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  • In the workplace in the U.S., male workers are more likely than female workers to report heavy alcohol use (11.1% vs. 2.5%).
  • Individuals who go through OxyContin withdrawal claim that the process is similar in intensity to heroin withdrawal.
  • During 2010, the number of first time nonmedical users of the prescription pain reliever OxyContin by individuals aged 12 or older in the U.S. was 598,000.
  • A small decrease in use was observed among high school seniors who reported use of flavored alcoholic beverages, dropping from 53.4% 2009 to 47.9% in 2010.
  • Excuses for using methamphetamine vary from person to person, although most users cite having used the drug for increased energy and productivity, its low cost, self-medication for depression or attention deficits, and the euphoric high.
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Recovery Village Palmer Lake offers the following services:

Substance Abuse Programs

Substance abuse treatment is offered in a wide range of different treatment settings with a variety of different treatment approaches. For example, some substance abuse treatment can be performed on an outpatient basis, where the individual will typically participate in treatment during the day but is allowed to return home daily. Other substance abuse treatment requires the individual to stay in a hospital or residential facility during the entire course of treatment, which is particularly helpful in resolving more severe cases of addiction. Inpatient and residential substance abuse treatment can be done on a short term or long term basis, depending on different circumstances which can be different for each person. Most substance abuse treatment will focus on getting the person physically rehabilitated, and then focus on underlying psychological and emotional issues which will help them avoid relapse in the future.

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Detoxification

Detoxification is usually the 1st step in getting off drugs. It permits an individual to be in a supervised environment while they go through withdrawal symptoms for drugs and/or alcohol. There are different types of detoxification. Theyvary from drug-free to medically supervised. A prevalent mistake that many addicts make is to feel that detox is sufficient to kick their habit. This is rarely the case. All detox does is get someone through the withdrawal when they stop using. It is at all times recommended that detox be followed up with some type of treatment plan to uncover the root of why someone was using drugs in the first place.

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Outpatient Treatment

Drug or alcohol rehab services which are offered on an outpatient basis are available to addicted individuals who have circumstances which prevent them from being able to participate in an inpatient rehabilitation center. An outpatient drug and alcohol treatment program delivers many of the same services as an inpatient program, but allows for flexibility as opposed to an inpatient drug rehab facility where the person is required to remain at the treatment program until the treatment process has been fully completed. Outpatient drug or alcohol rehabilitation is also available for those who have completed residential or inpatient treatment but also need a thorough aftercare and relapse prevention program which will offer additional support and therapy to help them remain clean and sober.

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Residential Short-Term Treatment that is 30 days or less

Residential short-term treatment for drug or alcohol addiction is a type ofrehabilitation program where the addicted individual will remain at the facility on an inpatient basis, and which typically requires a stay of 30 days or less. While attending residential short-term treatment the individual undergoes an intensive but short duration of treatment that typically includes a supervised detox, counseling, and other forms of therapy which are aimed at helping the individual become rehabilitated and able to function without drugs in daily life once rehabilitation is complete. Residential short-term treatment is not always effective for all scenarios of addiction, and most will require an aftercare program or additional treatment in a more long-term residential setting.

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Residential Beds For Clients with Children

Although residential beds for clients children is not as prevalent as other specialized types of addiction rehabilitation facilities, they are possible to find if you are in need. Back in 2007, the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services documented that 515 (14%) of residential substance abuse treatment programs provided beds for both mothers and their children. There is a great benefit to both the mother and child who are able to attend recovery programs that offer residential beds for clients children. The mother is able to receive the drug addiction treatment they need while remaining close with their children through the difficult process of substance abuse recovery. Most parents (mothers in particular) are afraid to admit that they need help for their addiction issuesbecause they fear that their children will be taken from them. Rehab facilities providing residential beds for clients children help to reduce this fear while providing the care that both parent and child so desperately need.

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Specialized in Hearing Impaired Clients

People can become addicted to drugs or alcohol no matter their handicap, disability or personal physical challenge. This sometimes makes people particularly more vulnerable to becoming involved in drug or alcohol use, because of the difficult challenges that this can bring about in the individual's life. This is true for those people in the deaf and hearing impaired community as well, and treatment for substance abuse and addiction is sometimes needed. Deaf or hearing impaired individuals will require ASL or other assistance as part of their treatment needs, and there are drug and alcohol treatment centers available which provide these services. Professional substance abuse counselors who know ASL and can provide other necessary assistance to deaf or hearing impaired substance abusers.

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