Addiction is a brain disorder characterized by compulsive drug seeking and using behavior despite negative consequences. An individual can be addicted to anything ranging from alcohol, drugs, prescription pills, to opioids. Addiction can lead to both short- and long-term consequences through overdose and/or through serious medical conditions like hepatitis. Moreover, as an individual gets physically dependent on a substance, abstaining from it may lead to withdrawal symptoms like seizures which may cause permanent brain damage or lead to death.
The use of substances releases dopamine, a neurotransmitter that makes the user feel happy and euphoric. As the brain gets used to increased levels of dopamine, it craves more and more of the substance making the user dependent on it. The dependence gradually turns into an addiction leading to stress in relationships, performance issues at school and work, financial strain, legal troubles, other medical conditions or the development of psychological illnesses.
Unfortunately, an addiction is difficult to overcome on its own. One needs professional help from certified medical representatives to combat an addiction. Invictus Health Group partners with various addiction facilities offering treatment programs in multiple cities across the U.S. to help individuals fight their addiction to embrace long-lasting recovery.
Specializing in addiction and mental health treatment, Invictus Health Group has partners at several locations throughout Orange County, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Palm Springs, California. Each treatment location is appointed with state-of-the-art equipment and certified staff that focuses on the individual rather than the substance to which the person is addicted.
While each of our centers treat men and women, adolescents and adults, certain locations have been developed exclusively keeping the needs of special age groups and genders in mind.
Levels of Care
Each individual needs to choose a level of care based on the severity of their addiction. These can range from the least intrusive to the most intensive. Our partnering treatment centers offer the following levels of care at all its locations:
- Residential Treatment
- Partial Hospitalization
- Intensive Outpatient
Symptoms of addiction
Addiction can affect any person regardless of gender, age, social standing or ethnicity. Each substance of abuse is different producing varied physical and behavioral symptoms. People in the grip of an addiction may experience mood swings, disturbed sleeping patterns, absenteeism, relationship stress and reduced motivation levels. They may face financial strain, run into legal trouble or damage their own well-being by placing incapacitating impediments in their way.
Though each individual may display different signs of addiction, the most indicative include changes in physical appearance and hygiene habits. Other common symptoms of addiction include:
- Blurred vision
- Abdominal cramps
- Nausea or vomiting
- Poor personal hygiene
- Sudden weight gain or loss
- Unpredictable energy levels
- Evident skin rashes or scars resultant from intravenous drug use
How can Invictus Health Group aid in addiction treatment?
Addiction treatment is a long-term process that requires lifelong commitment. Invictus Health Group recognizes the importance of sustained efforts for a successful treatment program. Therefore, we work carefully and diligently with our partnering behavioral health treatment centers to treat each class of substance with a multi-pronged approach.
The average stay for an Invictus Health Group patient at one of our partnering centers for treatment ranges from 30 to 90 days. During their stay, the patients are administered a detox program, followed by a customized treatment plan comprising medications and therapies or a combination of both. Following that, patients are enrolled in a continuing care program which helps them sustain their recovery even in the face of real life triggers and stressors. However, registering for treatment is the first and foremost step required to seek treatment.
Invictus Health Group is devoted to helping all addiction and mental health patients attain long lasting well-being. If you know someone battling an addiction, seek help immediately. We accept most insurance plans.