What Rehab Is Really Like and How We Can Help You Today

What Rehab Is Really Like and How We Can Help You Today

If you are thinking about making a change, you’re probably wondering what it’s like to go to rehab and what happens while you are there? Is it worth it to be away from your friends and family for so long? Will it really help you change?

The fear of the unknown might keep you from taking that next step, so let us at Indah Recovery clear up some things for you. 

What is rehab?

Rehabilitation, or rehab, is a treatment center based on helping someone get over substance abuse or mental health problems. In rehab, people are able to work through the act of rehabilitation. 

In its most basic sense, rehab is a therapeutic retraining of the brain to support individuals who have struggled with addiction. Through this process, clients in rehab can learn how to avoid triggers, develop healthy coping mechanisms for stress release, and develop a support system and supportive approach for living with the temptation to drugs and alcohol. 

In rehab, there are medical and professional staff trained to support individuals who are going through withdrawal, learning to cope with cravings and their new lifestyle, and supporting individuals who need help with the transition. Through both individual and group counseling and therapy, clients are taught relapse prevention strategies, mindfulness techniques, and other mental health strategies to improve client wellbeing. 

What is rehab really like?

Initially, rehab can be extremely challenging, especially for individuals who are not committed to making a lifestyle change. Going through detox and dealing with withdrawal symptoms can make a person feel terrible and ruin their motivation to continue. However, there are authentic opportunities to reflect, learn, grow, and build relationships for the future for individuals who stick it out.

When it comes to figuring out what rehab is really like, there is a lot of reflection. Looking at the problems that drugs or alcohol have caused and identifying the negative through process or trigger that instigated substance use. Through this therapeutic strategy, clients will learn to identify challenges and times of frequent use to make a change to the process.

Individuals who go to rehab are also directly taught coping mechanisms, healthy self-management strategies, and how to implement relapse prevention to ensure continued health and safety. In this process, individuals are given opportunities to practice, engage with others, and implement the strategies taught to ensure that they are capable of implementing them in the real world.

And lastly, clients have the opportunity to grow and build relationships for the future. No one quite understands the pull of addiction like another addict, and no one knows how to battle or challenge it like someone who has also gone through addiction and treatment. In rehab, clients can learn and build friendships with other residents. Through this process, individuals can create a support system of individuals familiar with the struggles and support one another in times of need.

Let Indah Recovery Be Your Rehab Today

At Indah Recovery, we want to help you recover from substance abuse for good. In a treatment center that feels like home, our clients work with professional staff to create tailored treatment plans designed to meet their individual addiction needs. 

Our intimate and luxury setting combines holistic and modern therapies with traditional evidence-based therapies in a treatment program designed to help our clients achieve long-term sustainable recovery.

With holistic healing in mind, our clients receive 24-hour care, nutritious meals, opportunities for physical training. We want our clients to achieve total mental, physical, and emotional wellness.
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What is the Difference Between an Alcoholic and a Heavy Drinker?

What is the Difference Between an Alcoholic and a Heavy Drinker

Alcohol can impact individuals in many ways. Sometimes it is limited to relationships or legal trouble. Other times it has a pervasive and devastating impact on the life of the drinker. Knowing the difference between an alcoholic and a heavy drinker can indicate the type of help an individual needs based on their drinking habits.

At Indah Recovery, we support clients with alcohol and drug addiction through comprehensive detox and inpatient residential treatment in our Dana Point, CA location.  Contact us today to see how alternative and evidence-based therapies can support you in making a healthy change for the better. 

What are the differences between an alcoholic and a heavy drinker?

The differences between an alcoholic and a heavy drinker can be boiled down to three main factors: frequency, dependency, and withdrawal symptoms. By distinguishing between alcohol addiction and problematic or heavy drinking, individuals may be able to identify red flags in their habits before developing an addiction.

Frequency is one of the main differences between a heavy or problematic drinker and an alcoholic. An alcoholic is going to need to consume alcohol daily. However, a problematic or heavy drinker may go days or weeks between a drink. The difference in frequency between these has to do with dependency on alcohol as a coping mechanism.

When it comes to dependency, a heavy or problematic drinker may be able to stop drinking where an alcoholic can not. Should a problem arise in which a heavy drinker could not consume alcohol, they would function normally without it. However, if an alcoholic were prevented from drinking, there would be physical and mental consequences to not drinking. 

This is all to say, the main difference between an alcoholic and a heavy drinker is whether or not they experience withdrawal symptoms. Individuals addicted to alcohol will begin to feel withdrawal symptoms within 6-12 hours of the last drink. Heavy drinkers may experience a hangover but do not experience extreme withdrawal symptoms following a night of heavy drinking. 

Individuals who are questioning the difference between whether they or their loved one is a heavy drinker or an alcoholic should know that problematic and heavy drinking can be just as devastating and have similar long-term consequences. Individuals who suspect an unhealthy relationship with alcohol should know when it’s time to seek treatment.

How to Know When it’s Time to Seek Treatment

Heavy drinkers and alcoholics can both seek treatment for their alcohol consumption. Heavy drinkers may wish to see a therapist or counselor to discuss healthy coping mechanisms and ways to cut drinking out of their routine. Alcoholics, however, should attend a structured program designed to treat individuals with addiction to alcohol. 

Alcohol addiction treatment programs are specially designed to incorporate the best and most helpful therapies, teaching styles, and environments for individuals looking to make a change to their alcohol consumption. 

Individuals who are unsure if their relationship with alcohol indicates alcoholism may benefit from a CAGE questionnaire. These questions help determine if a person may have substance abuse problems. 

  1. “Have you ever felt you should cut down on your drinking?
  2. Have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking?
  3. Have you ever felt bad or guilty about your drinking?
  4. Have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover (eye-opener)?”

These four questions provide an introduction to how an individual uses alcohol and how they feel about that use. 

If you are ready to get help today, contact Indah Recovery. Our professional staff and supportive expert counseling team are prepared to help you today.

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How Do You Get Addicted to Klonopin?

How Do You Get Addicted to Klonopin?

Klonopin is an addictive medication that can suppress functions in the body to create a mellowed-out, “chill” high. However, this benzodiazepine comes with some dangerous side effects. Additionally, not only can use be dangerous, but the withdrawal period can bring an onset of seizures.

If you suspect that you or your loved one may be addicted to Klonopin, contact Indah Recovery today. Our comprehensive treatment programs medically monitor clients to ensure safety through the detox and treatment programs. Additionally, our program is designed to combine the best therapeutic treatments with unique therapies for total body healing. 

What is Klonopin?

Klonopin is the brand name for a drug called clonazepam. Clonazepam is in the benzodiazepine family and as such is prescribed to treat seizure disorders and panic disorders. Additionally, it can be used to treat acute mania, restlessness, and a variety of other disorders. Clients who use this drug can become addicted. 

Klonopin is taken orally with a circular pill that is generally yellow or green, but can be white, or even light blue. They range in potency from .5mg to 2 mg. Klonopin can be taken daily for maintenance or on an “as needed” basis for increased incidences of panic/seizures.

How do you get addicted to Klonopin?

Klonopin is a benzodiazepine and as such, can become addictive with extended use. However, clonazepam can also cause extreme side effects and withdrawal symptoms that make the drug dangerous when abused. 

Klonopin dependence and addiction can occur more easily when an individual misuses the prescription drug. Individuals who use Klonopin without a prescription to get high, take the pill differently than prescribed whether by taking more or crushing the pill instead of taking it whole and by taking the medication more frequently. Through this process, the body develops a tolerance and a need for the drug. 

The most common side effects of Klonopin are drowsiness, ataxia, and behavior problems. However, there are a number of additional side effects listed on the warning label

  • Cardiovascular: Palpitations
  • Dermatologic: Hair loss, hirsutism, skin rash, ankle, and facial edema
  • Gastrointestinal: Anorexia, coated tongue, constipation, diarrhea, dry mouth, encopresis, gastritis, increased appetite, nausea, sore gums
  • Genitourinary: Dysuria, enuresis, nocturia, urinary retention Hematopoietic: Anemia, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, eosinophilia
  • Hepatic: Hepatomegaly, transient elevations of serum transaminases and alkaline phosphatase
  • Musculoskeletal: Muscle weakness, pains
  • Miscellaneous: Dehydration, general deterioration, fever, lymphadenopathy, weight loss
  • or gain
  • Neurologic: Abnormal eye movements, aphonia, coma, diplopia, dysarthria, dysdiadochokinesis, ‘‘glassy-eyed’’ appearance, headache, hemiparesis, hypotonia, nystagmus, respiratory depression, slurred speech, tremor, vertigo
  • Psychiatric: Confusion, depression, amnesia, hysteria, increased libido, insomnia, psychosis (the behavior effects are more likely to occur in patients with a history of psychiatric disturbances).
  • The following paradoxical reactions have been observed: irritability, aggression, agitation, nervousness, hostility, anxiety, sleep disturbances, nightmares, abnormal dreams, hallucinations.
  • Respiratory: Chest congestion, rhinorrhea, shortness of breath, hypersecretion in upper respiratory passages

These side effects can place additional stress on the body. Additionally, the FDA recommends that individuals prescribed Klonopin be monitored closely for changes and possible side effects.

What should you do if you have a Klonopin addiction?

If you suspect that you have developed a dependence on or an addiction to Klonopin, it is crucial that you speak with your doctor immediately. While clonazepam overdose is uncommon, when used with other drugs, like opioids, the risk increases greatly. 

Additionally, as a benzodiazepine, stopping the drug without weening the body from it can cause extreme and possibly fatal symptoms. The FDA Rx Warning for Klonopin includes the following warning: “Stopping KLONOPIN suddenly can cause seizures that will not stop (status epilepticus).” 

If you suspect an addiction, it is important to get help to treat it. Medically monitored detoxification is recommended to help clients wean themselves off the drug and maintain their physical health. Additionally, inpatient treatment is recommended to ensure continued physical safety and monitored and structured treatment connected to addiction and panic disorder.

Indah Recovery – Addiction Treatment in a Safe Environment

In a luxury environment that feels like home, clients can access high-quality expert care for drug and alcohol addiction. Through comprehensive detoxification and addiction treatment, clients can work with clinical staff to develop a program that facilitates the development of sustainable recovery methods so they can stay clean and sober for good.

At Indah Recovery, we believe in curating personalized treatment plans that combine the traditional and the alternative in order to provide holistic healing opportunities for the mind, body, and spirit. 

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How to Detox from Cocaine

how to detox from cocaine

Detoxing from cocaine can be an extensive and emotional process. While it can be draining physically, it is often the mental battle that keeps individuals hooked on this stimulant. 

Cocaine detox challenges the physical, mental, and emotional strength of an individual. At Indah Recovery, we battle all three with our comprehensive programming and holistic healing therapies. Designed to help clients achieve sobriety through detox and inpatient treatment and maintain it through aftercare planning, the client-forward programming at Indah Recovery is changing lives.

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Signs of Cocaine Addiction

Individuals who use cocaine often wonder if their occasional binges qualify as an addiction. While not all cocaine users are addicted, any amount of cocaine use is dangerous and should be stopped. If someone attempts to quit cocaine use but finds it difficult, that is a sign of a substance use disorder.

Through Narcotics Anonymous, an anonymous group devoted to helping individuals stop using drugs, they have developed a series of questions that help answer the question, “Am I an Addict?” It can also help you determine if your loved one struggles with problematic use or addiction.

In NA, there are 29 self-reflection questions they ask to help individuals determine if they are addicted to drugs. The first 5, listed below, help individuals begin to evaluate if their or their loved one’s use is problematic.

  1. Do you ever use alone?
  2. Have you ever substituted one drug for another, thinking that one particular drug was the problem?
  3. Have you ever manipulated or lied to a doctor to obtain prescription drugs?
  4. Have you ever stolen drugs or stolen to obtain drugs?
  5. Do you regularly use a drug when you wake up or when you go to bed?

The remaining 24 questions ask about use, problems cocaine use has caused, and how it makes you feel. These questions are asked to help you self-evaluate or evaluate your loved one’s use. Answering a certain number of questions “yes” does not indicate that you are an addict. It can help you realize the toll that cocaine is having on your life. 

How to Detox from Cocaine

Detoxing from cocaine can be a traumatic process. Following use, individuals immediately crash. The short euphoric high often leaves individuals feeling fatigued, anxious, or irritable.

Symptoms of detox and withdrawal of cocaine are often non-physical and can last for months after the last use. Some symptoms of cocaine withdrawal include:

  • Agitation and restless behavior
  • Cravings
  • Depressed mood
  • Fatigue
  • A general feeling of discomfort 
  • Increased appetite
  • Vivid and unpleasant dreams
  • Slowing of activity
  • Suicidal thoughts

Why shouldn’t you try to detox from cocaine at home?

While cocaine doesn’t typically have physically life-threatening withdrawal symptoms, cocaine does have complex and extensive mental and emotional withdrawal symptoms. 

Cravings can completely derail the detox process for individuals attempting to detox at home alone. Depression, agitation, unpleasant sleep, and suicidal thoughts can also derail detox causing an individual to seek other drugs or other options as opposed to suffering through the withdrawal symptoms. Additionally, since the symptoms of cocaine withdrawal can last for months, individuals often see no way out.

Cocaine detox should be completed in a professional facility where individuals can be medically monitored for their own personal health and physical safety. Additionally, individuals struggling with depression, agitation, and suicidal thoughts can have 24/7 access to therapists, counselors, and supportive staff members to get them through the challenging times.

Indah Recovery

Feel at home in our luxury Orange County cocaine addiction treatment center. Designed with clients’ personal needs in mind, our intimate, confidential, and exclusive rehabilitation facility supports those struggling with mental health disorders related to addiction. 

With unique therapies, our facility combines the best of traditional addiction treatment with high-quality alternative therapies designed to ease the mind and body and create a relaxing, responsive, and rehabilitative experience. Grow and develop through Indah Recovery’s evidence-based treatment programs. 

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