Choosing the Right Drug Rehabilitation Facility

Choosing the Right Drug Rehabilitation Facility

If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, you know the toll this disease can take on your overall well-being. From physical and emotional health to your professional and personal relationships, drugs and alcohol can affect virtually every aspect of life.

Thankfully, though, help is available. If you’ve ever wondered about treatment for yourself or a loved one, keep reading for information on the methods and approaches used to treat addiction and reduce the risk of relapse with drugs and alcohol. 

Inpatient Treatment or Outpatient Care?

Before choosing a rehabilitation facility, you’ll have to decide if you want inpatient or outpatient treatment. Both have their benefits, and both have proven successful in addressing the causes and effects of substance abuse and addiction. Listed below are the differences between inpatient and outpatient care, including advantages of each:

Outpatient care:drug outpatient program will provide various types of therapies and support while allowing patients to continue living at home. This can be ideal for parents, as well as for individuals who can’t take time off work or those who have other responsibilities and obligations. Common outpatient treatment methods include one-on-one counseling, group therapy, family counseling, addiction aftercare and more. 

Inpatient treatment: Like outpatient facilities, inpatient, or residential, programs use several methods to treat addiction and prevent relapse; however, inpatient care also provides housing to patients in recovery. In some cases, the added benefit of 24-hour care and support can increase the effectiveness of treatment, thus enhancing the odds of achieving and sustaining sobriety. 

What to Look for in a Rehabilitation Program

Whether you choose inpatient or outpatient care, effective treatment often includes certain methods and types of support. When deciding on a treatment facility, look for programs and approaches like the following:

Supervised detox: Depending on the drug in question, discontinued use can mean the onset of withdrawal symptoms. For example, drugs like alcohol, heroin and prescription painkillers are associated with withdrawal symptoms like tremors, insomnia, muscle spasms, chills, fever and, in some cases, harmful effects like seizure and increased risk of stroke. Undergoing detox in a safe environment, under the care of trained professionals, can help reduce the risks associated with detox, as well as provide comfort and support throughout this stage of treatment. 

Talk therapy: One-on-one counseling is crucial to addiction recovery. During therapy sessions, patients learn to identify and avoid substance abuse triggers, as well as formulate coping strategies in the interest of long-term health and sobriety. Plus, one-on-one therapy can also help professionals diagnose and treat underlying mental health disorders, like depression and bipolar disorder, that often contribute to substance abuse and addiction. 

Continued care: To reduce the risk of relapse, many treatment facilities offer continued counseling and care to individuals who have completed a treatment program. In addition to counseling, aftercare often includes group therapy, family counseling and support regarding education, employment, housing and more. 

Addiction is a serious disease with life-threatening effects and complications. However, with the proper treatment, recovery is possible. If you or someone you love is suffering the effects of addiction, seek help today, and get the ball rolling on a better, brighter tomorrow. 

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