While much debate surrounds whether or not kratom is a drug that should be made illegal in the United States, there remains evidence that shows that this substance can be exceptionally harmful if it’s abused. When taken in smaller amounts, kratom acts as a stimulant within a person’s body and can cause an upsurge in energy, heartrate, and other such physiological effects. When consumed in greater quantities, this drug can induce sedative effects that can slow a person’s movements, breathing, and heartrate when misused.
Regardless if you’ve consumed kratom in the form of a liquid, a tablet, raw, or brewed in a tea, using this substance as a means of achieving a mind- and mood-altering high can place your mental and physical health at risk. In fact, the longer you misuse this substance, the more likely you are to eventually struggle with an addiction that can be challenging to overcome without help. Luckily, however, there are resources available in the form of professional treatment that can help you stop your misuse of kratom and begin living the sober life you deserve.
Located in Tucson, Arizona, our rehab is a renowned and premier provider of residential treatment for men and women who are searching for a transformative treatment experience that can give them the sober lives they desire. In choosing to come to this rehab center, you’ll be cared for by the best staff of professionals who are fully committed to helping you overcome your compulsion to abuse kratom and other harmful substances of abuse. Additionally, you’ll be able to partake in various holistic and life-changing therapeutic interventions that can help you heal in mind, body, and spirit in a truly lasting way. Therefore, if you’re prepared to begin living a kratom-free and healthy life that is no longer compromised by substance abuse and the effects that come from this sort of issue, look no further than our treatment center. At Sierra Tucson, the best rehab center for kratom addiction, the possibility of a better tomorrow can begin today.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment
Since kratom is not a commonly abused drug, finding out that your friend or family member is abusing it can be a confusing and disconcerting experience. You may not know what this substance is and how it can affect your loved one’s future. You may be concerned for your friend or family member’s wellbeing and want to take a proactive approach to helping this important person in your life become well again. Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to help your friend or family member get treatment at this crossroads in his or her life.
Before you begin researching treatment centers on behalf of your loved one, it may be helpful to do the following:
- Research kratom. Learn where it comes from, how people abuse it, and the signs of intoxication that you may be able to observe in your loved one.
- As you learn more about this drug, become familiar with the possible adverse effects that this drug can elicit so that you know when you may need to intervene and get your loved one emergency help after he or she has abused kratom.
- Speak to addiction professionals in your area to see what they know about kratom. These individuals may be able to point you in the direction of a rehab provider that may be able to help your friend or family member.
- Research treatment centers that supply premier care that can meet your loved one’s needs. Be sure to pay close attention to residential treatment centers, as they can offer the tranquil respite needed to recover from a kratom abuse problem in a lasting way.
With a greater understanding of kratom and the resources available to your loved one, you can speak to your friend or family member about seeking treatment. During this conversation, however, be sure to keep the following in mind:
- Be receptive to what your loved one has to say regarding his or her kratom abuse problem.
- Try to avoid being judgmental.
- Be compassionate and empathic.
- Convey your own concerns for him or her with kindness.
- Speak to the benefits of getting help.
- Communicate how you’re intending to support him or her during and after treatment.
- Attempt to remove barriers that could deter your loved one from getting help.
If you attempt the aforementioned steps, the person you care about may be more inclined to get help for his or her kratom abuse problem and make the changes needed to live a sober lifestyle.
Why Consider Treatment for Kratom Abuse at Our Rehab Center
When you make the brave choice to start treatment to overcome a kratom abuse problem or addiction, you’re making a decision that can positively affect your whole life. The reason for this has to do with the fact that treatment provides you with the support, resources, and skills needed to refrain from further kratom use and heal from the effects that this drug has caused.
Conversely, when you remain addicted to kratom, it’s possible that your life could take a dark turn and include a number of adverse effects that could derail your future. For example, this drug can damage your heart, lungs, and other vital organs to such a degree that you may not be able to live without experiencing the onset of certain long-term ailments that can compromise your quality of life. Furthermore, the oscillating moods and emotional dysregulation that this drug triggers could lead to the onset of certain mental health disorders that can hinder your ability to refrain from kratom and other types of substance abuse. Your relationships with others could become strained, your career potential could deteriorate, and your ability to provide financially could diminish the longer you misuse kratom. Fortunately, these sort of effects can be mended or avoided completely. When you start rehab services at a treatment center, you can defeat your compulsion to use and physical need for kratom once and for all.
Types of Treatment Offered at Our Rehab Center
As an internationally known and respected treatment provider of medical, therapeutic, and experiential services, our treatment center 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 kratom addiction rehab prides itself on being a leading provider of services that are effective in treating chemical dependency concerns, such as an addiction to kratom, as well as co-occurring disorders. Holistic and individualized treatment is cornerstone to the care offered at our treatment center, and the staff of qualified and experienced professionals administers care by utilizing a dynamic approach to treating patients. It is the ambition of our rehab 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.
Sierra Tucson, a premier kratom abuse treatment 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 present to our rehab with kratom 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 treatment center’s behavioral health residential treatment center.
Treatment for substance abuse concerns, including the abuse of kratom, 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 Program 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 are struggling with the presence of a co-occurring disorder in addition to their addiction to kratom, the implementation of psychotropic medications may be incorporated into their overall plan of care at our rehab. 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 treatment plan 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 kratom addiction 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 Program at our rehab, 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:
- Anger management
- Identifying feelings of shame in order to move to a place of resilience
- Didactic lectures
- Working through grief and loss
- Healing anxiety
- Relapse prevention
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. Furthermore, 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 rehab center build a stronger sense of self and increased confidence as they overcome their kratom abuse problem, this treatment plan 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
- Adventure therapy (including a ropes course and rock wall)
- Expressive art
Additional services: In order to fully care for the needs of those who are working through an addiction to kratom 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:
- Mindfulness meditation
- EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and SE (Somatic Experiencing) therapies are offered when deemed necessary based upon an assessment conducted by a psychiatrist
- Somato-emotional response massage (SER massage)
- Personal training
- Psychological testing
Furthermore, patients engaged in the care delivered through the Addictions and Co-Occurring Disorder Program our kratom abuse rehab center 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
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 a kratom addiction and co-occurring concerns at our treatment center, a comprehensive continued care plan is devised so that they 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 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 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 kratom addiction 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 superior care that has improved the lives of many individuals who have struggled with chemical dependency and co-occurring conditions, look no further than our rehab. The life you have envisioned can begin here.