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What We Treat

Addiction is a chronic condition that can accompany a wide range of substances. Each drug features its own array of addiction symptoms and treatment challenges. At Serenity Oaks Wellness Center, we offer treatment for clients facing nearly any type of addiction, with the expertise and experience to tailor programs to the unique needs of each of our clients. No matter what you might be struggling with today, Serenity Oaks Wellness can get you back on your feet and on the road to a healthy and fruitful recovery.

Some of the addictions addressed at Serenity Oaks Wellness Center include:

  • Alcohol
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Prescription Opioids
  • Cocaine and Crack
  • DXM and Cough Syrup
  • Heroin and Fentanyl
  • Stimulants
  • Hallucinogens

Alcohol

Alcohol dependency is one of the most common addictions we treat at Serenity Oaks Wellness. Warning signs of alcohol abuse might include:

  • Inability to control drinking
  • Loss of interest in activities
  • Withdrawal from family and friends
  • Unpredictable or violent behavior
  • Declining performance at work or school
  • Depression, anxiety or restlessness

Alcohol addiction is not typically one that can be managed sufficiently without a professional treatment program. In fact, detox from alcohol is one of the more difficult, requiring ongoing supervision to ensure it is both safe and successful. At Serenity Oaks Wellness Center, our five-week program addresses all aspects of alcohol addiction to provide you a positive start on your recovery journey.

Benzodiazepines

This category of drugs includes well-known names like Ativan, Valium and Xanax and are used to treat conditions like anxiety and insomnia. They work by depressing the nervous system, which can be helpful in the short term for managing symptoms. Unfortunately, the drugs are also highly addictive, causing more problems than they solve in some cases.

Like alcohol addiction, detox is an integral part of the treatment for benzodiazepine addiction. The good news is that a comprehensive program like the one offered at Serenity Oaks Wellness Center can be useful in helping people overcome an addiction to these substances in many cases. We help clients address the issues that led to the benzodiazepine addiction and find healthier coping strategies to keep them off the drugs and on a healthy recovery track.

Prescription Opioids

Narcotics or prescription opioids are highly addictive drugs that are often taken first for legitimate medical needs. Unfortunately, the addictive nature leaves many users “hooked,” and turning to illegal methods to obtain sufficient amounts of the substance to maintain their addiction. Oxycodone is one of the best-known narcotics in this category, but hydrocodone is also very dangerous. Some prescription drug abusers eventually turn to heroin to feed their addiction, since the street drug can be cheaper and easier to find.

Cocaine and Crack

Cocaine and crack cocaine are substances known for producing intense feelings of euphoria, which is why they also often become drugs that are abused. Many people using these substances are using other drugs as well, which can further complicate the treatment process. At Serenity Oaks Wellness Center, we are well-versed in both cocaine and crack addictions and have helped many clients find a safer, healthier road of sobriety after using these substances.

DXM and Cough Syrup

Dextromethorphan or DXM is an ingredient found in many over-the-counter cough and cold medications. When it is taken for non-medical purposes, it produces euphoric effects that can be very addictive to users. The effects might include hyperactivity, hallucinations and feelings similar to being drunk. Our multi-faceted treatment program at Serenity Oaks Wellness Center helps clients addicted to DXM identify their issues behind the addiction, potential triggers and healthy ways of addressing those concerns that do not involve substance abuse.

Heroin and Fentanyl

Use of this street drug has accelerated in recent years, in large part due to the rise in prescription opioid abuse. This highly addictive substance also has an alarming rate of overdose and death. If you suspect someone you care about is abusing this drug, it is crucial to seek professional help right away. The staff at Serenity Oaks Wellness Center is experienced in heroin addiction and will help you or a loved one learn to live a life of abstinence from this dangerous substance.

Stimulants

Stimulants come in both prescription drugs like Adderall and street substances like methamphetamine or meth. These drugs work by stimulating cells in the nervous system, causing alertness, an increase in energy and euphoria. They are highly addictive, whether they are obtained with a doctor’s prescription or purchased from a dealer. Even those that begin taking Adderall for a legitimate medical condition may find themselves dependent on the substance over time and using it for non-medical reasons.

Adderall is commonly prescribed for diagnosed conditions like ADD and ADHD, due to its ability to help a person focus on tasks and create a sense of control. Meth is an illegal substance that has no other purpose than to produce a “high” to the user. In addition to its addictive nature, meth can be extremely dangerous due to the tendency to lace the drug with other chemicals.

Users of both these drugs can develop what is known as tolerance, or the need to take higher doses to get the same effect. This feeds the addiction and creates a much more dangerous situation as more of the substance is in the system all the time. Stopping the drug can lead to painful withdrawal symptoms that must be carefully supervised in many cases. Professional treatment is usually the only way to get sober from these substances.

Hallucinogens

Hallucinogens are substances that alter one’s sense of reality. One of the most common hallucinogens is MDMA, also known as ecstasy or molly. These drugs are very popular with young people that spend times at clubs or concerts, which is why some have become known as club drugs. Despite their association with parties and music, the substances are extremely dangerous and can be addictive. The inconsistent nature of the drugs also means users can experience different effects with each use, elevating the hazards of the unknown associated with hallucinogens.

Although hallucinogens are not considered as addictive as some other types of drugs, users can develop both tolerance and dependence on the substances. If an addiction does occur, it typically will require professional treatment to overcome the withdrawal symptoms and learn to live without the effects of the drug. At Serenity Oaks Wellness Center, we provide treatment for addiction to hallucinogens to help clients discover a life without the distorted sense of perception and reality these substances tend to cause.