Understanding The Addiction
To truly understand our philosophy of treatment, it is important to understand the disease process. Drug addiction may be described as a constant and unrelenting effort to obtain drugs in order to alter the feelings and perceptions of the person using them. Another facet of drug addiction is the intricacies of the brain which adapts to the presence of drugs and make adjustments accordingly. Because of these chemical changes in the brain, due to the constant use of drugs, when a drug abuser attempts to halt their drug use, the brain signals the individual that the drug is needed. And all of this occurs despite adverse consequences.
This is a major cause of drug cravings. All drug abusers experience drug cravings for some period of time after ceasing drug use, that is a basic fact. This phenomenon will diminish over time as brain function returns to normal. Having personalized treatment and care during this time is essential to your recovery process. Drug addiction typically involves habitual routines in the environmental scope of the individual i.e. the locations they used drugs, the people they associated with, etc. In other words, drug addiction is not just drug use, it also revolves around people and things in their immediate environment which help to reinforce the addictive behavior.
The individual’s proximity & routines also play a factor in helping to hold their addiction in place. It is the constant negative activities of their day to day life that perpetuates the problem and inhibits the desire to stop ruining their life through the use of drugs.
The Substance Abuse Treatment Program at Tropical Oasis.
The drug rehabilitation program at Tropical Oasis uses Hazelden’s Living in Balance program as a method of helping our clients achieve a better understanding of addiction. Living in Balance combines experiential, cognitive-behavioral, and Twelve Step models and is recognized by the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. The conceptual framework for the living in balance program is that addiction is a chronic, progressive, relapsing disease that involves compulsion, loss of control, continued use despite negative consequences and relapse. Addiction is a Bio-psychosocial problem affecting all areas of the client’s lives. Therefore, effective treatment must not only address each of these problems but also have a strong impact on them.
In addition, we use a myriad of effective therapies and techniques utilizing group, individual. and family therapy. We also have published staff members and professors educating via lectures, videos, and meditation to help our clients gain a better understanding and treatment of their addiction. We incorporate alternative therapies such as yoga and acupuncture to promote a holistic lifestyle.
Our grounds at Tropical Oasis Treatment Center promote an overall sense of calm and well-being. The peace and serenity found at our facility is often the only catalyst needed to begin clearing the mind. We encourage everyone that chooses our facility to enjoy the tropical surroundings and plentiful wildlife that takes refuge on our property. Some of our amenities include:
- Wireless internet
- Cultural foods
- Comfortable rooms
- Ground-Breaking nutritional supplement plan
- Access to computer
If you think we are the right fit for you…
The next step is to call our 24-hour hotline at 866-572-7732
where you will find one of our experienced counselors ready to take you through the rest of the process.
One call can make all the difference.
The staff at Tropical Oasis Treatment Center know that making the decision to begin recovery is both challenging and very personal. We want to ensure anyone considering our alcohol and drug rehab facility that we will uphold and adhere to confidentiality and respect each person’s situation.
Tropical Oasis Treatment Center has been helping people transform their old lives by educating and providing the highest quality addiction treatment and recovery services. Our friendly, and knowledgeable staff will make you feel at home.