Extreme drug abuse can cause physical, mental, financial, legal, and social problems. Drug rehab is intended to help an individual stop using drugs and exist and thrive in a drug-free environment. Drug addiction can happen to anyone from any walk of life; drug addiction does not discriminate. It doesn’t care if you are rich or poor; it doesn’t care what ethnicity or gender you are. A person can unknowingly become addicted to a legal prescription drug without realizing it until it is too late. Many young adults are just curious about the effects of drugs and the “high” they can receive from them. They can become addicted to a drug which they started using as a recreational drug due to peer pressure.
Whatever the reason for a drug addiction, there are drug rehab facilities to help individuals overcome their addictions. There are different types of drug addiction treatment facilities. One type which has been proven to be very successful is an inpatient or residential treatment center. These facilities are not like hospital environments as they were so many years ago. Today, residential treatment centers have homelike environments with earth tone colors and beautiful landscapes. The client resides at the treatment center where they have monitoring and counseling 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This type of treatment facility suits many individuals’ preferences because it takes them away from their normal everyday life of drugs and associations with drug abusers.
Inpatient or Residential Drug Rehabs
Most inpatient or residential drug rehabs take care of detoxification and withdrawal symptoms right at the facility. They have a highly skilled professional staff on hand to monitor the client during detoxification and take care of any physical or emotional issues which may arise during this process.
After detoxification is complete and the client no longer has the toxins and chemicals in their body, they are ready to start treatment with individual and group counseling.
One of the benefits of residential drug rehab is that you are residing with other drug addicts and can share your experience with them, and not feel all alone in your quest for sobriety. There is a lot to be said for having others support and encourage you on your path to recovery. The goal at inpatient drug rehab facilities is for each and every client to achieve and maintain sobriety.
Another type of drug rehab is outpatient rehab. In outpatient drug rehab, the client resides at their own home where they can continue working or attending school. This type of treatment is good for individuals who don’t have quite as severe a drug abuse problem and who need to take care of their day-to-day responsibilities while receiving treatment. They receive one-on-one counseling and attend group therapy meetings a certain number of days per week. Outpatient treatment is not recommended for clients who cannot resist the temptation to do drugs when not being monitored by counselors, but is perfect for individuals who have obligations and cannot just check out for a certain number of months.
Some of the different types of treatment programs include:
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The type of program chosen will be tailored to fit the individual needs and preferences of each client. No two people will benefit the same from one type of treatment program. For instance, someone with a spiritual background may do better with a faith-based program while another individual would do better with a holistic program which takes a more natural approach to treatment.
Most drug rehabilitation facilities offer continuing education courses to their clients. If an individual didn’t finish high school for some reason, they can get their GED (General Education Development) which is equivalent to a high school diploma. This can benefit them greatly after leaving the drug rehab treatment facility with job opportunities. There are also optional continuing education courses that can be taken if a client has an interest in something different from their original skills. This would be a great time to learn something new and form new interests.
At Best Choice Rehabilitation, you are never criticized or judged because of your addiction. Many of our highly trained counselors are recovered addicts and can empathize with every thought or feeling that you may have about rehab. They know your fears and insecurities, and give you support and encouragement all the way through drug rehab.