When To Consider Going To A Drug Rehab Center
According to the National Institutes of Health, “more than 23 million adults in the United States have struggled with problematic drug use… and 75% report not receiving any sort of treatment.” There are four levels of drug and alcohol abuse, experimentation, regular use, high-risk use and addiction. Experimentation is the voluntary use of drugs or alcohol without any negative consequences. This is often a socially encouraged, one-time occurrence. While most people can regularly consume substances without developing an addiction, stage two is where the slippery slope begins. High-risk use is the continued use of drugs or alcohol in spite of severe consequences, socially and legally. The final stage, addiction, is complete dependency on drugs. If the effects of drug abuse or substance cravings are taking over your life, it might be time to seek drug and alcohol abuse treatment options.
What To Expect in Drug Rehab
Every rehab center has their own way of handling treatment and caring for patients, but Serenity Oaks in Florida prides itself on personalized, individualized care. Typically, substance abuse treatments begin with a supervised medical detox. Alternative treatments for medical detox include acupuncture, yoga and meditation. These holistic treatments help provide alternative options for dealing with stress and centering yourself. Once detox is complete, patients can choose to participate in inpatient, outpatient or a mixture of both substance abuse treatment options. During the inpatient program, patients will stay at the treatment center where they will have access to comfortable beds, private bathrooms, the tranquil Jacksonville setting and more.
Traditional treatments for mental illness, substance abuse disorders and dual-diagnosis include cognitive therapies and an introduction to the twelve-step program. Other inpatient behavioral treatments might include:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) – seeks to help patients recognize, cope with and avoid activities where they are likely to abuse drugs or alcohol
- Multi-Dimensional Family Therapy – developed for the adolescents suffering from problems involving the abuse of drugs, and where their families deal with a wide range of influences with the drug abuse patterns. It is also intended to improve the overall family functioning as well.
- Motivational Interviewing – patients’ readiness is capitalized on in order to change their unique behaviors and engage in treatment
- Motivational Incentives – makes use of positive reinforcements to help support abstinence from consuming drugs
This drug rehab center also hopes to prepare patients for a productive life after treatment by teaching life skills. Budgeting, financial education, resume building, personal grooming classes and time management are covered during an inpatient stay.
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Types of Drug Rehab Programs
Typically, there are two major types of drug addiction treatment options: inpatient programs and outpatient programs. Inpatient treatment usually lasts a few weeks and requires the patient to live in the treatment center. During their stay, people can expect to go through a medical detox before starting therapy and other treatment options. By living in the treatment center, inpatient rehab patients are able to separate from the stress of everyday life to focus fully on addiction recovery. This type of rehab program is often the most successful.
Once sobriety is achieved, inpatient treatments will come to an end. Patients will then transfer to an outpatient program with more flexible options. Outpatient treatments give patients full responsibility over their life and their sobriety. However, outpatient treatments can be utilized before inpatient treatments due to certain financial strains if needed.
Partial hospitalization programs and intensive outpatient programs are two different types of outpatient programs. Partial hospitalization programs don’t require patients to live in the addiction treatment center, but they will have to attend daily meetings and different kinds of behavioral therapy. Intensive outpatient programs allow patients to go about their daily lives while continuing to check in with the treatment center once or twice a week. For more information, get in touch with us at (833) 720-0708.