If you have an addiction to more than one substance, you have a polysubstance use disorder. It can be a challenging condition to treat, requiring expert care from a substance abuse treatment program.
At Vertava Health of Mississippi Outpatient, we can help you begin your journey toward healing. Call us today at 888.498.2376.
What Is Polysubstance Abuse?
Polysubstance abuse refers to having an addiction to two or more substances, whether illicit or not. They can be substances that provide opposite effects, like alcohol and stimulants. Alternatively, they can affect the same centers of the brain, enhancing the effects of both substances, like opioids and alcohol.
The causes of polysubstance use are similar to those of other addictions. You are more likely to develop this condition if you have:
- A history of trauma
- Easy access to drugs or alcohol
- Mental health conditions
- A family history of addiction
- High-stress levels
Mixing substances poses many dangers. For instance, you are much more likely to suffer from an overdose if you take more than one substance at a time than if you only consume one. This is especially true if one of the substances is an opioid.
Polysubstance use can also increase the severity of side effects and worsen pre-existing mental health concerns.
How Can Our Polysubstance Addiction Treatment in Mississippi Help?
If you have completed a residential treatment program but are not ready to move on to a lower level of care, we can help. At our center for polysubstance addiction treatment in Mississippi, we are here to listen to what you need to begin healing. If that means more time, that’s what we offer.
Partial Hospitalization Programs Provide Intensive Level of Care
One step down from residential treatment is the partial hospitalization program at our polysubstance addiction treatment center. This level of care helps you receive many hours of individual and group therapy sessions every week without the need to remain at our facilities overnight.
We provide family therapy sessions to help your loved ones understand addiction. You can also count on us for nutrition counseling and much more.
Intensive Outpatient Programs Offer More Independence
Our intensive outpatient polysubstance rehab program maintains a high level of care. Still, it offers fewer hours of treatment sessions, helping you build the independence you need to start transitioning out of care. We rely on the best therapeutic modalities during our sessions and offer case management services and life skills programs.
We also assist you in maintaining your sobriety when you return to your life. To continue rebuilding after polysubstance addiction, you can take advantage of our relapse prevention and family therapy sessions.
Transitional Programs and Sober Living Provides Ongoing Support
When you’re ready to leave structured treatment, we offer the chance to slowly reintegrate into regular life. By turning to sober living accommodations and transitional programs, you can continue getting the support you need while also gaining more independence.
Veterans Programs Address Unique Challenges for Veterans
We have specific programs designed to help veterans with the unique challenges they face as they try to get sober. Our team of experts can put together individualized treatment plans that help veterans distance themselves from triggers as they learn to live without relying on substances.