Drug and alcohol addiction often requires medical intervention and detox followed by a stay at a rehab facility during treatment. Given how the internet and social media have sensationalized the use of drugs and alcohol, many individuals aren’t concerned about their use of various substance.
The silver lining to such heavy normalization of substance abuse is that the topic is coming up more every day, leading to elevated levels of research and accessibility for addiction treatment. Mental health has also been in the spotlight due to the jarring changes in our daily lives brought on by the pandemic, and it has a significant connection to substance use disorders.
Getting comfortable with the idea of attending rehab starts with learning the steps and process on a deeper level. It’s more than just getting clean. It’s about getting to know yourself and learning what drives addiction in you and how to combat it.
The Process of Facilitated Rehab
While no two treatment plans are identical, they will all follow an outline comprised of necessary steps in the rehabilitation and recovery process.
At America’s Rehab Campuses, it all begins when you step through the door and into the lobby. Our staff will first sit down with you and discuss your current circumstances, concerns and goals for the future.
The interview helps us to create a specialized treatment plan that places your wants and needs as the focus with one of the more common changes being treatment length as they can go as long as 90 days or more depending on the severity of your situation. Longer treatment has proven to be more successful in the long-term but we understand the need to get back to your regular responsibilities when it’s safe to do so.
Once the interview and assessment of your current state is completed, the rehabilitation process can begin. Going through detox is the initial removal of drugs and alcohol from your system. Substance abuse creates dependencies over time making the mind and body unable to function without it. These dependencies can be broken and when they are, withdrawal symptoms can begin as the different parts of the body learn to function on their own again.
Group and Individual Therapy
After safely detoxing from drugs and alcohol, you’ll start the healing and recovery process. It’s also a period of enlightenment as you learn more about addiction and how your personal battle with it varies from others suffering with the same problems.
12-step program outlines help to facilitate group therapy sessions with our compassionate team of addiction specialists adjusting each session as needed to best accommodate growth and collaboration. New perspectives gained from group therapy can be taken to individual sessions to discuss the best ways to implement these lessons into your life.
Family and Recreational Therapy
Opening up to friends and family that care about you regarding your treatment can have profound benefits. By helping them become educated on substance use disorder and addiction, you’ll be able to have an understanding and supportive network as soon as you get back to your daily life. The sessions also help to clear the air for both parties.
Others will be able to bring up any issues they have or ways your substance abuse has impacted them, while you’ll be able to help them better recognize how their behaviors help or hurt your struggle. Addressing these lingering feelings and thoughts in a safe environment helps to truly put addiction behind you.
What Happens After Rehab
As the end of your program draws near, you’ll start working with our staff to create an aftercare plan that supports you once you’ve completed rehab. The plan itself will vary based on your progress and comfort levels with the option to extend treatment always being available.
Aftercare plans help promote lifelong sobriety and success in beating addiction and as such, has become a staple in substance abuse treatment plans. For those confident and ready to get back to experiencing life through sober eyes, continued counseling and therapy can help keep their guard up against cravings and impulses during tough times.
Sober living houses offer a transitional period before returning home. Residents are able to find work, engage with others in social settings and share their story with others to bring new insights to everyone. Therapy sessions are still held for the residents making it an excellent option for those who don’t have a supportive environment to return back home to.
The rehabilitation process doesn’t have to be daunting, let America’s Rehab Campuses demonstrate the difference of having a compassionate team and vision behind the treatment can make. If you’d like to learn more, please give us a call for a confidential consultation today.