When you choose Conway Behavioral Health Hospital, you can get the comprehensive care you need to achieve long-term recovery from sedative addiction. Your path towards an sedative-free future starts here.
Learn more about sedative addiction treatment at Conway Behavioral Health Hospital
Sedatives include prescription medications such as benzodiazepines and central nervous system depressants such as alcohol. These legal substances are known to create a tranquilizing, sedating effect when abused.
Of course, these substances can be used safely in moderation and when taken in accordance with the prescribing physician’s guidelines. However, they are also popular substances of abuse that can be difficult to abstain from using once an addiction takes hold. If you are unable to control your sedative use, please know that there is hope. With the support of the comprehensive sedative treatment program at Conway Behavioral Health Hospital, you can overcome your dependence on sedatives.
Helping a loved one or family member get treatment for sedative addiction
If a family member or loved one begins showing signs of an addiction to alcohol or another sedative, you are likely worried about their future and their health, but you may not be sure how to help them. As you prepare to encourage your loved one to enter treatment, please consider the following:
- Research the signs, symptoms, and effects of sedative dependence. In gaining a better understanding of this form of substance abuse, you’ll have greater empathy for your loved one.
- Contact treatment centers in your loved one’s area that offer sedative-specific programming. Find out about their admissions process, and ask questions about their services.
- As you prepare to share your findings with your loved one, don’t be surprised if they don’t agree to enter treatment right away. They may need some time to process this decision.
- Throughout this time, offer to help with any household or practical tasks that might make it easier for your loved one to enter treatment. This could include anything from transportation to pet or childcare.
Don’t forget to be mindful of your own well-being. While you’re supporting your loved one, be sure to also take good care of your own mental and physical health.
Why consider sedative addiction treatment at Conway Behavioral Health Hospital
Sedative addiction, like other forms of chemical dependence, can rob you of your physical, emotional, and mental health. It can damage all the important aspects of your life, including your finances, relationships, and professional reputation.
Left untreated, a sedative addiction will likely worsen over time. But with the right supports, you can overcome your dependence on sedatives and begin life anew. With help from Conway Behavioral Health Hospital’s personalized treatment programming, you can achieve a fully recovered future.
Types of sedative addiction treatment offered at Conway Behavioral Health Hospital
Conway Behavioral Health Hospital, located in Conway, Arkansas, provides treatment for adults who are suffering from mental and behavioral health concerns. Our treatment center offers a respite from the stresses of daily life, with care offered in a serene, calming environment. Here, patients feel the utmost sense of comfort as they start their journey to wellness.
If you or a loved one is battling an addiction to sedatives, Conway Behavioral Health Hospital is an optimal environment in which to begin the recovery process. We recognize that addiction affects each person differently and that everyone deserves to have all of their needs addressed. For this reason, we provide individualized treatment plans for each patient in our care, which may include the following:
Detoxification: If you have sedatives, alcohol, or other substances in your system, you may receive detox services prior to starting the therapeutic aspects of treatment. Our staff will assess your need for detoxification at the time of your admission.
Medical care: Should any medical concerns arise during your time at Conway, we have physicians, licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and registered nurses (RNs) on staff to provide medical services.
Medication management: If you are suffering from symptoms of a mental health disorder in addition to an addiction to sedatives, our staff will assess you to determine whether medication may be beneficial. Patients who are prescribed medication will receive medication management services as needed.
Individual therapy: Individual therapy sessions allow you to process the challenges and successes that you experience while recovering from sedative addiction. These one-on-one meetings with a therapist occur at least once during your time in inpatient treatment, but you have the option to request additional meetings when needed.
Group therapy: There are a minimum of four group therapy sessions held each day. Skills rehearsal groups, psychoeducation groups, process groups, and recreational groups give you a chance to explore a holistic approach to recovery from sedative addiction. There are many topics covered in these groups, including:
- Distress tolerance skills
- Substance abuse
- Adapting leisure skills
- Medication management
- Emotional regulation skills
Family therapy: Family support can be extremely beneficial for those in recovery from sedative addiction. At Conway, licensed therapists and counselors lead family therapy sessions once a week. During this time, you and your loved ones can process how your addiction has impacted the family unit and begin to repair relationships.
Continuing care after inpatient treatment for sedative addiction
Inpatient treatment for sedative addiction is meant to be a short-term experience, typically lasting around seven days. This level of care allows for stabilization and alleviation of crises so that patients can move to less intensive programming. Because your time in inpatient care is so minimal, it is important that you have a plan in place for when you’re ready to discharge.
On your first day of programming at Conway Behavioral Health Hospital, your treatment team will begin creating a discharge plan that will serve as a guide for when your time in inpatient care comes to an end. Your treatment team will find resources and continuing care options that will be of greatest benefit to you. Depending on the severity of your symptoms and where you are in your recovery, you may receive a recommendation to participate in one of Conway’s step-down levels of care, partial hospitalization programming (PHP) or intensive outpatient programming (IOP). Your treatment team will also provide you with other resources, which may include referrals to outside treatment providers and information on support groups in your area.
In choosing to come to Conway Behavioral Health Hospital, you are making a decision to better your future. Call us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you or your loved one.