Mirror Lake helps individuals struggling with GHB addiction and co-occurring disorders build a strong foundation for long-term recovery. Serving Tennessee, Mirror Lake is the leading provider of adult rehab.
Learn More About GHB Addiction Treatment
Learn More About GHB Addiction Treatment at Mirror Lake Recovery Center in Tennessee
Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) and Rohypnol are commonly included in the informal category of “date rape drugs.”
The effects of these substances can include elevated mood, lowered inhibitions, increased sex drive, diminished ability to defend oneself, and amnesia. In addition to these effects, it can be extremely difficult to detect GHB, Rohypnol, and similar date rape drugs if they have been surreptitiously added to a liquid. Unfortunately, this dangerous combination makes these drugs useful to sexual predators who wish to disable potential victims prior to attacking them.
In addition to being used as a precursor to sexual assault, date rape drugs such as GHB and Rohypnol are also intentionally abused by individuals who are seeking a recreational high. However, this behavior exposes a person to considerable harm, including the potential development of an addiction.
If you or someone you care about has become dependent upon GHB, Rohypnol, or another date rape drug, professional help may be necessary. At Mirror Lake Recovery Center, we have developed specialized programming that can help you end your use of these dangerous drugs and make the lifestyle changes that will empower you to achieve long-term recovery.
Steps to Help a Loved One
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get GHB Addiction Treatment
If someone in your life has been abusing GHB, Rohypnol, or another date rape drug, you are right to be concerned. As noted in the previous section, these are dangerous substances that can cause considerable harm, and your loved one may need professional treatment. Please consider the following:
- Educate yourself about the disease of addiction, and the specific impact of date rape drugs. The more you know about what your loved one is experiencing, the better prepared you will be to provide meaningful support and assistance.
- Research the types of treatment that have helped others who struggled with dependence upon GHB, Rohypnol, and other date rape drugs. Identify programs in your loved one’s area that appear to offer the level or levels of care that he or she needs.
- Talk to your loved one. Express your concern, and emphasize your support. Most importantly, listen to what he or she has to say. Your loved one’s willingness (or hesitance) to admit that he or she has a problem and needs help can guide your next actions.
- If your loved one agrees to get help, do whatever you can to remove obstacles that will prevent him or her from entering a treatment program. Help with setting up appointments, transportation, child care, or other issues that may impede your loved one’s progress.
- If your loved one is opposed to the idea of entering treatment, consult with one of the programs that you have been considering. A member of the admissions team should be able to provide you with information about how best to deal with a loved one who needs treatment but is resistant to the idea of getting help.
- When your loved one enters treatment, participate in family therapy and support services when possible. In addition to allowing you to show your support for your loved one at this crucial stage in his or her recovery, these opportunities will also help you to learn how you can best assist him or her during the post-treatment phase of his or her recovery journey.
Finally, get help. Caring for a loved one who is struggling with an addiction to Rohypnol, GHB, or another date rape drug can be a stressful experience. If at all possible, get a small group of trusted friends or family members to help you.
Why Consider Treatment
Why Consider Treatment for GHB Addiction at Mirror Lake Recovery Center in Tennessee
Continuing to abuse Rohypnol, GHB, or other date rape drugs can have a devastating impact on a person’s life. Depending upon which drugs the person is abusing, and the nature and severity of his or her dependence upon these drugs, he or she can experience a wide range of physical, psychological, and socioeconomic damage.
Ongoing abuse of these drugs can lead, directly and indirectly, to cognitive deficiencies, heart problems, the onset or worsening of co-occurring mental illness, physical injury, and sexually transmitted diseases. A person who has become dependent upon GHB, Rohypnol, or another date rape drug may struggle to establish and maintain healthy interpersonal relationships, and may also fall behind in school and at work. These experiences can lead to academic failure, job loss, chronic unemployment, financial setbacks, and social isolation.
Also, a person who regularly uses Rohypnol, GHB, or other date rape drugs may face legal problems, including arrest and incarceration, due to the illicit nature of these substances and any illegal behaviors that he or she participates in while under their influence.
However, when a person chooses to receive effective professional help at a reputable program such as Mirror Lake Recovery Center, his or her future can become much more promising. Receiving care at Mirror Lake can enable a person to heal from past damage, and can also help him or her to avoid future harm and once again pursue a healthy and satisfying life.
Types of Treatment
Types of GHB Addiction Treatment Offered at Mirror Lake Recovery Center in Tennessee
Mirror Lake Recovery Center provides transformative treatment that has changed the lives of countless men and women who were battling addictions. Located in Burns, Tennessee, and situated on 75 peaceful acres of land, Mirror Lake Recovery Center is one of the most established treatment centers in the state, and has become known as a provider of high-quality addiction treatment.
The tranquil setting in which treatment occurs is highly conducive to the recovery process, and we utilize only the most effective methods of care to treat our clients. The foundation of our treatment is the 12-Step philosophy, and we strive to help each person who is entrusted into our care to achieve a truly sober life, free from the grips of an addiction to GHB, Rohypnol, or another date rape drug. With the help of our staff of dedicated and credentialed professionals, which includes an addictionologist, a psychiatrist, therapists, case managers, nurses, and clinical technicians, men and women who choose to heal at Mirror Lake become empowered to live healthier and happier lives, free from the chains of addiction.
With a license to operate as a sub-acute hospital, we are equipped to care for individuals with complicated medical histories. Our 146-bed center offers a three-phase treatment program that includes detox, residential programming, and partial hospitalization programming. Depending on the individual needs of our clients, the following are among the elements that may be included in their customized treatment plans while participating in treatment at Mirror Lake:
Medically monitored detoxification: When clients come to Mirror Lake addicted to certain substances, such as date rape drugs like Rohypnol and GHB, they may require detox services prior to engaging in our residential programming. When this is the case, men and women benefit from our medical staff’s expertise during the process of withdrawal by receiving the treatment they need as their bodies are cleared of harmful substances. Mirror Lake employs various protocols for delivering detox services, and the particular protocol used will depend upon the type of addiction that a client is battling.
Medication management services: While in detox, clients may receive daily medication management services. Monitored by our psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, and nurses, these services are also available on an as-needed basis to clients in our residential programming.
Individual therapy: Individual therapy sessions are scheduled for each client on a weekly basis. Our expertly trained counselors work one-on-one with clients to assist them in establishing short-term goals, solving problems, and addressing any challenges or concerns they may have. Additionally, if a client was seeing a counselor prior to admission, that counselor can participate in these sessions with the client’s consent.
Family therapy: In order to help clients repair and restructure their relationships with their loved ones, our center facilitates family therapy sessions on a weekly basis. These sessions are led by our dedicated counselors and allow our clients, their family members, and other loved ones to heal together. By including these sessions as part of our care, we help our clients and those closest to them move forward in a healthy and unified manner.
Family Program: Every Sunday, Mirror Lake is pleased to provide invaluable support to those in our clients’ primary support networks through our Family Program. This program, which allows family members and other loved ones to partake in therapeutic activities that emphasize family recovery, includes the following treatment methods:
- Lecture series
- Experiential exercises and conjoint groups
- 12-Step meetings
- Nondenominational worship services
- Shared meals
Group therapy: At Mirror Lake Recovery Center, we believe that there is much to be gained when men and women are able to support one another in a constructive and safe environment. Group therapy sessions provide a forum in which clients are able to support and learn from one another, and are an important facet of the treatment we offer for addictions to Rohypnol, GHB, or other date rape drugs. The following are among the variety of groups that may be provided during an individual’s time at Mirror Lake:
- Gender-specific groups
- Relapse prevention
- Recovery principles
- Living in Balance
Experiential therapy: We believe that a holistic approach is the best method for treating individuals who are battling an addiction to GHB, Rohypnol, or another date rape drug. Part of our holistic approach includes the use of experiential therapy. The following types of experiential therapy may be incorporated into a client’s personalized treatment plan:
- Art therapy
- Equine therapy
ReNew Program: Our faith-based program, ReNew, is for men and women who would like to have their faith incorporated into their treatment. This program is available to any Mirror Lake client, and allows clients to strengthen their faith through the following activities:
- Daily journaling
- Celebrate Recovery meetings
- Daily worship and prayer
- Meetings with chaplains
- Bible study using the Life Recovery Bible and workbook
- 12-Step meetings
During the admissions process, our staff will determine which of the above treatment methods will benefit you most. Throughout your time at Mirror Lake, treatment methods can be added if they will enhance your recovery process.
When you complete treatment at our center, our dedicated staff will provide you with a detailed discharge plan that will outline the resources and additional treatment recommendations that will help you continue to be successful in your recovery from an addiction to GHB, Rohypnol, or another date rape drug. We want nothing more than to see our clients reach their treatment goals, and we are committed to ensuring that you will continue your recovery success long after leaving Mirror Lake.
At Mirror Lake Recovery Center, a new life, free from the grips of addiction, is on the horizon. To learn more about how we can help you or someone you care about, call us today.