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College Students Rehab Services

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Addiction Treatment Among College Students

Almost 22.9 percent of college students meet the criteria for drug or alcohol dependence or abuse.

Beginning college can be an overwhelming experience leading to anxiety due to both academic and social pressure. Drinking alcohol and using drugs becomes part of the college experience.

As a result, episodes of binge drinking are frequent on college campuses. These routine experiences of binge drinking can quickly manifest into an addiction for unsuspecting students. However, with early intervention, students can seek help with minimal college education interference through addiction treatment.


Substance Abuse and Mental Health On College Campuses

Experimentation with drugs is commonplace during college. Some of the most common drugs of choice on college campuses include Alcohol, AdderallMarijuana, Cocaine, and Ecstasy.

In the United States, estimates say that close to 49 percent of full-time college students drink and abuse drugs, including illicit drugs and prescription drugs. In addition, about 9.9% of college students ages 18 to 22 drank alcohol for the first time in college.

Additionally, fraternities and sororities provide an atmosphere that promotes drinking as acceptable for many young adults on college campuses. The result is that many individuals can struggle with addiction, and their education soon becomes impacted. Our Florida Drug Rehab Center offers various options for students seeking counseling and support with their substance abuse or alcohol addiction.

Signs of Addiction Among College Students

For a parent with a child in college, identifying the signs of drug abuse can be challenging. Even for friends of those in college, separating the “party scene” from an addiction can be difficult. With drug abuse becoming more and more popular among college students, many are high-functioning addicts, recognizing an addiction can be challenging.

Here are some warning signs to look for:

  • Sudden decline in academic performance
  • Drastic changes in weight
  • Unidentified pill bottles or other drug paraphernalia
  • Violent outbursts
  • Traffic accidents
  • Getting in trouble with the law
  • Risky sexual behavior
  • Skipping classes
  • Excessive sleepiness
  • Decreased focus and forgetfulness
  • Lack of motivation
  • Depression
  • Isolation

Treatment Options for College Students

Generally, if a student’s drug or alcohol use is severe, medical treatment is recommended. Addiction treatment for students frequently begins with detox services to help monitor any withdrawal symptoms and cravings. After completing a medical detox, the next step is admission into a drug rehab center specializing in assisting students with resuming coursework.

Drug rehab does not mean students must give up achieving a higher education. On the contrary, having goals and pursuing them can be esteem building when used in conjunction with support from our drug rehab. Thus, addicted students find the balance of the demands of seeking higher education with the challenges of early recovery.

As a result, students have flexible scheduling and case management services at our Florida Treatment Center. In addition, for college-enrolled students or patients seeking to finish their education, we offer a dynamic substance abuse program to support individuals at every stage of their education and career development.

Medical Detox

Admitting into a medical detox is the next step in the right direction. Medical detox is the foundation to build the rest of your recovery program.

This time can be initially very overwhelming. The first few days when your body is getting free of the toxic chemicals and substances you consumed for months or years. Post-acute withdrawal symptoms from drug and alcohol abuse, cravings, insomnia, and other physical side effects make it challenging and dangerous.

Drugs that require medical detox:

  • Alcohol
  • Adderall
  • Ecstasy
  • Benzodiazepines

Dual Diagnosis

Dual Diagnosis treatment programs are appropriate for individuals struggling with co-occurring disorders. Thus, these programs incorporate evidence-based psychological and psychiatric therapies to provide addiction evidence-based treatment services for mental health and co-occurring difficulties.

Patients receive psychiatric evaluations, specialty group therapy, continuing care planning, and medication management during treatment.

Inpatient Rehab

Our residential treatment program offers a safe and encouraging environment to start recovery. Programming consists of several hours of group therapy and individual therapy. The length of stay in our inpatient programs varies as we adjust our programs based on individual needs.

Our residential rehab center offers them a safe place to start their recovery journey for anyone who doesn’t have the support system at home or live in a high-risk environment. Most of the time, patients move from our alcohol and drug detox program into an inpatient setting, and from there, continue their personalized progress to long-term recovery.

Intensive Outpatient Program

A standard intensive outpatient treatment program (IOP) requires individuals to have at least nine therapy hours each week. Programming consists of a mixture of several hours of group therapy and one hour of individual therapy.

Depending on the program, clients may live off-site at home or in sober living housing. Online counseling is also common for this level of care.

Group sessions are flexible, one of the most significant benefits of this program for those employed or in school. Additionally, morning, afternoon, or evening groups are available. As a result, IOP groups provide opportunities to adjust after Drug and Alcohol Rehab.

Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient drug rehab programs provide weekly continuing care ranging from 1 to 5 days per week. In particular, individual sessions meet the individual where they are at regarding their current level of functioning in recovery.

As a result, OP drug rehab is advantageous as a step-down from the intensive outpatient treatment program. It helps with maintaining therapeutic advances made during prior programming and is an added layer of accountability. Hence, the outpatient addiction program aims to provide aftercare support and guidance to those in recovery.

Aftercare Program

Long-term addiction treatment provides a full continuum of care for those who need it. Long-term drug rehab consists of intensive therapy and life skill development; thus, this program has the highest success rate.

In particular, patients focus on core issues and create an individualized addiction treatment program that will best meet their needs. Aftercare treatment gives people the skills and tools to thrive in recovery and their newfound sober and clean life. It extends the structure of drug addiction treatment and offers patients access to support groups to help them transition into early sobriety.

Talk to an Admission Specialist

At Lighthouse Recovery Institute, we want our patients to feel comfortable in their environment to remain focused on what is truly important, their recovery. We’re here to answer any questions you might have about the risks of drug abuse and to learn more about alcohol or drugs addiction treatment.


Personalized Substance Abuse Treatment

At our Florida drug treatment facility, we have an intricate approach to treating addiction. Our primary goal is to meet each person’s clinical and medical needs through our addiction treatment programs. As a result, our drug rehabilitation center offers evidence-based therapies by experts in their field.

Additionally, those struggling with co-occurring disorders receive customized treatment plans to support them in addressing the personal challenges they experience. Focusing on medication management, trauma resolution, and life skill development, we focus on areas needing improvement. As a result, measurable progress to made during treatment.

Our addiction treatment programs offer different types of therapies to address substance use disorders. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is the most used type of therapy in most addiction centers as it helps patients understand how to reduce cravings towards addictive substances. It also helps address many mental illnesses, including anxiety and depression. This is paired with support group access like Alcoholics Anonymous, SMART Recovery, and other peer-based groups.

Does Insurance Cover Rehab?

College students rarely think or are willing to admit they have a substance use problem. In one study, only 3.6 percent of college students with a substance use problem recognized that they needed help.

Because many college students aren’t working while they’re in school, they are often on a tight budget. Students who need help may hesitate to consider rehab because they think they can’t afford it. However, there are many options to pay for recovery.

Some colleges offer free counseling and mental health resources on campuses. In addition, there are some drug addiction treatment scholarships available to students who can’t afford rehab.

In addition, many private health insurance companies can cover some or all of the cost of rehab. Verify your coverage instantly with our online insurance benefits checker. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact our admission specialists by calling 866-308-2090 for assistance.

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Learn More About Addiction Treatment

Are all programs the same?

No. Our addiction treatment programs are designed and personalized to match your individual needs and your addiction.

Is alcohol rehab the same?

No. While the structure might be similar, alcohol addiction affects the brain differently, and we follow specific therapies and treatment programs designed to help those with alcohol use disorder.

Is family involved in treatment?

If possible. At Lighthouse Recovery Institute, we believe family inclusion in treatment is critical for long-term recovery. Whenever possible, we’ll do our best to incorporate family members into the treatment process. We’ll also assist family members who might be challenging to cope with their loved ones being in rehab. People in recovery need the support of family and friends to make progress, so we often invite family members to form support groups during therapy.

Do you use medications?

If needed. For specific addictions, a medication-assisted treatment program might be beneficial, particularly during the early recovery stages. Medications can help ease withdrawal symptoms, control cravings, and make the recovery process easier on those in treatment.

How long is the treatment?

It depends. Our rehab programs are personalized to address your needs. However, most of our programs range in the 60- to 90-day, with many choosing continuum care after leaving rehab. 

Is detox mandatory?

Most of our patients come to our rehab center after completing our drug and alcohol detox program. Someone must be no longer using substances to start a rehab program. Otherwise, withdrawal symptoms can interfere with treatment and make progress too challenging.

Call Now And Learn More About Our Various Florida Drug Rehab Programs.