapeutic effectiveness and any necessary changes can be made.
Individual therapy: Master’s level clinicians and/or licensed psychologists at our treatment center offer individual therapy sessions with patients several times per week depending upon the treatment modality that is being used. All patients are guaranteed, however, that a minimum of one individual session will take place each week. Each patient’s therapist will be assigned to him or her depending upon the identified presenting concerns, the therapeutic approach that will be used in order to effectively address those concerns, and the specific training that the therapist possesses. These sessions occur in a confidential, one-to-one setting where the patient is afforded the opportunity to discuss his or her progress in treatment, address any concerns that may arise, and process through various feelings that he or she is experiencing.
Group therapy: At the time that patients are admitted into our Adderall abuse rehab, they are assigned to a small group of peers, all of whom are engaged in the same treatment plan. This group will meet together for therapy sessions four times per week. In addition to serving as a general process group, topics that are covered during these group sessions may include, but are not limited to:
- Working through grief and loss
- Didactic lectures
- Relapse prevention
- Healing anxiety
- Anger management
- Identifying feelings of shame in order to move to a place of resilience
Four Day Family Program: Recognizing the important role of loved ones in the lives of patients, our rehab includes the Four Day Family program for family members and other close identified loved ones of patients. This treatment typically occurs during a patient’s third week of treatment and allows loved ones to engage in the therapeutic process to practice healthy communication and boundaries with understanding and support. Family members and loved ones can attend psychoeducational lectures, process groups, and a family dinner that can unify a family unit in a powerful way. Lastly, loved ones can remain in contact with a patient’s primary therapist should questions or concerns arise during the course of treatment.
Therapeutic Recreational Activities: In order to help patients at our treatment center build a stronger sense of self and increased confidence as they overcome their Adderall abuse problem, this type of treatment offers patients a myriad of therapeutic activities, which are conducted daily or on a weekly basis. A patient’s participation in such activities will be outlined in his or her treatment plan and may include the following:
- Equine therapy
- Expressive art
- Adventure therapy (including a ropes course and rock wall)
Additional services: In order to fully care for the needs of those who are working through an addiction to Adderall and any co-occurring conditions, our Adderall abuse treatment center is proud to offer a number of additional services through an innovative approach to treatment. Special time is set aside for selected individual appointments which will be outlined in one’s treatment plan in order to address individualized needs. Such services may include, but are not limited to:
- Somato-emotional response massage (SER massage)
- Mindfulness meditation
- Psychological testing
- Personal training
- EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) SE (Somatic Experiencing) therapies are offered when deemed necessary based upon an assessment conducted by a psychiatrist
Furthermore, patients engaged in the premier care delivered through the Addiction Recovery treatment plan will be provided with educational lectures and will participate in 12-step meetings. Each day will end on a positive note by allowing patients to gather together and reflect through a Gifts and Blessings Ceremony.
Should a patient require stabilization services while engaged in our rehab’s residential treatment, he or she is able to partake in the services supplied by Desert Flower Behavioral Health Inpatient Unit before returning to residential treatment. The staff of professionals conducts an ongoing assessment of each patient’s progress and needs and offers assistance in making this transition smooth so as to continue the process of healing with as little disruption as possible.
Continuing Care and Levels of Treatment
Our treatment center’s method for providing the best, all-encompassing care for every patient who comes for treatment includes thorough discharge planning and continuing care services that are second-to-none. Once a patient engages in services to treat an Adderall addiction and co-occurring concerns at Sierra Tucson, a comprehensive continued care plan is devised so that he or she can remain successful once treatment is complete. Those partaking in the services at Desert Flower meet with continued care staff to assess each individual’s needs and plan for discharge. Those engaged in the residential treatment at our Adderall addiction rehab meet with the same continued care staff and regional outreach specialists and partake in lectures and one-on-one planning sessions to ensure quality referrals and to establish any follow-up appointments that may be required once they have been discharged.
Furthermore, patients exiting the residential treatment, along with their family members, can benefit from The Connections Program. This treatment plan includes 12-month-long case management services that are in place to offer ongoing and substantial support to former patients. A representative from this treatment plan contacts patients 48 hours after they are discharged and is available to assist these individuals in seeking and receiving the additional services they need in order to remain successful in the process of healing and recovery.
Lastly, former patients can take part in the Alumni Services affiliated with our treatment center. These services include groups offered through outpatient centers, which are located across the United States.
If you or a loved one wishes to receive the best care that has improved the lives of many individuals who have struggled with chemical dependency and co-occurring conditions, look no further than Sierra Tucson. The life you have envisioned can begin here.