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The Rehabilitation Process

Ensure That The Program Is The Right Fit For You

The road to a wholesome, sober life is hard and takes time. It is a lifetime responsibility of perseverance and determination.


There is no shortage of addiction rehabilitation programs for you to choose from.

So remember that searching for a program that's a good match for you is not only important but feasible too. Statistics show that one is likely to see through the whole program and achieve long-term sobriety if they like the facility that they ultimately check into.


However, the rewards gained from transforming a life of addiction into a life of recovery are immeasurable and well worth the effort.

Just like any other endeavour, the path leading to continence starts with easy strides moving ahead.


Steps Of The Addiction Rehab Process

Depending on the severity of the addiction, the type of addiction, the individual and the treatment plan being employed, the steps taken by a recovering addict will vary.

  • Every recovery procedure, however, usually shares same crucial elements: Intake.
  • Detoxification process
  • Rehab (rehabilitation)
  • Recovery as a long-term process

Our treatment support advisors are available around the clock, day and night, to answer any of the questions that you might have concerning the rehabilitation process or the journey that is specific to your situation. They handle all queries with the utmost confidence.


Intake

The process through which one determines whether a rehabilitation centre is suited for their needs is known as intake. During this phase you should ask questions that are most essential to you. In order to best determine how the program can most optimally tailor its treatment plan to you and your particular requirements and stage of addiction the rehab centre will also have some question for you and may ask you to undergo some screenings or diagnostic tests. The facility will most probably be concerned about the gravity of your dependency, your individual drug intake record, any domestic record of dependency, and even financial plans for medical care.


13 Crucial Principles Of Dependency Treatment

  • There are some major guidelines that one must be abreast with in commencing a drug and alcohol treatment program as set out by the National Institute on Drug Abuse:
  • 1. Dependency not only have an effect on your behaviour, but as well as your brain.
  • 2. For Successful outcomes, it's important to treat the addiction as soon as possible.
  • 3. Involuntary treatments can also be very efficient.
  • A lot of patients have achieved success in their recovery program even though they were forced to go to treatment by their job, their loved ones or even by the court order.
  • 4. Treatment is not standard across the border; it varies.
  • Different people have different needs and therefore different facilitates work for different individuals.
  • 5. An effective treatment plan deals with all areas of your life instead of just focusing on the addiction or substance abuse problem.
  • 6. Mental health conditions are mostly linked to drug addiction and should also be assessed and addressed in your treatment.
  • 7. Treatment programs should also evaluate for any coexisting infectious diseases like hepatitis, tuberculosis, and HIV.
  • 8. In order to beat your addiction successfully, you need to dedicate enough time to your treatment.
  • 9. Physical detox is essential although this is just the primary phase of treatment.
  • 10. Long-lasting behavioural modification normally depends on continuous support and a process of behavioural therapy.
  • 11. The most regular type of treatment is behavioural therapy which can include a mixture of individual, group, and even and family therapy.
  • Pharmaceutical treatment is frequently needed in combination with therapy.
  • 12. A good treatment plan has provisions for monitoring the recovering addict in order to curb possible relapses during the course of treatment.
  • 13. Your altering situations and needs should cause treatment plans to be revised on a regular basis.

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Different Kinds Of Rehabilitation Facilities

  • Rehab treatment programs may offer:
  • An inpatient service.
  • Outpatient services.
  • Some combination of both service types.

The intake process is the same and conducted by the counsellor at the facility regardless of whether or not you choose the inpatient or the outpatient treatment option.


Treatment While Admitted At A Facility

This type of program yanks the recovering addict from their destructive environment and places them in a supportive environment where they can get all day and all night care from the personnel at the facility. An inpatient care programme assists in eliminating stressors by keeping the individual from any form of lure or the option of relapsing; all these while having detox and rehab.

Inpatient or residential medical care is mostly the suggested treatment method for patients with long-term dependencies or co-occurring medical or mental health concerns (also referred to as dual diagnosis).

  • Inpatient treatment may occur at one of two locations:
  • Hospitals.
  • Comprehensive, constant access to clinical services and control from medical experts is what inpatient centres at hospitals can provide to patients.
  • Residential Centre Outside a Hospital.
  • A number of inpatient centres which are not connected to a hospital do not provide 24/7 availability of healthcare experts.
  • Though, these do provide round-the-clock care from employees and access to different services at a hospital can be organised when needed.

Luxury inpatient centres provide posh, resort-like provisions which can contribute a lot in making your stay really convenient. A high-end atmosphere is provided at executive inpatient facilities that cater to busy professionals, allowing these individuals to establish a continued involvement in their work responsibilities while still undergoing inpatient addiction treatment.


Outpatient Treatment

These are very similar to the inpatient programs except that one has the option of going back home at the end of the day, once one is done with treatment. When you have important family or work responsibilities (like taking care of kids/elderly parents), an outpatient program gives you the chance to look after some of these obligations. Those patients that suffer from milder and shorter addictions are good candidates to choose the outpatient solution. It may be a not so favourable option for individuals with grave, prolonged dependencies or those having dual diagnosis disorders.


The Detoxification Process

A stage of detoxification is usually needed at the beginning of the rehab process for most substance addictions. This phase of detox is intended to eliminate all drugs and alcohol chemicals from all body systems. Maintenance medication might be required in some situations to relieve the withdrawal side effects related to specific drugs, including heroin and opiate prescription drugs.

  • The intensity, length, duration or severity of the detoxification process is dependent upon:
  • The patient's distinct body structure and absorption.
  • The particular dosage and the drug that was being used.
  • The duration of the drug usage.
  • If there are any other additions also included.

Detoxification is normally a secure procedure if done in a monitored medical environment. Because detox for specific patients and drugs may be possibly difficult, and in some instances fatal, it's not recommended for patients to perform detox in their own homes and by themselves.


Withdrawal

The body gets used to having a certain amount of substance in it if a person has been using alcohol or drugs on a regular basis. The body might react, when the substance is eliminated, with side effects from withdrawal. In contingent on the drug taken, withdrawal signs may begin to manifest in just a few hours, although some are likely to manifest in within 24 hours from time the last drug was taken.

Subject to the substance used, withdrawal symptoms may differ.

  • However, some typical withdrawal symptoms may include problems with:
  • Severe depression.
  • Lacking in concentration.
  • A drop in appetite.
  • Serious tiredness.
  • Being easily agitated or irritated.
  • A runny nose.
  • Unable to sleep.
  • Excessive sweating.
  • An inclination to vomit.
  • Muscle spasm.
  • Looseness of the bowels.
  • Shaking involuntarily.
  • Rapid heart rate.
  • Troubled breathing.
  • Headaches.
  • Muscular pain and discomfort.
  • Seizures.
  • Stroke.
  • Having hallucinations.
  • Cardiac arrest.

Prescriptions Taken During Detox

The techniques of treatment a patient will get while in detox will depend on the particular kind of dependency that is being treated and this includes and pharmaceutical help. Prior to detox, in order to determine what kind and level of pharmaceutical assistance may be needed during your detoxification, you will likely be assessed by professional medical personnel.

Some addictions, like those to heroin, alcohol and opiates, usually exhibit severe withdrawal side effects during detox and require medications for it, while other addictions might not require detoxification to go along with the rehab program.

Depending on the substance that was used, medications will vary. Examples of prescriptions which can be used for the detox procedures though may be any of the following:


Methadone

It helps to ease addicts off drugs such as heroin and opiate prescription medications and is therefore used in their detox process. Normally the quantity of methadone given is steadily reduced as time passes hoping that patients will finally no longer depend on any drugs.

However, some of these patients keep on using methadone for a long time, some even until the day they die. Methadone itself can also be addictive for some people. This possible risk of replacing a former addiction with a new one is one reason why treatment approaches can differ by the individual.


Buprenorphine

Another substance that's employed to deal with heroin and prescription opioid meds addictions is buprenorphine. In recent years, buprenorphine has become the increasingly preferred alternative to methadone treatment, because it doesn't cause patients to feel any kind of "high" - which makes abuse less likely. The aim for most individuals who use buprenorphine is, just like with methadone, to decrease the dosage in the future. However, some patients continue to take it for months or even years.


Benzodiazepines

This set of drugs is commonly used during detoxification from alcohol and includes anti-anxiety drugs.

  • Benzodiazepines are also used to, among other things:
  • Reduce the chances of seizures occurring during detox.
  • Reduce the severity of withdrawal signs.
  • Help relieve the depression and anxiety that are often associated with the detox process.

Barbiturates

Barbiturates help to relieve irritability, anxiety, and discomfort during the detoxification process acting as mild sedatives. They can also assist in decreasing the possibility of seizures in patients, similar to benzos, which can often happen during detoxification from alcohol. Contact us today if you have any doubts or concerns regarding detox and withdrawal while in rehab. Any questions you have will be gladly answered by our rehab support personnel, especially if you are worried about finding a treatment facility that can assist you in understanding the detox procedure.


The Process Of Rehabilitation

People go though rehabilitation after they have successfully been through the process of detoxification. This is the stage wherein patients attempt to delve into the main causes of their dependency, dealing with those concerns such that they can efficiently go on with their everyday lives without ever resorting to drugs, alcohol, or any obsessive tendencies.


Individual Therapy

  • During one-on-one therapy:
  • Users try to understand the reasons for the start of their addiction and they usually do some mental work to recognize when the substance abuse started.
  • Patients are given ways on how they can devote their leisure time to concentrate on being occupied in other pastime or activities.
  • Task prioritisation skills are shared to enable patients to effectively utilise their time such they have lesser chances of experiencing a relapse.
  • Patients learn to recognize drug use triggers and how to cope with these triggering conditions when they appear.
  • Individuals have a bigger chance of avoiding relapse if they have a scheme prepared for different tempting circumstances since they are then more likely to use that plan.

Both the thoughts are addressed with this type of cognitive behavioural therapy that patients have in relation to substance abuse and also the thoughts they have about life in general. Individuals get the chance to reform their thinking patterns and make behavioural changes toward a healthy, sober life.


Therapy Conducted In Groups

The dependency rehab procedure commonly incorporates group therapy. Those recovering from alcohol are allowed to interact with others who are in the same situation with the help of these group sessions. It is mostly beneficial for coping patients to realize that they aren't left on their own with their problems. Also, when these patients share their own tragic addiction stories and positive recovery stories it can help others find peace. The recovery process has this support from the community as one of its pillars.


Family Therapy

Several dependency rehab centres provide family therapy as an integral element of their medical care programme. Addiction affects others who are around the individual who is suffering from the addiction. Family members are a significant part of the recovery process for patients since they are commonly the most affected party of every addiction.

Family members, in some recovery programs, are invited to join in family therapy meetings. Loved ones can talk, in these meetings, about the pain that they were feeling because of their family member's addiction and their wish to see those family members get their lives back on tracks. Once one leaves the rehabilitation facility it is important to have the support of family members and that is why family therapy as a means of resolving any family issues is regarded highly.


Recovery Process

Patients are not finished with recovery even after they have completed their rehabilitation program. Recovery requires continued work as it is an ongoing process that is often lifelong. For some individuals, the path to recovery, whether lifelong or shorter, feels easy. However, at other periods it will be hard for them to say no to the temptation to relapse. Lifelong support is essential because like anything in life it's a journey that may feature varying terrain.

Patients will interact with counsellors to talk about a strategy for aftercare before they leave the addiction treatment program. Several dependency rehab centres provide follow-up programmes to help patients while they go back to their regular lives. These plans may include, among others, weekend retreats at the rehabilitation centre where the recovering addict is able to touch base with their support group and remain centred.

Also, individuals can choose to stay with others that are recovering from dependency in a sober residential centre. Recovering patients have duties, while they stay in a sober living centre, work at an outside job, and join in group therapy meetings. This provides a supportive period of transition for individuals recovering from their addictions before they get tossed back into their everyday lives.

Some patients accept arranged drug tests in order to feel responsible for staying sober, while others keep going to regular therapy meetings after rehab. In order to build a support system in your local area, the group therapy is a wonderful method.

Individuals who are recovering from substance abuse and addictions often participate in 12-step programs of which Alcoholics Anonymous, AA and Narcotics Anonymous, NA are some of the most popular ones around. AA and NA both conduct gatherings all over the country at really practical schedules. There are also different branches of the Alcoholics Anonymous model aimed at a vast array of other addictions.


  • These AA offshoots for other addiction include:
  • Overeaters Anonymous (OA).
  • Pills Anonymous (PA).
  • Emotions Anonymous (EA).
  • Gamblers Anonymous (GA).
  • Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA).
  • Cocaine Anonymous (CA).
  • Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA).

While some people are able to draw support from general support groups, others are specific that the support that helps them is that of the 12-step groups.

It is commonly said, in these post-rehab support groups, that members receive what the give, so they are stimulated to share their life stories with the group and to talk with other participants. As soon as those who are recovering from addiction are more set up in their own sobriety, they can decide to advise those who are new to the recovery process.