This is a time where there is a lot of concern surrounding the spread of COVID-19 and we know that many clients are choosing to stay home in order to avoid the virus and stop it’s spread. Social distancing is extremely important to us as we understand that it’s going to take a group effort in order to slow down the spread of the virus. Unfortunately, this is also a time when many people are turning to substances as a way to cope, and there are many others who currently need treatment. Despite the current events, there is still a need for quality treatment- MD Home Detox is continuing to provide that in the safety of the client’s home.
We wanted to make sure that you and your patients are aware of the Intervention and In-Home Detox services that we offer, and we’re available to chat if you want to learn more about this unique solution during this time. We’re dedicated to helping people begin- and continue- on the path of recovery through this outbreak. Our staff is taking all of the necessary steps to ensure our team and our clients are properly screened as we continue to provide our services. In order to do this we are doing the following:
- All Nurses & Doctors are screened & tested
- All Patients are screened
- Sanitation & cleanliness is a top priority (as it always has been).
We’ve always felt that our clients deserve to receive treatment in the privacy and safety of their own homes. During this time, we are continuing to provide our key services, which include:
- Private nurse services
- In-home detoxification
- Mental health stabilization
- Family education and counseling
If you have any questions about treatment, the precautions we’re taking, or how we can help your client that may be avoiding treatment at this time, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-888-592-7931.
Please stay safe and stay healthy.
The MD Home Detox Team
For many years, both the mental health field and the addiction field have been extensively exploring the under-recognized connection between trauma and substance abuse, and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. But how significant is this connection?
According to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University, the research has illustrated that exposure to trauma puts an individual at “four to five times greater risk” of substance abuse. Furthermore “stress” has been identified as the number one cause of relapse to substance abuse. A general population study found that among men with a history of PTSD, 34.5% reported substance abuse versus 15.1% of men without PTSD. Among women, 26.9% with a history of PTSD reported substance abuse versus 7.6% of women without PTSD. Moreover, research has illustrated that estimates of lifetime substance abuse ranges from 21% to 43% for individuals with PTSD. In addition, PTSD appears to occur among 42% of individuals in inpatient treatment for substance abuse.
The statistics alone highlight the importance of the relationship between trauma and substance abuse, but aside from numbers, the suffering associated with this dual diagnosis is profound. Individuals who struggle with substance abuse and PTSD often must deal with other mental health and physical disorders, vulnerability to further trauma, and difficulties in treatment.
So, what accounts for this considerable relationship between trauma and substance abuse? According to the National Center for PTSD, many individuals who have experienced a trauma such as physical or sexual abuse, domestic violence, war, or natural disasters, turn to alcohol or drugs to help them deal with the emotional pain, physical arousal, horrific memories, anxiety, depression, shame, guilt or terror that often arise following a trauma. From the other perspective, individuals who abuse substances are more likely to experience traumatic events, seemingly because they are more likely to engage in risky activities. Thus, may people find themselves in an unremitting cycle in which exposure to a traumatic event produces increased substance use, which produces new traumatic experiences, which in turn leads to more severe substance use and so forth.
If you or someone you love has experienced a trauma and is addicted to drugs/alcohol and can relate to the struggles associated with this dual diagnosis please call Jose at 844.243.4832 to begin your journey to healing.