Considering an estimated 21.7 million people in the U.S. ages 12 or older needed substance use treatment in 2015, there is a good chance you or somebody you know is struggling with alcohol or drug abuse. Even more disconcerting is that in the last year, only 14% of those who needed treatment received it and just 10.8% were treated at a specialized facility. The reasons people do not receive treatment are complex, although we think education plays an important role in this equation. Knowledge can be empowering and may even be lifesaving when it enables people to recognize the early signs of substance abuse in a loved one or close friend.
We offer well-researched detox resources for clients, family members and friends, taking into account that addiction can be perplexing for anyone who has never abused alcohol or drugs. Learning about the various aspects of substance abuse can help people understand the underlying causes and the steps required to recover. The Ranch’s approach to detox and stabilization is grounded in evidence-based therapies, which you can read about in several articles. Learn about scientifically proven medications that ease withdrawal symptoms and cravings, detox-related symptoms, the difference between outpatient and inpatient treatment programs, unique treatment methodologies and far more. You’ll also discover why professional detox help is just the first step, albeit a critical one, on the path to living a substance-free life.