Drug treatment is a set of therapies and techniques that are grouped together and organized in specific sequence and coordinated way to help a person to break both their physical and mental addictions to a drug or alcohol. It also is a way of building strategies and techniques for coping with and overcoming future temptations and relapse possibilities to remain clean and sober following treatment.
Anyone who has developed and alcohol or drug addiction or substance abuse problem can benefit from drug treatment. To learn how to get treatment as soon as possible, call Drug Rehab Centers Stamford (203) 242-8288.
When a person develops an addiction to a drug or alcohol, they begin to show certain signs and changes in behavior and demeanor. These signs may be physical, social, or related to their health.
There are three basic formats in which a person can receive rehab treatment. These are residential treatment, outpatient treatment, and inpatient treatment.
Residential treatment is most commonly referred to as drug rehab. In this form of treatment, a person moves into a rehab treatment center for a period of a few days to a few weeks. This allows the patient to take time out of their lives and really focus on their recovery fulltime. It also prevents relapse during the detox and treatment process as it eliminates access to the addicted drug.
Outpatient treatment is a treatment model in which the recovering addict is able to remain at home during the drug recovery and treatment process. The patient will go to treatments several times a week, usually between one and three times, but perhaps more depending on their treatment needs. While this can be more convenient for some recovering addicts, the potential to get distracted and miss or quit treatments is high. Additionally the temptation and ability to relapse is never fully removed from the equation and can be a big problem in this treatment model.
Inpatient treatment most often occurs in a mental health hospital or standard medical hospital. It is a short-term form of treatment usually lasting through detox and perhaps for a short period of time afterwards. Inpatient treatment is most commonly used to treat patients who have high risks of medical complications during the detox process (i.e. they have a heart condition or advance liver or kidney disease) or if they have proven to be a suicide risk and need 24-hour monitoring.
Medical detox is a medically-supervised form of detox. Detox is the process of eliminating the addicted substance from the body and dealing with the withdrawal symptoms that result. In medical detox, doctors help to treat withdrawal symptoms, ensure that medical emergencies that may arise are dealt with swiftly and efficiently, and help the recovering addict to detox gradually rather than shocking the body by quitting cold turkey.
Group and individual therapy sessions help recovering addicts to find and understand the reasons that they developed their addiction. Once the feelings, thoughts, and behaviors that underlie their addiction are found, the recovering addict can develop strategies to cope with these issues as well as the temptations they will face after treatment to prevent future relapse.
When you are ready to get the treatment you need, call Drug Rehab Centers Stamford at (203) 242-8288 and get the help you deserve.
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