Without the appropriate treatment, GHB addiction is hard to overcome. Our clinically-proven care aims to help you find sobriety that lasts.
Learn More About GHB Addiction Treatment
Learn more about GHB addiction treatment at Pocono Mountain Recovery Center in Henryville, PA
GHB, which stands for gammahydroxybutyrate, is a substance that depresses the central nervous system, causing users to experience a flood of extreme euphoria, increased sex drive, and decreased inhibitions. GHB is a common club drug that comes in both powder and liquid form. This substance is often used as a date rape drug, and can be tremendously damaging to one’s physical and psychological wellbeing. This medication, which can sometimes be used in the treatment of narcolepsy, can be very harmful to an individual if he or she abuses it but chooses to abstain from treatment to stop their abuse. However, there are rehab options for those who want to end their GHB abuse.
At Pocono Mountain Recovery Center in Henryville, Pennsylvania, we know that being trapped within a deadly cycle of GHB abuse can be extremely challenging and devastating to both the user and his or her loved ones. Fortunately, our center offers highly effective care to help those who want to make life-saving changes do just that.
How to Help a Loved One
Helping a loved one get treatment for GHB addiction
If you are a loved one of somebody who is addicted to GHB, you can be an advocate to help him or her to obtain treatment and successfully overcoming his or her demons with the abuse of this substance. Even if you have attempted to help your loved one in the past and have not had much success, there are still things that you can do to help your loved one get the care he or she needs to end his or her GHB addiction. Some of the things you can be doing can include the following:
- Do your part and educate yourself on GHB abuse. This includes learning about signs, symptoms, and effects of GHB abuse. Doing so will help provide you with the tools needed to better understand what your loved one is going through.
- Develop a plan should an emergency occur. Abusing a substance like GHB can be dangerous and possibly deadly, which is why you should always be prepared to take action if your loved one needs it.
- Communicate your worries to your loved on in a caring, calm, and honest manner. Be aware that your loved one is likely to be defensive and upset during this conversation, however remain consistent in your tone and be sure to listen to him or her as well.
- Look into options for rehab that are proven effective for individuals who struggle with GHB abuse. Reach out to providers who offer treatment for mental health conditions and substance abuse problems, as providers such as these can supply comprehensive care.
- Encourage your loved one to get treatment. Help him or her connect with a treatment provider at a reputable addiction rehab center and ask many questions so that his or her anxiety regarding getting treatment can be reduced.
- Let your loved one know that you will be there to support him or her throughout his or her time in rehab, as well as long afterwards. Doing so can help provide them with the gusto needed to carry on when the process seems overwhelming.
As soon as your loved one gets into rehab, it is imperative that you speak with his or her treatment provider to find out what you can do to be of assistance at this time. Be prepared to partake in therapy sessions, keep in contact with your loved one, and find support of your own.
Why Consider Treatment at Pocono
Why consider treatment for GHB addiction at Pocono Mountain Recovery Center in Henryville, PA
An individual can suffer exceptional harm when abusing GHB. Those who participate in this form of substance abuse can suffer emotional, mental, physical, and social setbacks that could be permanent, especially if abuse continues. Meaningful relationships can fail, symptoms related to a mental health condition can grow worse, and the user’s performance at work, school, or at home can dramatically decline. Overall, the impact that GHB abuse has on one’s brain can lead to cognitive disabilities and problems with memory. From a physical vantage point, GHB abuse lends itself to cardiac problems and contracting sexual transmitted diseases due to risky sexual behavior. It is imperative to obtain rehab for GHB abuse. Doing so can help reduce the amount of consequences one experiences, if not prevent them altogether.
Types of Treatment
Types of GHB addiction treatment offered at Pocono Mountain Recovery Center in Henryville, PA
Located in Henryville, Pennsylvania, Pocono Mountain Recovery Center is a world-class provider of reahb for men and women aged 18 and older who have been struggling with substance abuse, addiction, chemical dependency, and co-occurring mental illness. Surrounded by majestic mountains, our picturesque healing environment is the perfect place to being the journey to a healthier tomorrow.
Each member of our clinical staff is committed to helping all patients thrive while they are in our care, and is dedicated to putting forth every effort to ensure that our patients’ treatment goals are not just met, but exceeded. While benefitting from ongoing staff support, patients gain a great deal from time-tested interventions that are proven effective in helping people to break free from substance abuse and related concerns. With a foundation rooted in the 12-Step philosophy for treating addiction, the programming at our residential rehab center has been able to positively transform the lives of countless individuals.
Once a patient completes our admission process, he or she will play an active role in his or her treatment planning. Based on the needs and feedback of the individual who is receiving care, the following treatment methods may or may not be included within his or her fully customized treatment plan:
Detoxification: Because harmful substances of abuse, such as GHB, can cause an individual to become chemically dependent, detoxification, or detox, may be necessary at the start of an individual’s rehab process. At our addiction rehab center, the need for detox is assessed during the admissions process, and can be incorporated into a patient’s treatment plan as the first phase of the individual’s recovery. Medical personnel supervise this process and tirelessly work to safeguard each patient’s safety and comfort during detoxification.
Medication management: Available for patients who require pharmaceutical intervention when grappling with an addiction to GHB and a co-occurring mental health concern, medication management services allow individuals to benefit from weekly meetings with a psychiatrist if needed. Should a patient at Pocono Mountain Recovery participate in this treatment option, physician assistants and nurse practitioners will be on-hand to support, supervise, and monitor the effectiveness of any medication regimens put in place.
Individual therapy: Offered when needed by the patient, individual therapy sessions enable the men and women who heal at our rehab center to receive one-on-one support from their assigned primary counselor. These sessions can serve as an excellent time in which patients can discuss their experiences while battling an addiction to GHB, their successes while in rehab, and their goals for the present and future.
Group therapy: Provided at least five times each treatment day, group therapy sessions are cornerstones of the care that is offered at our addiction rehab center. Led by our clinical director, family coordinator, and other clinical staff members, groups provide a safe environment in which patients can discuss the progress they are making while recovering from an addiction to GHB, and learn about the following addiction and recovery-related topics:
- Relapse trigger identification
- Relapse prevention
- Life skills
- Disease education
- Coping skills development
Experiential therapy: For five to seven hours each week, patients at Pocono Mountain Recovery are able to partake in a variety of experiential therapy sessions. These sessions, which help men and women heal and recover both mentally and physically, can enhance an individual’s experience at this center so that there is a greater likelihood for a GHB -free tomorrow. The following are among the experiential therapies that can become part of a patient’s care:
- Role playing
- Recreational therapy
- Music therapy
- Art therapy
Family therapy: In order to help those closest to the individuals who seek care at our rehab center, family therapy sessions are available on an as-needed basis. When requested or deemed clinically necessary, a patient’s primary counselor and Pocono Mountain Recovery’s family coordinator can schedule a family session so that patients and those they care about can come together as a united front against GHB addiction.
Family Program: In addition to family therapy sessions, our addiction rehab center is proud to offer a Saturday family program for the friends and family members of the individuals who seek care at this center. Psychoeducational groups are held in the morning and in the afternoon following lunch. While partaking in these groups, patients’ loved ones can come to understand what the person they care about has been going through, and receive the education and resources needed to effectively help their loved one defeat an addiction to GHB.
The inclusion or exclusion of any of the above treatment methods within a patient’s treatment plan will be based solely on the individual’s needs and treatment requirements. If during the course of rehab the patient’s needs change, Pocono Mountain Recovery staff can revised the plan so that the individual is able to reap every advantage to receiving treatment at this center.
As a means of truly helping people break free from the grips of an addiction to GHB, we ensure that each person who receives care at our center leaves us with a detailed discharge plan to support his or her efforts at maintaining success in recovery. In some cases, a discharge plan may include a recommendation to this center’s partial hospitalization program (PHP), intensive outpatient program (IOP), or other less intensive treatment option. In other cases, patients’ discharge plans will identify other resources that will help them to make continued strides toward their recovery goals.
If you feel that you or your loved one would benefit from the all-encompassing care that is available at Pocono Mountain Recovery Center in Henryville, Pennsylvania, feel free to contact us at your convenience. Our staff welcomes the opportunity to speak with you about our treatment, and can begin the admissions process over the phone.