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The Rehabilitation Process

Ensure That The Program Is The Right Fit For You

The road to a wholesome, sober life is hard and takes time. It is a commitment to working hard and being dedicated throughout one's life.


Regarding dependency rehab programmes, there are always accessible selections provided to you.

It is helpful to keep in mind that it is essential and possible to seek for a programme that best fits your needs. You are more inclined to adhere to the program and complete it (which increases your chances of long-lasting sobriety and health) when you feel at ease with the centre that you have selected.


It is worth the effort in the end and one gets great reward from submitting to the process.

The road to sobriety begins with simple steps forward like any other journey.


Steps Of The Addiction Treatment Program

The particular steps of a patient's addiction rehab process will differ based on the form of addiction, the patient looking for rehabilitation and the treatment plan employed.

  • Although, most recovery procedures are likely to have similar important aspects: Intake Process.
  • Detoxification process
  • Rehab (rehabilitation)
  • Ongoing Recovery

Please call to speak with one of our treatment support advisor if you have any questions concerning the rehab process or your individual journey to recovery, where all your questions will be answered confidentially - at any time of the day or night - with no obligation.


Intake

A process of resolving whether a specific treatment facility is right for you (and other way around) is called intake. Asking anything you feel is significant for you regarding the facility is done in this phase. The rehab facility may as well have enquiries for you and may require you to go over a few clinical assessments or programmes to truly check how the medical plan can most ideally customise its treatment outline for you based on your specific necessities and phase of dependency. The facility will most probably be concerned about the gravity of your dependency, your individual drug intake record, any domestic record of dependency, and even financial plans for medical care.


13 Important Concepts Of Dependency Treatment

  • There is a certain number of crucial principles to be aware of when beginning a substance abuse rehab program, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse:
  • 1. Your brain, along with actions you take, is affected by addiction as well.
  • 2. For Successful outcomes, it's important to treat the addiction as soon as possible.
  • 3. You don't have to be admitted for treatment of one's own free will for the treatment to be successful.
  • A lot of patients have achieved success in their recovery program even though they were forced to go to treatment by their job, their loved ones or even by the court order.
  • 4. Treatment has no solution that is suitable for all circumstances.
  • Different individuals react efficiently with different rehabs and centres.
  • 5. Not only your dependency or substance abuse will be dealt with in an efficient treatment, but also your other life areas will be inspected thoroughly.
  • 6. Mental health conditions are mostly linked to drug addiction and should also be assessed and addressed in your treatment.
  • 7. A treatment program should also check for any co-occurring infectious conditions like TB, HIV and hepatitis.
  • 8. You have to dedicate sufficient time for treatment for you to successfully conquer your dependency.
  • 9. Physical detoxification is not the full treatment plan but only the first step towards recovery.
  • 10. Long-lasting behavioural modification normally depends on continuous support and a process of behavioural therapy.
  • 11. Behavioural therapy is the most common form of treatment - which may involve some combination of group, family, and individual therapy.
  • In addition to therapy, some treatment plans incorporate pharmaceutical treatment.
  • 12. A great treatment program will observe you for a possible relapse for the entire duration of the treatment.
  • 13. Your altering situations and needs should cause treatment plans to be revised on a regular basis.

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Kinds Of Rehab Centres

  • Rehab treatment programs may offer:
  • Services while admitted into the facility for inpatient treatment.
  • Services offered without need for admission, that is, outpatient treatment.
  • Some combination of both service types.

Whether you proceed with inpatient dependency programme or outpatient treatment, the intake process will more or less be similar and will be administered by a specialist at the centre.


Inpatient Treatment

An inpatient treatment program withdraws those who battle with addiction from their previous lifestyles and puts them in a treatment centre that provides round-the-clock care provided by employees. During detoxification and rehabilitation, the patient is therefore shielded from the various temptations that would have otherwise placed them in a situation to relapse.

Inpatient or residential medical care is mostly the suggested treatment method for patients with long-term dependencies or co-occurring medical or mental health concerns (also referred to as dual diagnosis).

  • Inpatient treatment can be done at one of these locations:
  • At a conventional hospital
  • A more intensive, around-the-clock access to medical services and supervision from healthcare professionals is provided at hospitals by inpatient facilities.
  • A residential centre placed outside of a hospital setting.
  • Around-the-clock access to healthcare professionals is not offered by some inpatient facilities that are not hospital-based.
  • On the upside, they do offer access to care from staff who are not medically trained with the option of arranging for health care, hospital-based services being organized whenever necessary.

Plush, resort-like services are offered at Luxury inpatient facilities that can help make your stay more comfortable. A high-end atmosphere is provided at executive inpatient facilities that cater to busy professionals, allowing these individuals to establish a continued involvement in their work responsibilities while still undergoing inpatient addiction treatment.


Outpatient Treatment

These are very similar to the inpatient programs except that one has the option of going back home at the end of the day, once one is done with treatment. Some people have significantly unavoidable responsibilities such as taking care of children or elderly parents or work obligations that must be met and therefore outpatient care is their only option in that case. Those patients that suffer from milder and shorter addictions are good candidates to choose the outpatient solution. It may be a not so favourable option for individuals with grave, prolonged dependencies or those having dual diagnosis disorders.


The Detoxification Process

A stage of detoxification is usually needed at the beginning of the rehab process for most substance addictions. The detoxification stage is devised to eliminate every trace of alcohol and substances from the patient's body. With certain instances, maintenance medication can be administered to alleviate the withdrawal symptoms that are linked with particular substances, like heroin and opiate prescription drugs.

  • The seriousness of the detoxification process differs according to:
  • The patient's individual metabolism and body structure.
  • The specific drug and amount of dosage taken.
  • The period that the drug was being taken.
  • The possibility of any other dependencies.

Detoxification is normally a secure process when undergone in a supervised medical setting. As detoxification has the potential to be extremely serious (and in some instances even fatal) for some drugs and individuals, it is not recommended that individuals detox alone at their homes.


Going Through The Withdrawal Process

The body becomes accustomed to having different levels of the substance in it when a person takes a drug or consumes alcohol regularly. The body may begin to experience withdrawal symptoms once the substance is removed. Normally, withdrawal symptoms start to appear within the first 24 hours after the drug or substance has been withdrawn. However, the withdrawal symptoms can start to manifest within hours depending on the substance that was in use and the severity of the use.

Withdrawal signs can differ based on the drug taken.

  • However, some most common withdrawal side effects might cause problems with:
  • Severe depression.
  • Focus.
  • Less appetite.
  • Extreme fatigue.
  • Anxiety.
  • A nose that's runny.
  • Unable to sleep.
  • Sweating.
  • An inclination to vomit.
  • Painful contractions of the muscles.
  • Having a runny stomach.
  • Trembling or shaking.
  • Increased heart rate.
  • Troubled breathing.
  • Experiencing migraines or headaches.
  • Muscle aches and strain.
  • Convulsions.
  • Suffering a stroke.
  • Delusions.
  • Heart attack.

Medications Used During Detox

The particular kind of addiction that's receiving treatment will determine the method of treatment (including any pharmaceutical help). Prior to detox, in order to determine what kind and level of pharmaceutical assistance may be needed during your detoxification, you will likely be assessed by professional medical personnel.

Some addictions, like those to heroin, alcohol and opiates, usually exhibit severe withdrawal side effects during detox and require medications for it, while other addictions might not require detoxification to go along with the rehab program.

Prescriptions given will vary depending on the drug dependency being addressed. However, some of the most commonly used medications during detox are:


Methadone

Methadone is frequently used during heroin/opiate prescription medication detoxification and helps to relieve the patients battling with addiction of these substances. Usually, the dosage of methadone provided is gradually lessened eventually to allow patients to be rid of any substance dependency in due course.

However, a few of those who have recovered keep on taking methadone for many years or even the remainder of their lives. Methadone can also be addictive for a few individuals. Treatment approaches are tailored to suit the individual in question since the risk of introducing a new addiction through this medication is likely.


Buprenorphine

Buprenorphine is as well utilised to address heroin and/or opioid medications dependency cases. Buprenorphine has over the recent years become the more and more opted for substitute for methadone as it does not let a patient feel any kind of intoxication and therefore abuse is less possible. The aim for most individuals who use buprenorphine is, just like with methadone, to decrease the dosage in the future. Some individuals, however, keep on using it for months or years even.


Benzodiazepines

This classification of drugs consists of other anxiety-relieving medications which are always utilised for alcohol detox procedure.

  • Benzodiazepines are at times employed to:
  • Decrease the likelihood of seizures in detoxing patients.
  • Reduces the seriousness of withdrawal symptoms.
  • Assist in alleviating depression and anxiety which are always connected with the detox procedure.

Barbiturates

These work to relive discomfort during the process of detoxification as well as reducing anxiety and irritability as they are a mild sedative. Like benzodiazepines, they may also help to decrease one's risk of seizures, which can be common during alcohol detox. Contact us today if you have any doubts or concerns regarding detox and withdrawal while in rehab. One of our treatment support specialists will be more than willing to address your queries regarding seeking a rehab facility which can assist you in going through the detox procedure.


The Process Of Rehabilitation

The individuals will continue through rehabilitation once they get through the initial detox from drugs or alcohol. This is the time when individuals address issues that are the cause of their addictions, the main reasons that drove them to dependency in order to become able to effectively get on with their lives without subjecting to addictive behaviour and going back to substance abuse.


Individual Therapy

  • In behavioural therapy targeted towards the individual:
  • Patience get to the bottom of when and why they started using the substance or drug.
  • Patients are given ways on how they can devote their leisure time to concentrate on being occupied in other pastime or activities.
  • In order to help addicts use their time in a superior way they will learn time management methods so they don't have enough of it to even consider relapse.
  • Patients learn to recognize drug use triggers and how to cope with these triggering conditions when they appear.
  • If patients are prepared for these several enticing situations, they are mostly able to materialise their ideas into results thereby preventing any possibility of relapse.

This cognitive behavioural therapy deals with the patient's views and thoughts about the substance, its abuse and also their views and thoughts about life in a more general sense. It assists patients to change their way of thinking and to make some behavioural changes towards sobriety and a wholesome life.


Therapy Conducted In Groups

The process of addiction rehabilitation typically comprises group therapy. Group sessions provide people who are recovering from their addictions to meet with other people who are facing identical circumstances. Knowing that you are not alone in your struggles is often helpful for recovering individuals. Likewise, group members find comfort when other patients impart their own experiences about dependency and recovery. This sense of community support is essential to the recovery process.


Family Therapy

Family therapy is offered as a part of the program at many addiction rehabilitation facilities. Addiction does not only affect the one individual but it is far-reaching and affects many people. Family members are often those who are most deeply affected by their loved one's addiction, and they are an essential element of the recovery process for that person.

Family members, in some recovery programs, are invited to join in family therapy meetings. Loved ones can talk, in these meetings, about the pain that they were feeling because of their family member's addiction and their wish to see those family members get their lives back on tracks. It can also assist in clearing up problems so that the family can act as a support pillar when their loved one goes away from the rehab centre.


Recovery

Patients are not finished with recovery even after they have completed their rehabilitation program. As a matter of fact, for several patients recovery is long-term process that depends on their continuous work and concentration. Their road to long-term recovery can be effortless at times. Some other time, resisting the desire to relapse will be really hard. Just like everything in life, it's an endeavour which may include different obstacles; thus, constant assistance is needed.

Patients will interact with counsellors to talk about a strategy for aftercare before they leave the addiction treatment program. Follow-up programs are provided by a lot of addiction treatment centres in order to help individuals maintain control over their lives. When patients feel that they need to come back for a while to the treatment facility, they can do that since it is a part of these follow-up plans.

Or a patient may live in a serious living service for a while with other individuals recovering from addiction. While in a sober living facility, recovering individuals perform chores, participate in group therapy sessions, and work at an outside job. This provides a helpful shifting opportunity for patients recovering from dependency prior to being immersed again into their old life.

Many patients maintain regular therapy sessions post-rehab, and some submit to scheduled drug testing as a way to keep them accountable to their sobriety. One of the best ways of getting a local support group is to join group therapy.

A couple of the more well-known 12-step groups are Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) that many individuals recovering from addiction attend on a regular basis. NA and AA have meetings all over the country at convenient times. For other addictions, there are other offshoots of the Alcoholics anonymous that they can take part in.


  • The anonymous groups for other types or variations of addictions include:
  • Overeaters Anonymous (OA).
  • Pills Anonymous (PA).
  • Emotions Anonymous (EA).
  • Gamblers Anonymous (GA).
  • Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA).
  • Cocaine Anonymous (CA).
  • Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA).

Some individuals find the type of support they can get in very specific 12-step groups is more beneficial - whereas others get the help they need from more general support groups.

It is commonly said, in these post-rehab support groups, that members receive what the give, so they are stimulated to share their life stories with the group and to talk with other participants. As soon as those who are recovering from addiction are more set up in their own sobriety, they can decide to advise those who are new to the recovery process.