Chemical dependency treatment is one of the cornerstones on which Peak View is based. At Peak View, helping people to recover from substance abuse or addiction and regain healthy and productive lives is a primary focus. Our medically monitored programs are both highly structured and individually crafted to provide each patient with the necessary skills for a successful recovery. Utilizing the Hazeldon/Betty Ford COR-12 (Comprehensive Opioid Response with the 12-Steps) Program for Opioid Dependence in conjunction with other evidence based approaches, our licensed alcohol and drug counselors help patients gain valuable knowledge about their disease, relapse prevention, rebuilding healthy relationships and integrating coping skills into their daily lives.
The full Chemical Dependency continuum of care at Peak View includes:
- Medically Monitored Detoxification (Withdrawal Management) overseen by a fully accredited Addictionologist
- Dual Diagnosis Programming utilizing evidence based treatment
- Partial Hospitalization (Call for Availability)
- Chemical Dependency-Intensive Outpatient Program (CD-IOP)
- Aftercare Planning and Resource Development
A dual diagnosis occurs when an individual is affected by both chemical dependency and an emotional or psychiatric illness. Peak View’s Dual Diagnosis Program combines the treatments for psychiatric illness and chemical dependency, allowing both problems to be addressed simultaneously. This means acknowledging and treating the complex relationship between these two problems and allowing individuals to focus on their recovery needs for both chemical dependency and psychiatric illness.
Inpatient and Intensive Outpatient services are available.
One very serious form of substance abuse has been the recent growth in the addiction of opiates. The country has seen a massive increase in the number of individuals who have experienced some form of this epidemic. Opioids produce a sense of wellbeing or euphoria that can be addictive to some people. Opioids are legitimately used for treating pain. When used for pain relief, many people develop tolerance, meaning they need more and more to get the same effects. Some people go on to develop an addiction to opioids. In general, opiates are very powerful and extremely addictive, which has understandably led to their abuse, including the consumption and abuse of legitimate prescriptions given by doctors and healthcare providers. The withdrawal symptoms are very hard to overcome, which is usually why users have such a difficult time breaking the addiction.
The way that opioids work is that they block pain signals, so when someone is prescribed opiates, they tend to experience a vast reduction of their pain, or no pain at all. Opioids attach themselves to types of proteins in the body, which are called “opioid receptors”, which gather in the regions of the brain, one’s spinal cord and other regions. They ultimately help eliminate the pain and the perceptions of experiencing pain. You can see that this can be a desirable effect for those looking to escape either physical or mental pain in their lives, and the path to abuse is not always one of intent.
For those struggling with opioid dependence, recovery can be difficult without the help and guidance of a strong substance abuse program. Utilizing the Hazeldon/Betty Ford COR-12 (Comprehensive Opioid Response with the 12-Steps) Program for Opioid Dependence, Peak View can help make a significant difference in the lives of those who are struggling with this type of addiction.
Opiate abuse can stem from the use of the following:
- Oxycodone (Oxycontin, Percoset)
- Hydromorphone (Dilaudid)
- Hydrocodone (Vicodin, Hycodan)
- And many other forms
If you or a loved one are interested in learning more about our various programs, and how they might be able to help, contact us today for a completely free and confidential assessment. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – contact us at 719-444-8484.