Drug addiction and dependency can be devastating for both the addict and the people around him or her. Addiction negatively affects every aspect of life including physical health, mental health, work or school, finances, and personal relationships.
1 in 7 Americans are thought to suffer from substance addiction, and yet less than 10% of those needing treatment for a drug and alcohol problem start a drug rehabilitation program.
As a JCAHO and DHCS accredited rehabilitation facility, we offer experienced and caring staff in a supportive environment to help you or your loved one to overcome drug dependence and take the first step towards escaping the cycle of addiction.
When is Drug Rehabilitation Needed?
Many people in the USA occasionally take illicit drugs for recreational purposes and have no problem stopping taking the drug if they choose to do so.
For example, over 22 million people (around 7% of the population) have used marijuana in the last month, and not all of these people will have a substance abuse problem. This figure includes those who take the drug for medicinal purposes and those who have taken it for the first time and may not ever take it again.
Occasional use of some drugs such as alcohol and tobacco is socially acceptable in Western society and carries only a minimal health risk.
However, some warning signs include:
- Frequent and regular drug use
- Dependence on the drug to function normally
- Taking drugs that have a high risk of negative health consequences such as heroin, cocaine, or crystal meth, even if only used occasionally
- Unwilling or unable to stop taking drugs
In such cases, we strongly recommend drug rehabilitation so that the user can understand the negative consequences of continuing to take drugs and break their dependence.
Staging an Intervention
If you think that a loved one has a problem and may need drug rehabilitation, you may need to intervene to get them to accept their addiction and their need for help.
An intervention gathers supportive friends and family of the addicted person to have a carefully planned and constructive conversation about the need for rehabilitation, without anger, blame, or hurtful comments.
During the intervention, each person will have the chance to make honest statements about the negative impact the addiction is having both on the drug user and other people close to him or her. A clear rehabilitation and treatment plan can then be discussed, which should start immediately if the addicted person agrees.
It’s important to seek professional advice before staging an intervention. Our staff at A Step In The Right Direction have a lot of experience with interventions and can give you help with the best approach to take for your individual situation.
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Treatment Approaches for Drug Rehabilitation
Recovering from drug addiction is no quick and easy task, and it may take several months or years before the addicted person feels truly recovered and can fully integrate back into normal life.
Some of the options available for treating a drug addiction include:
- Support groups
- In-patient or out-patient residential treatment
- Individual counseling
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Family therapy
- Therapy and other treatment for mental health issues such as depression and anxiety
Because rehabilitation can be such a challenging process, it’s best to seek the help of professionals who have experience in dealing with the issues surrounding drug dependence.
We can advise a personalized treatment plan for each patient with a combination of different group and private therapies. We treat the individual, not just the addiction, so the risk of relapse is reduced, and mental health, coping skills, and emotional issues are all addressed during rehabilitation.
Inpatient or Outpatient Rehab?
Inpatient facilities offer a safe environment away from the pressures of normal life to recover from drug addiction with 24/7 medical care and support. People staying in an inpatient facility can focus 100% on their recovery during their stay.
They’re a good option for the start of the rehabilitation process and going through detoxification, especially if the addiction is severe. However, the transition between rehab and going home must be managed carefully to avoid relapse.
Outpatient programs allow patients to stay at home while they’re receiving drug addiction treatment, which is often preferable for those with work, school, or family commitments. Outpatient treatment is often part of a long-term treatment program and can continue for several months.
Luxury Rehabilitation Centers and Homes such as our Men and Women’s Sober Living Homes bridge the gap between rehab and home life, providing a safe, comfortable, and relaxing environment with the support of others who are sharing the recovery journey.
At A Step In The Right Direction, we offer a wide variety of treatment programs, depending on patient needs. Our skilled and experienced staff can advise on the best treatment program for each person’s circumstances.
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