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The Rehabilitation Process

Ensure That The Program Is The Right Fit For You

The way towards complete fitness and sobriety is never swift and simple. It requires long-term commitment and strenuous work.


There's no shortage of addiction rehab program options at your disposal.

Therefore don't forget that it is important and possible to look for a program that is a suitable fit for you. 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, when you change your life of addiction to a life of sobriety, you gain infinite rewards that are really worth the hard work.

The journey to a life without drugs, like any adventure, start with small steps forward.


Steps Of The Addiction Rehab Process

The particular stages of an individual's dependency rehab procedure differ depending on the sort of dependency, the medical programme utilised and the patient requiring rehab.

  • Every recovery procedure, however, usually shares same crucial elements: Intake.
  • The detoxification element
  • Rehabilitation (rehab).
  • Recovery as a long-term process

Please contact us to talk with one of our rehab support counsellors if you have any questions regarding the treatment process or your personal road to recovery and they will provide you with answers in private, at any time of day, without any commitment on your side.


Intake

A process of resolving whether a specific treatment facility is right for you (and other way around) is called intake. This is a stage to ask the most important question about the centre. The rehab facility may as well have enquiries for you and may require you to go over a few clinical assessments or programmes to truly check how the medical plan can most ideally customise its treatment outline for you based on your specific necessities and phase of dependency. Family history of substance abuse, your individual drug abuse history, the severity of your dependency and even financial plans for rehab are some of the things the facility will usually like to know.


13 Key Principles Of Addiction Treatment

  • As reported by National Institute on Drug Abuse, there are some of important concepts to remember before commencing an alcohol or drug treatment programme:
  • 1. Dependency not only have an effect on your behaviour, but as well as your brain.
  • 2. It is important to tackle addiction as early as possible as it influences the outcome.
  • 3. It is not necessary for you to willingly proceed with the treatment programme just for it to be successful.
  • Many individuals are forced to go to rehab by the court system, their place of employment, or family or friends - and they are still able to achieve recovery once they go through the program.
  • 4. Treatment is not standard across the border; it varies.
  • Different people have different needs and therefore different facilitates work for different individuals.
  • 5. All areas of your life should be addressed holistically by an effective treatment - not just your substance abuse or addiction.
  • 6. Mental health conditions are mostly linked to drug addiction and should also be assessed and addressed in your treatment.
  • 7. Treatment programmes must as well evaluate any co-occurring contagious conditions like tuberculosis, HIV, and hepatitis.
  • 8. Time is an important aspect of recovery and therefore a recovering addict should commit a lot of their time to getting better.
  • 9.Physical detox is essential but is only the first stage of treatment.
  • 10. A process of behavioural therapy and ongoing support is usually required for long-term behavioural change.
  • 11. Group, family and individual therapy are important components of behavioural therapy which is necessary for recovery.
  • In addition to therapy, some treatment plans incorporate pharmaceutical treatment.
  • 12. You will be monitored for any possible relapses throughout the course of treatment at good treatment programs.
  • 13. Your altering situations and needs should cause treatment plans to be revised on a regular basis.

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Types Of Rehab Facilities

  • These treatment centres may offer programs such as:
  • Inpatient services.
  • Services offered without need for admission, that is, outpatient treatment.
  • Some centres offer a combination of both in and out patient facilities.

The intake process will be nearly the same and conducted by a counsellor at the facility regardless of whether you choose inpatient addiction treatment or outpatient care.


More About Inpatient Treatment

Inpatient treatment programs put patients into a treatment centre that provides a constant care from professional employees in order to separate them from their life of addiction. Inpatient care reduces stress by withdrawing the patient from anything that could tempt him/her and reduces the chance to relapse during detoxification and rehabilitation.

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 can happen at one of the two of the following locations:
  • A hospital
  • With inpatient facilities that are offered in a conventional hospital, one is able to get round-the-clock monitoring services from health professionals and experts.
  • Residential Centre Outside a Hospital.
  • Certain inpatient centres that are not based at a hospital will not provide 24/7 access to medical experts.
  • However, they do provide access to different hospital-based services when that is required and constant care from employees as well.

Plush, resort-like services are offered at Luxury inpatient facilities that can help make your stay more comfortable. 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 Programme

There is a huge similarity between outpatient and inpatient programs with the exception that in outpatient programs you are allowed to return home each night after your treatment. Outpatient care allows you to maintain some of the responsibilities if you have significant work or familial obligations - like caring for children or elderly parents. Those with more mild or short-lived addiction find the outpatient care more effective and better. For patients that have more severe and long-lasting addictions or for those that have co-occurring disorders this might not be a very good option.


The Detoxification Process

At the beginning of the rehabilitation process, most recovering addicts have to go through detoxification. The detoxification stage is devised to eliminate every trace of alcohol and substances from the patient's body. With certain instances, maintenance medication can be administered to alleviate the withdrawal symptoms that are linked with particular substances, like heroin and opiate prescription drugs.

  • The intensity, length, duration or severity of the detoxification process is dependent upon:
  • The patient's individual metabolism and body structure.
  • How big were the doses used and what drug is in question.
  • How long the drug has been used.
  • Whether the addiction is isolated or whether there are other addictions present alongside what is being treated.

Detoxification is normally a secure process when undergone in a supervised medical setting. Individuals are discouraged from taking on the detoxification process alone at home since some detox processes can be severe or even deadly if not administered under medical supervision.


Withdrawal

The body becomes accustomed to having different levels of the substance in it when a person takes a drug or consumes alcohol regularly. The body may begin to experience withdrawal symptoms once the substance is removed. Withdrawal symptoms can even start to appear within a couple hours depending on the substance used, though they usually tend to appear within the first 24 hours after the last drug dose.

Withdrawal signs can differ based on the drug taken.

  • Some of the most common symptoms, however, may include the following:
  • Suffering from severe bouts of depression.
  • Focusing.
  • Decreased appetite.
  • Feeling extremely fatigued.
  • Being easily agitated or irritated.
  • Having a runny nose.
  • Inability to sleep.
  • Sweating profusely.
  • An inclination to vomit.
  • Painful contractions of the muscles.
  • Having a runny stomach.
  • Tremors or shaking.
  • Rapid heart rate.
  • Difficulty breathing.
  • Migraines.
  • Muscle aches and strain.
  • Seizures.
  • Stroke.
  • Delusions.
  • Cardiac arrest.

Prescriptions Taken During Detox

The particular kind of addiction that's receiving treatment will determine the method of treatment (including any pharmaceutical help). You will probably be evaluated by medical experts before detox in order to diagnose what kind and what levels of pharmaceutical help you might require while in detox.

While a detox process may not be required for certain addictions to proceed with rehabilitation therapy, other addictions - like those to opiates, heroin, and alcohol - often need medications to ease the seriousness of the withdrawal process during detox.

The meds that are utilised will vary according to the substance addiction that is receiving treatment. Some of the medication that is more commonly used in the process include:


Methadone

Methadone is frequently used during heroin/opiate prescription medication detoxification and helps to relieve the patients battling with addiction of these substances. Usually, the dosage of methadone provided is gradually lessened eventually to allow patients to be rid of any substance dependency in due course.

A number of those coping from dependency though remain to use methadone up to several years and even their entire lives. Methadone use can also become an addiction for some of them. Treatment approaches are tailored to suit the individual in question since the risk of introducing a new addiction through this medication is likely.


Buprenorphine

Buprenorphine is as well utilised to address heroin and/or opioid medications dependency cases. Currently, buprenorphine has emerged as one of the gradually ideal substitute for methadone treatment since it doesn't make users experience any euphoric feeling; thus, addiction is less expected. Similar to methadone, the aim for most patients who make buprenorphine is to reduce the drug dosage over time. Although some individuals maintain taking it for several months and, for some, up to years.


Benzodiazepines

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

  • Benzodiazepines are at times utilised to:
  • Lessen the probability of convulsions in patients undergoing detox.
  • Reduce the severity of withdrawal signs.
  • To alleviate depression and feelings of anxiety that are common in the detoxification process.

Barbiturates

Barbiturates serve as gentle tranquillizers that assist to alleviate discomfort, anxiety and moodiness during detox. Similar to benzodiazepines, barbiturates can also assist to decrease the risk of seizures which can be typical in the course of alcohol detoxification. Call us today if you have any questions concerning detox and withdrawal during the rehabilitation process. 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.


Rehab

The individuals will continue through rehabilitation once they get through the initial detox from drugs or alcohol. This is where patients get to the main reasons behind their addictions, addressing those problems so they can effectively move on with their lives without turning back to drugs, alcohol, or their addictive behaviour.


One-On-One Therapy

  • In individual behavioural therapy:
  • Patience get to the bottom of when and why they started using the substance or drug.
  • Patients learn the strategies that they could use in order to focus their time on hobbies and other interests.
  • In order to help addicts use their time in a superior way they will learn time management methods so they don't have enough of it to even consider relapse.
  • Patients learn to recognize drug use triggers and how to cope with these triggering conditions when they appear.
  • Patients are more likely to put their plan into action and avoid relapse if they have a plan for various tempting conditions.

This kind of cognitive behavioural therapy deals with the patient's thoughts about drug abuse and his/her thoughts in general about life. Patients are able to make changes about how they think and reform their thought pattern with a view of achieving a healthy and sober life.


Therapy Conducted In Groups

The group therapy is usually included in the addiction rehabilitation process. Group sessions provide people who are recovering from their addictions to meet with other people who are facing identical circumstances. Recovering patients often benefit from knowing that their problems are not just their own. Likewise, other people in the group find comfort when these people share their accounts of recovery and addiction. 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 doesn't only affect those suffering from it, but also their loved ones. Members of the family are a key part of the recovery process for the addict and they are frequently the people who are affected the most profoundly by the addiction of their loved ones.

In selected rehab programmes, family members are encouraged to join in family therapy meetings. Some of the things that are discussed in these sessions include the pain caused to the family members by the addiction and their hope to see the addict recover and regain overall wellness. Family therapy can assist in solving problems such that the family can act as a formidable support system the moment their loved one departs from the rehab centre.


Recovery

Recovery is not over even when patients are done with their rehab program. In reality, recovery can last a lifetime for a lot of people, all the while demanding constant dedication and work. Their road to long-term recovery can be effortless at times. However, at other periods it will be hard for them to say no to the temptation to relapse. Similar to other things in life, this journey will have different landscapes and therefore long-term support is vital.

Patients will interact with counsellors to talk about a strategy for aftercare before they leave the addiction treatment program. In order assist patients as they return to normal life many addiction rehab facilities offer follow-up programs. When patients feel that they need to come back for a while to the treatment facility, they can do that since it is a part of these follow-up plans.

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 conducive and supportive time of transition for recovering addicts before they are allowed to resume normalcy in their lives.

In order to stay accountable in the continued quest for sobriety, patients attend therapy sessions regularly in addition to submitting to scheduled or random drug tests to ensure that they stay on track. In order to build a support system in your local area, the group therapy is a wonderful method.

A couple of the more well-known 12-step groups are Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) that many individuals recovering from addiction attend on a regular basis. Both NA and AA have their sessions at times that are accessible to everyone, nationwide. For many other addictions, there are also different copies of AA model.


  • These AA copies for other addictions are:
  • OA, which is, Overeaters Anonymous.
  • Pills Anonymous (PA).
  • Emotions Anonymous (EA).
  • Gamblers Anonymous (GA).
  • Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA).
  • Cocaine Anonymous (CA).
  • Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA).

A few people feel the kind of support they can receive from really specific 12-step groups to be more valuable, whereas other people get the assistance they require from the more universal support groups.

In these post-treatment support circles, it's a common notion that members obtain as much as they share; thus, they are inspired to associate with other participants and impart what they have gone through to the circle. 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.