Polysubstance abuse treatment addresses the complexities of addiction to alcohol and drugs or several types of drugs. However, deciding whether you need treatment for one or multiple substances of abuse follows the same criteria. Though the recovery process may differ slightly, the benefits offered from getting treatment for addiction to one or multiple substances are the same. To learn more about polysubstance abuse treatment, contact Fort Behavioral Health today at 844.332.1807.
What Are the Signs of Polysubstance Abuse?
Many people frequently use more than one drug or combine drugs with alcohol when it comes to substance abuse. However, even the misuse of legal drugs in conjunction with illegal substances counts as polysubstance abuse.
Symptoms and signs of polysubstance abuse mirror those of addiction to singular drugs. However, combinations of drugs could worsen some physical or mental effects. If you have any of the following symptoms, you could have a problem with polysubstance abuse:
- Using prescription drugs not as intended
- Requiring more drugs or alcohol to achieve the desired effect (building a tolerance)
- Sleep problems
- Appetite changes
- Mood swings
- Depression or anxiety
- Neglecting physical care, personal relationships, or life obligations
In many cases, only professional treatment can help you to break free from the dangerous addiction to numerous substances.
What Are the Complications of Polysubstance Abuse?
Polysubstance abuse treatment tries to mitigate the complications that can arise from combining different drugs or using drugs and alcohol. For instance, combining tranquilizing drugs, such as benzodiazepines, with alcohol increases the sedating effects of the drugs. This combination can cause a life-threateningly slow heart rate or low blood pressure.
Additionally, complications of polysubstance abuse come when you need treatment. You may encounter medical issues during drug and alcohol detox because you have multiple addictions. Detox provides a safe, medically supervised place for your body to naturally process the substances out of it.
Depending on how long you’ve used the substances, the type of drugs or alcohol used, and whether you built up a tolerance to them will determine the length of time required for detoxification. You must first complete this phase before your mind and body are ready to tackle recovery work.
When entering a treatment program, always let the staff know about all substances, legal and illegal, that you use to ensure that you get the proper care during detox and recovery.
What Is Polysubstance Abuse Treatment?
When you enter polysubstance abuse treatment, you may first undergo detox. However, after you complete the physical phase, you will need to address the mental concerns of your addiction.
We provide gender-based treatment, offering women’s rehab treatment and a men’s rehab program. Each of these uses a variety of therapy methods to address the needs of addiction based on your life experiences as a man or woman.
Some of the therapy options that we offer at Fort Behavioral Health as part of our polysubstance abuse treatment include:
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) program
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy program
- Somatic experiencing program
- Dialectical behavior therapy program
- Motivational interviewing program
Because people respond differently to various therapies, we offer several to help patients in our addiction treatment program to recover.
Perhaps the best reason to seek recovery at a treatment center is the ability to put yourself in a physical location completely focused on returning you to sobriety from drugs and alcohol. You don’t have to handle peer pressure from friends wanting you to drink or use drugs with them. Plus, you don’t have access to substances to fall back into your old habits.
Find Addiction Treatment at Fort Behavioral Health
Addiction treatment is crucial to recovery and getting your life back. Please find out more about our adult recovery programs at Fort Behavioral Health by contacting us at 844.332.1807. With the help of our professional staff of experts in addiction recovery, we can make the process of polysubstance abuse treatment a little easier. After you finish therapy, you can enjoy a freer life because you will no longer feel the burden of addiction over your head.