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Drug and Alcohol Help with Lasting Results
You’ve landed at the right place. One thing that separates us as a treatment facility is that we are going to get you or your loved ones help, regardless of your financial situation, the area of the country you live in, or the substance that is causing you to reach out for help. That help might be with us, or we can make recommendations for other respected programs that may suit your needs. How do we do this? We ask you to call us or fill out the form on our website letting us know the best time to reach you so we can contact you to provide guidance and treatment options. Our staff is unique. We are committed to helping people find the helpthey need right now.
Are Addiction Treatment Programs and Drug Rehab Programs the Same?
The simple answer is yes, by definition; however, no two treatment programs are identical. To be specific, giving an addict or alcoholic help depends on several key factors.
- The willingness of the addict/alcoholic to receive help
- All rehab or treatment facilities accept a person needing help based onthe following criteria:1) Medical – Our facility is one of the few in the country that has doctors and nurses treating patients on-site. We have patients come to us from around the world because we can handle acute symptoms that arise from a person choosing to stop drinking or using drugs. When a person makes this dedication to changing their life, we understand that it begins with a thorough physical and must be monitored medically. There are many treatment models that offer services such as detoxification for alcoholism or addiction; however, very few have the licenses in their state to actually treat the individual. Integrated medicine separates us from our competitors. Around the country we see addicts and alcoholic being taken by bus or van (“druggie buggy”) to doctors’ offices and monitored by lay-staff because that has become the norm. Our hope in educating consumers on this process is that it will help them ask the right questions so they find the right place for treatment. 2) Financial – All facilities in America must consider financial reimbursement in accepting a patient for care. Payment will either be 100 percent insurance based, with co-pays and deductible paid by the patient, private payment by the patient, or government funding such as Medicare or state insurance. Non-profit or for-profit facilities may or may not accept government or state insurance. 3) Location – Location becomes very important in where patients receive the help they need. Sometimes staying close to home can be a detriment to patients needing to quit drinking or using because where and with whom they participate in these behaviors is just as important to address as the chemicals themselves. Not all people leave; however, many do and it is important to have this be an option in considering the right choice.
Is Treating Alcoholism and Drug Addiction the Same?
No it is not. Each substance has its own protocol for detoxification. Once an individual is finished with the detoxification portion of their recovery, they enter a level of care based upon their clinical and medical requirements.
Management of Withdrawal Symptoms
Monitoring blood pressure, appetite, specific medication protocols, with regular intervals by the medical staff are imperative to assisting an individual through the process of withdrawal. It is important to understand that each person will respond differently to the protocol guided by the AMA and ASAM criteria.
Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms
People may experience:
- Whole body: Shakiness, sweating, or loss of appetite
- Behavioral: agitation, restlessness, or irritability
- Gastrointestinal: nausea or vomiting
- Also common: fast heart rate, tremor, anxiety, disorientation, headache, insomnia, nervousness, or seizures
Opiate Withdrawal symptoms
People may experience:
- Pain areas: in the muscles
- Gastrointestinal: diarrhea, vomiting, or nausea
- Whole body: restlessness or sweating
- Mood: general discontent or anxiety
- Eyes: dilated pupil or watery eyes
- Also common: cramping abdominal pain, fast heart rate, excessive yawning, goose bumps, insomnia, or tremor
Why Is There Such a Focus on Opioid Addiction?
Due to overprescribing for chronic pain, America has become much more dependent on prescription medications. These medications are addictive, and as a result, we are seeing more and more people affected by the opioid epidemic. The following is a list of these type of drugs that have become familiar.
Some types of opioid drugs include:
- Codeine (only available in generic form)
- Fentanyl (Actiq, Duragesic, Fentora)
- Hydrocodone (Hysingla ER, Zohydro ER)
- Hydrocodone/acetaminophen (Lorcet, Lortab, Norco, Vicodin)
- Hydromorphone (Dilaudid, Exalgo)
- Meperidine (Demerol)
- Methadone (Dolophine, Methadose)
- Morphine (Astramorph, Avinza, Kadian, MS Contin, Ora-Morph SR)
- Oxycodone (OxyContin, Oxecta, Roxicodone)
- Oxycodone and acetaminophen (Percocet, Endocet, Roxicet)
- Oxycodone and naloxone (Targiniq ER)
Common opioids include heroin. Unfortunately over 28,000 documented deaths occurred in 2014. Of those,10,500 died from a heroine overdose. It is not uncommon for some addicted to prescription opioids to make the transition to heroin. People often report they could not longer obtain their prescription opioids, and thus turned to a cheaper and more easily obtained alternative of heroin.
Best Treatment of Opioid Addiction
There was a time when treating opioid addiction meant you must be a person who is using a needle daily. It was implied that you needed to “Get your fix.” Just as the picture of an addict has changed from a streetwise junkie to the average working professional or stay-at-home parent, so has the treatment for this addiction. There are many components in treating opioid addiction, and it begins with addressing the physical impact on each individual. This process is determined by a person’s age, weight, and the amount of the drug that is being ingested. Our facility supports the ASAM criteria, as all of our physicians are addiction medicine specialists.
Why do people leave their area to find help for their alcoholism oraddiction?
Not everyone seeks treatment hundreds or thousands of miles away from their homes. Those that decide to receive help where they live do so because it is in their best interest. Las Vegas Recovery Center has patients travel from all over the world to our location, as well as residents from the area. The international airport in Las Vegas handles flights from all over the world. Once a client arrives at the airport they are discreetly greeted by our staff and transported to our facility.
Help for Families of Addicts
At Las Vegas Recovery Center, we have a family program that is renowned for its education and cohesiveness with treatment. We know that addiction is a family disease, and if someone comes to our program, we encourage their loved ones to participate.
Rehabs That Accept Insurance
Most rehabs accept insurance. It is important to know whether they are in or out of your insurance network. For example, some facilities my accept Blue Cross, but because those facilities are out of network, the cost to the patient and their family can be higher. Las Vegas Recovery Center is in network with Blue Cross and Blue Shield, as well as many other commercial insurance companies. We do accept out-of-network policies and work diligently to arrange financing.
Does Insurance Cover Alcohol Rehab and Drug Rehab?
This answer is based on each individual policy. It is important to understand the levels of care when seeking help. We are a facility that offers detoxification, residential treatment, partial day treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, and outpatient treatment. Insurance companies have their own set of criteria, and based on their criteria, we are able to admit an individual at any level in the continuum of care needed to succeed in recovery.
Why Choose Las Vegas Recovery Center?
Because we are truly one of the best treatment centers in the nation. Las Vegas Recovery Center offers a full spectrum of care for alcohol and drug addiction. Out treatment has been designed to help our clients and their loved ones discover recovery and find happiness once again. First and most important is that we offer onsite doctors. Our doctors are addiction medicine specialists and are certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). Our doctors are available for your physical needs and participate in lectures for education. We are one of the only facilities in the world that are certified by the FDA to handle extreme detox situations. Our experience with this level of care far exceeds any competitor. Our approach is inclusive. Yes we have proven methods; however, we workwith our patients to find what works—we do not tell you it has to bedone one way!
Levels of Care for Addiction and Alcohol Treatment at LVRC
[one_third] Detoxification One thing most addicts and alcoholics have in common is that they can stop using anytime they want; however, they pick up or drink again even if they do not want to use anymore. Our job is to comfortably walk a patient through the process of not only stopping the use, but to keep the cravings subsided, while monitoring their health. We are very experienced with understanding the details of detoxification from alcohol and all drugs! [/one_third] [one_third] Residential Program The residential level of care is when you are in our facility for the full twenty-four hour period of time. Every day you participate in your individualized treatment plan by attending group meetings, education, and individual sessions. Evening hours are spent at outside activities once medically cleared. Overnight you are in a safe atmosphere in a room assigned to you. You may make your space as cozy as home. All meals and snacks are provided by our on-site chef. Staff is available around the clock. [/one_third] [one_third_last] Partial Day Program Partial day program allows an individual to participate for a set number of hours throughout the day. This level of care can be where some patients begin. All decisions are based on medical and clinical necessity. Most patients will begin in detox and transfer through the continuum of care, from residential to partial day, then on to our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). We understand that a newly recovering person needs to be in the world as they practice their new lifestyle. [/one_third_last]