Prescription Drug Addiction Rehab Center Serving Albuquerque & Santa Fe, NM

Life Healing Center helps individuals who are struggling with addiction and mental health concerns build a strong foundation for long-term recovery. With specialized programming for substance abuse, mood disorders, the effects of trauma, and PTSD, Life Healing Center is the leading provider of comprehensive treatment services in the Albuquerque and Santa Fe, NM areas.

Understanding Prescription Drug Addiction

Learn About Prescription Drug Addiction & Rehab at Life Healing Center

Prescription drug abuse has, sadly, become a widespread problem throughout society today. While the use of the various types of prescription medications serve a very specific purpose in treating a variety of ailments that afflict people, they also possess highly addictive properties that rapidly ensnare many into a devastating cycle of abuse. When taken out of the guidelines of the prescribing physicians, these medications, of which can include stimulants, anti-anxiety agents, painkillers, and sedatives, can induce potent effects that provide users with feelings of euphoria, relaxation or, conversely, enhanced energy, as well as an overall sense of well-being, depending on the particular type of medication that is being consumed. The mood and mind-altering effects that can result from the abuse of these substances are seen as appealing to many individuals, ultimately resulting in ever-increasing quantities or dosages being consumed on an ongoing basis. The subsequent tolerance, dependence, and addiction that forms can be monumentally difficult for individuals to overcome without the help of qualified professionals.

At Life Healing Center, we recognize the trials and tribulations that lie in front of individuals who are battling an addiction to prescription medications, and we understand how intimidating the journey to recovery can seem. For over 20 years, we have provided a safe, serene, and supportive environment for those who need help, encouragement, and guidance in overcoming their chemical dependency concerns, including concerns relating to an addiction to prescription drugs. With specialized rehab that is also catered to meet the needs of individuals who may be warring against additional struggles, such as healing from a traumatic past or struggling with an intimacy disorder or co-occurring psychiatric condition, Life Healing Center is proud to be a place of personal transformation wherein each individual is fully supported as he or she taps into the natural process of healing that we believe is inherent in everyone. Let the skilled, caring, and empathic staff at Life Healing Center help you start your life anew.

Helping a Loved One

Helping a Loved One or Family Member Enter Prescription Drug Abuse Rehab

Discovering that a family member or loved one is addicted to prescription medications can be life-altering. You are likely feeling an array of different emotions, including concern for your loved one’s future if he or she does not put an end to this detrimental habit. You may also be wondering what you can do to assist your loved one. Consider the following:

  • Educate yourself on the disease of addiction.
  • Learn about the signs, symptoms, and effects of prescription drug abuse.
  • Confront your loved one with your concerns, presenting him or her with the foundation for your concerns in the research that you have compiled.
  • Seek out different rehab centers in your area that specialize in addressing chemical dependency concerns and present your findings to your loved one.
  • Offer to go with your loved one to any appointments for evaluations or rehab center tours that are scheduled.
  • Once your loved one has started participating in treatment, be an active part of his or her therapeutic process.

Above all else, be a constant source of support and encouragement throughout your loved one’s treatment process. The more involved, supportive, and encouraging that you are, the more successful your loved one’s rehab outcomes will likely be.

Types of Treatment

Types of Prescription Drug Abuse Treatment Offered at Life Healing Center, Serving Albuquerque & Santa Fe, NM

At Life Healing Center, we pride ourselves on being a premier provider of clinical excellence in the treatment of substance abuse concerns, psychiatric conditions, trauma-related distresses, and co-occurring intimacy disorder symptoms. We strive to offer clients a therapeutic environment at Life Healing Center wherein they will be treated with understanding, compassion, and respect.

Located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, not far from Albuquerque, Life Healing Center offers three distinct residential treatment programming options designed for men and women aged 18 and older. We are proud to be able to offer truly culturally-sensitive care that meets the unique needs of every individual who takes part in our rehab programming.

The three Core Programs at Life Healing Center include our Empowerment Mood and Mental Health Treatment Program, our Serenity Trauma Treatment Program, and our Hope Addiction Recovery Treatment Program. If you come to us battling an addiction to prescription drugs, you will embark on the path to recovery through participation in our Hope Program, which was created to provide comprehensive chemical dependency treatment. While engaged in the Hope Program, if you are simultaneously struggling with co-occurring psychiatric or intimacy disorders, you will receive appropriate therapeutic interventions to address those concerns as well.

At Life Healing Center, we are dedicated to treating complex cases and our staff is trained and excels in treating multiple concerns at one time. If you are dealing with multiple concerns, you will be provided with an individualized plan of care that will address the full-spectrum of issues with which you present.

While being engaged in our Hope Program, you will take part in a variety of appropriate verbal and experiential therapies that are designed to facilitate interventions on dysfunctional coping strategies related to substance abuse and chemical dependency. The methods for care offered in this innovative programming option at Life Healing Center include the following:

Detoxification services: If you come to our center with prescription drugs and/or other types of substances in your system, it may be recommended that you go through a basic detoxification process prior to beginning treatment. The detox process at Life Healing Center utilizes symptom-driven, evidence-based protocols that can assist you in remaining safe and comfortable as your body becomes rid of any toxic substances. While you are actively detoxing, you may not attend groups, depending on your physical and cognitive status. However, once you are deemed stable enough to do so, you will become fully immersed in the full treatment experience.

Medication management: In order to best customize your treatment experience, you will receive an evaluation by a board-certified adult psychiatrist following your admission into programming. If, during this evaluation, it is determined that there is a clinical need for medication interventions to be implemented in order to treat any of your distressing symptoms, you will then continue to meet with the psychiatrist on an as-needed basis for consultations and follow-ups. In doing so, we are able to ensure that any medication that has been prescribed is effectively helping you. Nurses and medication technicians will also assist in monitoring your medication needs.

Individual therapy: While receiving treatment for an addiction to any type of prescription medication you will be assigned to a primary therapist who will conduct one-to-one therapy sessions with you throughout your time spent in treatment. At a minimum, you will meet twice with your therapist for individual therapy sessions during your first week of treatment and then at least once per week thereafter. However, you also have the option of meeting with your therapist more frequently, depending on assessed need.

Family therapy: While Life Healing Center believes that family involvement is an important part of the rehab process when recovering from addictions to substances like prescription drugs, there are a number of factors that are considered when determining whether or not they will be an appropriate part of your individualized care. The number of family therapy sessions that will be held is determined by assessed need, your permission to have your family members participate in such sessions, and the clinical advisability of the inclusion of the family in your treatment process. There are times where family inclusion is contraindicated and, in such an event, your therapist will ensure that your wellbeing is considered first and foremost before such sessions occur.

Group therapy: Group therapy is a major component to the care offered at Life Healing Center. When you engage in these sessions, you are afforded an opportunity to both give and receive support from peers who are facing similar struggles to your own. This is also a beneficial aspect of the rehab experience because it allows for psychoeducational opportunities that can help you learn information that is necessary for developing confidence in moving forward in your recovery. The types of groups that you will have the opportunity to engage in can include the following:

  • Psychoeducation
  • Creative Recovery
  • Substance use
  • Energize!
  • Trauma-processing psychotherapy
  • Storytelling
  • Elemental Integration
  • Mood disorders
  • Support
  • DBT
  • Mindfulness

There are a variety of topics discussed in the various groups that are held, but some of the most common include the following:

  • Healthy lifestyles
  • Trust
  • Conflict resolution
  • Trauma resolution
  • Healing shame
  • Self-expression
  • Acceptance
  • Living in balance
  • Transitions
  • Preparing for discharge
  • Communication
  • Disease Model of Addiction
  • Relapse prevention
  • Emotion regulation

Experiential therapy: In order to offer a truly holistic and comprehensive approach to the care and treatment we provide, Life Healing Center is proud to offer the following options for experiential therapies:

  • Group equine therapy
  • Movement therapy
  • Psychodrama
  • Group art therapy

Ancillary therapies: Chosen with your input, while engaged in the Hope Program, you are given the opportunity to participate in the following therapeutic activities, which are led by contracted ancillary therapists:

  • EMDR
  • Somatic experiencing
  • Reiki
  • Individual equine therapy
  • Shamanic drumming
  • Individual art therapy
  • Breathwork
  • Hakomi
  • Massage therapy
  • Labyrinth
  • Acupuncture

We are extremely proud of the multidisciplinary staff members that our treatment teams are made up of. These professionals possess a variety of specialty certifications and extensive expertise in their respective fields. Having the ability to work with these exemplary individuals can enhance your treatment experience in the most optimal of ways. In addition to board-certified psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, Master’s level therapists, licensed drug and alcohol counselors, and physician assistants, our ancillary service providers include the following:

  • Equine therapists
  • Recreational therapists
  • EMDR practitioners
  • Native American Shamans
  • Reiki practitioners
  • Breathwork practitioners
  • Doctors of Oriental Medicine
  • Art therapists
Continuing Care

Discharge Planning and Continuing Care

Knowing how important discharge planning and continuing care is to your ability to be successful in lasting recovery, the staff at Life Healing Center begins to plan for your discharge as soon as you become engaged in treatment. Discharge, transition, and continuing care are all completed by your primary therapist, relying heavily on your active involvement. Other interested parties, such as family members or outside care providers, may also be included when appropriate, as long as you are in agreement with their involvement. This continuing care plan will identify the support that is needed to prevent a recurrence of symptoms or a reduction in functioning. A projected transition date is established and is revised during the course of treatment based upon your progress in relation to your treatment plan.

There are a number of components that may be included in your discharge and aftercare plan, which, at a minimum, should include the following:

  • Your family’s plan for continued self-help involvement
  • Your and your family’s plan for continuing care services, including individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, etc.
  • Your plan for maintaining recovery, including specific referrals to 12-Step and other support groups, sponsorship, and a relapse prevention plan

It is the policy of Life Healing Center that all clients be referred to appropriate services that can provide continuity of care based on each individual’s specific needs. This plan will be formulated with the client for the purpose of maintaining and enhancing the gains and successes made in treatment.

At Life Healing Center, we want to help you or your loved one rediscover a full, healthy, and happy life. If you or someone you care for is struggling with an addiction to prescription drugs, a mental health condition, or co-occurring intimacy disorders, or if you or a loved one is in need of trauma recovery, look no further than Life Healing Center. You do not have to do this alone; we want to help.

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Creating cocktails of prescription drugs used to be a big part of my free time. However, it got to the point where family was low on my list of priorities. I didn't want this to happen. The staff at Life Healing Center helped me get the appropriate rehab and detox. I am on my first month of sobriety and am confident that I will have many more to come with the supportive staff at LHC.

– Eric F.