What to Expect from Drug Rehab

What to Expect from Drug Rehab

When enrolling in drug rehab, you can expect a community of like-minded people who want the best for you, who want you to stay sober. There are a few main types of rehab programs currently operation in this country. Inpatient rehab centers require patients to live in the facility throughout the whole course of their treatment. Outpatient rehab is different: although you’re required to attend weekly counseling sessions, you’re free to live in your own home. The latter is for less serious addictions—or for those who simply cannot afford to be away from their responsibilities (a rare case, given that the individual has a strong support-network under their belt — a necessity for any addiction treatment).

All addiction clinics share some similar traits. Most – if not all – of these clinics offer the following:

Screening and Assessment

These are usually performed upon entrance. They give the rehab staff—a combination of psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and nurses—a chance to diagnose addiction as well as any underlying problems. This evaluation is where addiction care plans are usually created.

 

Medical Detox

When you quit drugs or alcohol after developing a dependency, you enter acute withdrawal. Not only is this difficult to tolerate, but it can be dangerous. For both safety and your best odds of pushing through successfully, doctors will monitor you and prescribe helpful medication as needed.

 

Psychotherapy

If there’s one service that seems to help the most, it’s psychotherapy. Psychotherapy is a broad term for different forms of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: individual-style, group, family, etc. CBT teaches addicts to identify, assess, analyze, and overcome the false beliefs and negative thought processes that keep them in the cycle of drug abuse.

 

Pharmacotherapy

There are few drugs designed specifically for drug/alcohol addictions, but many medications intended for other purposes have been shown to help people overcome certain addictions. They’re not stand-alone cures; they work best in combination with psychotherapy. Some reduce cravings and others act as a safety-net for relapse by blocking the effects of depressants (like alcohol) or stimulants (like meth) from taking effect if you happen to use them.

 

Educational Sessions

To beat an addiction, you have to understand it. While psychotherapy teaches you the psychological/spiritual aspects of your addiction, general education programs can help you learn the physiology: the nature of drugs/alcohol use and its effects on the brain.

 

Knowing exactly how these drugs work on a chemical level can help you remember that the euphoria and comfort they offer is false and empty. Hired Power will teach you all about your addiction. You’ll also see how great sobriety can feel.

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