There are far too many harmful substances causing problems out in the world today. From alcohol to a wide range of prescription medications and illicit narcotics, it’s no wonder the problems the nation is experiencing aren’t more significant. That’s not to diminish the seriousness of the country’s current opioid addiction epidemic.
When addiction comas calling, the addiction sufferer has very few choices. They can always keep right on abusing substances until they reach the point of return. The problem with that is the point of return is not someplace anyone ever wants to be. The other choice is coming to grips with the notion they have a serious problem and have to get help.
When that time comes, help can only come from one place, a reputable drug and alcohol treatment center. That’s right. All those internet home remedies simply don’t work. They always seem to ignore one very important aspect of substance addiction. That one very important aspect is finding ot exactly what is driving the individual’s addiction.If you are considering getting help, you might already be aware you can find the help you need at a treatment facility like ours. What you might not know is how the treatment works and what to expect. Let us fill in the blanks.
Is Inpatient Treatment Available for Every Kind of Addiction?
Working under the assumption you have a significant addiction to your substance of choice, outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment options might not be sufficient based on your situation. If you are wondering if you are going to have difficulty finding inpatient help for your specific kind of addiction, there’s no cause for concern.
The reality is most top-level rehab facilities can treat addictions to most any substance. If you are interested in an inpatient facility that specializes in your particular kind of addiction, you can find that option as well. The bottom line is there’s an inpatient program available out there for any kind of addiction.
At this point, we would like to tell you a little about what you can expect from an addiction inpatient treatment program. There are actually three steps in the addiction treatment process:
- Therapy and Counseling
- Aftercare programs
When an addiction sufferer decides to finally stop using, they will quickly learn they are repercussions that come from extended drug or alcohol abuse. Those repercussions are called withdrawal symptoms. In case you don’t know, withdrawal symptoms can be very dangerous to a person’s short-term and long-term health. A person who decides to suddenly stop using prescription painkillers after years of abuse might encounter:
- Severe blood pressure and respiratory issues
- Stomach cramps and cramping in the extremities
- Nausea and vomiting
- Sleeping issues like insomnia
- Psych issues like suicidal thoughts and depression
- Tremors, convulsions, hallucinations and nightmares
- Inability to make coherent thoughts
To prevent experiencing the full effects and dangers associated with withdrawal symptoms, an addiction treatment clinician might recommend a medically-monitored detox program. Under the care of medical professionals, the client would go through the detox process as naturally as possible. With any signs of pain or discomfort, the medical staff will have the option to provide medication assistance when necessary. After detox, it’s on to therapy.
Therapy and Counseling
During counseling, the client gets a chance to figure out what’s creating their need to self-medicate problems away. Upon making that discovery, the clients will get an opportunity to build a toolbox full of coping skills. As part of treatment, counselors might use a combination of evidence based therapy with holistic options like acupuncture, yoga and meditation. All treatments are designed to create a lasting recovery for the client.
Graduating from treatment is only the beginning of recovery. In the ensuing days, weeks and months, the recovering addict will cross temptation and their triggers. To keep their mind on recovery, most reputable rehab facilities offer aftercare resources for relapse prevention. Some of the more prominent aftercare options include living in a sober or transitional living environment, participation in 12-Step programs and additional outpatient counseling.If you feel you are ready to stop the addiction madness and get help, it’s time to do just that. We would be very glad to get that call. For more information about our facility and services, you can speak to one of our representative by calling 866-300-6707.
Medically Reviewed: September 25, 2019
All of the information on this page has been reviewed and verified by a certified addiction professional.