Combining alcohol and drugs can cause serious health, physical, and behavioral issues. Using drugs and alcohol simultaneously aggravates the symptoms of both, but it can also lead to severe interactions. People with substance use addiction will also abuse drugs such as prescription pills, marijuana, cocaine, and heroin. Using drugs and ingesting alcohol can get out of control in a blink of an eye, harming the body unless people seek professional help.
Substance abuse and alcohol disorders shouldn’t be self-treated. Specific addiction treatment programs can help you through the recovery process, increasing your chances of a lasting recovery. At The Holistic Sanctuary, we’re the drug and alcohol rehab in California that has one primary goal— to help you overcome your substance use disorder permanently and regain your mental health and life.
What’s the first stage of programs in drug and alcohol rehabs?
It’s common for rehab programs to provide in-house detoxification programs as a primary form of help. However, their category of rehab programs requires patients to complete detox before entering the addiction treatment centers.
Ideally, patients should get help at rehab centers that provide supervision and health for patients experiencing both alcohol and narcotic withdrawal symptoms. It takes anything from 5 to 7 days for a patient to go throughout the detox phase at drug rehab.
At the Holistic Sanctuary, the detox is made with help from natural substances and methods. Therefore, the patients will have an easier time and less severe withdrawal symptoms. Unlike other rehab facilities, there are no chemical substances or prescribed medications involved in the detox phase at the Holistic Sanctuary. Patients can heal when all chemicals, drugs, and alcohol residues are eliminated from the body.
Additionally, patients benefit from NAD IV vitamin drips, which help with the detox phase and prepare the body for deep cleansing.
What are the most severe effects of Substance Abuse?
Substance abuse refers to the constant and erratic use of alcohol and drugs. People who drink present a higher risk of abusing more than just one addictive substance such as heroin, cocaine, marijuana, or painkillers. Prolonged use of alcohol and drugs increases your tolerance, thus needing more of the element to achieve the same level of desired high. Any of the problems that aren’t addressed at drug rehab can turn into more serious health conditions after some time, and even pose a high risk for life. Drug and alcohol rehab programs provide the best care, and our team of professionals will not disappoint.
The following are some of the common combinations of alcohol and drugs and their dangers:
- Painkillers and Alcohol
Painkillers such as OxyContin and Vicodin are prescribed heavily in the U.S. to treat moderate and severe pain. These painkillers can result in liver damage, and when combined with alcohol, they significantly increase your chances of developing liver disease.
At rehab facilities like the Holistic Sanctuary, patients get blood work at the beginning of the program, but lab work is also done for the brain, liver, or kidneys. The doctors and nurses need to have a clear image of one’s health state before developing the addiction treatment plan for every patient.
- Heroin and Alcohol
Alcohol and heroin define and work as depressants for many people. One risk of depressants is they cause slow breathing. Heroin is extremely addictive, making it hard to quit once you start using it. Mixing heroin and alcohol can result in overdosing or a prolonged heart rate, both of which are life-threatening.
It’s common for drug and alcohol treatment centers to use chemical substances to address heroin and alcohol abuse. The Holistic Sanctuary is not one of those treatment facilities, though, as only natural remedies are used. It’s not a place for suboxone for addressing heroin addiction, but for sacred plant medicine. Not only that, sacred plant medicine gives results that last for a long time, but it also doesn’t pose any risk for patients’ mental health or to become addicted.
- Benzodiazepines and Alcohol
Benzodiazepines such as Ativan, Valium, and Xanax are the most common drugs that are mixed with alcohol. It also happens to be the most lethal combination as it leads to the slowing down of the central nervous system. The result is a severe loss of coordination and coma, which considerably increases the risk of overdose and even death.
How do alcohol and drug treatment centers treat Alcohol and Drug Addiction?
Drugs and alcohol can destroy your career, health, and relationships with friends and family. Although it might feel like going down a rabbit hole, help is available for complete recovery. Substance and alcohol abuse programs should include the help of our specialists.
Treatment facilities such as The Holistic Sanctuary rely on a system that activates your body’s healing mechanism and resets your brain back to its pre-addicted state for total recovery.
The treatment process we use includes proven holistic therapies and sacred plant medicine guaranteed to restore and revitalize your body, soul, and mind, therefore, helping you overcome the addiction.
Here’s what makes our center stand out:
Location, amenities, and services
The extraordinary value of nature for recovery has been highlighted by science several times. At the Holistic Sanctuary, the view is incredible, and patients get to relax and enjoy a walk in the most incredible scenery.
Everyone gets a private room with a private bathroom, organic lining, daily access to Yoga, spa, and massages. Patients are supervised 24/7, and the patient-staff ratio makes everyone feel comfortable and well taken care of.
Great team of professionals
Since our approach to illegal substances abuse rehabs is comprehensive, our team includes doctors, nurses, yogi, life coaches, and nutritionists. Experienced shamans guide the sacred plant medicine sessions, whereas psychologists and psychiatrists supervise the programs for patients with co-occurring mental conditions.
A customized plan and various therapies
The team will analyze every patient entering the Holistic Sanctuary for proper diagnosis of the level of addiction. Using the medical history, the team will develop a treatment plan for every patient, considering his/her values, specifics, and personality.
The methods used for treatment have been revealed the benefits of narcotics and addiction treatment for years. Yoga, meditation, guided imagery, one-on-one counseling sessions are combined with HBOT therapy, stem cell therapy, telomere repair, NAD IV vitamin drips, floatation therapy, and more.
Through treatment, the patients are helped by the professionals to identify the deep roots of their addiction. Once they identify the causes, they’re taught how to deal with everyday challenges in a healthy way. They learn how to do Yoga, how to meditate, how to eat healthily, and how to deal with stress.
Healthy and organic food
It’s known that patients with addiction have poor health. With all treatment at The Holistic Sanctuary, patients will receive only raw, organic, and non-GMO food to get high-quality nourishment. Additionally, nutritionists teach the patients about how to eat healthy when completing the program.
Staff members are dedicated to their patients, and the relationship continues even after they complete the programs. Healing from drug and alcohol addiction takes time, and patients always have only one click/phone call away from asking for help whenever necessary.
Regaining Your Life Starts Here
It’s time for a new beginning in your life— your journey to sobriety and lasting recovery. We’re unlike other drug and alcohol rehabs when it comes to our treatment programs. Our dedicated team of experts offers a one-of-a-kind holistic, scientific-based, and multidisciplinary approach, where we focus on curing the apparent symptoms and healing the underlying issues that caused the addiction. Reach for our help and call us today at (301)-601-7805 to begin regaining your life.