Drug rehabilitation utilizes a combination of pharmaceuticals and different types of psychotherapy to address substance addiction, a serious medical illness. An addict’s experience in drug rehab is heavily contingent upon their own condition and needs; however, this is just a part of the process, with drug screenings and addiction assessments being the first step. Following that is medical detox, psychological treatments, education sessions, and supportive services to help mend the newly clarified problems in the individual.
How does Drug Rehabilitation work?
Drug Rehabilitation doesn’t have the best reputation in the world of casual conversation; nevertheless, it has proven itself to be a highly successful approach to substance addiction for addicts of all different backgrounds. Beyond detox, rehab serves to keep users sober and to teach them how to live productive sober lives with the help of a positive support system; closer attention to health in general; an improved outlook on circumstances; increased motivation for education and employment; a stronger respect for the legal system; and treatment for underlying psychiatric disorders and psychological problems that lead to drug use in the first place.
These programs usually require a minimum stay of 28-30 days, but more often that not additional time is required for success. Patients should not rush the process if they can help it. Psychiatric professionals often recommend 3-6 months. For addicts who do not feel they can commit in the midst of other life demands should consider outpatient treatment, which generally lasts for 10 weeks, one 5 hour session per week.
It is important to remember that, beyond inpatient and outpatient rehab, some form of treatment should continue indefinitely. More informal options like community supports groups are usually free and non-demanding, and can be used as needed.
You should consider drug rehabilitation if:
- You feel that your drug use is out of your control
- You no longer enjoy, but are dependent on, drugs or alcohol
- You feel unable to stop using despite knowing that substances use is negatively affecting your life
It is crucial that an addict understands that their problem is a medical illness that can be traced to neurological processes in the brain, rather than a willpower issue. Hence, it typically requires medical intervention to be conquered, especially in the long-term.
Despite its stigma, rehab may be an excellent choice for you or someone you know to conquer their problem and get on with their lives. To get a sense of our rehab programs and approach, please explore our website or contact us for further information.
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