What Kinds of Drugs Does Inpatient and Outpatient Treatment Address?


Addiction to substance abuse is an unfortunate experience that a lot of people go through.

People are addicted to varied substances, some of which are legal while others are illegal.

If addiction is a problem that you are facing, you need to consider the help of a top rated residential drug rehab program.

Inpatient treatment, otherwise referred to as inpatient treatment, is an arrangement whereby the client lives within the rehab facility during the period of treatment.

There are several steps followed during the treatment.

These include counseling, detox, inpatient or residential treatment, and intensive outpatient treatment, after care and so on. Entering our inpatient treatment center for drug addiction, you are likely to wonder what kind of substances we specialize in.

There are some rehab facilities that offer Inpatient and outpatient treatment for a specific substance such as alcohol. Others combine different substances and open their doors to clients facing different types of drug addiction.

At The Recovery Way, we offer Inpatient and outpatient treatment for different drugs/substances including but not limited to:

1. Alcohol

Alcohol is the number 1 most abused substance in America. There are 135.5 million people who drink alcohol in America and out of these 86 million are considered abusers.

Alcohol abuse includes binge drinking, underage drinking and also heavy drinking. 23% of the American population is involved in binge drinking. In raw numbers, these are 59.7 Americans. Meanwhile, 6.5% of the American population are heavy drinkers. 6.5% is representative of 17 million people.

It might come as a shock to most parents to know that there are currently 9.3 million underage drinkers. Alcohol poses risks such as predisposing one to violence, injuries and depression. When taken by pregnant women, alcohol poses a health risk to the unborn baby and might lead to fetal development problems.

2. Methamphetamines

This is also referred to as meth, ice, speed or crystal. Meth is an extremely addictive stimulant that has ruined many lives. Usually, people will venture into meth after having tried out other less addictive drugs.

Meth addiction is particularly hard hitting and takes a heavy toll on the physical health and appearance of an individual. It also has a negative impact on the mental health of an individual besides increasing one’s chances of contracting infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B and C. The high from meth lasts 40 times longer than that from cocaine, which might explain why so many substance abusers are drawn to it.

Meth is highly popular among young adults, with the average user being 19 years old. It is reported that about 133,000 people used meth for the first time in 2012 while there are about 440,000 meth users currently.

3. Prescription Drugs

The prescription drugs commonly abused include painkillers, stimulants and sedatives. Under these categories you have common brand names such as Vicodin, Ritalin, and Xanax respectively.

There are people who get addicted to prescription drugs after having used them medically, while others get into abuse without having used them before for medical reasons. In 2012, there were 2.4 million new abusers of prescription drugs.

Painkillers containing hydrocodone and oxycodone are the most abused medicines in the US. Painkillers containing hydrocodone include Vicodin and Percocet while those containing oxycodone include Oxycontin.

Sedatives like benzodiazepines affect the central nervous system in the same way that alcohol does. In 2012, out of the 2.4 million new abusers of prescription drugs 2.1 million were using benzodiazepines for non-medical reasons.

4. Marijuana

With all the debates that are going on about legalizing marijuana and the role of medical marijuana, it is easy to ignore the fact that there are people who are addicted to this illicit drug. In fact, in 2012 marijuana was the most commonly used federally illicit drug with a record of 18.9 million users.

79% of all people who use illicit drugs use marijuana and this drug also takes the prize as far as popularity among high school students is concerned. Out of the 7.3 million people classified as having illicit drug dependence or abuse, 4.3 million were marijuana abusers.

5. Hallucinogens

There are different types of hallucinogens including Ecstasy, LSD, PCP and even psilocybin mushrooms.

In 2012, there were 1.1 million people using hallucinogens in America. The most popular of the hallucinogens include Ecstasy, LSD and PCP in that order.

6. Heroin

Heroin is the most addictive substance in the world.

In 2012, there were 669,000 users of heroin, an increase from those surveyed in 2002. Heroin is a semi-synthetic opioid that is made from morphine.

Out of the 13.5 million people all over the world who use opioids, 9.2 million use heroin. It has been referred to as the ‘king of narcotics’ after being classified as the most powerful drug in the world.

7. Cocaine

Cocaine is a central nervous system stimulant that is used by nearly 1.6 million Americans. Currently, it is approximated that there are 1.1 million people in America who are addicted to cocaine.
With such grim statistics from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, it is easy to see why inpatient treatment is necessary if dependence on drugs is to be overcome.

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