With this treatment, there is a line of set therapies, coping strategies and other addiction recovery techniques that have been carefully structured into a treatment program to help a person who is addicted to drugs or alcohol overcome. This is for both their mental and physical addictions.
A wide spectrum of treatment is available and also effective. Given the proper time and willpower, someone who is addicted can have a successful finish line.
When Do I Seek Out Help?
The following signs indicate that treatment to a reputable rehabilitation center is recommended:
- Drastic weight loss
- High tolerance
- Lack of energy
- Unkempt appearance
- Poor hygiene
Social and Mental Signs:
- Money troubles
- Secretive behavior patterns
- Legal issues
- Work related problems
- High or low blood pressure
- Liver damage
- Kidney failure
- Changes in heart rate
Options at Treatment Centers
Drug treatment options commonly available usually fall into three different categories. They are:
This is a treatment that is also commonly known as rehab. With this type of treatment, a recovery addict temporarily stays in the treatment center. Usually this lasts a few weeks but can be shorter or longer depending on the treatment center and program the recovery person chooses or needs.
By separating oneself from the outside world while also going through treatment, there are some added benefits. By separating, the patient will now be able to focus solely on their recovery without outside distraction or negative influence. In addition, there will be no temptation or possibility of a relapse because the recovering client will not have access to the substance.
This treatment essentially is the opposite of residential treatment. With this type of drug treatment, the recovering patient will stay at home for the duration of their addiction recovery. They will be required to attend treatment sessions a few times a week, but otherwise continuing on with their lives as normal. This is a very convenient form of treatment, but it doesn’t last longer in total duration than residential treatment as it is not focused.
Generally, outpatient treatment will last at least two months, sometimes more. In addition, being out in the real world will have pitfalls- most notably the fact that it will be easier to get distracted and miss and skip addiction treatment sessions. Temptation to go back into relapse is also strong.
Generally, inpatient treatment will only occur under the special circumstances which involve the recovering patient’s physical and mental health status. If the treatment process becomes dangerous in anyway, in particular the detox session, then the recovering patient usually goes through an inpatient treatment in a hospital or mental health facility. This is normally just a temporary treatment until the risk has passed. Now the recovering patient can move on to either outpatient or residential treatment programs.