Many people have no idea what to expect when they start searching for a drug rehab programs. Some programs are varied and specialized, but most follow the same core structure. Preparing yourself for what’s to come in drug rehab is the best way to ensure you are mentally ready to enter into a treatment program.
A Guide to Drug Rehab
Below we will answer some commonly asked questions in regards to drug rehab.
- What is involved in a drug rehab program?
Drug rehab generally consists of three core components — detox, counseling and aftercare. Each component is designed to treat a specific aspect of the addiction. Patients meet with an intake counselor when they enter treatment to design a program for them.
- How long does drug rehab last?
The length of time a patient will spend in drug rehab is entirely dependent on them. Different phases of treatment also last for different periods of time, depending on the type of addiction the person is suffering from. The average stay in treatment is usually between four and eight weeks, though some programs can last for over a year. Detox can last anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks. The majority of your treatment time is spent in counseling. Dual Diagnosis patients will spend longer periods of time in treatment because of the complexity of their disorder.
- What is the difference between inpatient and outpatient treatment, and which is right for me?
Outpatient programs allow patients to live off-site while receiving treatment, whereas inpatient programs require patients to live at the facility. Outpatient and inpatient programs both incorporate the core phases of treatment into their structure. Outpatient treatment is geared towards people with a less severe, psychological addiction that will not experience physical withdrawal symptoms. Inpatient treatments are ideal for patients with a strong, physical addiction so they can receive the appropriate attention from medical professionals during detox.
- What types of specialty rehab programs are available?
Specialty rehab programs can be age-specific, gender-specific or holistic. They may practice a certain treatment philosophy or offer luxury amenities. The treatment facility that is right for you depends on your personality, income and the type of addiction you have.
- How can I decide on a treatment program that suits me?
If you are ready to enter into drug rehab, please call our toll-free number and speak to one of our trained counselors about your treatment options. They are available 24 hours a day to help you find a program that best suits your needs.