Struggling with drug addiction can change your life. You might have thought you had everything under control but began to spiral down. However, chances are greater that you had to hit rock bottom before you realized just how big a problem you have and that you desperately need help. Fortunately, you have plenty of options that can help you become clean and sober.
What Are Drug Addiction Treatment Programs?
Drug addiction treatment programs are designed to help individuals who struggle with substance use disorder to overcome their problem so that they can move forward and live a healthy, sober lifestyle and be a productive member of society. Depending on your individual needs and the nature of your addiction, there are different treatment programs you can enter. However, whatever program you choose, it can help you in the following ways:
- Help you stop abusing drugs
- Safely manage your symptoms of withdrawal
- Learn more about yourself and why you turned to drugs
- Learn how to handle certain situations that would otherwise trigger a relapse
- Help with any co-occurring mental health disorders you suffer from
Why Is Detox Necessary for Drug Addiction Treatment?
Your options for drug addiction treatment are plentiful. Depending on your situation, you might need to start with the detox process. This is the primary step in substance use disorder treatment where you have the drugs completely eliminated from your system. It’s that first stop in recovery that many must undergo before progressing on to a treatment program that’s tailored to their individual needs.
Often, detox requires some assistance in the form of medication management as you go through withdrawal symptoms. Various factors determine whether your experience is mildly uncomfortable or severe enough to require assistance from medical personnel on hand who can assist you whenever necessary. For example, if you have suffered a long-term addiction to heroin or other opioids, you can’t simply go cold turkey, and medication is required to help you during withdrawal because symptoms can be potentially life-threatening.
What Are the Different Drug Rehab Treatment Options Available?
You can enter different types of drug rehab treatment programs. Which one you choose should be based on your own individual needs and the facts of your substance use disorder. One of the most effective is inpatient rehab treatment, which aims to address all aspects of drug addiction. It requires you to remain at the facility where you have constant access to medical care, therapy and other options. Inpatient rehab is best suited to people whose addictions are chronic and severe. Those with co-occurring mental health disorders also do better there.
Outpatient rehab treatment is often considered less intensive than inpatient, but it offers many of the same things. If your addiction is milder, you could do very well in an outpatient setting. You come to the facility a few hours each day to do your treatment while being able to live at home to tend to family and household responsibilities.
An alternative to traditional outpatient rehab is an intensive outpatient program (IOP). It focuses on your recovery when you have co-occurring mental health disorders or other conditions in addition to your addiction. You have access to qualified medical staff but can continue living at home while undergoing your treatment.
Therapy is a huge, necessary part of your treatment. Whether you attend individual therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, group therapy or family therapy, these sessions can help you understand more about yourself and why you initially turned to drugs. They can help you gain valuable tools such as understanding triggers and how to respond in a better, healthier way so you can live a sober life.
Many people swear on group therapy with their peers because it allows them to be with people going through the same or very similar situations. When you share your own personal experiences, it can be eye-opening. It’s also helpful to gain advice from someone who’s been in your shoes long before your substance use disorder started.
Family therapy is often helpful because it lets you find solutions with your loved ones so they can help you stay on track. It can be enlightening if a family member learns that they’ve enabled your addiction without even knowing it. Sessions can help improve your relationships and the ability for everyone to make better choices.
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