Addiction affects different people in different ways, though certain signs of addiction should not be taken lightly. Long-time addicts well know how hard it can be to manage or control drug-using behaviors, with many opting to just give in to addiction’s hold.
Likewise, people who’ve gone in and out of drug treatment on multiple occasions may well require a more intensive treatment approach to overcome addiction. According to the U. S. National Library of Medicine, inpatient drug rehab programs use a comprehensive treatment approach in terms of addressing any and all issues that contribute to ongoing drug use.
Inpatient drug rehab employs a 24-hour treatment model where addicts receive both medical and psychological treatment care. For anyone considering getting needed treatment help, here are five signs inpatient drug rehab is right for you –
1. Withdrawal Effects
Particularly in the case of long-time drug use, the intensity of withdrawal effects experienced can quickly thwart one’s ability to stop using drugs. Some types of drugs, such as benzodiazepines can bring on life-threatening symptoms that require round-the-clock medical supervision.
For many people, the pains of withdrawal become the main roadblock between them and recovery. Inpatient drug rehab programs can administer medications that help alleviate much of the discomfort experienced during the detox stage.
2. Persistent Drug Cravings
If you suffer from persistent drug cravings inpatient centers can truly help you avoid the temptation to use.
Inpatient drug rehabs offer both detox and behavioral-based treatment interventions during the course of the program. Even in cases where a person makes it past the dreaded detox stage, persistent drug cravings can persist for months after her or she stops using.
Drug cravings stem from addiction’s effects on the brain’s reward center, which regulates learning and motivation processes. Through ongoing behavioral-based treatment, recovering addicts learn how to keep persistent drug cravings at bay.
3. Emotional Distress
With prolonged abstinence from drug use comes feelings of apathy, discontent and an inability to experience joy. These symptoms tend to persist after the worst of withdrawal has passed.
For some people, the inability to experience joy or any emotion at all becomes unbearable, making relapse all the more plausible. If you’ve managed to abstain from drug use only to end up using again out of desperation, inpatient drug rehab is right for you.
4. Co-Occurring Disorders
Long-term drug use disrupts normal brain chemical activities and creates a state of chemical imbalance throughout the brain. Under these conditions, psychological disorders can start to develop.
Someone who experiences bouts of depression, anxiety and/or paranoia from ongoing drug use will likely require treatment for a co-occurring disorder before any attempt at abstinence can succeed. Inpatient drug rehab programs provide treatment for any co-occurring disorders that affect a person’s ability to maintain abstinence.
5. Medication Therapies
With long-term use, certain types of drugs can actually damage brain cell structures. This degree of damage makes it all but impossible for a person to maintain abstinence for any length of time.
Inpatient drug rehab programs can administer medication therapies that work to support damaged brain cell functions and alleviate much of the physical and emotional distress experienced in recovery.
We can help you find inpatient rehab for yourself or a loved one. Call 800-481-6320Who Answers? to speak with a rehab specialist.
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