There are numerous substances that individuals abuse throughout the world in an effort to obtain a recreational high. Inhalants are one of these substances, and they can impose many different detriments on the lives of those who abuse them. These substances contain many solvents and chemicals that can cause permanent damage to one’s body and mind. These detriments can occur at any moment, whether it is the first time one is using an inhalant, or whether a person has been abusing it for a long period of time. Because of the intense high that is elicited with the abuse of inhalants, many individuals find it challenging to put a stop to their use without the help of professionals.
At Sierra Tucson, the best rehab center for inhalant addiction, we realize the many obstacles that are facing those who are attempting to defeat the compulsion to abuse inhalants and have therefore established specialized treatment that works to help these individuals reclaim control of their lives. Our immensely skilled and compassionate team desires to help individuals realize their abilities to make positive, life-changing decisions and begin to understand that a life free from an inhalant addiction can be achieved.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment
If you have a family member or a loved one who is abusing inhalants, it is likely that you are suffering from many different emotions as you work towards coming to terms with the danger that your loved one is facing. You know that your loved one’s abuse of inhalants is causing permanent damage and you want him or her to get help in order to stop these behaviors, however, you might be feeling unsure of what you can do to help. Consider the following:
- Obtain information on the many different kinds of inhalants that are available, the signs and symptoms that the use of them causes, and the potential effects that can develop because of the abuse. Providing yourself with this knowledge can help you better understand what your loved one is experiencing.
- Look into treatment centers that can provide your loved one with the care that he or she needs to overcome his or her inhalant addiction.
- Sit down and talk with your loved one in a non-judgmental manner about the concerns you are having for him or her. Allow your loved one to speak his or her side, and encourage him or her to obtain treatment to get help.
- When your loved one accepts treatment, remain a solid source of support for him or her by engaging in therapy sessions when invited, learning how to support him or her after treatment is completed, and staying in constant communication.
- Remain vigilant of your own self-care at this time. Giving everything you have to your loved one will cause additional strain in your life, as you are depleting yourself of the everyday things that you need to be an effective source of support.
Why Consider Treatment at Our Rehab Center
The long-term abuse of inhalants can cause individuals to suffer any number of life-changing consequences. Part of these consequences can include damaging physical health effects as chronic inhalant use has been known to cause liver damage, kidney damage, and brain damage as a result of chemical poisoning from the inhalants. Choking sensations, anemia, limb spasms, temporary blindness, hindered breathing capabilities, and bone marrow damage have also been known to occur because of inhalant abuse. In addition, many individuals might develop spots or sores in or around their mouths as a result of consistent use of inhalants. Memory disturbances, increased anxiety, heart failure, heightened depression, and symptoms of psychosis have been known to occur. Overdose is an ever-present risk for those who abuse inhalants as severe physical effects have been recognized as occurring following one use of these deadly substances. Thankfully, by obtaining appropriate treatment interventions, these detriments can be effectively avoided and a happy life of sobriety can be obtained.
Types of Treatment Offered at Our 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 inhalants, 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 our 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 inhalant abuse 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 treatment center’s residential care. When patients arrive at our rehab with inhalants 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 our rehab center’s behavioral health residential treatment center.
Treatment for substance abuse concerns, including the abuse of inhalants, is delivered through our rehab’s Addictions and Co-Occurring Disorder 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 best, 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 Addictions and Co-Occurring Disorder treatment plan can partake in the following treatment methods, which are outlined in each patient’s individualized treatment plan, as well as in our inhalant addiction treatment center’s daily treatment schedules:
Medication management: When individuals are struggling with the presence of a co-occurring disorder in addition to their addiction to inhalants, the implementation of psychotropic medications may be incorporated into their overall plan of care at our rehab center. 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 the Addictions and Co-Occurring Disorder treatment plan at our inhalant abuse rehab center, they are assigned to a small group of peers, all of whom are engaged in the same treatment. 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 treatment plan for family members and other close identified loved ones of patients. This type of 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 inhalant abuse problem, this 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 inhalants and any co-occurring conditions, our 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 Addictions and Co-Occurring Disorder Program at our inhalant addiction rehab 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 center, 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
As a premier rehab center for inhalant abuse, Sierra Tucson’s method for providing 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 inhalant addiction and co-occurring concerns at our treatment center, 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 center at our 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 center, 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 an addiction to inhalants, look no further than our rehab. The life you have envisioned can begin here.