We Treat Disease

Make no mistake; addiction is a severe and life-threatening disease. The Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) even classifies addiction as a “substance use disorder.” It is not a character flaw, it is not a lack of willpower to quit, and it does not discriminate. People of all ages, races, and backgrounds can form addictions to drugs or alcohol.

As such, addiction, like any serious illness, requires prompt medical and psychiatric help. That’s why Elan Recovery + Wellness exists: to treat the disease of addiction purposely, thoughtfully, and methodically. It is our mission to help you get and stay sober. We even offer treatment for the co-occurring mental and emotional conditions that so often accompany addiction.

Elan’s highly qualified and highly respected professionals have treated addiction across a broad spectrum of abused substances.

We treat alcohol addiction.

Alcohol addiction affects 18 million Americans and causes as many as 88,000 deaths every year. Recovering from alcohol addiction requires a particular, careful approach.

We treat prescription opioid addiction.

Patients who use opioid painkillers to treat chronic pain, injuries, or post-surgical discomfort may become addicted over time. Some users even develop physical dependence after just one use.

We treat heroin addiction.

Heroin, an illicit opioid, produces overwhelming feelings of euphoria and relaxation. It also slows both breathing and heart rate, which puts users’ lives at risk with virtually every use.

We treat fentanyl/carfentanyl addictions.

Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, is a painkiller 50-100 times stronger than morphine. Carfentanyl is 100 times stronger than fentanyl and is reserved for large animals. These drugs lead to thousands of overdose deaths every year.

We treat cocaine/crack addictions.

In recent years, there’s been a resurgence in cocaine and crack use. These stimulant drugs produce a short-term high and feelings of extreme pleasure.

We treat methamphetamine addiction.

Stimulant drugs (amphetamines/methamphetamine) can be smoked, snorted, injected, or ingested as pills. Adderall, a brand-name stimulant that treats ADHD, is often abused by people who want to feel alert and productive.

We treat hallucinogenic drug addiction.

Hallucinogens alter a person’s perception of reality. The effects of these drugs are often unpredictable and sometimes even deadly. We treat addiction to MDMA (Ecstasy/Molly), LSD, PCP, and other hallucinogenic drugs.

We treat sedative drug addiction.

Benzodiazepines, such as Xanax and Valium, are sedatives typically prescribed for anxiety disorders. However, these drugs can be addictive. They can become especially dangerous when combined with other substances like opioids.

We treat marijuana/K2/synthetic marijuana addictions.

Restrictions on medical and recreational marijuana are beginning to ease. However, even if marijuana becomes a legal substance nationwide, its use and abuse can still be highly threatening to some individuals.

We treat DMX/cough syrup/OTC addictions.

Dextromethorphan is a common over-the-counter cough suppressant that, when taken in large doses, can lead to symptoms ranging from mild intoxication to hallucinations and extreme panic.

The Vicious Cycle of Addiction

Every form of substance abuse represents a vicious cycle: pain, use, shame, and guilt— then more use to numb those feelings of shame and guilt. This cycle is universal, and sadly, the pain affects more than the individual. It also affects family and friends.

So, by taking the brave step to seek treatment, you’ll help heal more people than you could ever imagine.

Depression, Anxiety, and Other Co-Occurring Diagnoses

Having a dual diagnosis means having both an addiction and a disorder like depression, anxiety, PTSD, or other similar mental or emotional issue. Dual diagnoses are so common among those struggling with addiction that no drug addiction rehab program is complete without a plan to address co-occurring disorders. Our personalized treatment plans can help you navigate any mental or emotional suffering that accompanies your addiction. At Elan Recovery + Wellness, you’re in a safe place that will allow you to heal from the emotional pain of any number of issues.


Just as addiction is a serious illness, clinical depression is a serious mental health disorder. According to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, depression affects one in three adults who struggle with addiction.


Anxiety is another exceedingly common mental health disorder among those who suffer from addiction. This condition leads to feelings of panic, nervousness, and intense feelings of discomfort.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

PTSD is another common mental health issue among those who have an addiction. In fact, for some, the onset of drug use is linked to a traumatic event like the death of a loved one, a sexual assault, or emotional or physical abuse.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Since the prescriptions that treat ADHD can be addictive, individuals with the condition are at higher risk of developing addictive behaviors. As such, those with ADHD need to establish specific coping skills during recovery.

Dual Diagnosis + Drug Addiction Rehab at Elan

At Elan Recovery + Wellness, we use several treatment methods to help our guests understand, manage, and conquer their co-occurring mental health conditions. These methods include:

  • Biofeedback
  • Group therapy
  • Individual counseling
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • A complete evaluation by a psychiatrist
  • Weekly visits with our staff psychiatrist
  • Adaptive testing, which assesses your mental health daily
  • As-needed psychotropic medication to rebalance your brain chemistry
  • Management of medications by our advanced psychiatric nurse practitioner

If you believe that depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues will factor into your addiction treatment plan, please call us today.

Your Transformation

At Elan Recovery + Wellness, addiction recovery doesn’t mean getting your old self back. The goal of our program is a total transformation. You will learn how to replace feelings of guilt and shame with feelings of personal growth, strength, and resilience. Contact us today, and a counselor will speak with you about beginning your transformation.

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