Drug Rehab Research Studies


Dual Diagnosis Research Studies in Drug Rehab Success Rates

Quite often, people struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction may also have a chemical imbalance in the brain that creates mood disorders, such as anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder. This is referred to as dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorders. People with dual diagnosis may use alcohol or drugs to self-medicate their symptoms, such as turning to alcohol to quell anxiety or uppers to alleviate depression. It is estimated that 70% of individuals treated for alcoholism or drug addiction struggle with mood disorders. Regular use of alcohol and drugs over a long period of time also changes the brain chemistry, making it even more difficult for an individual to stop using alcohol or drugs on their own.

When you research a drug rehab, make sure they have a clinical psychologist on staff who can determine whether you or your loved one going into drug rehab suffer from dual diagnosis. Failing to determine if this is an underlying cause of alcoholism or drug addiction ensures an individual will likely return to alcohol or drug use following treatment unless he or she receives the appropriate clinical care. At SouthCoast Recovery, we have an on-staff clinical psychologist with over 44 years in the diagnosis and treatment of dual diagnosis and mood disorders. We tailor a clinical treatment exclusively to you with the support of one-on-one therapy session in addition to peer support and educational materials in the effects of alcohol and drug abuse on brain chemistry.

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Holistic Research Studies in Drug Rehab Success Rates

Most drug rehab centers offer the 12-step model as a basis for treatment and incorporate drug and alcohol counseling as well as group therapy. Some drug rehabs also offer clinical evaluation and therapy for dual diagnosis. More recently, holistic therapies are getting recognition in the treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction. Through a series of clinical studies, the World Health Organization (WHO) now recognizes acupuncture as a viable alternative in treating a variety of ailments and disease. In a study conducted by Yale University, results showed that acupuncture increases the success rate of a treatment program by 200%. Ear acupuncture, which assists in minimizing detox symptoms and increasing relaxation, is now offered worldwide in detox facilities and court-mandated in over 300 rehab centers because of its effectiveness.

Hooper Memorial Hospital in Portland, Oregon, has found that increasing the use of acupuncture has decreased the use of sedatives in their detox unit by 40% and the rate of grand mal seizures (often associated with alcohol or drug withdrawal) has been reduced by 85%. In addition, their 5-7 day detox treatment has shown a marked 30-40% increase of patient completion.

Of the many reported benefits associated with acupuncture in treating addiction, the most common denominators include:

  • Relief of withdrawal symptoms without the use of prescribed drugs
  • Improved patient calmness and well-being
  • Lowered relapse rates
  • Improved patient completion rates
  • SouthCoast Recovery has an acupuncturist on staff with a Masters in Oriental Medicine. We develop a personalized holistic treatment program for every individual that includes acupuncture, massage and meditation.

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    SouthCoast Recovery applies Research Studies during Drug Rehab

    SouthCoast Recovery offers a comprehensive treatment plan that incorporates individual clinical therapy, drug and alcohol counseling, innovative workshops in the latest discoveries in mind/body connection, group support and personalized holistic therapy in acupuncture, herbal remedies, massage and meditation. Our staff members have over 100 years combined experience in the treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction and all of our counseling staff are accredited by CAADE, the California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators, a board created to uphold excellence in alcohol and drug studies.

    Call us at 1-866-847-4506 – professional assistance is available 24/7.

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