Twelve step programs work great if you’re an addict who successfully completed an inpatient rehab program or an intensive outpatient program and you’re focused on your aftercare recovery.
Is Drug Rehab Right For You?
Thinking about treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, and not sure where to start? Here are the topics we'll be covering in this article.
The first step to ending your drug or alcohol addiction nightmare is to speak with a rehab counselor over the phone, so they can assess your situation, review your health insurance and provide you a list of treatment centers that fit your needs.
How Does Alcohol and Drug Treatment Work?
The main purpose of drug and alcohol treatment is to end any addictive behavior. It could be that you compulsively get involved in bad relationships, or you're obsessively using drugs or alcohol.
Medical professionals will look at any underlying conditions, either psychiatric, emotional, relational, or behavioral issues that you have, and get you appropriate treatment.
What we call co-occurring disorders.
They'll also look into your general health and well-being, and your current life circumstances.
Then they'll give you the best tools to improve all of these important aspects of your life...
...because most of these, like your health, will have deteriorated.
Plus, your finances most likely have deteriorated, and your material possessions too.
Drug and/or alcohol addiction has brought you to a bad place in life..Recovery from these bad things is what rehab is all about.
We'll help you rebuild.
How Treatment Helps Overcome Drug Addiction and Mental Health Issues
Here are 4 simple reasons get rehab now!
- Remove the Negativity that's Destroying Your Life - A warm, welcoming environment awaits you. Warmth and sun. That's a start. Start detoxifying and cleansing your body. Eliminate toxins. Get your body into healthy shape.
- Unlock the Secrets to Happy, Healthy Living - Drug rehab encompasses education targeted at teaching you about addiction and what triggers it. After you thoroughly understand what has happened to your body and mind, you're less likely to fall into the same traps that got you into trouble. You're better equipped to take control of your life.
- Discover Yourself and Become Stronger - Therapists will work closely with you to pinpoint all the stressors and triggers that set you off. They'll arm you with valuable insight, so you're aware of the obstacles you'll face when you leave rehab.
- Surround Yourself with Positive People - One-on-one therapy, group therapy and numerous complementary therapies such as acupuncture, yoga, meditation, equine therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and more. All this healthy and wonderful support can be yours by calling us.
The Process for Entering into Recovery
Step 1 - Assessment
First of all. You have to Call. Click Here when you're ready to call. An intake assessment can take place over the phone and a Drug Treatment Center Counselor will ask a series of questions. How long you've been using, what you use, what your family circumstances are, et cetera. This is personal, but they need this information to do what's called "a risk assessment" and look at what services you're going to need when you go in. More specifically, they are looking at any medical, or detox, needs that you might have.
Step 2 - Drug and Alcohol Detox
The next step is to start detox. Not everybody needs it, but if you do then, you will need explicit detox instructions depending on your assessment. For example, some drugs, such as alcohol, are very dangerous to stop immediately, so don't do that on your own. Seek medical advice. Also, if you're on benzodiazepines, for example, they can take a long time to taper off. You shouldn't stop any prescribed medication that you've got without expert medical advice. If you're taking any medication for psychiatric disorders, don't stop using those just because you're going to go to rehab.
Step 3 - Determining The Best Treatment For You!
Customized treatment options. Things like psychotherapy, prescription drugs and medication are considered. Do you need to help you with anxiety, depression and behavioral treatment? Are there specific educational programs that can help with any self sabotaging behavior? What triggers you, and what tools work well suppressing those triggers?All these things are considered.
Step 4- Powerful Education
The next step is education: understanding your situation. There must be a strong, psycho-educational, component to your recovery. When you leave, you'll understand why you have these addictive personality disorders, what triggers them, and what to do to stay out of trouble. This isn't generic stuff. This is all specifically tailored to help you.
Step 5 - Aftercare
What happens after you leave rehab? Your life long recovery begins.
A good aftercare program prevents relapsing. And our recovery programs will provide everything you need, after you leave treatment.
Your first year out of rehab is extremely important.
Statistically, if you can remain sober for your first year, then you can remain sober for the rest of your life.
The first year is a clear indicator of how well you're going to be doing. Here's how to not mess it up...
You'll be linked to a community-based recovery program. If you're engaged in a local recovery group, either SMART or one of the twelve-step groups available, then your recovery is going to be more stable, deeper, broader, and longer-lasting.
Also, if you have a family situation, you can get them involved, which opens the doors to their own recovery, if they need it themselves.
If you're an active addict, for example, you might have family members who are codependent around you. This means they will use drugs or alcohol because of you. You are enabling them.
They too, may need to look at improving themselves and their behaviors, just like you.
If you're struggling with issues like addiction and co-dependency, do not hesitate to call our free drug treatment center helpline to get options.
If our counselors can't place you in a treatment center (for example, our centers do not accept medicare or medicaid) then they will refer you to a treatment center that can help.
We're happy to help you find treatment, free of charge.
Treatment does work. Rehab does work, particularly if you connect it to what you do afterwards, and you have a really clear idea of what you're going to do when you leave.
We can help get the ball rolling. Click here to get started.
Interested In Learning More About 12 Step Inpatient Programs?
- Health Insurance - Have your health insurance card on hand, so we can verify your coverage.
- Local or Nationwide Placement - Consider an out-of-state program as an option. It seriously increases the chances of success.
- Mental Health, Substance Abuse or Both - We can find you help with depression, anxiety, PTSD or trauma as well as substance abuse? We can help with all of it. Make sure you tell our counselor.