Augusta Charlie Norwood VAMC - Aiken CBOC
Drug Rehab Center in Aiken, South Carolina
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Augusta Charlie Norwood VAMC - Aiken CBOC is a licensed and accredited private rehab located in Aiken, South Carolina specializing in Dual Diagnosis, Mental Health, and Addiction Treatment. We know how hard it is to overcome an addiction. That’s why centers like Augusta Charlie Norwood VAMC - Aiken CBOC offer a variety of levels of care for drug addicts trying to get clean. Their facility offers a safe, comfortable environment where patients can focus on their recovery and the road ahead.
Addiction is a disease that affects millions of people around the world and Augusta Charlie Norwood VAMC - Aiken CBOC's goal is to help addicts in South Carolina get sober. Their treatment methods focus on individualized sobriety programs so everyone can find their own path to recovery. They offer a variety of treatment methods each specifically designed per client. This facility does not decline any gender. Treatment here is offered to all genders, and they also notably support LGBTQ+.
Accreditations, licenses, and certifications are all important when selecting a center. JCAHO has Accredited this facility. You can also find Augusta Charlie Norwood VAMC - Aiken CBOC listed in the national SAMHSA database. This facility accepts Medicaid, Medicare, Military Insurance (TRICARE), Private Health Insurance, Self-Payment as methods to cover the cost of treatment. Augusta Charlie Norwood VAMC - Aiken CBOC accepts patients who have private insurance, to find out if your insurance carrier works with this facility, or any others, contact our admissions experts.
Conditions and Issues Treated
A detailed list of the primary issues commonly treated.
Getting sober on your own is not only dangerous during the initial detox, it is also more likely to result in a relapse later on. Addiction treatment centers provide a monitored environment where you will get the medical attention you need, as well as the emotional support to overcome drug or alcohol abuse.
Dual diagnosis refers to someone who has both an addiction and a mental or emotional illness. Dual diagnosis treatment includes therapy for both issues simultaneously, allowing for effective treatment of either.
Sometimes people with addiction disorders also have co-occurring disorders like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. These require specialized treatment programs that address both drug and alcohol addiction as well as psychiatric illnesses. Some rehabilitation facilities provide patients with co-occurring disorders a program with highly integrated services and a clean, distraction-free environment.
Dual Diagnosis, Mental Health
Levels of Care Offered
offers a variety of treatment.
This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Dual-Diagnosis, Outpatient, Partial-Hospitalization, Residential, with additional therapies available as listed below.
Alcohol or drug addiction, or co-occurring disorders, are treated in an outpatient program. The patient must attend therapy and other programs at the facility but can return home each night.
Outpatient treatment allows recovering addicts to live at home while receiving addiction treatment. Outpatients can attend group sessions for a few hours per week. Outpatients may also continue to work full time and study/attend school without interruption if they choose.
Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
A popular way of getting drug treatment is through a Partial Hospitalization Program. These programs are short and intensive, allowing for more freedom in family visits. Patients can check in with the program anywhere from 18 to 30 hours per week but only sleep at home at night. The program may last anywhere from one to six months.
Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. Some rehab centers specialize in short-term residential treatment (a few days to a week or two), while others solely provide treatment on a long-term basis (several weeks to months). Some offer both, and tailor treatment to the patient’s individual requirements.
The accomplishment of completing a drug or alcohol treatment program is just the first step. Once that is complete, aftercare support comes into play. This includes helping people adjust to life without substances outside of guidelines with assistance like getting sober living accommodations and career counseling and AA/NA programs for those who are struggling between sobriety or want continued help in maintaining it once they have completed their initial rehabilitation at an addiction facility.
Aftercare comprises services that help recovering addicts readjust to normal day-to-day activities while working on specific issues. These problems include psychiatric issues, family problems caused by substance abuse, continuing education pursuits if desired during rehab, etc. These can last up to one year+ depending on what’s needed most urgently upon completion of earlier stages.
Therapies & Programs
The methods used to care for each individual at this Aiken, SC Facility.
Different people react differently to various treatment options. Some drug rehabilitation centers offer individualized treatment that caters to the specific needs of a drug addict. The best treatment option varies on an individual depending on the type of drug abused, life history, medical condition of the person, social circumstances, and the environment they live in now.
When a person enters drug rehab, they usually have anti-drug associations such as withdrawal symptoms, stress, cravings, etc. The first step of drug rehab is to detoxify the body from any residual substances in it. Drug rehabilitation centers usually employ trained medical professionals to help in this process. Usually, the initial detoxification lasts for five days, where the person is monitored under close supervision.
Couples therapy is a treatment method used to help couples in which at least one member of the couple has a drug addiction. The treatment is designed to help the couple strengthen their relationship to minimize the effects of drug addiction on their lives and promote healthy communication between them.
Couples therapy can be used whether the addicted partner is using drugs or in recovery. It helps the couple create healthy communication and coping skills to minimize the problem-solving abilities of one partner, which can then be directed at solving issues related to their addiction. It also helps couples address problems that may be related to drug addiction. Couples therapy can help couples feel like a team and not feel like their partner is the problem.
Couples therapy is very challenging for both the drug addict and their partner. It requires an intense commitment between the two individuals to participate in the sessions and the homework assigned between sessions.
An additional benefit of couples therapy is that it can help make other types of treatment, such as 12-step programs, more effective.
Family therapy sessions typically involve the addict and their family members. During these sessions, a therapist will work with everyone involved to help them understand addiction and find healthy ways of coping without substance abuse.
Some addicts might feel embarrassed about their substance abuse problems. By encouraging family members to attend these sessions, therapists can show addicts that they’re not alone in dealing with addiction. Therapists can also work with family members to help them understand addiction and learn how to offer support and encouragement to their loved one as they deal with substance abuse issues.
Attending group therapy at Augusta Charlie Norwood VAMC - Aiken CBOC in , is a useful way for those seeking sobriety to realize they aren’t the only one going through it.
This is when a group of people on different recovery phases get together and talk about what they’re going through, their triggers, successes, and failures. This can include alternative types of therapies too! Group therapy may occur on an outpatient or inpatient basis with groups that have no pre-existing relationships outside the session, unlike support groups where everyone already knows each other beforehand.
Trauma therapy is a form of therapy used to help people process and understand past traumas. This can help struggling addicts, as many people turn to drugs or alcohol to mask the pain of their past. Trauma therapy can be done in several ways, such as through visualization, discussion, and writing down thoughts and feelings. The goal is to help the individual understand why they are having problems coping with certain situations and changing how they think and react to things. This is often done in tandem with other therapies to treat the underlying issues associated with addiction.
The idea behind trauma therapy is that while some people can experience traumatic events and not have lasting psychiatric symptoms, many others will. In these cases, memories get hidden from consciousness but continue to influence how the person processes and copes with things in their life. They may avoid situations that resemble what happened or become suddenly angry or irritated to a situation that reminds them of a past event. With the help of a therapist, people can go back over memories and experiences. This helps them understand why they are having problems coping with certain situations and changing how they think and react to things.
Good nutrition can be difficult for people recovering from addiction because they may not feel like eating while they are experiencing the physical and emotional side effects of detoxing.
Nutrition therapy can help addicts in the following ways:
- Helps individuals to understand which foods promote good health and support recovery that will assist them during detox
- Provides guidance and education about how to maintain a nutritious diet so they can stay healthy during recovery
- Improves their overall health and well-being, which can reduce the severity of substance withdrawal symptoms.
Nicotine replacement therapy is a popular method of treatment that helps individuals overcome their addiction to cigarettes by providing them with safer alternatives. Nicotine replacement options can include:
These treatments are often used in combination with other therapies, such as cognitive behavioral therapy or motivational interviewing, to help individuals more easily transition into a smoking-free lifestyle.
Couples Therapy, Experiential Therapy, Family Therapy, Fitness, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Nicotine Replacement Therapy, Nutrition Therapy, Trauma Therapy
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Experiential Therapy at Augusta Charlie Norwood VAMC - Aiken CBOC
Experiential therapy is a type of therapeutic approach that focuses on having patients work through problems, issues, or emotions by engaging directly in some real experience. It occurs face-to-face with a therapist who helps these people to explore their feelings first hand. The hope is that when this happens, the patient will feel driven to turn away from their destructive behavior and instead take up positive behaviors or coping mechanisms. Direct experience methods, role play, psychodrama, interpersonal and social learning are a few different forms of experiential therapy.
To recover from addiction, one needs to recover the body and mind. Addiction can harm your health in many ways. Learning how to take care of yourself includes physical fitness. Exercise releases feel-good hormones and further contributes to positive self-esteem. Self-discipline can be practiced through an exercise regimen as you learn how to take care of yourself. Studies have shown that exercise increases abstinence rates, ease withdrawal symptoms and improve depressive symptoms for those in Aiken, SC.
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951 Millbrook Avenue
Aiken, South Carolina 29803
Aiken, South Carolina Addiction Information
More than 610,000 of South Carolina residents, or a staggering 11.9% of the state population, uses illicit drugs and another 230,000 residents abuse alcohol every year. A majority of the illegal drugs used and abused are opioids. Marijuana use and underage drinking occur amongst the young residents of this state–though at a lower rate compared to the national average.
The community in Aiken, South Carolina, is greatly affected by drug addiction and abuse. 9% of the population in Aiken, SC struggles with addiction to drugs or alcohol. From 2011 to 2015, drug overdoses increased by 74%. 66.5% of overdose deaths were from opioids. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, it's important to get help as soon as possible.
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