Sovereign Health of El Paso, Texas
El Paso, Texas, is located in the far western corner of the state, situated on the Rio Grande River. With just a stone’s throw away from the Mexican border, this cosmopolitan city is home to many migrant workers and has a large Spanish-speaking community. It houses one of the largest bilingual and binational workforces in the United States. With approximately 840,000 people, this city has a large military presence and has been ranked one of the safest cities in the United States.
Sovereign Health’s El Paso location offers one large residence that accommodates up to 60 patients. This location provides care to men and women ages 18 and older, and each gender lives in separate living quarters. Sovereign Health has one treatment facility in Texas, and it is located in the border city of El Paso. This treatment center serves a large community of bilingual patients who have roots in both Mexico and the United States. Patients sleep two to three people to each room, and three meals a day are prepared by a chef. As with all other facilities, patients are responsible for cleaning their own living area.
The El Paso facility offers detoxification, as well as substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment programs. Drug rehab in Texas is offered at our El Paso facility, which focuses on helping the individuals become drug free through many treatment modalities. Detox treatment involves eliminating the drug from the individual’s body, so he or she can become sober.
Often medications are needed to alleviate the withdrawal effects. Some drugs result in such severe withdrawal effects that the individual will go back to using just to alleviate these symptoms. For example, opioid withdrawal is not deadly, but these withdrawal effects can include severe muscle aches, headaches, abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. These effects may last up to three days, and many people will need opioids to make these symptoms more tolerable. Suboxone, naltrexone and naloxone are the most commonly used medications to help alleviate these side effects. Alcohol and benzodiazepine addiction is also treated similarly.
Once the patient has undergone a safe detoxification, then the focus can shift to treating his or her overall addiction, which can be done though many different types of psychotherapy. The El Paso facility has many different treatment options that are individualized for each person, as each individual often requires a different treatment approach. Sovereign believes in treating the individual person and not the overall disease.
Treatment approaches at the El Paso location include cognitive behavioral therapy, art therapy, music therapy, anger management, life skills, mindfulness training and many others. Aside from detoxification and substance abuse, Sovereign Health’s El Paso facility also treats individuals who have dual diagnosis. Dual diagnosis refers to having at least one mental illness and one substance use disorder. Often the mental illness will not be diagnosed until the substance use disorder is treated, and vice versa, and one is often the cause for the other. For example, an individual with depression may mask his or her symptoms by using drugs and may seek treatment for drug abuse only to find out later he or she also has a mental illness, such as depression. By diagnosing and treating all conditions concurrently, the patient has the best likelihood of sustaining long-term sobriety and recovery.
Levels of care
Sovereign Health’s El Paso location offers levels of care including a residential treatment center (RTC), a partial hospitalization program (PHP) and an intensive outpatient program (IOP), as well as a dedicated detox level of care to help patients recover from the damage done by substance abuse.
Detoxification is the first step in the process and is used to rid the drug from the body. Medications are administered to relieve the withdrawal effects associated with detox. Certain medications are given, depending on the specific abused substance. Treatment with a low-dose taper of benzodiazepines is the medication standard of care for individuals who are withdrawing from either alcohol of benzodiazepines. Withdrawal effects are the most painful part of detoxification, and depending on the addicted substance, detox can take a few days.
The RTC level of care is designed for patients who are not capable of living independently and, as a result, require around-the-clock in-house care. It is similar to hospitalization for medical patients who cannot be treated on an outpatient basis. The partial hospitalization program (PHP) is a combination between inpatient and outpatient care and can be used to treat patients who do not require around-the-clock monitoring but who need more care than in an outpatient facility. The intensive outpatient program (IOP) is the least intense treatment program and allows patients to be treated on an outpatient level. It is similar to being treated for a chronic medical condition by a primary care physician on a checkup basis.
Sovereign Health accepts most health insurance plans and can assist with coverage verification. For more information on our programs and levels of care we offer at Sovereign Health of El Paso, please visit our website or call us at our toll-free helpline 866-680-9446. We would love to hear from you, and a representative will take your call 24/7.