Drug Treatment

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YOU are worth recovery.

Substance use is a common challenge for many Americans, with 61.2 million people ages 12 and older using substances each year. Of these, 46.3 million meet the applicable DSM-5 criteria for having a substance use disorder. Sadly, many of these individuals do not receive the help they need. They may not think they have a problem, they may not know where to go for treatment or they may not think that treatment works.

The good news is that even the most severe substance use disorders are treatable. Addiction is a chronic, relapsing condition that cannot be cured, but you can manage your symptoms and lead a healthy, fulfilling life that aligns with your goals and values. Lotus Recovery Drug Rehab in Thousand Oaks, CA is here to start you on this path and show you that there is a different way to live. In alignment with the lotus flower itself, we know that anyone can grow through dark times and rise and shine again.

Drug Addictions We Treat

Lotus Recovery offers comprehensive, effective drug treatment services in a comforting, structured environment. Our clients have the opportunity to reconnect with their true selves and learn the skills needed to remain sober. Since everyone’s story is unique, our team creates an individualized treatment plan for each client. Plans include a combination of evidence-based therapies, holistic therapies and medication, if needed. They also take into consideration each person’s strengths, challenges and goals.

The drug addictions that we treat include:


Alcohol is a legal controlled substance, but this does make it safe. When consumed, it slows down the body’s vital functions, leading to slurred speech, loss of coordination and slowed reaction times. Alcohol can also lower inhibitions, making it difficult to think rationally. While drinking in moderation does not seem to indicate a problem, drinking in excess can.

Alcohol addiction is treated with medications and behavioral therapies. Having continued support is also important since alcohol is likely to turn up in your everyday life. Participating in a group like Alcoholics Anonymous holds you accountable and keeps you motivated.


Benzodiazepines—Xanax, Klonopin, Ativan, Valium—are pharmaceutical drugs that relieve anxiety and panic attacks. While they do have a purpose for some individuals, they can also be habit-forming. People can build a tolerance to benzos, leading to dependence. The risks of taking benzos increases when the drugs are combined with other substances like alcohol.

Comprehensive treatment for benzos typically includes cognitive behavioral therapy, support groups and medications to reduce cravings.

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Illicit drugs

Illicit drugs include addictive and illegal substances like heroin and cocaine. These substances vary greatly, as some cause the central nervous system to slow down while others rev it up. Even just a single dose of these drugs can start you on the path to addiction. Once a physical or psychological dependence forms, using illicit drugs takes center stage. Nothing else matters but obtaining and consuming the drug. This is addiction.

The main types of illicit drugs include:

  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Fentanyl
  • Inhalants
  • Crystal meth
  • Hallucingaones
  • Ecstasy
  • Ketamine
  • Marijuana

Drug Treatment in Thousand Oaks

Although there is no cure, the right support can help you overcome addiction and remain drug-free. Your treatment will depend on the severity of your addiction, how long you’ve been using and the presence of any co-occurring disorders.

Lotus Recovery provides individualized treatment services for drug addiction. Because addiction infiltrates every aspect of a person’s life, drug treatment must be targeted and comprehensive. Anything that lingers in the background—unresolved trauma, misdiagnosed mental illness—can sabotage their efforts. At our drug treatment center near you in Thousand Oaks, CA we believe that when all parts of a person are healed, they will no longer need drugs or alcohol to survive.

Alcohol withdrawal can be dangerous, so it’s important to detox under medical supervision. This unpleasant first step often involves symptoms like sweating, anxiety, increased heart rate, tremors, nausea, vomiting and insomnia. Fortunately, medically managed detox is a safer and easier way to get through this process. Not only will you receive 24/7 monitoring, but also you’ll have access to various therapies and medications to keep you comfortable, including intravenous fluids, vitamins and benzodiazepines.

Once you go through detox, you can start the recovery process.

Drug addiction can be treated with the following:
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Behavior Therapy

Behavior therapy is a form of psychotherapy that can be done in an individual, group or family setting. The purpose of behavior therapy is to help you develop new ways to cope, prevent relapse and repair relationships. You can also address co-occurring mental health conditions, as well as include family members in the process. Popular forms of behavior therapy include cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy and psychotherapy.

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Self-Help Groups

Many self-help groups use the 12-step model, though not all do. Self-help groups recognize that addiction is a chronic condition that involves periods of remission and relapse. These groups can also help you deal with the shame and guilt you may be feeling from your addiction, as well as prevent social isolation. You can find self-help groups in your community or online.

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In some cases, medications can help treat a drug addiction. Medicines won’t cure your addiction, but they can help manage symptoms and decrease cravings, reducing the risk for relapse. If you have dual diagnosis, medications will likely be an important part of your treatment plan, as they can help manage the symptoms of mental illness.

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Holistic Therapies

Holistic addiction therapies treat the whole person—the emotional, physical and spiritual aspects impacted by addiction. When used alongside evidence-based treatments, it’s easier to bring the mind, body and spirit into alignment so that full healing can occur. Some of the holistic therapies offered at Lotus Recovery include breathwork, meditation and art therapy.

If you are ready to make changes in your life, contact Lotus Recovery.

We offer comprehensive drug addiction treatment services that address all aspects of life. Once you work on healing your mind, body and spirit, drugs will no longer have a place in your life—it will be beautiful all on its own!

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