Drug Rehab Overview
When you’ve got a serious problem with drugs or alcohol and when you come to the realization that you can’t stop using on your own – it’s time to get help.
But what sort of help do you need – do you need to go away to a drug or alcohol rehab? If you need drug rehab, what kind of drug rehab do you need or want, and what are the options available anyway?
Also, how long is drug rehab going to take and how much is it going to cost!?!
Addiction treatment of any kind works best when a treatment program is matched to the needs and wants of the individual. There is no one-sized-fits-all answer to drug or alcohol addiction and what works for one person may not work for you. That being said, by gaining an understanding of your options and of what’s available you become a better informed consumer and have a greater likelihood of finding a drug rehab (or other type of treatment program) that’s going to work well for you.
Here is a brief overview of the drug rehab experience and of some of the options you have available to you.
What Is Drug Rehab?
A drug rehab is a residential treatment facility that provides drug and alcohol addicted people an intensive and wide ranging addiction treatment experience.
Drug rehab program elements can include:
- Private and group counseling
- Medication management of cravings
- Medical detoxification services
- An introduction to community support groups and philosophies
- Vocational and life skills training
- Drug and addiction education
- Family counseling
- Holistic activities, such as yoga or meditation
- Exercise and recreation
- Relapse prevention classes
Although it can be hard to get away from work and family responsibilities and although the costs of a stay in rehab can be high, there are some real benefits to a residential period of addiction treatment, such as:
- Giving yourself an uninterrupted period to concentrate on your own health and well being (without outside distraction)
- Getting out of an environment of temptation and away from access to drugs or alcohol to build an initial period of abstinence.
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