Drug and Alcohol Rehab Effeciency
Drug addiction is a medical disorder, one that affects every aspect of your life. Defined by uncontrollable cravings for your drug of choice, physical dependence, and an inability to quit alone, drug and alcohol rehab is considered the “gold standard” in recovery options. Because addiction is a medical disease, it has been proven time and again that medical treatment that includes detox assistance, if necessary, and intensive psychotherapeutic intervention as well as long-term aftercare support is the best option for those who seek long-term abstinence.
Are you ready to move forward in your life and leave your active addiction behind you? It starts when you contact us at the phone number above and learn about your options in drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Call today.
How Drug Addiction Impacts Your Life
No part of your life will remain unaffected by an active and untreated drug addiction. Common areas negatively impacted by the disorder include:
- Home life
- Interpersonal relationships
Principles of Effective Drug and Alcohol Rehab
There are a number of different types and styles of addiction treatment programs, based upon a wide range of philosophies, that utilize different treatment modalities. Some are more effective than others. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), research shows that the following principles are just a few that should be incorporated into treatment for the best possible results:
- Abstinence is necessary in order to maintain long-term recovery from addiction.
- Addiction is a medical disorder that is treatable.
- No one type or style of addiction treatment is optimum for every patient.
- Treatment should address the multiple areas impacted by addiction: mental health, physical health, home life, and skills needed to be self-sufficient and independent financially during recovery.
- The more time spent in active recovery, the more likely the patient will be to remain sober after treatment.
- The more time spent utilizing aftercare services like sober living and/or 12-step programs, the more likely the patient will be to avoid relapse.
Do You Need Drug Rehab?
If you are unable to stop using your drug of choice for any length of time or if you are experiencing health problems, legal issues, or crushing blows to your personal life due to your inability to stop abusing illicit substances, it’s time for you to enroll in drug rehab.
Drug Rehab Should Offer…
No matter what philosophy or type of drug rehab you choose, your program should offer everything you need to put addiction behind you for good. For most people, this means:
- Detox. If you experience withdrawal symptoms, you will need medical supervision – and, potentially, medical treatment – in case you suffer from complications.
- Therapy. Personal therapy, family therapy, group therapy – a wide range of options ensures that you get the help you need to deal with your personal issues of trauma, co-occurring mental health disorders, and other issues that are holding you back in recovery.
- Medication. In some cases, especially if co-occurring disorders are an issue, medication may be a necessary part of your treatment.
- Alternative and holistic treatments. Acupuncture, nutrition counseling, acupressure, personal training – treatments that augment your overall treatment plan can help you heal more quickly and effectively.
- Aftercare services. The longer you invest your time and effort into maintaining your recovery after treatment, the better equipped you will be to avoid relapse.
Are you ready to find the best possible drug rehab for your needs? Call today to speak with an expert who can match you to the treatment program that will work for you.