Drug addiction can seem inescapable. Many addicts know how destructive their habit is, and feel ashamed that they can’t stop. Drugs’ effect on the brain makes it nearly impossible for an addicted person to stop taking a drug, and as addiction becomes more and more severe, some addicts lose all hope of being sober again. Some try to get treated in outpatient facilities only to see it fail as they relapse and fall back onto old habits. It wouldn’t be a stretch for someone in this situation to think that beating their addiction is hopeless or impossible. But there is hope. Just because recovery is difficult doesn’t mean it can’t be done. With the right treatment, any addiction can be overcome.
The Ridge offers intensive residential care for even the severest levels of addiction. Many of our clients have already found that outpatient care didn’t work for them, and need a more highly focused treatment program. Our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jeffrey Stuckert, is a certified addictionologist who used his extensive knowledge of addiction medicine to design a treatment program of extraordinary effectiveness. The Ridge boasts a very successful recovery rate, and has been accredited by the Joint Commission in recognition of our consistent excellence. We find that, for patients serious about their health and recovery, our program is very frequently successful.
Our program tackles addiction from multiple angles, using multiple methods of treatment to help get our patients into recovery. To begin, we will help patients safely detox under the care of experienced physicians. Then, we use a revised 12-step program combined with cognitive-behavioral therapy, one-on-one therapy, group sessions, and for some cases, medication-based therapy. For patients addicted to opiates, we recommend the use of Suboxone, a partial opioid agonist that prevents opiates from giving the user a high while also preventing painful withdrawal. Unlike methadone, Suboxone does not give a feeling of euphoria, can’t be abused, and doesn’t require a visit to a clinic to get.
If you’re still not sure if The Ridge is right for you, we are happy to help discover that answer together. We offer free assessments, during which our physicians will examine you or your loved one to determine the extent of your disease. This assessment will inform us about if the patient needs residential care at The Ridge or not. We also accept most out of network insurance policies, many of which only leave you paying a relatively small copay, a great value for the level of focused, effective care you’ll receive.