Chronic drug addiction can be treated if caught early enough.
Unfortunately, for many people, drug addiction is a chronic disease that keeps coming back despite numerous attempts at treatment. Drug dependency can occur as the result of being prescribed a prescription medication or it may result from the use of illegal street drugs but regardless of how drug dependency starts, overcoming the addiction can be a long and difficult process. Treating chronic drug addiction usually begins with inpatient drug rehab followed by outpatient drug rehab, sober living and long term follow up care.
Treating Chronic Drug Addiction: Inpatient Drug Rehab
Inpatient drug rehab is typically the first step to treating chronic drug addiction. Many inpatient drug rehab programs offer drug detox. If the inpatient drug rehab center that you attend does not provide drug detox services then your first step of chronic addiction treatment will have to begin in a detox center. However, if you attend an inpatient drug rehab center then chances are you can receive drug detox treatment while in the same facility.
Inpatient drug rehab centers provide psychiatric counseling and care that is aimed at helping addicts to change their thoughts and behaviors in an effort to prevent relapse. Inpatient drug rehab centers also provide a range of services that are aimed at helping addicts to successfully rehabilitate from addiction.
Treating Chronic Drug Addiction: Outpatient Drug Rehab
Once an inpatient drug rehab program is completed the next step of chronic drug addiction treatment can begin. During outpatient drug rehab the addict will live at home or another residence which they will call home and will continue to receive treatment for their addiction on an outpatient basis. These facilities provide many of the same services as inpatient drug rehab programs but they are less intense and invasive then inpatient treatment programs tend to be. Outpatient drug rehab centers can provide counseling, therapy and medications for addicts who are continuing to work toward recovery from addiction.
Treating Chronic Drug Addiction: Sober Living
Sober living is the next step following inpatient treatment if the addict does not return to their own home. A sober living house provides a structured atmosphere where the addict can continue to work toward their recovery goals while living in an environment where others are also recovering from similar issues. Additionally, sober living provides the structure that helps addicts to continue to remain sober by strictly prohibiting the use or drugs or alcohol while the individual lives in the facility.
Treating Chronic Drug Addiction: After Care
Once a recovering addict has completed an inpatient rehab program and has attended an outpatient program as well as sober living and they have smoothly transitioned back into society after care comes into play. After care is similar to outpatient rehab in that it is social support, counseling and care that is provided to recovering addicts on a long term basis in an effort to further prevent relapse from occurring. Chronic drug addiction requires chronic treatment in order to successfully recover. After care is just one of the many ways that recovering addicts can continue to get the support that they need to overcome this devastating disease.
If you’ve been to rehab, you know the clichés about rehab romances. You also know what it’s like to be in a mixed treatment center, a rehab that hosts both men and women. For many, these rehabs work just fine. But for some, choosing a gender-specific rehab center can make the difference between a life….
When a person decides to stop drinking alcohol after forming a dependency to it, they will go through withdrawal symptoms. These withdrawal symptoms can be painful and dangerous, which is why most people need help detoxing from alcohol. Common symptoms that people experience when they detox from alcohol include vomiting, anxiety, insomnia, nausea, depression, uncontrollable….
According to the NIDA, “Addiction treatment must help the individual stop using drugs, maintain a drug-free lifestyle, and achieve productive functioning in the family, at work, and in society.” It’s easier to achieve these goals while you are being led by counselors and held accountable for your behaviors throughout the drug addiction rehab program, but,….
In most cases, staying close to home for your rehab program is the best decision you can make. It means that you will be able to cut your travel expenses, receive visits from family and loved ones who will help strengthen your recovery, and easily be able to transition back into your normal life after….
As alcohol and drug addiction rates continue to rise, the demand for quality drug rehab centers has become all the more pressing. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, while addiction can cause considerable harm to vital brain functions, it’s nonetheless a treatable disease. The addictions field has well established treatment models from which….
Heroin addiction comes with many risks including damage to the body and associated mental illness as a result of long term addiction to heroin. Heroin is one of the most dangerous and destructive drugs on the street today. Even casually using heroin just one time can result in a heroin addiction that destroys one’s life…..
Many people consider what they should bring to their rehab center before treatment, but some forget that there are prohibited items as well that will not be allowed in the facility. It is important to know what not to bring to your rehab facility before you begin treatment. If you are looking for safe, reliable….
Prescription drug abuse is widespread across all cultures, ages, and socioeconomic statuses most often beginning with the legitimate prescription from the family physician or the diversions of those prescriptions to others. Types of treatment for prescription drug abuse vary by facilities and service offerings. According to the NIDA,” Treatment must take into account the type….
Relapse – it’s the number one feature of nearly any addiction that tends to remain the same across the board. It’s also one of the most painful aspects of any addiction treatment program and it plagues most every recovering addict at least once and typically many times throughout their lives. Relapse happens to the vast….
You may not be aware of all of the opportunities you have, let alone, where to find local drug rehabs. As the challenges of drug addiction and its consequences in society continue to become more clear and demanding, access to treatment becomes more available, affordable, and effective. Whoever you are and whatever your situation, regardless….