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Drug Rehabs

July 23, 2017
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What To Expect Drug rehabs are a great place for anyone addicted to drugs to get the help they need. Some of the best drug rehabs have a few things in common. They offer detox and withdrawal that is medically supported, maintenance programs, programs for couples and families, and aftercare to help the recovering addict […]

What To Expect

Drug rehabs are a great place for anyone addicted to drugs to get the help they need. Some of the best drug rehabs have a few things in common. They offer detox and withdrawal that is medically supported, maintenance programs, programs for couples and families, and aftercare to help the recovering addict stay clean.

Detox and Withdrawal

When drug rehabs bring in new patients, one of the first tasks is to detox the body and get through the withdrawal symptoms. Drug rehabs that offer residential treatments typically offer detox and withdrawal programs that are medically supported and can help keep the individuals safe while easing the symptoms of withdrawal. Keeping the withdrawal symptoms managed is vital since the addict is more likely to stay in rehab if the symptoms of withdrawal are kept to a minimum.

Some substances can cause withdrawal symptoms that can be dangerous or life-threatening, such as benzodiazepine drugs, opiates, and alcohol. This is why it is vitally important to have a program that is medically supported for detox and withdrawal.

Maintenance

For many addicts, medicines must be used to help curb the addictions until the addict can recover and manage the challenges on their own. These maintenance medications reduce the cravings and allow the addict to have more time to learn the skills they need to avoid any behaviors or situations that can trigger a relapse. These medications can only be administered by a doctor, though, so they must be given where medical professionals can oversee them, such as in a residential treatment program.

Couples or Family Counseling

Getting a partner or family involved in therapy is proven to be helpful. Counseling that involves loved ones encourages support for the addict’s new behaviors and skills once they are released. The partner or family also need to learn more about the substance abuse disorder and how their support can help the recovery of their loved one. Some of the information they are taught in counseling includes:

  • What treatments are being used and how they work.
  • What they can expect once the addict is released from the program.
  • How to best support their loved one.
  • Programs and resources available post-treatment.

Couples and family counseling are provided for the individual with the loved ones so everyone can learn how to support the addict in their recovery and build new patterns rather than returning to old habits that can lead to a relapse. Loved ones learn to recognize their enabling behaviors and how to avoid them. This helps them build a healthier way of relating to the addict that may prevent future situations that can lead to a relapse.

After Care

Most drug rehabs offer programs to help recovering addicts stay clean and avoid a relapse. These aftercare programs are important and give the support needed once the addict is back in their old life.

Conclusion

Drug rehabs are imperative to any addict looking for help. If you need help with an addiction, give Coastline Behavioral Health the call today. We’re here to help you overcome your addiction and build a better tomorrow.

Tags: Drug Addiction, Treatment Centers

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