Emergency Drug Rehabilitation Services
Has addiction led you or a loved one to an emergency situation that needs addressed NOW? Call 12 Keys Rehab 24/7 and one of our caring counselors will help you or your loved one get to rehab so you can start recovering today. Our counselors will coordinate your arrival and treatment so you can focus on turning your life around!
Emergency Help for Drug Addiction
Emergency drug rehab starts with a call to a 12 Keys Rehab. When the emotional crisis hits and it seems like your loved one is ready to make a change, you need to call one of our caring counselors for help. Not only can we help you or your loved one, but we can help family and friends get through this crisis as well.
When you make an emergency call to 12 Keys Rehab Center, you will be talking with compassionate people who understand why you are calling and know the feelings you are experiencing. Your call is totally confidential. Making the call will give you a chance to tell your story to someone who can offer sound advice about what to do next. Just having someone listen can reduce your stress and restore your hope for the future.
Many people addicted to drugs and alcohol avoid seeking professional treatment, because they fear the embarrassment and shame associated with substance abuse. If you are suffering from addiction, know that at 12 Keys Rehab, our caring staff provides the medical support you need to safely, comfortably and thoroughly detox. At 12 Keys, you will never feel alone as you become part of our recovering family community.
What Happens When I Call?
The Call - When you call 12 Keys Rehab, you will immediately speak with a caring professional who will help you through the process of getting into rehab as quickly as possible. The counselor will need to ask you a few questions to ascertain the best action going forward and then help you coordinate you or loved one’s travel arrangements to our center. To expedite the phone call, be prepared to discuss the following topics:
- The addiction
- History of the abuse and past treatments
- Your insurance plan and possible payment options
Our counselors will also discuss recommended treatment options and length of stay, accommodations and amenities, family involvement, and any other pertinent information given available time.
Detox – Once you or your loved one arrives at our center, you will be welcomed into our detox program with open and comforting arms. Depending on the situation prior to entrance into rehab, Detox may last just a few short days to a couple weeks. Our caring medical professionals will carefully monitor your progress as you go through withdrawal and ensure that the process is as comfortable as possible.
Therapy and Recovery – Once you or your loved one have comfortably completed detox, you will begin working on the therapeutic parts of your recovery. The caring counselors at 12 Keys will meet with you in both group and private sessions and work with you to get to the root of your addiction. You will have the opportunity to meet people in similar situations and form relationships you can count on even outside of rehab. You will also have the opportunity to embark on fun activities such as water sports, kayaking, and swimming that will show you just how much fun you can have living the sober life.
After Rehab – When you and your counselor determine that you are ready to make the transition back to your day-to-day life, you will work together to develop an aftercare plan. This plan will guide you through your daily life and help you maintain your sobriety, even when times are tough.
How to Help an Addicted Loved One
Drug abuse can have a devastating effect on families, work places and communities. When you are not the addict, there are still things you can do to help resolve the crisis. Understanding the severity of addiction is a start. Being able to recognize an emergency and get the right type of help for a loved one in the throes of addiction can be invaluable to the situation.
Our goal at 12 Keys Rehab is to make your journey toward recovery as seamless as possible by removing obstacles which otherwise might stand in your way...
Expenses related to your treatment at 12 Keys Rehab are considered a cost of doing business. Prescriptions, all meals, activities, and most incidentals, including the gym, are also covered.
Is It Really Addiction?
Addiction is a mental illness that seldom occurs by itself. In some cases, drug addiction progresses to a point where it triggers other mental issues: “Addiction changes the brain in fundamental ways, disturbing a person’s normal hierarchy of needs and desires.” Mood and anxiety disorders, for instance, are more prevalent in people addicted to drugs.
In other cases, another mental illness precedes addiction. Drugs are sometimes used as an escape for the symptoms of that other illness, and then addiction follows. Either way, addiction is a big ball of yarn to unravel. There are no quick fixes, and every case is different.
If you’re not sure your loved one’s drug use has reached the level of addiction, here are some signs to look for:
- Not following instructions on prescription medication
- Never going a full week without taking any drugs
- Blackouts or flashbacks
- Loss of a job, spouse or friends
- Illegal or dangerous behavior
If you think it could be an addiction, you’re probably right. The main difference between a casual user and an addict is their ability to stop. An addict cannot stop, even if he wants to. Addicts put their substance of choice before everything else in their lives. In their minds, their need to use is more important than their need to hold down a job, pay the rent, meet parental obligations, or even obey the law.
No matter how much you love him, you will not cure an addict. He cannot even cure himself. The most you can do is steer him toward 12 Keys Rehab Center, where he can get the treatment he needs before the addiction puts his life in serious danger.
Recovery Starts With Detox
When you or your loved one enter treatment with 12 Keys Rehab, you will most likely begin with several days to a few weeks of active detox to remove all drugs from your system. Until the drugs have fully left your system, you cannot make a complete recovery. Withdrawing from drugs can be a painful process that is best managed by knowledgeable professionals, like those at 12 Keys Rehab. Understanding the process might make it a little easier for you to watch a loved one go through it.
When you drink too much, the result is a hangover. The hangover doesn’t begin until the drinking stops and the blood alcohol level returns to normal. If you woke up after a night of drinking and had another drink, you would not experience a hangover. When you did, however, stop drinking completely, the pain would be significant.
Drug users don’t let their bodies return to normal chemical levels. Instead, they continue to take drugs, adjusting to a new normal in their body chemistry. In order to detox, the body will have to go through several adjustments as it rids itself of the toxic substance and chemical levels return to normal. This can be a painful and often dangerous process. In most cases, the detox symptoms can be managed under medical supervision to lessen the pain.
The most obvious problem with any detox method is that none of them work very well when you continue to use drugs. An addict has to stop contributing to the problem in order to remedy the situation. Patience and loving support from family members can help get through this initial stage, but professional guidance is required to do it safely.Speak to a Counselor
Why Detox Isn’t Enough
With the body drug-free and speeding toward good health, it’s easy to think the crisis is over. After all the drama of getting through detox, you can sleep through the night knowing the phone won’t ring. Your loved one is back to physical normal; he looks and feels healthy again. It appears as though the problem is solved, and we can all go back to our regularly scheduled lives.
Addiction is not just a physical problem, though. It is a mental illness, which, left untreated, will continue to get worse. One of the difficulties of dealing with mental illness is the symptoms are often invisible. People suffering from mental illness don’t look sick. Getting a clean start might give your loved one a healthy high, but it won’t last. Without addressing the mental illness of addiction, he is vulnerable to relapse at this point.
It’s kind of like a quickie diet. You go on the all-water diet, lose a bunch of weight and feel great. But eventually, you can’t sustain this diet any longer. If you haven’t learned anything about nutrition and changed your relationship to food, the problem isn’t solved. You have to go back to eating solid food eventually, and when you do the weight comes back on. Fixing the physical cause of your weight problem, removing food from your life, doesn’t address the mental part of the problem.
After completing detox at 12 Keys Rehab, you or your loved one will begin the therapeutic phase of recovery. Our caring counselors will help your loved one work through those underlying issues or illnesses which are feeding the desire to abuse drugs. Your loved one will confront these issues, and learn the best ways to deal with and avoid them in the future. This part of recovery may last several weeks or several months – whatever length of time it takes for your loved one and his or her counselor to agree that strength against addiction has been restored.
Recognizing When Your Loved One Needs Emergency Rehab
The signs of addiction are often more obvious than you might think – the problem is, most people just don’t know what they are looking for. If your loved one has expressed his or her desire to become sober, and exhibits any of the following symptoms, call 12 Keys Rehab immediately:
- Continuing to abuse drugs even though he or she knows it is making life worse
- Sudden mood swings, irritability, or irrational anger
- Isolation from loved ones and things he or she once loved
- Legal complications due to drug use
- Altered perception of reality
- Appetite changes
- Frequent illnesses due to poor immune health
The compassionate counselors at 12 Keys Rehab are ready and waiting to help you or your loved one in an emergency situation. You don’t have to go through this alone. We can help you or your loved one make a sound recovery and get back to the life you once enjoyed.Speak to a Counselor
The Other Kind of Emergency
Sometimes drug addiction reaches a climax that doesn’t require an ambulance but is just as scary. When someone you love who is struggling with addiction experiences an emotional breakdown, you can feel the same urgent panic as when she is in physical danger. In this case, timing and swift action are very important as well.
Just as life-threatening as a medical emergency brought on by drug abuse, an emotional crisis requires professional intervention. This is the mental illness of addiction showing. If someone in your family is addicted to drugs or alcohol, you have probably witnessed some sort of emotional breakdown. It is difficult to see someone you love in such pain.
This is probably a familiar pattern of behavior for you:
- Your loved one hits rock bottom and comes to you with an emotional crisis
- You offer solutions to change his dangerous behaviors
- He listens to you and agrees that is the right path forward
- You remind him the first time he strays from the solution you two agreed on
- He hits rock bottom again and comes to you in emotional crisis
Every time you have the same conversation, it feels like the situation is getting better. You feel like your insight is helping ease the pain. Then your optimism is quickly thwarted by a continuance of the addictive behaviors. As you repeat this pattern, you feel the futility of the conversation more and more.
The problem is that you cannot end another person’s addiction or heal their mental illness. All the love and caring in the world will not solve the problem without professional help. This is why it is best to call 12 Keys Rehab as soon as your loved appears amenable to making a change or entering rehab. We can help you get your loved one to rehab right away so the pain of another rock bottom scenario doesn’t have to be reality.
The Scope of the Problem
Drug abuse is a growing problem in this country. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), 23.5 million people over the age of 12 needed treatment for drug or alcohol abuse in 2009. Not only are people getting into trouble with illicit drugs, but they are overdosing on prescription and over-the-counter drugs, as well.
In 2009, 4.6 million drug-related emergency room visits were reported, 45% of which involved drug abuse. The rate of illicit drug use among adults aged 50-64 has increased from 2.7 in 2002 to 6.0 in 2013, finds the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Illicit drug use has increased in all segments of the population over that same time period.
Drug abuse effects every one of us, even the non-users. Drug abuse costs in crime, lost productivity, and healthcare in the US add up to about $600 million annually. In 2012, drug-induced deaths totaled 43,819. Each one of those people had a mother, sister, uncle, neighbor or friend who was devastated by their loss.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “Drug-related deaths have more than doubled since the early 1980s. There are more deaths, illnesses and disabilities from substance abuse than from any other preventable health condition. Today, one in four deaths is attributable to alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug use.”
You can extrapolate from these statistics that you are not alone in dealing with a loved one with an addiction problem. Most people know at least one person, and for many it is someone they are close to, who is suffering from substance abuse. While it’s not great news that so many people are suffering, it helps to know you are not alone.
You’ll Never Feel Alone at 12 Keys
We all want to take care of our loved ones in any way we can. Drug abuse is a very serious situation and rehab often requires a lot of love and support to get through. Being better informed about addiction can make it easier for you to lend that sort of support. Knowing what to do in a drug-related emergency can even save a life.
Our small Recovery Center employs a large, qualified staff that provides more one-to-one counseling than most other rehabs in the U.S. We help you heal the physical symptoms of addiction and its emotional root causes, so you can get back to living a satisfying, fulfilling lifestyle.
Call 12 Keys Rehab today to put yourself or your loved one on the path to recovery.