Experiential Therapy-Centered Stimulant Addiction Treatment in the Northeast

Huntington Creek Recovery Center has been a trusted provider of stimulant 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 stimulant addiction.

Learn More About Stimulant Addiction Treatment

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

Cocaine, methamphetamine (meth), and other amphetamines are all examples of many different stimulants that individuals abuse and develop addictions to. Stimulants are known for their ability to increase motivation, dramatically increase energy levels, promote productivity, and increase mental acuity. While there are some stimulants that are legal, including prescription amphetamines such as Adderall and Ritalin that are used in the treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), they can still be abused by those who do not possess a medical need for them. The effects that these drugs bring about can make them attractive to many, however, as with any addiction, the continued abuse of stimulants can cause dangerous consequences within an individual’s life.

At Huntington Creek Recovery Center in Pennsylvania, we know how hard it can be to overcome an addiction to any substance, including stimulants. To help the men and women of the Northeast establish the skills required to defeat this addiction and go back to a healthy functioning life, we have developed specialized programming that is designed to help individuals take the first steps towards a life of recovery.

How to Help a Loved One

Helping a loved one get treatment for stimulant addiction

If you have a loved one or family member who is grappling with a stimulant addiction, you might be feeling very worried about what his or her future holds if he or she keeps on this deadly path. Your fears are understandable, and it is critical that you act on your concerns as opposed to ignoring them. The following are ways in which you can help your loved one:

  • Realize that addiction is a disease. It can be very frustrating to watch a loved one seemingly destroy his or her life by continuing to partake in the dangerous act of stimulant abuse. However, it is imperative to recognize that as soon as an addiction has developed, individuals are powerless to stop their behaviors. Learning about addiction can help reduce some of your anger and help better encourage a sense of empathy for your loved one.
  • Learn about stimulants, including the effects, symptoms, and signs of their abuse. Educating yourself can make future conversations with your loved one more successful.
  • Spend time researching the many different kinds of addiction rehab centers that offer effective treatment options to individuals struggling with a stimulant addiction. As is true for learning about stimulant use disorder itself, gathering knowledge can help you in offering helpful information to your loved one.
  • Sit down and talk with your loved one and express your concerns to him or her in a peaceful and non-threatening manner. Explain how the many behaviors that you have noticed are worrisome to you, and share with him or her the different things that you have learned in terms of what can occur if stimulant abuse is allowed to continue. Realize that your loved one will likely be defensive at first. It is not uncommon for individuals struggling with addictions to be defensive and deny addictive behaviors. It is important that you remain patient and refrain from arguing. Keep encouraging the idea of rehab, offer your loved one options for treatment that you have uncovered, and assure him or her that you are there to be supportive when he or she is ready.
  • As soon as your loved one has made the decision to obtain treatment, do everything you can to ensure that the transition is as seamless as possible. Assist in determining logistical issues, including arranging childcare or going with a loved one to the appointments that he or she has so that there is nothing standing in his or her way.
  • Actively engage in the therapeutic process. Go to family therapy sessions when asked, call to speak with your loved one regularly, and ask your loved one’s treatment providers about the ways that you can help him or her as soon as rehab has ended.
  • Remember that recovery does not occur overnight. It can be a very lengthy process filled with setbacks. Remain a source of support and encouragement, allowing your loved one to know that you are there for every part of his or her care.

Why Consider Treatment

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

When rehab is not obtained, an addiction to stimulants can lead to significant turmoil within an individual’s life. As is true for the majority of addictions, when an individual is addicted to a stimulant, obtaining, consuming, and recovering from the use of that substance becomes his or her main concern. As a result, other things that were once viewed as important now start to fall to the wayside. Relationships can fall apart, causing lost friendships, unsuccessful marriages, and family conflict. The nature of addiction can cause individuals to battle with performing as they used to at work. If their productivity begins to become hindered or if they are constantly absent from work, they might experience demotion or job loss, as well as financial strain as a result of those scenarios. Continual stimulant abuse can leave individuals vulnerable to suffering any number of negative physical effects. Depending on the type of stimulant that an individual is abusing, lung infections, respiratory concerns, malnutrition, cognitive impairment, and severe nasal problems can develop. While these negative effects can be far-reaching and long-term, they can, thankfully, be avoided. Obtaining comprehensive care that is able to help individuals defeat their stimulant addiction can prevent these consequences from occurring.

Types of Treatment

Types of stimulant 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 premier 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 treatment 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 our rehab 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 stimulants:

Detoxification services: When individuals come to Huntington Creek Recovery Center with substances of abuse actively in their systems, such as stimulants, 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 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 stimulant 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 stimulants, 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 stimulants. 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:

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

All of the group topics are patient-driven, meaning that the topics discussed will be catered to 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, Huntington Creek Recovery Center implements a number of experiential therapies into the overall course of programming when individuals are working to overcome an addiction to stimulants or other substances. Examples of such therapeutic interventions can include, but are not limited to, the following:

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

Additionally, a ropes course is included in the experiential therapy options offered at our addiction rehab center. 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 stimulants head-on and feel confident in their ability to maintain sobriety.

Continuing Care

Continuing care and levels of treatment for stimulant addiction

Because the road to lasting sobriety is not one that ends upon the completion of treatment, the staff at Huntington Creek Recovery Center is dedicated to providing patients with thorough discharge planning so that the gains they made in rehab 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 stimulants, 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 rehab, 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 stimulants rule your or your loved one’s life; get help today.

What our clients are saying

In order to cope with the boredom I was facing in my life, I resorted to stimulants. I let my addiction control my life, and consequently had to seek out help before it was too late. Thanks to the recovery programs at Huntington Creek, I am now about to celebrate my first year being sober!

– Former Patient
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