Drug Detox and Alcohol Rehab in Pleasant Hill

Dr. John Elgin Wilkaitis

Dr. John Elgin Wilkaitis completed medical school at The University of Mississippi Medical Center and residency in general psychiatry in 2003. He completed a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in 2005. Following this, he served as Chief Medical Officer for 10 years of Brentwood Behavioral Healthcare a private health system including a 105-bed hospital, residential treatment, and intensive outpatient services.

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If you find yourself among the millions of people who battle with addiction and want to stop, chances are you have questions as to where to start. We’re here to help.

The Path to Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Pleasant Hill

At Defining Wellness Centers, our facility offers personalized treatment options for clients with substance use disorders in Pleasant Hill. Our team provides a place where you can transform your life, address underlying problems that may have led to your drug or alcohol use drug use, and find a healthier lifestyle. It is a client-centered process that addresses both your physical and mental health to open a path to a brighter future.

Understanding the Recovery Options

People and their struggles are unique. Treatment plans should also be unique and tailored to your needs. We divide our treatment options into a few broad categories. Each one is designed to help clients who need a specific level of care. People can benefit from different programs at different stages of the recovery process.

The choice between the inpatient and outpatient programs can be difficult. Outpatient programs are less intensive than inpatient programs and allow you to live at home. That makes them much easier to integrate into a busy schedule. On the other hand, inpatient programs offer more support and guidance.

We can help you choose the right program. Our team will discuss your options and the issues you want to address. We will work with you to develop a treatment plan that will help you successfully begin the recovery journey.

Medical Detox

Drugs and alcohol can change your body over time. If you suddenly quit your substance of choice, you may suffer from withdrawal. It can be lethal in extreme cases, but even less severe symptoms can be a significant obstacle on your path to recovery and are a risk factor for relapse.

The detoxification stage of a treatment program allows your body to rid itself of the substance that it has become dependent on. Our team will help you through your withdrawal symptoms and supervise you 24/7 to manage any physical health complications that may arise. During the process, you may receive medications to ease withdrawal symptoms.

Detox happens at the beginning of most recovery programs, but the details vary significantly between clients. Your medical history, general health, and details of your substance use all influence your symptoms and the duration of the withdrawal process. Most clients need seven to 10 days to fully detox.

Getting through this stage is vital to recovery, but it is only the first step. Once you feel better, one of our professional team members will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan.

Inpatient Rehab

Inpatient rehab offers a structured environment where you can focus on recovery. It also allows you to spend more time with our team than with the other programs. Residential programs are generally appropriate for clients who have been struggling with drugs or alcohol for a long time and have a severe addiction. They can also be helpful to people who doubt their ability to remain sober during an outpatient program or do not have a strong support network outside of the recovery center.

Impatient programs, similar to outpatient ones, include a variety of therapies and education. They help you get to the root of the trauma and other issues that contributed to developing a dependence on drugs or alcohol. The goal is to build a solid foundation to embrace a sober lifestyle.

Partial Hospitalization Program

A Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is an intensive form of outpatient treatment. This approach can be a good fit if you cannot attend a residential program or do not meet the criteria for inpatient treatment but need more support than an outpatient program can give you. If you follow this path, you will live either at home or in a sober living home, but you will visit the recovery center for most of the day, five days a week. During this time, you will participate in individual and group therapy.

Outpatient Rehab

It is important to continue working on self-improvement after you complete an inpatient or PHP program. Outpatient programs allow you to do that by integrating an ongoing treatment plan into your normal life. Outpatient programs can also be suitable for people who have not been drinking or using drugs for long, have a strong support network, and have family, school, or work obligations.

While participating in outpatient treatment, you will visit the recovery center several times weekly for therapy. As with other programs, the details are tailored to fit your needs. Clients have the option to transition to a residential program if outpatient rehab does not provide enough structure to prevent relapse.

Many Paths, One Goal

Every treatment program combines several different therapies. They work in concert to address the underlying reasons behind your substance use and help you adopt a healthier lifestyle.

Fitness and Nutrition

Your lifestyle is the foundation of your physical and mental health. Unfortunately, drug or alcohol use can result in an unhealthy way of living. Some substances make it hard for your body to absorb nutrients. Poor diet combined with nutritional deficiencies caused by excessive drinking or drug use can cause a variety of symptoms that reduce your quality of life and make recovery more challenging.

Drugs and alcohol can also get in the way of exercise. People who exercise regularly have improved mental health. A sedentary lifestyle makes it harder to keep your mind healthy, and an unhealthy mind can make drugs and alcohol more tempting.

On the other hand, a healthy lifestyle can facilitate recovery. Exercise offers a distraction from cravings and makes you feel good. Combining a healthy diet with regular exercise will also help you recover from the damage that your substance use has caused.

When you enter our program, our team of experts will work to determine if you have any nutritional deficiencies. If you attend a residential program, our culinary team will prepare nutritious meals to make sure your body gets everything it needs to recover. We will also help you develop a fitness plan. Our facility has a fitness center, and our team has experts who will teach you to use it. In the long run, this can help you replace intoxicants with healthy habits.

Art and Music

Art and personal expression can play a significant role in the recovery process. Many of our treatment programs feature art-assisted therapy, which allows you to use art to navigate your emotional landscape. The process has been shown to help with a variety of mental health problems, including substance use disorders.

Art-assisted therapy is a straightforward and relatively pleasant process. A therapist will help guide you through the creation of an artistic work. The goal is to help you understand yourself and your feelings, so the creative process is far more important than the final result. You simply need to allow yourself to feel, create, and understand. You may also discuss your work as you create it, which will help you focus on the most important parts of your inner journey.

This method is not limited to physical art, like paintings or sculptures. You can also heal through music. You can play instruments or sing, but many of our clients benefit from simply listening to music. It can even help manage pain and discomfort. It is a more passive approach than many other therapies, which makes it ideal for people who struggle with active engagement.

Equine-Assisted Therapy

Equine-assisted therapy, which is also called hippotherapy, is an ancient healing practice. It is useful for maintaining both physical and mental health. Equine-assisted therapy is especially useful for building confidence and developing relationships.

Horses are intelligent and willful creatures. By interacting with them, you will learn to read their emotions and communicate with them. As you get more experience with a horse, you will learn to trust each other.

Riding is just one part of equine-assisted therapy, and it is not mandatory. You can also heal by taking care of horses and calmly interacting with them. The act of caring for a horse will help you learn to be responsible for other creatures and attentive to their needs. If you develop the skills required to safely handle horses, you will become more confident. It is a gradual process, but many people enjoy this type of therapy as part of their path to recovery.

Evidence-Based Treatment

Evidence-based therapy refers to a wide variety of therapeutic approaches. The common factor is that they have all stood up to rigorous scientific study. They provide a reliable foundation for the rest of the healing process.

For example, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has been shown to help manage substance use disorders. It works on the premise that these disorders arise from unhealthy ways of thinking and learned behaviors. During therapy sessions, a mental health professional will work with you to change harmful thought patterns that may lead to drug or alcohol use. They will also help you develop effective coping strategies.

CBT is just one of the evidence-based tools that a therapist can use to facilitate your recovery. Your therapy program will use a combination of several techniques to help you develop vital skills that will help you maintain a sober lifestyle.

Group Therapy

During group therapy, you will participate in meetings with other clients led by a professional. These meetings offer you an opportunity to get feedback on the challenges you are facing. Additionally, you will hear about how group members are dealing with issues that may be similar to your own. The meetings can also provide a sense of community and help with feelings of isolation.

Staying on Track

Recovery is a process. You can make a lot of rapid progress during your initial time in rehab, but you will need to work to maintain your sobriety. In many cases, this means transitioning from an initial inpatient program to an ongoing outpatient program.

Our healing process includes an aftercare program. It also includes helping you develop a support network that may include participating in Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous and a plan for what to do if you feel you are at risk for relapse. Most clients also continue to see a therapist specializing in substance use disorders.

Take the First Step

At Defining Wellness Centers, we believe that every client takes a unique path to recovery from substance use disorders. That is why we focus on offering a variety of personalized care options. Our team will develop a therapeutic program that combines evidence-based therapies, lifestyle changes, and holistic healing. We will also guide you on your journey until you are ready to continue on your own. If you are ready to start your journey to recovery, reach out to us today

Begin your Recovery Today

If you are ready to take the step towards a new life, call Defining Wellness today and learn more about how we can help you.