Residential Drug Rehab Centers
Residential drug rehab centers provide a safe place for a person to receive medical and other supportive treatment for drug addiction such as crystal meth addiction, heroin addiction, prescription drug addiction, cocaine addiction, marijuana addiction, or addiction to club drugs like ecstasy.
It is important to choose a residential drug rehab center that offers treatment that can meet your personal needs. There are many treatment plans and other therapies available for drug addiction. A personally tailored treatment program can make a crucial difference towards promoting successful recovery from drug addiction.
Getting Into a Residential Drug Rehab
Getting into a residential drug rehab center may initially feel like a daunting task. The somewhat clinical concepts of an “application process” or submitting to a “screening and evaluation” often generate fear and worry, conjuring up images of copious paperwork and a severe judgment.
The most difficult part of the process can be deciding to take this first step. Applying to a residential drug rehab center starts with a phone call. The specialist on the call can answer your questions and address any concerns you might have about privacy and confidentiality.
Assessment and diagnosis will be the initial procedural steps once you choose a rehab facility. The professional staff will help you every step of the way through the evaluation process, staying mindful and respectful of issues that are important to you.
Assessment questions will be tailored to your specific needs, your socioeconomic and ethnic background, your employment history, marital status, gender-specific issues, sexual orientation/identity issues, and criminal history. You will receive all necessary help as you gather together any relevant paperwork and medical information.
The health professional who interviews you will establish a rapport with you because they understand that feelings of shame, helplessness, or fear surrounding addiction can sometimes hinder accurate information which is essential to your treatment. This may be the only application you ever fill out, and the person or group receiving it is rooting for you to succeed. These addiction professionals want to assist you in every way possible to beat drug addiction and start your recovery as soon as possible.
Drug addiction can not only take a toll on physical health, but also mental health, financial security, and personal and professional relationships, so it is important to seek treatment. Call 1-888-744-0789 Who Answers? to talk to a placement specialist who can help you find a drug rehab program that is best for you.
About Drug Detox
Detoxification (“detox”) is another point of fear for almost everyone who considers drug rehab. Many people who are physically dependent on drugs have experienced the illness and withdrawal symptoms that come with missing a dose or trying to quit alone. The thought of going through that without the option of relapse to ease the discomfort can be frightening.
The safest way to approach detox is under the medical care and supervision of a certified residential drug treatment facility staffed with drug abuse and addiction specialists qualified to treat the specific symptoms you will likely experience.
The goals of drug rehab include:
- To rid the body of the dependence associated with chronic daily use of the drug.
- To diminish or eliminate the pain and discomfort of withdrawal.
- To provide a safe and humane treatment that helps a person remain drug-free in the early days of withdrawal.
- To help identify medical problems and to treat them or make referrals for follow-up care after detox.
- To begin educating the person about health issues and relapse prevention.
Depending upon your drug of choice, you may have medication options that allow you to avoid withdrawal symptoms. You may also be prescribed medications that can help ease the drug withdrawal symptoms to help you feel more comfortable during detox. Attempting many types of drug detox without medical supervision is strongly discouraged because dangerous health complications can develop and the risk of relapse runs high.
Residential Drug Addiction Treatment
Residential drug rehab centers provide 24-hour care using a variety of treatment plans that may combine medical treatment with individual and/or group therapy. This combination of traditional medicine and complementary counseling has shown to yield better drug addiction treatment outcomes. The type and length of treatment is determined by the needs of each person.
Therapy interventions can help to teach a person how to control and deal with cravings and compulsive use of drugs. Individual counseling can initiate change by helping to resolve any ambivalence or doubt a person has about staying in recovery. Peer support through group therapy is often a major component of recovery as well.
Group therapy is an important element of most residential drug rehab centers. It helps a person in recovery by creating an atmosphere in which all the residents can bond and work together to reduce the stigma and shame often associated with drug addiction.
Group therapy also provides an opportunity to receive positive feedback and affirmation while helping the individual resolve life problems without resorting to drugs. Twelve-step meetings such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous are other examples of peer support groups.
Treatment for Co-Occurring Conditions
The best drug rehab centers recognize that co-occurring mental health conditions are common. When an addicted person goes to a residential drug rehab center, they may also be struggling with co-occurring mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or post-traumatic stress disorder.
Most residential drug rehab centers have the staff and resources to treat both addiction and co-occurring mental health conditions at the same time. All care is administered in a welcoming and person-centered manner.
Luxury Residential Drug Rehab
Luxury residential drug rehab facilities provide amenities like aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, massage, and acupuncture. These upscale therapies provide the opportunity for quiet and meditation during traditional drug addiction treatment.
Other luxury therapy options like art therapy, adventure therapy, and horse (equine) therapy are often available and allow the individual the chance to actively participate in their own healing in a variety of individualized ways. The goal is to help them learn more about themselves and reconnect with their authentic personal dreams and goals as they build a strong foundation in their new life without drugs.
Finding the Right Drug Rehab Center
Some people resist treatment for drug abuse and addiction because they want to deal with the problem alone without outside assistance. It may take some time and effort to break through this denial and get the help they need. Drug rehab programs can provide real help.
For more information on drug addiction treatment services, call 1-888-744-0789 Who Answers?. Our rehab placement specialists can answer questions and help find a drug rehab program that is best for you. Call today to get started on the road to recovery and a drug-free life.
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