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The Rehabilitation Process

Ensuring That The Programme Suits Your Needs

The way towards complete fitness and sobriety is never swift and simple. It is a lifetime responsibility of perseverance and determination.


There is no shortage of addiction rehabilitation programs for you to choose from.

It is therefore important to look for the best centre before plunging in as you want to get the best results out of the process. You are more inclined to adhere to the program and complete it (which increases your chances of long-lasting sobriety and health) when you feel at ease with the centre that you have selected.


It is worth the effort in the end and one gets great reward from submitting to the process.

The journey to a life without drugs, like any adventure, start with small steps forward.


Different Stages Of Dependency Rehab Process

The particular steps of a patient's addiction rehab process will differ based on the form of addiction, the patient looking for rehabilitation and the treatment plan employed.

  • Every recovery procedure, however, usually shares same crucial elements: Intake.
  • Detoxification process
  • Going through rehabilitation
  • Ongoing Recovery

If you've got any enquiries regarding the rehabilitation procedure or your own road to recovery, please contact one of our treatment support consultants who can provide answers to your questions privately 24/7 without any pressure.


Intake

Intake process is the stage of identifying if a specific rehab facility is an appropriate match for you mutually. Every issue that is most important to you should be raised as a question when considering the rehab centre at this point in time. Rehab centres will also ask to run some tests in order to get some diagnostics on the type of addiction and also in order to come up with improvement on the treatment plan in order to give you the best and most optimal plan that will work best for you. The centre will likely be interested in knowing the seriousness of your addiction, family history of addiction, your personal drug use history, and even financial arrangements for treatment.


13 Crucial Principles Of Dependency Treatment

  • The National Institute on Drug Abuse states that there are several essential principles to consider when developing an alcohol or drug treatment program:
  • 1. Your brain, along with actions you take, is affected by addiction as well.
  • 2. It is very significant to treat dependency at the earliest possible stage to raise the chance of long-term success.
  • 3. It is not necessary for you to willingly proceed with the treatment programme just for it to be successful.
  • People are still able to achieve sobriety by going through the program even though it may not have been their own personal decision but that of their family or friends, a requirement by their employers or even as legally mandated by the court system.
  • 4. Treatment has no solution that is suitable for all circumstances.
  • Several medical care programmes and centres function more efficiently for varying individuals.
  • 5. An effective treatment plan deals with all areas of your life instead of just focusing on the addiction or substance abuse problem.
  • 6. Mental and psychological conditions should also be evaluated and addressed as they are often linked to drug and substance abuse.
  • 7. Treatment programs should also evaluate for any coexisting infectious diseases like hepatitis, tuberculosis, and HIV.
  • 8. You have to dedicate sufficient time for treatment for you to successfully conquer your dependency.
  • 9. Physical detoxification is not the full treatment plan but only the first step towards recovery.
  • 10. Behavioural therapy and constant support are usually crucial for long-term modification of behaviour.
  • 11. Behavioural therapy (which can include a combination of one-on-one, group and family therapy) is the most common kind of treatment.
  • Pharmaceutical treatment is frequently needed in combination with therapy.
  • 12. A good treatment plan has provisions for monitoring the recovering addict in order to curb possible relapses during the course of treatment.
  • 13. In order to meet you changing needs and circumstances, treatment plans should be regularly revised.

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Kinds Of Rehab Centres

  • Rehabilitation treatment programs can provide:
  • Inpatient services.
  • Outpatient programmes
  • Some combination of both service types.

The intake process is the same and conducted by the counsellor at the facility regardless of whether or not you choose the inpatient or the outpatient treatment option.


More About Inpatient Treatment

An inpatient treatment program withdraws those who battle with addiction from their previous lifestyles and puts them in a treatment centre that provides round-the-clock care provided by employees. Inpatient care reduces stress by withdrawing the patient from anything that could tempt him/her and reduces the chance to relapse during detoxification and rehabilitation.

The frequently recommended treatment type for individuals is inpatient or residential treatment who either have long-standing addictions or coexisting medical or mental health conditions (known as dual diagnosis).

  • This treatment could occur between one of two places:
  • A hospital
  • Inpatient centres in most hospitals provide more comprehensive 24/7 access to medical assistance and monitoring from healthcare experts.
  • There is the other option of a residential facility but one that is not located in a hospital.
  • Certain inpatient centres that are not based at a hospital will not provide 24/7 access to medical experts.
  • Though, these do provide round-the-clock care from employees and access to different services at a hospital can be organised when needed.

Plush, resort-like services are offered at Luxury inpatient facilities that can help make your stay more comfortable. Executive inpatient centres allow active businessmen to continue they work while they are still being a part of inpatient addiction treatment by offering them exclusive surroundings for this.


Treatment Through An Outpatient Program

These are very similar to the inpatient programs except that one has the option of going back home at the end of the day, once one is done with treatment. Outpatient care allows you to maintain some of the responsibilities if you have significant work or familial obligations - like caring for children or elderly parents. Those with more mild or short-lived addiction find the outpatient care more effective and better. It may be a not so favourable option for individuals with grave, prolonged dependencies or those having dual diagnosis disorders.


Detox

A stage of detoxification is usually needed at the beginning of the rehab process for most substance addictions. The aim of this process is to eliminate all of the toxins, drugs and alcohol from one's system. In some cases, in order to ease the withdrawal symptoms associated with various drugs maintenance medication may be given including opiate prescription drugs and heroin.

  • The seriousness of the detox process differs according to:
  • The patient's individual metabolism and body structure.
  • The specific drug and amount of dosage taken.
  • How long the drug has been used.
  • Whether there are other addictions as well.

Detoxification is normally a secure process when undergone in a supervised medical setting. Individuals are discouraged from taking on the detoxification process alone at home since some detox processes can be severe or even deadly if not administered under medical supervision.


Withdrawal

The body gets used to having specific quantities of the drug in it when a person uses a substance or alcohol frequently. Withdrawal symptoms are therefore experienced by the body once the drug or substance is removed from the body. Subject to the drug that was taken, the withdrawal symptoms can appear as soon as within a few hours, but they normally appear within the first day after the drug was taken for the last time.

Withdrawal signs can differ based on the drug taken.

  • Some of the most common symptoms, however, may include the following:
  • Severe depression.
  • Focusing.
  • Less appetite.
  • Extreme tiredness.
  • Being easily agitated or irritated.
  • A runny nose.
  • Insomnia.
  • Sweating.
  • Dizziness.
  • Having muscle cramps.
  • Diarrhoea.
  • Shaking or tremors.
  • Increased heart rate.
  • Having trouble breathing.
  • A continuous pain the head.
  • Muscle pain and tension.
  • Seizures.
  • Suffering a stroke.
  • Paranoia.
  • Heart attack.

Meds Used Throughout Detoxification

The use of medication, the type of medication and dosage all depend on the type and severity of the addiction being treated. Before detoxification, you'll possibly be evaluated by expert medical employees to find out what kind and level of pharmaceutical help might be required during your detox.

In order to manage the severity of the withdrawal symptoms that one experiences from severe addictions such as alcohol, opiates or even heroine, it is necessary for pharmaceuticals to be included in one's recovery process. However, this is not standard for every type of addiction as some people can go without the medication in preparation for their rehabilitation process.

The type of drug addiction being treated dictates the type of medication that will be used in detox. However, a few examples of meds that can be used during detoxification are:


Methadone

Most commonly utilised for detox procedure for heroin dependency or opiate medications, methadone contributes a lot in alleviating those coping with dependency from the drugs. Normally the quantity of methadone given is steadily reduced as time passes hoping that patients will finally no longer depend on any drugs.

However, some of those recovering, continue to take methadone for years - or even for the rest of their lives. Methadone itself can also be addictive for some people. One of the reasons why treatment solutions differ from person to person is this potential risk of substituting one addiction with another.


Buprenorphine

Buprenorphine is also used to prescription opioid medications and treat addictions to heroin. In recent years, buprenorphine has become the increasingly preferred alternative to methadone treatment, because it doesn't cause patients to feel any kind of "high" - which makes abuse less likely. The aim for most individuals who use buprenorphine is, just like with methadone, to decrease the dosage in the future. again, just like methadone, some patients may continue to take it long after the detox period.


Benzodiazepines

Anti-anxiety drugs are included in this class of drugs that are often used during alcohol detox.

  • Benzodiazepines are at times utilised to:
  • Reduce the chances of seizures occurring during detox.
  • Reduces the seriousness of withdrawal symptoms.
  • Help relieve the depression and anxiety that are often associated with the detox process.

Barbiturates

These work to relive discomfort during the process of detoxification as well as reducing anxiety and irritability as they are a mild sedative. Like benzodiazepines, they may also help to decrease one's risk of seizures, which can be common during alcohol detox. Contact us right now if you have any enquiries regarding detoxification and withdrawal during the process of rehabilitation. Any questions you have will be gladly answered by our rehab support personnel, especially if you are worried about finding a treatment facility that can assist you in understanding the detox procedure.


The Process Of Rehabilitation

The individuals will continue through rehabilitation once they get through the initial detox from drugs or alcohol. This is the stage wherein patients attempt to delve into the main causes of their dependency, dealing with those concerns such that they can efficiently go on with their everyday lives without ever resorting to drugs, alcohol, or any obsessive tendencies.


One-On-One Therapy

  • In behavioural therapy targeted towards the individual:
  • Users try to understand the reasons for the start of their addiction and they usually do some mental work to recognize when the substance abuse started.
  • Patients will get tactics regarding how they can manage their time so that they can concentrate on starting brand new pastimes and passions.
  • Task prioritisation skills are shared to enable patients to effectively utilise their time such they have lesser chances of experiencing a relapse.
  • Patients learn to recognize drug use triggers and how to cope with these triggering conditions when they appear.
  • When a patient has a strategy for different tempting conditions, he/she is more inclined to put this strategy into action and so prevent a relapse.

Both the thoughts are addressed with this type of cognitive behavioural therapy that patients have in relation to substance abuse and also the thoughts they have about life in general. It assists patients to change their way of thinking and to make some behavioural changes towards sobriety and a wholesome life.


Group Therapy

Group therapy is often included in the dependency rehabilitation procedure. Those recovering from alcohol are allowed to interact with others who are in the same situation with the help of these group sessions. Recovering patients often benefit from knowing that their problems are not just their own. Likewise, other people in the group find comfort when these people share their accounts of recovery and addiction. This feeling that your community is supporting you is essential to the process of recovery.


Family Therapy

Family therapy is provided by many dependency rehabilitation centres as an integral piece of their program. Addiction is extensive and does not only influence the person battling the addiction, but also countless other people. Members of the family are a key part of the recovery process for the addict and they are frequently the people who are affected the most profoundly by the addiction of their loved ones.

Family therapy sessions are commonly open to other family members' participation in most of the rehabilitation programs. Loved ones can talk, in these meetings, about the pain that they were feeling because of their family member's addiction and their wish to see those family members get their lives back on tracks. Family therapy can assist in solving problems such that the family can act as a formidable support system the moment their loved one departs from the rehab centre.


Recovery

Patients are not done with recovery even after they have wrapped up their rehab program. In reality, recovery can last a lifetime for a lot of people, all the while demanding constant dedication and work. Their road to long-term recovery can be effortless at times. However, at other periods it will be hard for them to say no to the temptation to relapse. Similar to other things in life, this journey will have different landscapes and therefore long-term support is vital.

Having a discussion with counsellors to come up with a plan and agreement for aftercare is important for a patient before they leave the treatment program. In order assist patients as they return to normal life many addiction rehab facilities offer follow-up programs. When patients feel that they need to come back for a while to the treatment facility, they can do that since it is a part of these follow-up plans.

Or a patient may live in a serious living service for a while with other individuals recovering from addiction. While recovering individuals stay in a sober living centre, they take part in group therapy sessions, complete chores and work at a job outside the facility. For patients in recovery, this can provide an encouraging transitional support before they have to go back to the "real" world.

Many patients maintain regular therapy sessions post-rehab, and some submit to scheduled drug testing as a way to keep them accountable to their sobriety. A great way to create a feeling of support in your residential area is a group therapy.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) are two of the better known 12-step groups that those recovering from addiction can go to on a continual basis. Both NA and AA have their sessions at times that are accessible to everyone, nationwide. Various offshoots of the AA model are also there for a wide range of other addictions.


  • Here are some of AA derivatives for other dependencies:
  • Overeaters Anonymous (OA).
  • Pills Anonymous (PA).
  • EA, which refers to Emotions Anonymous.
  • Gamblers Anonymous (GA).
  • Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA).
  • Cocaine Anonymous (CA).
  • Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA).

A number of individuals agree that the sort of assistance they are able to obtain in very particular 12-step organizations is more helpful while others attain the support they are looking for from support organizations with universal approach.

As it is often stated that those participating in these aftercare support groups receive what they give, they are urged to mingle with the other group members and share their stories with the rest of the group. Those who are recovering can opt to mentor others who are also going through the recovery process once they are more established and stable in their sobriety.