Experiential Therapy-Centered Benzo Addiction Treatment in the Northeast

Huntington Creek Recovery Center has been a trusted provider of benzo addiction treatment since 1972. Combining evidence-based practices and experiential-based therapies, Huntington Creek provides the most effective, transformative treatment for men and women who are struggling with benzo addiction.

Learn More About Benzo Addiction Treatment

Learn more about benzo addiction treatment at Huntington Creek Recovery Center in the Northeast

Sadly, drug addiction is something that impacts numerous individuals worldwide. Once an addiction has developed, an individual’s quality of life can begin to dramatically dissipate, causing him or her to be at risk for a number of negative effects. When individuals are addicted to benzodiazepines, the consequences can be the same. When used appropriately, benzodiazepines, or benzos for short, such as Klonopin, Xanax, and Ativan can offer individuals who are struggling with anxiety, migraines, or seizures with the relief they require to keep functioning. When these substances are consumed outside of these directions, or are taken recreationally by those who do not need them for health purposes, the addiction that can develop can cause extreme distress within all areas of one’s life. For this reason and more, obtaining treatment for benzodiazepine use disorder from a reputable addiction rehab center is critical in order to defeat the challenges that this addiction can bring about.

At Huntington Creek Recovery Center in Pennsylvania, we understand how difficult it can be to defeat an addiction to any substance, including benzos. To help the men and women of the Northeast establish the skills required to overcome this addiction and start functioning in a healthy manner, we have established specialized programming that is designed to help people move towards a life of recovery.

How to Help a Loved One

Helping a loved one get treatment for benzo addiction

Learning that a family member or a loved one is battling with a benzo addiction can be very upsetting. You are most likely not just concerned about the physical wear that the abuse of these substances can have on your loved one, but you are likely also concerned as to how his or her functioning on a regular basis will be affected, too. Consider the following ways in which you can help your loved one at this time:

  • Obtain more information about the signs, symptoms, and effects of benzodiazepine abuse.
  • Spend time educating yourself on the disease of addiction so that you can establish a healthy understanding of your loved one’s condition and why he or she is struggling to cease his or her abuse.
  • Look into rehab centers that offer comprehensive care for those who are struggling with addictions, specifically addictions to benzos.
  • Speak with your loved one about everything that you have learned. Share your fears, and allow him or her to express his or her own worries as well. Encourage him or her to obtain treatment, and do everything you can to help make that process easier for him or her.
  • As soon as rehab has started, work with your loved one’s treatment team to figure out ways in which you can best support your loved one during this time. Be as active as possible in the therapeutic process.
  • Realize that the road to recovery is often long and that your loved one will not be healed overnight. Continue to be supportive and encouraging, allowing your loved one to know that he or she is not going through this alone.

Why Consider Treatment

Why consider treatment for benzo addiction at Huntington Creek Recovery Center in the Northeast

Both the short- and long-term effects of benzos can have lasting impacts on the lives of individuals who abuse them. For example, one’s cognitive abilities can begin to deteriorate, emotional reactivity can become changed, and a worsening of, or an onset of new, mental illness symptoms can occur. In addition, the abuse of benzos can cause some individuals to start experimenting with other substances, causing more problems to develop. Relationship troubles and familial discord can also develop as individuals continually to make their acquisition and abuse a top priority. One’s ability to perform at an acceptable level at work can become hampered as a result of the mind-altering effects of this substance, possibly leading to job loss. By partaking in rehab that is capable of addressing these problems, however, such effects can be avoided or defeated.

Types of Treatment

Types of benzo addiction treatment offered at Huntington Creek Recovery Center in the Northeast

Nestled on nearly 40 acres of land in the beautiful mountains of Pennsylvania, Huntington Creek Recovery Center is the Northeast’s primer luxury rehab center that promotes a sense of peace and serenity as individuals receive treatment for drug and/or alcohol addictions. Men and women aged 18 and older can partake in all-inclusive, evidence-based care that is designed to help them successfully overcome their addictive behaviors and move forward in a life of hope, happiness, and sobriety.

The clinical staff at our addiction rehab center brings a level of experience and expertise in the realm of addictions that are bar none when compared to other rehab centers in Pennsylvania and throughout the Northeast. This compassionate team of professionals includes a clinical director, a clinical supervisor, a psychologist, primary counselors, counselor’s assistants, residential technicians, a recreational therapist, and an acupuncturist. All of these individuals are experts in their fields and provide a level of kindness and empathy that helps individuals truly overcome their challenges. In addition, all of the staff members at Huntington Creek Recovery Center are required to meet a number of hours for continuing education, which means that they are knowledgeable in the advances that are being made in the treatment of addictions and co-occurring disorders. This allows patients the comfort of knowing that they are receiving the best care possible. Furthermore, a staff member is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which is designed to focus on trauma as it relates to addiction.

Each patient who receives care at our addiction rehab center benefits from the creation of an individualized treatment plan that is crafted specifically to meet his or her needs, concerns, and treatment goals. The following may be included in these individualized treatment plans when individuals are working to overcome an addiction to benzos:

Detoxification services: When individuals come to Huntington Creek Recovery Center with substances of abuse actively in their systems, such as benzodiazepines, they will typically need to begin the treatment process by first participating in detoxification services. Also known as detox, this process allows individuals to have drugs or alcohol effectively removed from their bodies while remaining as comfortable as possible. The detox staff at our addiction rehab center consists of a medical director, a physician’s assistant, registered nurses, and licensed practical nurses, who all work to ensure the safety of each patient. While receiving care in the detox unit, patients will also be afforded full access to the clinical treatment program.

Medication management: Individuals who are suffering from symptoms of a co-occurring mental health disorder in addition to their battle with benzos addiction may require certain medications in order to alleviate their distressing symptoms. During their first week in programming, patients will receive an assessment from a psychologist which will determine whether or not they are in need of medication or would benefit from further sessions with the psychologist. If medications are prescribed, the medical director and nurses will provide medication management services.

Individual therapy: Individual therapy sessions occur in a one-to-one forum where a patient meets confidentially with his or her primary counselor. When struggling with an addiction to benzodiazepines, individual therapy sessions can be an ideal place for patients to process through what they are learning in treatment, as well as to discuss any concerns they have or any trials they are facing. These sessions are held at least two or three times per week.

Group therapy: Group therapy is another extremely beneficial medium for individuals who are working on recovering from an addiction to benzos. In this setting, patients can benefit from being surrounded by peers who are facing challenges that are similar to their own. This can serve to provide a sense of comfort as men and women come to realize that they are not alone in their struggles, and therefore do not have to feel isolated. It can also be an optimal setting for individuals to give and receive support and encouragement to and from one another. Group therapy sessions are held daily and can include the following:

  • Open therapy groups
  • Trauma group
  • Psychoeducational groups
  • Anxiety group
  • Gender-specific groups
  • 12-Step topic groups
  • Coping skills group

All of the group topics are patient-driven, meaning that the topics discussed will be catered the individuals who are participating in the group. As such, additional, substance-specific groups can be held, such as opioid-specific groups, alcohol-specific groups, etc.

Family therapy: Family therapy sessions are conducted by either a patient’s primary counselor or a family therapist and are held on an as-needed basis depending on each person’s individualized treatment plan. Pending the patient’s consent, his or her family members can be updated on his or her treatment progress each week. Additionally, family members are highly encouraged to be involved in rehab during weekly family visits. During visitation time, family members will also have the opportunity to participate in an educational lecture, though it is not required.

Experiential therapy: In order to offer patients the opportunity to receive a holistic approach to care, our rehab center implements a number of experiential therapies into the overall course of programming when individuals are working to overcome an addiction to benzodiazepines or other substances. Examples of such therapeutic interventions can include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Team-building exercises
  • Hiking
  • Acupuncture
  • Nature walks
  • Mini golfing
  • Patient outings
  • Campfire groups
  • Biofeedback bed
  • AA meetings
  • NA meetings
  • Gym time
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga
  • Meditation

Additionally, a ropes course is included in the experiential therapy options offered. The ropes course can be viewed as a tangible way of confronting the obstacles that individuals face in early recovery. Working together, patients can develop communication skills, enhance team-building abilities, learn to give and receive constructive criticism, and learn how to utilize a support group. This can be a wonderful way for patients to learn to combat their addictions to benzodiazepines head-on and feel confident in their ability to maintain sobriety.

Continuing Care

Continuing care and levels of treatment for benzo addiction

Because the road to lasting sobriety is not one that ends upon the completion of treatment, the staff at addiction rehab center is dedicated to providing patients with thorough discharge planning so that the gains they made in treatment will continue to be expanded upon. As such, the aftercare planning is viewed as a critical part of programming and begins within the first week of a patient’s admission into treatment. As a part of the assessment process, the treatment team will consult about what the best environment for each patient’s recovery may be. They pay special attention to the barriers that may exist in the patient’s ability to achieve recovery from an addiction to benzos, and are careful to arrange aftercare plans accordingly. Several factors are taken into consideration when planning aftercare, which may include financial resources available to the patient, the stability of his or her home environment, the progress that he or she makes in treatment, any potential legal concerns, his or her motivation for recovery, the need for follow-up medical care that may include medication assisted treatment options, and the presence of any co-occurring disorders. By receiving this comprehensive continuing care plan, patients can feel confident in facing any challenges that they have when they return home, which ultimately helps them maintain sobriety in their own environment.

By participating in the care offered at Huntington Creek Recovery Center in Pennsylvania, the men and women of the Northeast can overcome their destructive behaviors and return to a life that is free of the compulsion to use substances. Do not continue to let benzodiazepines rule your or your loved one’s life; get help today.

What our clients are saying

My benzo addiction got the point where I hit rock bottom in my life. I was only able to find hope and recovery through the addiction treatment programs at Hunting Creek which are some of the best in the area.

– Former Patient
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