Addiction can feel like a prison. If you or someone you love suffers from problems with drugs or alcohol, you know how brutal the cycle of substance abuse can be. For those suffering from chemical dependency, every moment is consumed by the desperate need to find the next temporary respite from their waking misery. Over time, the relief provided by the addict’s substance of choice becomes more and more transient, forcing him or her to take more drastic measures.

This is why drug overdose deaths continue to increase in the United States. More than six out of 10 overdose deaths involve an opioid. 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. Deaths from prescription opioids like oxycodone, hydrocodone, and methadone have more than quadrupled since 1999.

If you’re seeking a way out of this prison for yourself or a loved one, Scottsdale Mental Health and Wellness Institute can help you find the road to recovery. We offer comprehensive substance abuse treatment in Arizona on an outpatient basis, helping clients overcome the psychological and emotional hurdles that may be standing in their way. Our outpatient substance abuse treatment is offered for clients who do not require other forms of medical care or crisis stabilization. With the help of our caring and experienced professionals, you can receive the chemical dependency therapy you need to get your life back on track and break the cycle of addiction.

Chemical Dependency Treatment

Stimulant Use

Stimulant Use

Stimulants are a group of substances that are often referred to as “uppers,” and include performance-enhancing, prescribed and illicit drugs. The prescribed stimulants include Ritalin, Adderall, Dexedrine, and Concerta. Illicit drugs include amphetamines, cocaine, and MDMA. Stimulants either block re-uptake or cause the release of dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain. The estimate is that over 1.2 million people abuse stimulants every month and over 360,000 people receive treatment for a stimulant addiction every year.

Opioid Use

Opioid Use

Of the 20 million Americans 12 years of age and older that have a substance use disorder, 2 million use pain pills, and 600,000 people use heroin. At our drug and alcohol treatment center in Scottsdale, we can successfully treat substance addiction. SMHWI can treat opiate dependence with Suboxone, a medication that reduces the debilitating effects of withdrawal and reduces the craving for more opioids. As part of a complete treatment program that includes counseling and behavioral therapy, it can be very effective.

Tobacco Use

Tobacco Use

Almost 67 million people are tobacco product users, including 55 million cigarette smokers. Cigarettes contain Nicotine which has similar effects to drugs such as cocaine and heroin, as it activates the brain’s reward circuits and increases levels of the chemical messenger dopamine. This makes cigarettes very addictive.

Alcohol Use

Alcohol Use

About 139 million (53%) people consume alcohol, including 61 million (23%) who binge on alcohol and 16 million (6%) who are heavy alcohol users.

Hallucinogens

Hallucinogens

Hallucinogens alter a person’s awareness of their surroundings, thoughts, and feelings. These substances cause hallucinations. The most common hallucinogens are LSD, DMT, mescaline, ketamine, PCP, mushrooms, peyote, salvia and MDMA. The estimates are that between 7 and 13% of US adults used hallucinogens in their lifetime.

Inhalants

Inhalants

Inhalant abuse is not as common as other drugs, but the danger of an inhalant addiction is still a concern. Inhalant use is most prevalent among teenagers with between 13.1% and 16.1% of 8 graders using inhalants. Anyone who is unable to control their inhalant use regardless of knowing the negative health effects can be considered to have an addiction.

How We Serve Our Patients

We create customized drug treatment programs tailored to each individual patient’s needs. The length of each program will depend on the substance involved, the severity of the addiction, any family ties related to the situation and other factors. As part of our drug addiction treatment offerings, we also provide prescriptions for rehab medications such as Suboxone treatment and others. Our founders are licensed psychiatrists with numerous board certifications, so you can be confident that our approach to outpatient addiction treatment is based on sound, proven principles that can provide the helping hand you need. To learn more about the full range of outpatient treatment services we have to offer, reach out and speak with one of our representatives today.