Substance addiction is a major problem in America and intervention is necessary to treat individuals with these problems. For chronic drug users inpatient drug rehab is needed. Usually the rehab period is short (30 to 90 days), depending upon the seriousness of the individual’s condition. Individuals addicted to strong illegal drugs require detoxification for recovery.
While our program does not include psychiatric treatments, our inpatient drug rehab program combines both physiological and psychological treatments to help clients overcome their addictions. We understand that physiological and psychological factors cause drug addiction. We provide counseling to help clients resolve the issues that caused their addiction such as peer pressure, family stress, stress in relationships, stress at work or school, etc. and provide solutions to prevent clients from relapsing after completing our program.
What Are Some Misconceptions About Rehab?
What is rehab, exactly? With the current surge in drug addictions and crimes, certainly we have all heard of rehab. We know that people often go to rehab to seek sobriety and regain themselves and their health. But again, what is rehab? Rehab, of course, is the shortened version of the word “rehabilitation.” Rehabilitation refers to a large range of techniques used to help those who are struggling with a range of different problems and issues.
One common misnomer is that rehab is like jail. This is not the case. The doors at a rehab facility remain unlocked and you are free to leave whenever you like. Even if a court or judge has sent you to rehab, you are still welcome to leave if you feel it necessary. However, in the event that you were sent there by a judge you will have to face legal consequences.
The main reason that there is an open door policy in rehab is because rehab only works under one condition: the client must be willing. If someone with a substance abuse problem does not see it as a problem, then they are not yet ready to get better. If they feel forced to stay, it truly does them no good.
Choosing the Right Program for You
There are several treatment programs available for those who need help with an addiction. Addiction is a very serious problem that numerous people face on a daily basis. Whether the addiction is drug based or not, treatment is needed. At an inpatient treatment facility, clients become part of a program and are in a controlled environment. Treatment provides safety and security as well as help with addiction. Treatment involves a series of group meetings and counseling as well as education on addiction and how to cope with it.
Clients benefit significantly from an inpatient program. During treatment they learn how to live a sober life. It helps to prepare them for their return to society after treatment is complete. Any treatment for an addiction whether it is drugs, alcohol, shopping, or sex will be challenging at times but it can be done. Living with an addiction has nothing but negative effects on a person, but overcoming it is quite an accomplishment and provides a recovering addict with a better quality of life.
What to Expect in a Treatment Program
Daily routines include counseling, fitness and nutrition sessions, music and art therapy, meditation and relaxation sessions, and a variety of skills training classes to help prepare the client for life in the real world. Each aspect of the program is in place to address the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the addiction to help the person restore a sense of self-worth and confidence.
If you have a loved one in an inpatient drug rehab center and they don’t seem to be making swift progress, you should be patient and not give up because it may take longer for some clients to make progress. Be supportive and remember, addicts have physiological and psychological conditions that have to be dealt with before the program can work.