GHB is known as the “date-rape drug.” It is a depressant and a hallucinogen. Its effects are stronger when taken in higher doses. GHB can cause loss of memory and can lead to heart failure or death.
Delano Recovery Center gives a full evaluation to patients who come to us with GHB drug addiction. First, we determine how much of the drug is in the patients’ system. From there, the patient will go through a physical and mental assessment to determine next steps. A detox process will begin if necessary. Afterward, the rehab process begins.
These patients will spend most of their time in therapy.
Once a person is addicted to cocaine, it is very difficult to quit. The drug causes cravings and symptoms that are difficult for the user to get rid of by themselves.
Our program follows the standard treatment process for cocaine addiction. This will include:
-detox under the care of medical staff
-therapy (solo and group)
-relapse prevention and aftercare
Often, heroin is first used as a recreational drug. As the drug is used more, the need increases. Withdrawal symptoms quickly begin to form, driving the person to seek more of the drug.
At Delano, heroin addiction is treated with a combination of medication and psychotherapy. The medicines used are necessary for the patient to both control withdrawal symptoms and prevent dependence. The psychotherapy methods we use are successful techniques.
Crystal Meth Addiction
Crystal meth is a widely available drug often abused at parties. This highly addictive drug is popular because of its ability to give more energy and self-confidence. There are many harmful effects of crystal meth use, and it can lead to heart attack and death.
Treatment begins by determining how often the patient uses meth and for how long. Our medical staff will look at their overall physical health and attitude toward receiving treatment. These factors will determine the proper treatment program for the patient.
Treatment begins with a period of detox, including taking medication. After, patients will start the therapy process to prepare for a proper transition to aftercare.