Illicit Drugs

Treat Your Illicit Drugs Addiction in Our Residential Facility

Our holistic treatment program lets you detox while managing your underlying pain

Illicit drugs are highly addictive and illegal substances like meth, cocaine, and heroin. An addiction to drugs of this nature can be significantly difficult to overcome, so it’s important to find help as soon as possible for yourself or for a loved one.

Withdrawal symptoms can be particularly severe for illicit drugs, and, depending on the drug used, can include:

  • Heart palpitations
  • Seizures
  • Dangerously high body temperature
  • Cardiovascular failure

The first step in our illicit drugs addiction treatment program is a medical detox with a licensed doctor to keep patients as safe and comfortable as possible. After the medical detox is complete, we move on to the next steps in the rehab process.

At Harris House, we’re committed to patient safety and comfort. We promise to make you as comfortable as possible throughout the entire rehab process.

How do I know if I’m addicted to illicit drugs?

In 2014, around 27 million people 12 years and older admitted to using an illegal drug within the previous month – which is about 10% of all Americans. That is higher than every year from 2002-2013.

 Illicit drugs is a broad term that encompasses several drugs which are illegal internationally, not used medically, and are highly addicted such as:

  • Cocaine and crack cocaine
  • Ecstasy (MDMA)
  • Hallucinogens like LSD and PCP
  • Heroin
  • Inhalants
  • Ketamine
  • Marijuana
  • Meth

The start of an illicit drug addiction often starts with physical dependence – leading to a tolerance of the drug, requiring the user to use more of the drug to get the same effects as when they started. Once a person has a tolerance to a drug, it is that much harder to stop using the substance.

Use of illicit drugs can also lead to a psychological dependence on the substance. This is typically characterized by a prioritization of the drug use over social and familial responsibilities. Often, a person would like to stop using the drug but find themselves unable to stop on their own.

Along with a physical and psychological dependence on the drug, some external signs of an illicit drugs addiction can be:

  • Sudden and unexplained behavioral changes
  • Mood swings
  • Irregular sleeping patterns
  • Violent outbursts
  • Withdrawal from friends and family members
  • Disinterest in hobbies and activities that were previously valued

If you have any or several of these physical or behavioral symptoms, please contact Harris House today at 314-328-7938 to talk with one of our counselors about an evaluation and admission.

What can I expect from treatment at Harris House?

Polysubstance treatment is highly specialized. As a dual diagnosis treatment facility, we’ll take care of you as soon as you walk through our doors. Our staff will do everything they can to keep you as comfortable and safe as possible.

Harris House’s approach to treatment is based on assessing the client as a whole person in a non-judgmental way. Our treatment combines medication management, mental health therapy to stabilize depression and anxiety, along with 12 step support groups as a holistic approach to treatment.  It’s designed to work together to provide a stable foundation for the patient.

Admitting and being involved in substance abuse therapy is an already difficult process. We want to ensure all our clients are seen as holistic individuals worthy of time and care and help them receive the best treatment possible so they can enter recovery and leave their illicit drugs abuse behind them.

What’s it like at Harris House?

Clients are allowed to smoke and use their phones at our facility. Our location in South City is a highly secure, gated facility with 24-hour security, so you’ll never have to worry about safety. Feel free to explore our treatments page to learn more about the specific programs we offer.

We accept most major insurance companies. Please give us a call at 314-631-4299. A counselor is standing by 24 hours a day. You can also contact us here.

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