Addiction and Substance Abuse Treatment Center Welcome
Stonegate Center is a residential treatment center for chemically dependent adult men. As these men arrive at our center, we look forward to getting to know them as we address both their clinical needs as well as the deeper issues of the heart from a Christian worldview that is rich in both relationship and grace.
Although addiction to some substances may require specialized treatment, alcohol and drug abuse programs follow the same basic pattern. After being admitted into Stonegate, the person goes through an assessment. The addiction specialist will collect information about the type of substance the person consumes, how long he has consumed it, his medical history, previous treatments, and any other information needed to develop a treatment plan that meets the person’s needs. A physical examination is conducted and lab work ordered to check for any co-occurring medical conditions.
Before entering the Stonegate Center, the client must be "clean" for 72 hours. This often requires admittance to a detoxification program. This is a required step in substance abuse treatment. To obtain and maintain sobriety, a person’s system must be cleansed of the substance. Otherwise, residual drugs or alcohol can cause cravings for the substance and instigate a relapse back into the addiction. Stonegate will facilitate sending the client to a detox unit at the local hospital, since withdrawal from some drugs and excessive alcohol abuse can be very dangerous and require medical care.
For the most part, the body can cleanse itself on its own. However, the person may experience withdrawal symptoms. The specific symptoms experienced will vary depending on the substance consumed but may include nausea, vomiting, headaches, tremors, sweating, insomnia, anxiety, and body aches and pains. Typically, medication is administered to help mitigate these symptoms. For example, beta-blockers may be given to reduce tremors related to alcohol withdrawal.
The person may be prescribed complementary therapies that assist with the detoxification process and/or to treat co-occurring conditions. For instance, many people who have abused drugs and alcohol for a long period of time suffer from malnutrition. The person may be put on a special diet to provide the body with the nutrients it needs to heal. Other therapies may include alternative treatments like acupuncture, and herbal remedies.
After a few days of detox, the person moves onto the main stage of substance abuse treatment on the Stonegate campus. This stage focuses on treating the person’s psychological addiction to the substance and helping him learn the skills needed to live a sober life. This involves behavioral therapy, counseling and spiritual support.
After a period of time (usually 30-60 days), the focus of the recovery process will turn to helping the person transition back into society.
Relationships Are a Critical Factor in Recovery
We believe that real change happens in the context of real relationship. Because of this belief, we focus on community as the basis for every aspect of recovery. Men in our community influence and support one another on their journey of recovery. Our staff, many of whom are also in recovery from addictions, strive to build trust and speak from the context of friendship as they walk alongside our clients through the treatment process. We are not here to fix struggling men, we are here to love them as we address the core issues of the heart.
We are not a sobriety program but a program dedicated to producing true and permanent recovery. We are here for those who realize they need help and want to get help. We also have a heart for the families touched by addictions, and so we extend our arm of friendship to every family member willing to become involved in the recovery process.
We invite you to look closely at the powerful recovery community we call Stonegate Center. Since we opened our doors in 2010, we have dedicated ourselves to excellence as we help men find freedom from the slavery of addiction.
Why We Often Recommend 90 Days of Treatment
The length of a rehabilitation program may vary in many respects, including variations that differ by the location and the specific center one chooses. Some programs may last only thirty or sixty days, while others may have a length of ninety or more days. So how many days are enough to succeed?
Ninety day rehabilitation programs have been studied over many years, taking into consideration different types of addictions. Although each addiction also differs by person, here are some reasons why some state that ninety day rehab programs may work better than others.
First, the program is long enough to get comfortable with the idea that you will now be living sober. Researchers have determined that it takes only a few days to break a habit, but weeks to get comfortable with living a new lifestyle without that very habit. In your chosen treatment program, you will have time to speak with counselors, gather new and healthy daily routines, and begin to live within a sober community.
Taking this length of time to restructure your life with professional and spiritual assistance, will be important for your life after the treatment program has completed. Also, having one to two months under the supervision and support of professionals can only be of great assistance for a healthy and complete recovery.
Secondly, the ninety day program has proven to be successful in developing a fresh new lifestyle for the recovering addict in treatment. Most programs will focus on exercise as a healthy outlet for recovery, while others may also include coursework in nutrition and healthy eating habits. These sessions, along with enhancing your spirituality, are important steps to take on the path to recovery from a harmful substance.
When you have made a conscious effort to make health and spirituality your new routines, it can be easier to leave the program with confidence. Within this second month of recovery, an individual may also be expected to hold responsibilities within the sober community. This will assist in learning how to re-establish healthy relationships with others over time.
Lastly, the third and final month (or final few weeks) will allow you to prepare for re-entry into society. Normally less supervision takes place in this time frame, and an individual is given the opportunity to have a faux-experience of living on their own – sober. If problems arise, there are professionals still there to assist, but the additional month makes the transition process all the more smooth for an individual soon to leave their drug and alcohol rehabilitation center.
Call Stonegate 24/7 at 817.993.9733 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Stonegate…A final solution, for a new life.