Crack Addiction Treatment and Rehab

Crack addiction is a debilitating disease — one that can destroy your health, finances, career goals, education and personal relationships all at once. Addiction can affect anyone at any age, regardless of their income, where they live or the color of their skin. If you’ve become addicted to crack, please know it is not your fault. Becoming addicted to crack was not in your control, but recovering from crack addiction is. Enrolling in rehab is a step you can take today that will put your life back on track. Our team at The Recovery Village is dedicated to helping you recover from crack addiction using a full continuum of care.
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You may hear that crack addiction is one of the hardest addictions to beat. While this may be true, the addiction treatment and recovery process can be much easier when managed professionally at a rehab facility such as The Recovery Village. Although there is no cure for addiction, treatment is proven to work and help those addicted to crack cocaine and other substances curb their cravings for the drug and maintain a sober and happy life. Regardless of where you seek treatment, a quality rehab facility should follow these four steps:

  1. Evaluation
  2. Detoxification
  3. Therapy
  4. Aftercare Planning

Having a thorough evaluation is one of the most crucial steps of crack addiction treatment because it lays the foundation for the rest of treatment. During evaluation, you will meet with both medical doctors and clinical therapists to discuss your addiction and any other substance abuse. From talking with these addiction professionals and submitting to drug testing, our team will be able to determine the severity of your addiction and also discover if you have any co-occurring mental health disorders.

The Recovery Village believes to treat addiction effectively we must observe the whole person’s needs, which includes treating dual diagnoses such as substance use disorder and bipolar disorder or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. We use the information gathered during evaluation to create a treatment plan unique to you, which we will discuss together before beginning treatment.

Upon arrival at The Recovery Village, you will begin detoxification, the body’s natural process of ridding toxins from itself. In some cases, patients come to us having already undergone detox. Detox can be physically and psychologically uncomfortable, and even somewhat painful, as the body adjusts back to life without crack. Common withdrawal symptoms include:  

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Excessive sweating
  • Irritability
  • Depressive symptoms
  • Extreme cravings for crack

Our staff works to make you as comfortable as possible during detox. If necessary, our doctors may administer withdrawal aid medications to help you curb the side effects of this process. Once crack is out of your system, the real work can begin. The crux of crack addiction treatment is therapy. Our treatment programs at The Recovery Village involve a combination of traditional and nontraditional therapies designed to address all of our patients’ needs. The frequency with which you participate in our different therapies depends on whether you’re enrolled in inpatient or outpatient rehab.

As your treatment nears its close, our team will create an aftercare plan for you to ensure you have ample support once you leave our sunny Florida campus. Aftercare planning often includes scheduling appointments with doctors are therapists in your town and arranging for your attendance at a 12-step program meeting in your area.

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Based on your evaluation, our team may determine inpatient rehab, or residential rehab, will be the best treatment course for you. During inpatient rehab, you will live on-site at The Recovery Village. Our addiction experts have found that removal from your usual people and places, as well as access to medical professionals 24/7, creates a healing environment most suitable for addiction recovery.

Camaraderie with others participating in rehab is a key part of fostering such a healing environment. For this reason, we also have all patients participate in group therapy. There is a significant stigma surrounding addiction, and most who fall victim to crack and other drugs feel a sense of shame and embarrassment surrounding their addiction. From hearing others’ stories and bonding with peers in rehab, our goal is for each patient to feel understood and less alone. While each person’s journey to recovery is different, we all can relate to one another and benefit each other.

We recognize it can be difficult to leave your home, job and loved ones for rehab, whether you’re coming from within the Sunshine State or from across the country. Our facility was thoughtfully constructed to offer you the comforts of home that will make your stay at The Recovery Village more enjoyable, such as private bathrooms, plush bedding and a cleaning service. Our approach to addiction recovery is holistic; we also employ a dietician and chef to prepare nutritionally-sound meals that will aid on your journey to wellness.

During residential rehab, patients spend their days meeting individually with their therapist. This one-on-one time is dedicated to understanding the “why” behind your addiction, and to identify triggers that may prompt you to use again. Patients also attend group therapy, where they share successes and failures with others in rehab. For those to whom it is relevant, some may also participate in family therapy, when their loved ones meet with the patient and counselor to discuss larger family conflicts. The Recovery Village also utilizes nontraditional therapy strategies, such as yoga and art therapy, to foster patient recovery.

Rehab is about working on improving one’s health, and the entire Recovery Village staff supports our patients accomplishing this in a variety of ways. Some patients practice meditation. Others will spend time reflecting on their past and journaling. Still others will take advantage of the fitness center and beautiful Florida climate to invest in physical wellness.

Unlike inpatient rehab, outpatient rehab allows patients the flexibility of living at home and even partaking in normal activities, such as going to work or school, while maintaining their treatment. Each person’s experience with outpatient rehab varies, and will likely change during the course of their treatment. For example, many begin outpatient treatment as a way to transition back into normal life from inpatient rehab. When they start outpatient, they may only sleep at home, but still spend their days at The Recovery Village. As the patient progresses, they may be able to begin working or attending school again and only attending treatment sessions in the evenings or on the weekends.
A well-structured therapy program is the backbone of any successful rehab. The Recovery Village uses several different kinds of therapy to give our patients a well-rounded, holistic treatment experience. Each type of therapy offers different benefits to the patient. Our therapy options include:

  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Alternative therapy
  • Family therapy

Of these, individual and group therapies are the most significant. During individual therapy sessions, a patient will meet with their primary counselor to focus on themselves. Together, the patient and therapist will explore the “why” behind the patient’s crack addiction. They will also spend time identifying craving triggers and practicing techniques to combat triggers and resist temptations to use crack again. Identifying triggers and developing alternate coping mechanisms is a huge part of one-on-one therapy and aftercare planning, or developing a plan to help the patient stay sober following rehab. These sessions can occur daily or weekly, depending on the patient’s individual treatment plan.

During group therapy, which occurs every day, several patients meet with one or two therapists as a group to share their successes, struggles and stories of the past. It can be difficult for many addicts to share their stories publicly because of the stigma surrounding addiction. However, practicing telling their story amongst a group of peers who have all had similar experiences is an excellent way to experience this vulnerability in a safe space and build camaraderie with others staying at The Recovery Village. Topics discussed during group therapy include sexuality, family, trauma and coping mechanisms, among others.

While our programming is heavily rooted in these scientifically-backed therapy options, we also employ alternative therapy, which has proven time and again to benefit patients just as much as traditional therapy. Alternative therapy may options include meditation, yoga, art therapy, gardening, dietary counseling, acupuncture and equine therapy, for example. In our experience, patients often experience a boost in self-confidence, positivity and pride following participation in these therapies.

Depending on the patient’s unique circumstances, we also sometimes offer family therapy sessions. In this type of counseling, a patient’s family is invited to join the patient and their therapist for a well-moderated discussion to discuss certain topics. This experience is very personal and varies from patient to patient. For some, these sessions may be designed to help the addict apologize to and make amends with their loved ones. In other cases, the session may be focused on educating a patient’s family and asking them for support in the patient’s journey toward lasting sobriety.

For our team at The Recovery Village, treating just your addiction is not enough. From our many years of experience, we know many people suffer from a mental illness in conjunction with substance use disorder. In many cases, these co-occurring disorders fuel one another. Some mental illnesses that may co-occur with crack addiction include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Multiple personality disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Post traumatic stress disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

The Recovery Village practices integrated treatment, meaning our counselors work with each patient who has a dual diagnosis to address both mental conditions, not just addiction. For some, the mental illness started first and spurred crack addiction. As an example, a patient could have PTSD after experiencing a trauma, and began using crack to distract from the symptoms of the condition. For others, crack addiction caused another mental illness to take hold. As a second example, a person could have experienced a trauma while high on crack that caused PTSD to develop.

Our dedicated treatment professionals understand these co-occurring disorders are intertwined, and we cannot completely treat addiction without addressing both. Our ultimate goal is to make sure our patients can recover from their addiction, and treating both comorbid disorders is the best way to ensure the possibility of recovery.

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Addiction is a medical disease, and just like cancer, requires treatment from medical professionals. This type of expertise and attentive care can be costly, especially when the rehab center uses state-of-the-art treatment methods and offers luxurious amenities. It’s important to remember, though, that the money you may spend on rehab does not come close to the amount your life, health and safety is worth. There are many financing options available to patients to make paying for drug rehab easier, including using insurance, grants or scholarships and private pay.

Yes, your insurance will likely cover crack treatment. The Affordable Care Act mandates insurance companies offer substance addiction treatment and other mental health treatments to all participants. These stipulations vary based on each person’s insurance plan, and specifically whether they are enrolled through their place of employment or the healthcare marketplace. A representative from your insurance company will be able to answer specific questions about your personal coverage. Alternatively, our intake coordinators at The Recovery Village can also call your insurance company to determine what your coverage is. Our team is highly experienced and has a good working relationship with many different insurance companies.
You may also be able to pay for crack addiction treatment without private insurance. For example, the Veterans Administration offers grants to addicted vets who need access to treatment. If you don’t have private insurance, you may qualify for government-sponsored insurance, Medicaid or Medicare. Both programs also cover rehab, although the specifics vary from person to person. Some also use private pay to fund rehab, such as borrowing the money from a family member or taking out a private loan from a bank. If you’re interested in attending rehab at The Recovery Village but aren’t sure how you’re going to finance treatment, call us today. Our intake coordinators are highly experienced and can walk you through all of the options available to you.
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Crack Addiction Treatment & Rehab was last modified: July 21st, 2017 by The Recovery Village