Drug Recovery Means Change
Recovering from drug use disorder isn’t about getting back to how you were before. It is about creating something new. If you are struggling with a drug addiction, now is the time to enter rehab. While drug rehab is not easy, it’s the best way to achieve long-term recovery. There is no cure for substance use disorder. That is why it is important to attend a rehab program that educates you about addiction and overcoming addiction. By equipping yourself with this knowledge you will have the tools to make a new life of recovery.
Both physical and psychological dependence must be treated in tandem as part of a comprehensive rehab plan. People addicted to drugs need skilled, compassionate staff, such as the one at Drug Rehab OK to help them reach recovery. The center’s professional offer:
- Individual and group counseling
- Structured physical activities
- Access to the 12-step support groups
- A team of professional and supportive aftercare experts
- Comfortable, luxurious and economically priced living accommodations
Every patient’s individual needs are evaluated by recovery specialists who design customized, effective treatment plans for every patient.
Generally, drug addiction begins with casual usage. However, the quantity and frequency of drug use can increase rapidly. Drug center programs seek to address the psychological and physical dependence that comes with drug use disorder.
- Physical dependency occurs when the body needs the drug and will go into withdrawal without it. The continued use of the substance disturbs the brain’s pleasure receptors, so the only way to get pleasure is by using drugs.
- Psychological dependency usually takes longer to occur, longer to treat and happens when the addicted person think they need drugs to feel happy or normal. Thoughts of not being able to get or use the drug cause great stress and anxiety.
A team of recovery specialists is responsible for the designing programs that seek to target:
- Medical supervision and care
- Individual and group therapy sessions
- Life skills coaching
- Alcohol and drug testing
- Relapse prevention support
- Self-help and support meetings
- Treatment of psychological and emotional issues
- Family therapy and education
Patients are cut off from the outside world so they can focus on becoming healthier versions of themselves. The point is to ensure they’re only surrounded by positive influences. While expensive, one great thing about inpatient treatment is that it’s an immersive experience. No distractions or access to dangerous substances are on the premises.
Going Through Drug Rehab
Rehab, or rehabilitation, is the difficult and challenging process by which a person:
- Detox from the drug to which they are addicted
- Takes part in various kinds of therapy and behavior-modification exercises that help patients identify and acknowledge their drug use disorder
- Identifies and analyzes motivations for using drugs
- Learns how to handle the temptation, triggers and red flags to prevent a future relapse
Many times, drug addiction treatment requires a lot of medical and professional help. In other words, most people addicted to drugs need inpatient treatment — at least in the beginning. Inpatient treatment becomes a patient’s entire lifestyle.
Patients will attend both group and individual therapy sessions. The length of time at an inpatient facility varies from patient to patient. Most, though, can expect to spend anywhere from a few weeks to a few months before entering society again.
Outpatient treatment allows individuals to continue with their daily lives. But they still go to similar group and individual therapy sessions as needed. Patients are still monitored, but the goal of outpatient treatment is to give patients more independence. Over time, they’ll be fully active participants in their own addiction-free lives. Also, outpatient treatment programs are more affordable. In fact, they’re more like the familiar 12-step therapy program.
If you’re seeking help for drug addiction, contact us to talk to a recovery specialist about treatment programs.