Drug Addiction Treatment Process
When it comes to drug addiction rehabilitation programs, there is no shortage of options out there but it’s important to find a program that is a good match for you. If you feel comfortable with the facility you’ve chosen, you’re more likely to stick with the program and see it through to its end, increasing your chances of long-term health and sobriety.
Our Inpatient treatment program is intended to remove addicts from their old ways of life and place them into a medically supervised treatment facility. This inpatient care helps to eliminate stress by removing the individual from temptation and the ability to relapse, both during the detox and rehabilitation processes. 24-hour medical supervision during detox is provided. Patients are restricted from contacting family and friends during the first portion of the rehabilitation process. This allows them to focus solely on their recovery without distractions from the outside world. Over time, family members and close friends may be invited to participate in visiting days or family therapy sessions. This helps to build the support system that is so crucial to recovering addicts once they leave the rehab facility.
Drug detox is the first step in a comprehensive rehabilitation program that offers all the tools required for recovery. The focus of detoxification is physiological healing after long-term drug addiction – first, through stabilization and then through detoxification. According to the Reborn Addiction Treatment Center after stabilization, the focus of detox is on the processes of the body as it rids itself of the drug of choice and treating the withdrawal symptoms that result.
It is important to note that detox is not a whole treatment for drug addiction no matter what the drug of choice. Because addiction is both psychological and physical in nature, it is imperative that patients undergo psychotherapeutic treatment to address the issues of cravings and changes that were made in the brain by chronic abuse of the drugs. Detox alone may help the patient to stop abusing drugs and alcohol, but without the core program, follow-up and after care relapse will soon follow and a return to full-blown addictive behavior is rarely far behind.
Long-term residential treatment provides care 24 hours a day, generally in non -hospital settings. The best-known residential treatment model is the therapeutic community based on a modified 12-step approach. The program is designed to treat drug and alcohol problems with lengths of stay of 3 months. This program focus on the “re-socialization” of the individual and use the program’s entire community—including other residents, follow-ups, volunteers, staff, and the social context—as active components of treatment. Addiction is viewed in the context of an individual’s social and psychological deficits, and treatment focuses on developing personal accountability and responsibility as well as socially productive lives. Treatment is highly structured and can be confrontational at times, with activities designed to help residents examine damaging beliefs, self-concepts, and destructive patterns of behavior and adopt new, more harmonious and constructive ways to interact with others.
Individualized drug counseling not only focuses on reducing or stopping illicit drug or alcohol use; it also addresses related areas of impaired functioning—such as employment status, illegal activity, and family/social relations—as well as the content and structure of the patient’s recovery program. Through its emphasis on short-term behavioral goals, individualized counseling helps the patient develop coping strategies and tools to abstain from drug use and maintain abstinence. The addiction counselor encourages 12-step participation (at least one or two times per week) and makes referrals for needed supplemental medical, psychiatric, employment, and other services.
Follow-up care is usually the most important component of drug addiction treatment.
Think of it this way: While clients are in a residential or full-time drug addiction treatment program, it is like being in a basic training for the armed services. Once they leave, they have to apply what they know. they are in an actual war zone. Suddenly their situation becomes dangerous, but their skills are new and unpracticed. They now need continued professional help and informal support from friends and family more than ever, because they are moving out of the theory and into the practice of living a drug- free life.
While they are completing their residential drug addiction treatment program, they do not face the temptations of drug-using friends and familiar places where they used to buy and use drugs. During their treatment program, the other clients and the staff do not expect them to use drugs as long as they are with them. However, once they go home, they are back to all their old familiar temptations. Unless they are included in their recovery process, the people who knew them as a substance abuser will expect them to return to their old habits.
Our follow-up care include attending support meetings, continuing in individual counseling, family counseling or marriage counseling with their spouse and other family members, and applying the skills they learned in their treatment. They are send to regular leaves for family reunion & getting familiar in their old places The skills taught in their program might include relaxation training and using physical exercise to reduce stress. They also have to apply techniques they learned to deal with drug cravings and “triggers,” which are people, events, or experiences that may entice they to use drugs. A trigger can be running into old drug-using friends or dealers, being at a party where people are using drugs, or even feeling a certain emotion that they used to numb with drug use. They can talk about these situations in individual counseling and at their support meetings.
Each treatment plan contains steps to encourage addiction recovery after discharge. Counseling for discharge planning helps our patients avoid the “slippery slope” of a potential relapse. Counter conditioning treatment relieves the person of craving, replacing it with a neutral, absent or repulsive response to usual drug cues. Relief from craving and triggers permits patients an extended period in which to apply other tools and information to recover and prevent relapse. Our patients learn to focus on true friends, to use people for support when experiencing negative feelings and to avoid people, places and activities that were strongly associated with drug use. This discharge plan includes:
- Attendance at the Day Program and After Care Programs.
- Continued education and support at the Family Support Program if needed, so they understand how to best support recovery.
- Attend AA/NA meetings on a regular, ongoing basis.
- Develop a relationship with support persons such as a sponsor, counsellor or therapist.
- Develop a crisis management plan.
The recovery process does not end when an individual completes our drug rehabilitation programs. Continuing support upon completion of drug and alcohol treatment is the key to a healthy recovery from addiction. Treatment is just the beginning of a lifelong process of growth and recovery in all areas of life that have been affected by drug addiction and alcoholism.
In order to provide a complete, supportive continuum of care, weekly Aftercare for program graduates is available. Clients participating in Aftercare have usually completed our residential treatment programs. Although they have completed a more intensive level of care generally referred to as primary treatment, clients are more likely to be successful in maintaining abstinence if they are involved in recovery activities on a long term basis. Reborn Aftercare program consists of a weekly group facilitated by an experienced counselor who helps guide clients in their recovery efforts, assisting them in meeting the goals contained in their continuing care plans. Aftercare is a forum in which clients may explore successes, obstacles, and day to day issues that confront them, receiving feedback and support from the group facilitator and other participants. Graduates of our programs are also encouraged to attend NA/AA meetings and events. Alumni Association activities include an annual picnic, other social events, and sponsorship for new clients. The Aftercare program is designed to provide ongoing support in the form of structured activities that include clients, alumni, staff, families,.