What is drug rehab?
Drug rehab refers to a program that includes assessment, detox, counseling, and aftercare preparation to help people get off, and stay off, drugs and alcohol.
Assessment: This stage’s goal is to tailor a treatment plan for the individual patient based on type, length, and severity of his or her addiction and any unique challenges that they face (such as co-occurring mental disorders or domestic abuse).
Detoxification: It is the process of “allowing the body to rid itself of a drug while managing the symptoms of withdrawal.” There are two basic approaches to detox: Medications can be prescribed that can gradually wean the body of the substance, or the natural approach can be used (quitting “cold-turkey”).
Therapy: This aspect of treatment can take many forms, but the purpose is to identify and treat the underlying physiological or behavioral issues that cause the person to use drugs – one-on-one therapy, group counseling, and mental health treatment are all examples.
Aftercare: To avoid relapse, successful substance abuse treatment must include a plan to help the individual maintain sobriety after they leave the treatment center. Examples of aftercare include 12-step programs, sober living homes, and ongoing counseling.
Do I need to go to rehab?
Substance abuse and addiction have high costs, often adversely affecting work performance, personal relationships, and your physical health. If substance abuse or addiction is negatively impacting your life or relationships, then yes, rehab can help.
What drugs or drug addictions do rehabs accept?
Rehabs accept all drug and substance addictions. Rehab treatment often employs similar therapies when treating different drug addictions because the path to recovering from any drug requires training the brain to respond differently to triggers and drug cravings.
What’s the difference between detox and rehab?
Rehab programs provide a process for recovering from drug addiction while detox is one step in that process when the body rids itself of the drug. Detox is the process of “allowing the body to rid itself of a drug while managing the symptoms of withdrawal.” There are two basic approaches to detox: Medications can be prescribed that can gradually wean the body of the substance, or the natural approach can be used (quitting “cold-turkey”).
Detox can be completed on its own in a stand-alone facility or as part of the rehabilitation process at a rehab center. The rehabilitation process is made up of assessment, detox, therapy, and aftercare.
What’s the difference between rehab and recovery?
Rehab helps people stop using drugs and get over addiction; recovery is the lifelong process of abstaining from drugs – it includes rehab and continues after it.
Rehab is the initial part of recovery and has four stages, including assessment, detox, counseling, and aftercare. Recovery is the entire experience of getting off a drug and staying sober, encompassing the ongoing struggle to maintain abstinence and not relapse. Recovery includes the following steps, which start with the rehab process:
Acknowledgement: Recovery begins when you realize that you have a problem and decide to get help.
Assessment: Rehab starts with the screening process to determine the extent of the addiction.
Detoxification: The second step in rehab allows the body to cleanse itself from any drugs’ lingering toxins.
Therapy: The bulk of rehab is spent learning how to cope with underlying psychological issues and behavioral responses to drugs.
Aftercare: The final step of rehab facilitates a plan to stay involved in various accountability programs or counseling to build on the progress made in therapy and to maintain sobriety.
Abstinence: Recovery includes a lifelong commitment to be completely clean from drug usage through continued effort and by overcoming challenges that lead back into the addiction cycle.