Information on Drug Addiction Treatment
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The first stage of Drug Addiction Treatment is detoxification, which needs to be performed under the watchful eyes of trained medical professionals in an in-patient environment. Once the physical symptoms of detoxification have subsided, it is imperative that you begin an intensive in-patient therapy program designed to teach you coping mechanisms so you don’t relapse as you rediscover yourself through your newly obtained sober outlook. Once an extensive in-patient program has been completed, it is advisable that you continue your treatment through out-patient programs for as long as you need to in order to gain stability within your new lifestyle. You can eventually graduate from out-patient programs; however, the goal is not to rid yourself of outside support, but rather identify exactly the kind of support you need in order to maintain your sobriety.
Maintaining sobriety is a daily challenge that you will face for the rest of your life. Some days will be easier than others, and the process of restructuring your life to eliminate harmful environments will seem daunting. That is why most people in recovery love the phrase, “One Day at a Time.” If you look at all that you have to accomplish to regain control of your life in one glance, it is easy to become overwhelmed by all of the steps that go into a successful recovery. Instead, address your immediate needs and let the rest fall into place when it is the right time; your recovery team will help you assess milestones and aid you in your individualized progression to a drug free life. While in recovery, you will learn appropriate coping mechanisms to deal with situations that used to trigger you to use, and you will also learn how to find social fulfillment and friends that do not center around the use of your substance of choice. It takes time and dedication, but the first step is to reach out and find out how you can get started. Call 614-502-6247 to obtain information about your personalized journey.
Detoxing Properly from Drugs is Vital to Your Successful Treatment
The process of detoxing from drugs can seem insurmountable, but it can be done as smoothly as possible with the help of trained medical professionals. Most people are aware of at least some of the consequences of detox because it is sensationalized in movies, reality tv shows, and on social media. The process of detoxification is not a blanket process, but rather an individualized journey that you will embark on after you have identified your substance abuse issues, frequency of use, and habitual behaviors with your medical detox professionals. The journey begins when you decide you have had enough, and your path to recovery begins after you have taken your last hit. It is possible to plan a quit date in advance to give you time to acclimate to the idea of experiencing a medical detox. Call 614-502-6247 to come up with an appropriate and individualized plan for setting your quit date.
Has your scheduled quit date arrived? It is time to begin the process of medically detoxing in a controlled environment offered by an in-patient addiction and recovery program. Detoxing from drugs can be painful, but the benefits you will reap when it is complete will trump any high you experienced while in your cycle of addiction. Remember that every person’s path to recovery is different, and the symptoms you will experience are going to depend on your overall health, psychological state of mind, and willingness to stick with the methods presented to you over the course of treatment. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can last from a few days to a few weeks, while withdrawal from benzodiazepines and other commonly abused psychiatric medications can last months. Cocaine withdrawal averages about a week, whereas withdrawal from heroin and other opiates/opioids lasts approximately five days. The severity of the symptoms you will experience greatly depend on your individual physiology, length of addiction and the number of drugs consumed. There is no one-size-fits-all treatment method, and your individual detox will be monitored closely by trained medical professionals that assist you at your detox location. Remember to call 614-502-6247 before you begin experiencing withdrawal symptoms so that a team of professionals are in place to assist you; most people who try to detox alone end up relapsing, or worse, find themselves in medical distress.
How to Successfully Complete Rehab
After a successful detox, it is time to start the rehabilitation process. Detox and rehabilitation take place within the same addiction and recovery inpatient program, so as your detox comes to a close and your symptoms abate, the process of rehabilitation will begin. While detox focused on physical symptoms, rehab will focus more on thought processes, behavior patterns, and the development of self-confidence. Rehab usually starts when you are faced with your own denial about how badly your addiction ruled your life. You will be challenged to face your normalizing and excusive behaviors, and you’ll begin to recognize that your substances of choice had a severely detrimental effect on living a successful, fulfilling and productive life. Once you have accepted that your addiction is a problem, your treatment team will focus on developing skills that will aid you in maintaining your sobriety. These skills will be tailored to your personal experiences and thought patterns, and will inform the kind of therapies and treatments that will make up your rehabilitation plan.
After you feel more comfortable fighting your urges to use, and your temptation to relapse begins to subside, you’ll begin working on ways to maintain your abstinence from your substances of choice in the long run. Generally, when this shift happens, you graduate from your in-patient program into a less structured out-patient plan that allows you to begin to reclaim your daily life within your regular community. As a general rule, this graduation happens no less than 90 days after you entered your in-patient program and began the process of detoxing. You will become versed in what triggers thoughts of relapse in you, and how to avoid those triggers. You’ll be challenged to face your previous thought patterns and manners of coping, so that you can develop healthy life-long skills that will keep you from experiencing a relapse. A lot of people attend a 12-step program of their choosing in conjunction with other rehabilitative programs during this stage, and some remain in the final stages of rehab for the remainder of their lives. Again, it depends on your own individual self and how you have handled the rehab process up until this point.
What Types of Drug Addiction Help Are Available?
There are a variety of drug addiction treatment options available. There are individual plans to help the addict seek recovery services, there are family counseling programs to prepare the family for dealing with a recovering addict, and there are therapy programs that combine family therapy and individualized therapy to help create an environment of success for the graduating addict.
Outpatient Treatment allows the addicted individual to seek therapeutic resources without fully disrupting their home life. Outpatient Treatment involves regular sessions with therapists and doctors, and structured counseling sessions geared toward the specific needs of the person in treatment. Relapse prevention, anger management and comprehensive techniques to avoid triggering situations become skills that the abuser can use in their daily life.
Inpatient treatment starts with a physical detox, and leads into a highly structured routine centered around identifying the causes and effects of substance abuse on the person obtaining services. This modality of treatment is recommended for anyone that is experiencing anxiety about successfully navigating the side effects caused by the cessation of their drug of choice.
If you are not fond of the idea of entering a 24 residential treatment program, but you know you’ll need more than outpatient services to conquer your addiction, you should consider partial hospitalization. This service is a bridge between traditional inpatient and outpatient services, in that it allows you to return home at the end of the day while also providing highly structured and intensive therapy programs on a strict schedule at a medical facility.