Welcome to Metropolitan Rehabilitation Clinic
Metropolitan Rehabilitation Clinic, nestled in the heart of Oak Park, is a full-service drug rehabilitation center. Our drug rehab is dedicated to the mission of eradicating drug addiction from our Michigan community. Our staff uses a variety of services and techniques, including tried-and-true rehabilitation methods as well as innovative medication-assisted substance abuse treatment, to help those who suffer from drug addiction and their families to heal and live a drug-free life full of purpose. If you, or someone you love, suffer from substance abuse or drug or alcohol addiction, we would love to help restore your lives.
What is Drug Addiction?
Drug addiction is a chronic disease with symptoms that include compulsive or uncontrollable drug-seeking behavior and the use of harmful substances despite the consequences. While the path to drug addiction begins when a person voluntarily uses a drug, over time, the person loses the ability to choose not to use the drug and the act of using becomes compulsive. Drug addiction is caused by the brain’s reward and motivation center being affected and results in changes in ability to control behavior. The long-term effects vary by drug, but addictive substances create a chemical dependency in the body that makes it nearly impossible to control the urge to use.
Substance Abuse Treatment at Metro Rehab
Our patient-first approach allows our patients to focus on their needs and our staff to tailor treatment to the individual. Our substance abuse treatments are designed to help patients to overcome their addictions while feeling valued, respected, and cared for. We show our patients dignity and serve with integrity to help support and encourage patients to make positive choices and discover their value. We offer opiate addiction treatment, suboxone and methadone treatment, mental health and drug counseling, as well as urinalysis and outpatient treatment to ensure our patients stay on a drug-free or alcohol-free path.
Substance Abuse Treatment
The first step to overcoming an addiction is substance abuse treatment, which begins with ceasing the use of the drug. When a drug stops being used, it is very hard to do and patients will likely need assistance, including medications that block the drug and treat the symptoms of detoxification. Going through withdrawal can also be very dangerous, medically, depending on what substance the patient is withdrawing from. Medications can be used to assist the patient with the withdrawal process and during the drug addiction treatment process. While detoxification effectively rids the body of the harmful substance, if it is the only treatment, the patient is incredibly likely to relapse.
Drug and Mental Health Counseling
Effective drug addiction treatment includes counseling to help the patient with behavior modification and to search for root causes of drug use. Effective counseling also teaches the patient effective coping mechanisms and helps instill a sense of self-respect and self-discipline that may be lacking. Mental health counseling is effective for those patients with dual diagnosis — drug addiction in combination with mental health issues such as anxiety or depression —or who started using harmful substances to cope with a traumatic event. A combination of individual and group therapy sessions can be effective at helping patients to assess their lifestyle and the feelings associated with drug use.
As with any chronic disease, overcoming addiction is not as simple as ridding the drug from the body. The potential for relapse will always be present and the patient must continue to work toward preventing relapse. To help prevent relapse, medications can help re-establish normal brain activity and decrease cravings by stimulating the same parts of the brain as the drug did.
Methadone & buprenorphine are very common medications used for opioid addiction, such as heroin and prescription pain medication. It acts on the same targets in the brain as heroin or morphine to help suppress withdrawal symptoms and relieve cravings.
Naltrexone is also used to treat opioid addiction by blocking the effects of opioids at the receptor sites, not allowing the drug to attach to the receptor sites.
Antabuse is used to treat alcohol addiction by interfering with the breakdown of alcohol that causes very unpleasant side effects if the patient consumes alcohol.
Detoxification, counseling, and medications treat the initial addiction, but a successful treatment plan must include periodic re-evaluations, long-term follow-up, and support to successfully remain sober. This is the reason that Metro Rehab includes outpatient services, to ensure patients can continue to live a healthy, drug-free life and have a place to turn to in the face of temptation or potential relapse. Outpatient services include access to individual and group counseling, medication treatments, and ongoing support and monitoring, including urinalysis.
At Metropolitan Rehabilitation Center, we are dedicated to helping the entire Oak Park and Detroit communities live sober lives. The success of each individual affects our community as a whole. We believe that every addict has the ability to overcome their substance abuse problem and find peace. At Metro Rehab, we understand that recovering from drug addiction is a not a quick or easy process and we strive to make our patients as comfortable as possible while feeling safe and respected in an environment centered around healing. If you or someone you love suffers from drug addiction, contact us for available treatment options. We look forward to helping in the recovery process and offering you the chance to live a drug-free or alcohol-free life.