REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE REHAB
- January 27, 2020
Inpatient care initially begins with medical detoxification or can extend through residential detox. Either way, when you first arrive at a rehabilitation facility, you will be registered as a client, your medical history will be reviewed, and you will be given a thorough medical examination. Depending on when you last used drugs or alcohol, you may have already begun to experience withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, confusion, or nausea. When clients attempt to detox on their own by going “cold turkey”, changes often take place in the brain and the rest of the body that require close medical monitoring. With inpatient care, a staff of medical professionals is on hand to monitor your progress and wellness and tend to your medical needs.
Duration of Treatment
Inpatient drug or alcohol rehab can be regarded as “home away from home” for the time it takes to complete the detox process. Typically, the duration of inpatient drug or alcohol rehab can be from about a week to about a month depending on the level of care. For more intensive programs, or for those who require additional medical or psychological treatment, the process can include other levels of care with attention lasting several months.
What Treatment is Administered in Inpatient Rehab?
During inpatient rehab, you will first receive medical treatment to detox your body from the abused substance. When ready, you will receive additional help in the form of psychological and emotional support. A typical day may include individual counseling, group therapy, and educational meetings. Depending on the facility you attend, there will also be opportunities to engage in other physical and recreational activities. Studies have found that this series of treatment is the most practical and effective way to successfully treat problems with addiction.
During individual counseling sessions, you will be given the tools and actionable steps needed to cope with your issues today as well as in the future. You will also have opportunities to discuss any underlying issues such as past trauma that may have influenced your drug-related choices.
Group therapy allows you to participate in group discussions with professional therapists and fellow rehab patients to help cultivate support, understanding, and empathy, and to help encourage a “yes, I can” way of thinking.
At Asana Recovery, we understand how difficult recovering from these addictions through our daily work to help those struggling most from this disease. While some may believe they can make it alone, rehabilitation programs are essential in the fight to break dependency. The road ahead is not a smooth or easy one, but you can traverse it if done so with the support of the right team.
The supervised detoxification and residential treatment programs at Asana Recovery are offered in a supportive, relaxing, and inspiring environment. We’re deeply committed to ensuring your long-term recovery, and guiding you on your path to a healthier and happier future. There is no better time than now, and we’re always available to speak with you. Call us at (949) 438-4504 to learn more about our comprehensive drug and alcohol addiction treatment program today.