WHAT IS REHAB?
- July 15, 2018
If you are considering treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction, you may be overcome with several questions. Before starting, it’s crucial to review important information regarding how the treatment works, what is effective, and what your options are.
Does treatment work?
Rehab for substance abuse is extremely effective, and it is proven to work. The main goal of the substance treatment program is to help individuals overcome their addictions. The process is different for everyone. Individuals generally focus on developing coping skills for problems and improving their choice-making skills so they can function sober. The program focuses on helping patients succeed in a life of sobriety by avoiding drastic consequences caused by substance abuse. The outcome for rehabilitation is generally:
- End substance abuse
- Create and reinforce a positive support system for patients
- Improve the patients mental and physical well-being
- Help improve personal circumstances by finding school or work
- Reduce the addict’s involvement in criminal activities
- Treat psychological and psychiatric problems
How long does rehab last?
The length of treatment is different for everyone. Generally, inpatient treatment lasts at least 30 days. Individuals with more severe addictions find that treatment that is 90 days or more to be more beneficial for them. After inpatient treatment is complete, outpatient treatment generally lasts for 10 weeks but can last for up to a year as well.
Should I choose inpatient or outpatient treatment?
The treatment plan is highly dependent on an addict’s life situation and the type of drug addiction they have. If you live in a supportive environment where you want to continue working or going to school, outpatient treatment will provide you the freedom to continue doing so. On the other hand, if you are in a toxic environment or need a dramatic change to avoid relapse, inpatient treatment will most likely work best for you. Inpatient treatment is generally considered the best option for opioid addicts as it allows them to focus completely on their recovery and avoid common triggers until they are ready.
In a nutshell, treatment plans focus on three things – getting an addict clean, helping them cope and develop resistance skills, and living life without the substance. This generally involves a detox process to remove drugs from the system followed by psychotherapy and behavioral programs, and then aftercare to follow up with patients. Each part of the process is important as they help an addict improve their mindset, focus on the future, and stay on track.
At Asana Recovery, we offer patients a tranquil environment for recovery. Our professional staff is available 24-hours to help patients manage withdrawal, learn coping skills, and participate in group or individual activities.
You do not need to wait for your addiction to get worse before seeking treatment. Anytime you recognize you have a problem, you are able to move forward with addressing it and improving your life. Call us at (949) 438-4504 to see how rehab can improve your life.