Drug Addiction Rehabilitation
Drug addiction rehabilitation is an effective method to treat an addict and teach them more socially acceptable ways of dealing with life, but in order for any type of rehabilitation to be effective, the addict has to want help.
There are various types of inpatient drug addiction rehabilitation facilities that all work similarly. The bottom line of each of these facilities is to provide the addict with the tools necessary to become a productive member of society once again. In the process, the addict will be guided into a better understanding of how and why the addiction began, and will learn new techniques for dealing with life’s daily trials without the need for drugs or alcohol to help them cope.
The Need For Drug Rehabs Has Increased
With the resurgence of street drugs such as heroin and cocaine and the introduction of crystal meth in the last decade, the need for drug rehabilitation centers has become evident in virtually every city in the United States. The increased unemployment rate in the United States can be directly attributed to higher alcoholism rates. Prescription drug abuse has become a huge problem virtually everywhere in the United States, especially with the lax drug laws of some states.
Treating an addict normally involves dealing with the physical abuse initially and then dealing with the psychological abuse over the long term. Treatment facilities normally require a client to stay for a period of 30 to 90 days with the median being 54 days. The physical effects of abuse normally last for one or two weeks and then subside. During this time, the recovering addict may not eat or be social and is likely to spend the majority of time alone. It’s odd, but many of the same symptoms a person experiences when they are high are what is experienced during the first few days without their drug of choice.
Psychological Addiction Lasts A Long Time
Psychological addiction can last for a very long time after a person is clean. Many different treatment modalities claim that psychological addiction can last for a year or more while metabolites from the addict’s drug of choice can remain in the system for a period of five to seven years after use has ceased. Group and individual counseling sessions should go on for as long as the addict needs them.
As many as 23 million people in the United States are addicted to alcohol or other drugs. This has made the need for drug rehabilitation facilities increase in virtually every town in the United States. At 4Rehabilitation, we know that drug addiction rehabilitation is the right choice for anyone who struggles with addiction, and we are ready to help them overcome this powerful force in their life.