Treating GHB Addiction
GHB, sometimes known as roofies or the date rape drug, is a very powerful intoxicant known for its disorienting effects that aren’t too different from alcohol. Although GHB does have some legitimate use in treating those with narcolepsy, most who use it are looking for its off-label effects. If abused too frequently, GHB addiction can result with effects including respiratory arrest in the case of overdose, negative changes in the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain, and sometimes death when combined with other substances. Without the proper help, GHB addiction can cause serious harm to both the individual using it and those who are close to them. Fortunately, our team at the West Coast Rehab (West Coast Rehab) has treatment options for those dealing with GHB addiction that relies on a range of proven therapies.
Putting GHB Addiction in the Past
GHB addiction causes significant changes in the body and brain, and for that reason clients start at West Coast Rehab by going through a medically supervised detox. During this process, our staff monitors clients and works to get them back to normal health so that treatment can begin properly. All patients at West Coast Rehab are housed in private rooms, and are paired with their own counselors who they work with in daily individual therapy sessions. Treatment at West Coast Rehab is based in neuroscience and evidence-based care, which includes CBT, Motivational Interviewing, mindfulness, relapse prevention, family therapy, and 12-step support. West Coast Rehab also offers family therapy, and keeps more staff on site than clients to assure everyone gets enough attention.
Goodbye to GHB Addiction
As with any serious addiction, GHB addiction may seem like an impossible obstacle to overcome. The damage that long term abuse does to the body and mind is serious, and can seem to take away the joy from life. That’s why our team at West Coast Rehab are here to help you reclaim your happiness. Making the change for a healthier life is not impossible, and with our experienced staff behind you there’s a clear path ahead for a full recovery. Although it can be difficult to ask for help, it is also the first step towards a brighter life that you deserve. Call us today, and see if our proven treatment programs can help you put an end to your GHB addiction.