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Substance abuse disorder is a complex disease that causes structural changes in the brain, leading to altered behavior and functioning. Even when people with substance use disorders recognize that they have a problem, they can’t always stop drinking or using drugs on their own. If you need help recovering from alcohol or drug abuse, it’s time to seek addiction treatment.

When it comes to drug and alcohol treatment, no two people are exactly the same. You have unique needs, and it’s important to find a rehab facility that meets those needs, even if it takes a little research to find the right one. At Changing Tides we are that rehab facility. We offer multiple addiction treatment programs tailored to overcome your addictions to drugs or alcohol.

Ready or not, we want to give you or your loved one the tools they need for recovery. So we put together few helpful tips to ease the recovery journey.

Read on to see what Changing Tides can do for your or a loved one suffering from addiction. And, if our tips seem to fit your needs, contact us today

Determine Your Rehab Program Needs

If you have a history of trauma, for example, you’ll want to find a substance abuse treatment center that uses a trauma-informed approach to care. People with co-occurring mental disorders, including borderline personality disorder and depression, should look for treatment centers that can treat the co-occurring conditions at the same time.

It’s also important to look for a treatment center that’s compatible with your personal goals for recovery. Some people need treatment to get through their first 30 days of sobriety, while others are looking for treatment centers with long-term substance abuse treatment options. Setting goals can help you narrow down your options and find a treatment center that’s right for you.

How Changing Tides can Help With your Needs

We offer a unique take on drug and alcohol rehab. We offer a day treatment/ partial hospitalization program where we provide both the housing aspect of treatment, and addiction therapy services all on one site for alcoholism, drug abuse, heroin abuse, and opioid abuse. Changing Tides is just a few yards away from Kitty Hawk Beach, giving you a peaceful environment where you can truly focus on your well-being. We have experienced staff members on hand to help you withdraw from drugs or alcohol, identify your addiction triggers and learn how to live a fulfilling life without using substances.

Research the Types of Treatment Programs

Alcohol and drug addiction treatment should be highly personalized to meet your needs. Depending on the severity of your addiction and your medical history, you may need day treatment/ partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient care or general outpatient care.

Day Treatment/ Partial Hospitalization for Addiction

Day Treatment/ PHP is the most intensive of the three treatment options. Day Treatment/ PHP is less restrictive than residential treatment, but it provides more support than traditional outpatient programs. It may be a good choice if you can’t commit to inpatient treatment or you’ve already completed a residential program and want additional support as you work to transition to outpatient care.

If you decide that enrolling in a day treatment/ PHP program is the best way to start or continue your addiction recovery, you’ll undergo a thorough assessment and work with experienced treatment professionals to set goals for the recovery process. You’ll also discuss your family situation, personal relationships and prior experiences with treatment facilities. By learning about your history of substance use and gathering personal health information during the initial assessment, staff members can develop a customized treatment plan to meet your physical and emotional needs.

Day treatment/ PHP programs offer a wide range of addiction treatment services, including counseling, group therapy, family therapy and dual diagnosis treatment. Some rehab facilities even offer withdrawal management, making it easier for people recovering from drug and alcohol abuse to cope with their withdrawal symptoms.

Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP)

An IOP rehabilitation program is an alternative to staying in a sober living house following a residential or day treatment/ PHP program. Sober living facilities don’t always provide enough structure and support, leaving some residents struggling to keep their recoveries on track. IOP rehab programs provide ongoing clinical support, ensuring every client has continued access to individual addiction counseling and other rehabilitation services.

If you enroll in an IOP program, you can expect to receive treatment for several hours each day. When you’re not in treatment, you’ll be working, attending support group meetings or participating in educational programs. Enrolling in an IOP program also gives you the opportunity to repair broken relationships with family members and learn how to set healthy boundaries as you ease back into your normal routine.

General Outpatient Treatment

Generalized Outpatient care is less restrictive than other rehabilitation options. The best treatment programs have outpatient programming that helps clients focus on their recovery outcomes as they work, attend school and focus on rebuilding their community connections. Clients who aren’t employed may benefit from volunteering or enrolling in continuing education courses to ensure they have the right amount of structure in their lives.

Road To Recovery

Know the Link Between Mental Health and Addiction

There’s a strong link between addiction and other mental illnesses. The right treatment program can help you determine if you have any underlying mental illnesses or give you the opportunity to address previously diagnosed mental illnesses that haven’t been treated. It’s important to find a drug rehab center that has experience treating depression, generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and other related conditions, as they can all make addiction worse when left untreated.

Find Supportive Care for Drug and Alcohol Addictions

A good rehab center provides supportive care to help you withdraw safely from alcohol and drugs, address underlying mental health issues and learn how to resolve conflict in a healthy way. While you’re at a drug rehab or alcohol rehab center, you should also have plenty of opportunities to clear your mind and focus on strengthening the connection between your mind and your body. Many facilities offer additional treatment options to help you recover physically and mentally.

Supportive Care at Changing Tides

At Changing Tides, we take the extra step with you or a loved one in the recovery journey by offering a Sober Living Home. These homes are a fantastic extension of the above mentioned programs, and can act as a form of aftercare for addicts. With a beautiful view and plenty of amenities, Changing Tides is the perfect place for those who’ve completed some type of rehab program. On-site services make it easy to transition from drinking or using drugs without having any trouble adjusting back into society after finishing their stay at our sober living apartments.

Moreover, we also know that family is key for recovery. So we also offer Family Therapy to aid in restructuring relationships, boundaries, values, foundations and what the future of recovery will look like.

Use Insurance Coverage at a Rehab Facility

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act defined 10 essential health benefits that must be included in every covered health plan. One of these essential benefits is treatment for substance abuse and mental illnesses. As a result, many insurance plans now cover comprehensive addiction treatment. Once you find the right rehab facility, it’s important to verify your benefits to ensure you know what type of treatment is covered and whether there are any limits you need to know about.

Insurance Coverage at Changing Tides

Changing Tides partners with several national insurance providers, including Aetna, Beacon Health Options, Anthem, Cigna, Optima and UnitedHealthcare. We don’t accept Medicare or Medicaid.

Check out our insurance page. We make it easy for you or a loved one to input insurance information. Our staff will then go the extra mile to see what coverage options are available and then present them to you.

Addiction Treatment at Changing Tides

Drug and alcohol addiction can cause many adverse consequences, from broken relationships to lasting organ damage. If you’re ready to discover what life can be like without the stress of having an active addiction, contact Changing Tides at (252) 715-3905 to explore additional treatment options.