First Step Center
Drug Rehab Center in Scottsdale, Arizona
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First Step Center is a licensed private rehab center located in Scottsdale, Arizona. First Step Center specializes in professional Alcohol Abuse, Dual Diagnosis (Co-Occuring Disorders), Opioid Addiction treatments. Addiction is hard to beat, that’s why First Step Center offers a variety of levels of care that can help addicts recover from their addictions and live a healthy, happy life again. The staff members are trained professionals who will do everything they can to help you find the right level of care for your needs.
Addiction is a disease that affects a person's entire life, and can be treated. First Step Center understands how hard it is to get sober, but are here to help. Their rehab center has a variety of treatment methods that with the goal to help addicts get clean and stay sober for good. This facility has posted that they only accept men at this time.
When selecting a treatment facility, accreditations are clearly important. Treatments are performed by Arizona State Licensed professionals. This facility accepts Private Health Insurance, Self-Payment as methods to cover the cost of treatment. Having private insurance is very helpful selecting a treatment facility. Our admissions counselors will help you navigate your insurance policy and find a center that accepts your coverage.
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.
Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment in Scottsdale, AZ
Within the past decade, opioid addiction has become a nationwide epidemic. The United States hosts one of the world’s highest rates of opioid use or abuse and has one of the highest rates of opioid-related deaths. In the United States, opioid drugs are classified as Schedule II-IV controlled substances due to their highly addictive properties and potential for abuse. These include morphine, opium, heroin, oxycodone, hydrocodone, methadone, and fentanyl. Physicians usually prescribe opioids to help control pain.
Over time, opioid users develop a tolerance for the drugs, which makes it difficult, if not impossible, to function without them. In turn, opioid users often resort to illicit means of obtaining the drugs. These means can include drug dealers, friends, and family members who do not have legitimate prescriptions for the drugs. Opioid addiction can quickly lead to heroin use, especially those seeking more intense highs than prescription opioids offer. Due to the high risk of overdose, heroin users are at a much higher risk for illness and death.
A person who struggles with addiction and a mental health condition suffers from a dual diagnosis. This means that they have two issues that must be treated. The specific mental health issues that the patient at First Step Center might have include but are not limited to:
- Bipolar Disorder
- PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
The specific addiction issues that the patient might have include but are not limited to:
- Drug Addiction (i.e., Cocaine, Meth, and other stimulants, Marijuana, and Ecstasy)
The combination of the two illnesses can be tough to treat. Taking care of one or the other is tough, and taking care of both cannot be done alone. A patient who receives dual diagnosis treatment will be given the best chance at becoming sober.
Alcohol Abuse, Dual Diagnosis (Co-Occuring Disorders), Opioid Addiction
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, Drug Rehab, Dual-Diagnosis, Inpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient, Partial-Hospitalization, with additional therapies available as listed below.
Inpatient Treatment Program
Inpatient treatment centers offer a safe, secure, and often medically supervised environment for drug or alcohol-addicted individuals. Many of these facilities are equipped to provide detoxification, treatment for co-occurring mental health disorders, and aftercare programs.
The patient typically spends 28 to 30 days at the facility and will receive extensive drug counseling. They will also learn how to live without drugs and how to make the right decisions in life.
Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
Intensive Outpatient Programs are similar to partial hospitalization, but they don’t require the patient to go home each night.
This means that while they have to attend meetings and receive other types of help at the facility, addicts are allowed to keep their jobs or continue with school without having to miss their classes or work opportunities. This is a great option for those who can’t take time away from their jobs or schedules to attend a treatment program.
During this type of program, the addict will be required to meet with counselors and other types of professionals throughout the day. This will help them stay on track and prevent them from relapsing after they leave the facility.
Scottsdale, AZ Outpatient Program
An outpatient treatment program is set up to help with alcohol or drug addiction or a co-occurring disorder. The treatment must attend the treatment facility for their therapy and other programs but return home each night. The frequency of mandatory attendance decreases after much of the treatment program is complete. The treatment programs are monitored by the treatment facility and case managers who work for a judge or judge’s office. A treatment program may be performed out of a treatment facility, treatment clinic, or treatment center.
The benefits of outpatient treatment programs are many. One of the most beneficial treatment programs is that it allows treatment for clients who cannot afford or may not be able to attend treatment at a treatment facility, treatment center, or treatment clinic full-time. Another benefit of treatment programs is that they reduce crime rates because treatment allows people to treat their addiction.
Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
This type of addiction treatment is available at First Step Center for people who need more time and attention than an outpatient program can provide. This type of program is beneficial for people who have low motivation due to addiction, or have a lack of support at home which prohibits them from being able to attend a traditional addiction recovery program.
PHP is beneficial to:
- Individuals who have very low motivation to recover from addiction as a result of the severe consequences they are facing as a result of their drug or alcohol use.
- People with a mental health diagnosis combined with addiction.
- People who need to be closely monitored due to the fact that they are not able to function well enough on their own.
- People who do not have strong social support or other treatment options available to them at home such as family or individual therapy.
Recovering drug addicts need aftercare support when they leave treatment. The support can include guidance through 12-step programs, outpatient rehabilitation programs, and support groups. Aftercare supports the individual in their desire to maintain sobriety by reducing relapse risk with positive choices.
The success of drug treatment does not end when the addict leaves the rehabilitation center. There is no such thing as a “one and done” type of rehabilitation process. Recovery is a lifelong journey that begins with treatment and continues by the addict committing to outside support groups or drug rehab programs.
When choosing a program, it is crucial to choose one that will provide long-term aftercare support. This ensures that you have the tools you need to sustain your recovery.
Therapies & Programs
The methods used to care for each individual.
Individualized Treatment is essential because it gives addicts the ability to participate in a program that meets their unique needs. An addict should work with professionals who understand what they’re going through, especially if the addict is actively using. Finding the right treatment program for an addict is difficult, but it’s even harder without communicating with those who have experience treating your specific situation.
The therapies typically involve all family members, potentially including siblings, children, and parents who play a role in their daily lives. These sessions can be essential because they address past issues that may have affected an addict or alcoholic’s recovery process. They provide support during this time when it is needed most!
A family therapy session, often called a family meeting or intervention, is a necessary process that helps loved ones of addicts see their situation in a new light. It’s also one of the most challenging things families will ever have to do when they’re facing a loved one battling addiction or alcoholism.
Group therapy sessions provide recovering addicts with a chance to cope with everyday situations that many face. Group therapy sessions are held in rehab facilities, clinics, churches or community centers that offer drug addiction treatment.
People who attend these groups are encouraged to voice their feelings and support other addicts in recovery. This helps group members strengthen their own recovery program while cheering on others who are struggling with sobriety.
Trauma therapy allows them to work through past trauma to have peace of mind and begin down the road of sobriety. The therapist will work with the individual to help them understand their past and present relationships. Patients may often believe that something is inherently wrong with them or they are unworthy of love. The therapist aims to correct these negative feelings and behaviors by helping the person realize that their actions do not reflect who they truly are.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is different from the traditional treatment that helps patients recover from substance abuse. This therapy, offered by First Step Center, helps patients reduce the impact of traumatic memories on emotions. It does this by having them follow a bar of light or watch their therapist’s finger move back and forth, which mimics the eye movements of REM sleep. This reduces the negative feelings associated with such memories and promotes calmness and relaxation.
EMDR therapy is combined with behavioral therapies to address the root cause of substance abuse. This reduces the chances of relapse at a later stage.
For people trying to kick their drug addiction, nutrition therapy at First Step Center is a great tool. Nutritional deficiencies gradually creep in, and before you know it, you’re facing health problems. It helps restore balance to the body, and for many addicts, it represents the first step on the road to recovery.
Aftercare, Animal Therapy, Creative Arts Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Drug Rehab, Dual-Diagnosis, Experiential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Family Therapy, Fitness Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Inpatient Treatment, Intensive Outpatient (IOP), Motivational Interviewing, Nutrition Therapy, Outpatient Treatment (OP), Partial-Hospitalization (PHP), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Residential Long Term (>30 Days), Trauma Therapy, Yoga Therapy
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Creative arts therapy is not a new form of therapy. It has been practiced for over 100 years, using art as its main form of therapy. Initially used for children, over the past few decades it has been recognized as an effective treatment option for adults too. It is now practiced in psychiatric hospitals and drug rehabilitation centers worldwide.
Creative arts therapy may include painting, drawing, writing poetry or song lyrics to express oneself where words would fail to capture the true feeling. It is an outlet for personal expression in a safe environment without fear of judgment. Weaker outlets, such as writing poetry or song lyrics, may be used to explore emotions that are difficult to tackle head on in other ways. The creative process allows the patient to connect feelings and thoughts together which helps to balance their mental state.
Experiential Therapy at First Step Center
Drug addicts can benefit from experiential therapy, which involves real-time activities to process trauma and emotions. This type of therapy is available at First Step Center and can help reduce the need to resort to drugs and alcohol. Activities may include role-playing, use of props, and others. The individual learns to release suppressed thoughts that lead to negative feelings and embrace the present moment. Experiential therapy is beneficial in treating various disorders, including drug addiction, eating, and behavioral disorders.
Fitness therapy is a great way to improve physical and mental health. It can be used in combination with other therapies to help people recovering from addiction. Exercise releases feel-good chemicals, helps with self-discipline, and can improve moods. Fitness therapy can help people heal physically and mentally from the damage done by addiction.
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23222 North Church Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
Alcoholism, Drug Addiction, Dual Diagnosis, Opioid Addiction
Scottsdale, Arizona Addiction Information
Arizona has some of the highest rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States. Methamphetamines, heroin and morphine are among the most commonly abused substances. Prescription pain relievers were prescribed to 348 million people in 2012, enough to medicate every adult in Arizona for 2 full weeks. The number of people with substance use disorders in Arizona has remained relatively constant over the past few years.
Scottsdale, Arizona, has seen a rise in the number of people addicted to illicit drugs. In 2018, there were nearly 1,000 reported drug abuse cases, an increase of 30% from 2017. Nearly 2% of Scottsdale residents admit to using drugs regularly. Commonly abused drugs include cocaine, heroin, and prescription opioids. The best way to find a treatment facility in Scottsdale is to ask for referrals from those who have been through treatment.
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