Drug Rehab Treatment

Learn what happens in drug rehab treatment and why it’s a good idea if you’re struggling with alcohol abuse or drug addiction.

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It can be a daunting decision: you’re leaving your family and your job for 30 days and putting yourself in the hands of people you have never met. It’s natural to have some hesitation. Knowing what to expect in drug rehab can help ease some of your anxiety.

What is Drug Rehab Treatment?

Drug rehab treatment is a residential program designed to:

  • Assess your issues
  • Address any underlying psychiatric diagnoses that might put you at risk of relapse
  • Stabilize your behavior
  • Create a plan for your future in recovery

If you’re wondering why drug rehab is a good idea, imagine trying to patch together such a plan on your own.

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Drug Addiction with Dr. David Sack

Should I Consider Drug Rehab?

Many people fear leaving home for 30 days. They think it will be too much time away from their personal and professional responsibilities. It’s important to be really honest with yourself. Consider the following questions:

  • How present are you in your current state?
  • Are you just paddling to keep your head above water?
  • Are you truly contributing to your family and job when you are struggling with addiction?
  • How many times have you tried to cut back or quit on your own without success?

What if I Can’t Afford Drug Rehab?

Many people think of the time and money they spend on drug rehab treatment as a short investment in their future. If you achieve sobriety, you have many productive years ahead of you. If you do not, the future may be grim indeed. Drug rehab may be more affordable than you think, especially if you have insurance. Behavioral health benefits might cover all or most of the cost of care.

What Happens in Drug Rehab?

Assessment: The best drug rehab programs offer a quality assessment, generally done by a psychiatrist with a specialization in addiction. A medical doctor should also assess you for any health issues due to the addiction. Drug and alcohol abuse take a major toll on physical health, and your well-being depends not only on addressing psychological issues, but physical ones as well.

Treatment plan: Once your initial assessment in completed, a treatment plan is developed to address your mental, emotional, and physical issues related to the addiction.

Addiction treatment: Depending on the treatment center you attend you’ll engage in daily recovery activities that may include:

  • Individual therapy
  • Process groups
  • Neurofeedback
  • EMDR
  • Equine-assisted therapy
  • Yoga
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Fitness
  • 12-step groups or alternatives to the 12 Steps
  • Psychopharmacological therapies (for clinical depression, for example)
  • Aftercare planning

The Goal of Drug Rehab

It’s important to look at drug rehab treatment as a bridge to recovery. Recovery is a lifelong process, a new way of living and creating your future. The goal of treatment is to give you the knowledge, tools, and resources you will need to live life without the devastating effects of drugs and alcohol.

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