June 26, 2007 – SouthCoast Recovery Announces 90 Day Heroin Treatment Program – SouthCoast Recovery is proud to introduce an exceptionally effective treatment program for heroin addiction.
Opiates (oxycontin, Codeine, Darvocet, Demerol, Fentanyl, Heroin, Morphine) are the new drugs of choice for Americaâ€™s youth and we have seen a huge increased in admission to our treatment facility listing opiates or some combination of opiates with other drugs as their primary addiction. Noticing this increase led our team to develop a new treatment protocol (The SouthCoast Methodâ„¢) to more effectively treat this type of addiction. On June 1, 2007, our first client was admitted to our Heroin Addiction Program with promising results. The new program works like this:
It is the experience of SouthCoast Recovery that heroin addiction needs to be approached in a very particular way. Due to the physical and psychological effects of heroin, opiates and opioids of all kinds, South Coast Recovery has developed a unique treatment program for people addicted to these types of drugs. Heroin addicts have a very high relapse rate during the early states of recovery due to the physical pain involved. The body has cravings that the brain interprets as a signal that the body is in pain. Our heroin treatment program recommends that the client to be prescribed medications that decrease this level of pain for the first 10-14 days. These analgesic drugs (suboxone or naltrexone) block the transmission of pain messages to the brain thereby decreasing the level of pain. We have experienced a 88% success rate during the first two weeks of recovery using this method versus a 22% success rate using no opiate blockers.
SouthCoast Recovery has extensive experience with heroin and opiate addictions of all kinds. We have treated opiate addictions for over 13 years. The first stage is to physically stabilize the person. We refer our clients to an addiction medicine specialist for evaluation and opiate blocking medications, if necessary. If the client needs medically detox, they are referred to a comfortable detox facility.
Once a person is stabilized and has an opiate blocker medication, the learning begins. Each client is evaluated by our psychologist, Dr. Robert Buley, to identify issues and goals. Our marriage and family therapist identifies relationship and family issues. Our addiction treatment specialists give individual attention and evaluation. Once the person is properly evaluated, a treatment plan is developed which ensures the best possibility of success. The root of the problem is identified and treated through individual and group sessions.
South Coast Recovery, founded by Dennis Larkin, a former drug addict himself, is a primary drug rehab and alcohol treatment center with an extended treatment transitional program. The program lasts from 30 days to one year, depending on one’s progress, and includes 30 people at a time working with seven-ten staff members. Most get jobs while in the program. The desire to become sober and the willingness to stop using all mind-altering chemical substances are the most important — and therefore the first essential steps on the road to recovery.