Affordable Rehab of Woodbridge Twp | Alcohol and Drug Rehab Services for Woodbridge Twp   Affordable Rehab of Woodbridge Twp

Affordable Rehab of
Woodbridge Twp

(201) 241-3132

Your Privacy is Guaranteed. No commitment.
Help is standing by 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We work with most insurance carriers!
* Assurant Health * Humana * Aetna * Cigna
* BlueCross BlueShield * United Healthcare

Drug Addiction Treatment

Battling Drug Addiction in Woodbridge Twp

Cocaine Vaccine

Until now there are no such medicated drugs available to treat cocaine addiction. The talk of a cocaine vaccine has instilled hope in cocaine addicts and their supporters who want to help them. A vaccine is a biologically prepared substance which contains a disease imitating agent. A vaccine can be used to treat any particular disease. It strengthens the immunity of the body against that disease by making the body identify that agent as an outsider. Every time it locates it, it will attempt to destroy it.

Similar to how a vaccine works, cocaine vaccine is set to work in the same way. A cold flu virus is used in preparing the vaccine along with using a cocaine resembling molecule. The vaccine will prevent cocaine from entering the brain, thus preventing any artificially induced euphoric state from occurring. After giving the vaccine, cocaine gets destroyed because the body sees it as foreign. It will attack the cocaine in the bloodstream before any of it can reach the brain.

Understanding the Consequences

Estimated figures report that 23% of those who try heroin once, get addicted to it. Also, approximately 20 million people around the world are addicted to heroin.

The use of contaminated syringes and overdose are a major concern as it complicates the situation further. Additionally, heroin addicts are prone to diseases like HIV/AIDS or Hepatitis C.

Consequences of Prescription Medication Addiction

Most prescription medication is physically addictive. To abruptly discontinue prescription medications, could create a situation where the person could immediately experience seizures or convulsions. It is for this reason, that withdrawal from prescription medications should be gradual and under medical supervision. This is best accomplished in a residential treatment program to guard against any medical complications.

The discomfort associated with withdrawal from these medications is contingent upon the dose the person is taking and the length of time they have been taking it. Some people take between 20 and 30 pills daily.

In addition to the physical addiction created by abusing prescription medication, people also experience a deterioration in personal relationships, employment difficulties due to a lack of concentration and motivation, financial difficulties, legal problems, as well as, psychological difficulties. Most of the people found addicted to prescription medication have experienced most of the above.

Treatment of Prescription Medication Addiction

Due to the physical dependence created by abusing prescription medication, addiction treatment begins in a residential treatment facility. The initial phase of treatment is detox. It is here, under medical supervision, that the symptoms associated with withdrawal from prescription medication are managed, reduced and some times eliminated. The average length of time spent in detox is approximately seven days. During this time, the person will be monitored medically and any psychiatric or psychological issues will be assessed.

After the person is medically stable, they are generally referred to residential treatment to complete the treatment plan designed in detox. By the time most people enter treatment for prescription medication addiction, they have created quite a bit of emotional damage to themselves and loved ones. It takes time to recover from shame, grief, guilt, and rebuild a level of trust amongst the family. Recovery in a supportive therapeutic environment eliminates many of the outside distractions and allows a person to focus on issues relating to their recovery. The length of stay is approximately twenty days and may be followed by outpatient therapy.


Drug and Alcohol Addiction Help

It's Never Too Late - Call To Get Help Now!


© 2017, Affordable Rehab of Woodbridge Twp