Drug Rehab & Aftercare
What To Expect From A Drug Rehab
When people consider the word ‘rehab’ they often think of a facility that specializes in treating drug addiction. For example during 2012 in the United States, about 2.5 million people got care for addiction in a specialty facility, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The word and concept have become synonymous Drug rehab should be attempted only at a reputable substance addiction and behavioral disorder treatment facility.
Elevate’s addiction treatment program provides a multitude of treatment programs that fit your unique and individual needs. It is also important to attend our facility for yourself rather than because someone told you to go. There are two reasons why; it will be a complete waste of time and money and you will end up resenting the person who put you through quite a difficult process when you were not interested. We just want you to be prepared for what is to come because it is not an easy task; it takes courage, willpower, endurance and strength.
It is important to recognize the signs and symptoms of addiction in order to determine whether someone needs rehabilitation or not. Having a glass of wine with dinner every night is not an addiction; however, having a bottle or two of wine a night is an addiction and can cause a lot of problems.
Before receiving treatment, patients will undergo a series of thorough assessments that help determine every condition they are suffering from. The comprehensive analysis of each individual provides our professionally trained drug addiction recovery specialists with the information needed to create individualized treatment plans.
- Ensuring constant availability of the substance
- Finding any means necessary to obtain drugs, even if it’s illegal
- Falsely believes there are benefits of regularly using the drug
- Lack the ability to cease using the substance
- Uncontrollable compulsion to regularly use the substance
- Engaging in risky and inappropriate behavior.
- Extreme weight loss or changes in appetite
- Destruction of dental health
- Impaired coordination and/or speech
- Lack of motivation
- Appears anxious, fearful or paranoid for no reason
- Hyperactivity or agitation
- Unusual smells on breath, body or clothing
- Frequently getting in trouble
- Sudden change in friends or hobbies
- Medical: This evaluation allows substance abuse rehabilitation clinicians to identify each problem as well as which solutions will work to solve them, as well as helps determine which detoxification process patients will have to endure.
- Psychiatric: Board-certified therapists and psychologists will ask a series of questions in order to determine the state of mind patients are in, as well as if they are susceptible to addictive and maladaptive behaviors.
- Cognitive: Through cognitive testing, we are able to evaluate how people think and react to situations. We are also able to determine how our patients are able to process information.
- Toxicology: It is extremely important for us to diagnose every drug abused in order to provide the correct detoxification process.
- Pharmacogenetic: Many diseases are caused by human gene mutations; through pharmacogenetic testing, we can gain further insight into patient’s genes and family history.
The next step is undergoing a detoxification process. During this process, patients will safely remove the substance from their body either in a hospital type setting or in a drug rehab facility, also known as residential treatment. Depending on the severity of the withdrawal symptoms, some patients may require nutritional and medicinal support. The detox process may take anywhere from 5-7 days and is followed by a series of therapeutic sessions.
All therapies are based on retraining the brain to react differently to certain situations. Our behaviors affect the outcome of any situation and it is important to learn coping mechanisms that will positively affect those outcomes. Board-certified therapists and psychologists are able to provide thinking tools that can help our patients immediately identify their positive progress and how to keep moving forward. Patients are taught to recognize their maladaptive behaviors in order to learn new ways to react to negative situations. All therapies are designed for patients to gain positive self-esteem and increase their self-confidence.
Drug Rehab facilities that offer aftercare programs have a higher success rate of recovering patients than facilities that do not. Aftercare programs help keep recovering patients on the right path toward recovery. It is a lot easier to remain sober in a rehab facility because patients are immersed in a positive environment while being constantly monitored by medical clinicians. Once they return to their normal lives, they have basically become a different person and need people who love, support and understand them to be around.
to stay on track after you leave a drug rehab facility.
Groups like Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous are designed to bring together those who are in recovery in order to share their experiences with others who have similar trials and tribulations. Groups allow recovering patients to express themselves in a positive environment. Being part of a supportive and positive environment can significantly increase the chance for a successful recovery.Receiving help at a drug rehab facility is a courageous thing to do.Elevate will make sure that your hard work and effort do not go unnoticed. We will work just as hard as you do to ensure a long-lasting recovery.