[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”1799″ img_size=”1000×400″][vc_column_text]Apple Valley Drug Rehabilitation programs help people who have become physically and mentally dependent on drugs to break free and to live healthy, whole lives once again. Dr. Matney is the physician at First Step Recovery Center, which serves Apple Valley and the surrounding areas. His extensive experience and his excellent care ensure that patients at First Step are safe and are quickly placed on the path to success. Drug addiction can affect every part of one’s life; however, a good rehab program will also address all parts of the person’s life, including the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects.

Apple Valley Detox & Rehabilitation Programs

Some patients may need to detox first before starting their rehab programs. Detoxing may take a week or two and is the process by which the body flushes out dangerous drugs in it. It can be a very physically draining process with some major side effects. Therefore, detoxing should only be done under the close care of a qualified doctor and nurses.

After detoxing, an Apple Valley drug rehab program can help patients build a lifestyle for themselves that is not dependent on drugs for happiness, success, energy or other positive things. Instead, patients will learn how to say no to their desire for drugs, to pinpoint the things that make them turn to drugs and to gain happiness, security, and structure in other healthy ways.

[su_note note_color=”#F0F0F0″]One of the best ways that Dr. Matney has found to help this process is behavioral counseling. In this process, a licensed counselor discusses patterns, stressors and more with patients and discusses new healthy coping mechanisms. Patients learn what physical or emotional triggers lead to them taking dangerous drugs. They also learn new routines and coping mechanisms that can help them say “no” when they are presented with the choice of taking dangerous drugs.[/su_note][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]