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Drug Rehab Program Overview: Making the Right Choice

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Drug addiction and alcoholism are serious diseases that can literally dismantle and destroy your life, piece by piece. If you’ve been struggling with either of these serious diseases or if you have a loved one who has been caught up with addiction, professional help is your only answer. One of the first questions that you will be asked when searching for a drug rehab program is how long you want to go into treatment. Residential treatment is the choice for most patients, but there are many different lengths of time for treatment. You should have some key information before you make a choice.

The best drug rehab programs are accredited facilities that provide 24/7 medical supervision by doctors, psychiatrists and licensed therapists specifically trained in addiction treatment. Treatment at a drug rehabilitation program always follows medical detoxification.

What Are Drug Rehab Centers?

Drug rehab centers combine detox and rehab programs in one facility. Before any drug treatment program can start, a person must successfully complete the drug detox program. These programs are designed to treat drug withdrawal symptoms while ridding the body of chemical toxins. Medically supervised inpatient detox facilities provide the best treatment for a patient because they offer constant observation and regular evaluations. After detox is completed, a patient can transition directly into a drug rehabilitation program.

Each drug rehab center is unique because there is no “right way” to treat drug addiction. Rehab centers provide detox and a variety of therapies for addiction treatment. Individualized treatment programs are developed to ensure that a patient’s needs are regularly being addressed through frequent re-evaluation.

Accredited drug rehab centers understand how to work with insurance companies to ensure that a patient gets the best care for his or her coverage. Rehabilitation generally lasts between 30 and 60 days, but it can last longer depending upon the patient’s needs. At Recovery Connection, our addiction specialists understand that not everyone can afford to pay for a drug rehab program. We aim to find a treatment center that fits your needs as well as your budget. Call us now 866-812-8231.

Choosing the Best Drug Rehab Programs

It can be extremely difficult to know where to turn when you’re struggling with an addiction. You may understand that a recovery program is what you need, but which program is right for you?

Many addictions require one important step before the actual counseling and therapy began. Before you can start working one-on-one with an addiction specialist to uncover why you became addicted in the first place, you might need to undergo medical detox. But remember that not all drug rehab programs offer medical detox.

In addition, you’ll naturally need to know whether you want to go through a 30-day or 60-day rehab program. You need a knowledgeable middleman to help you connect with the right program.

The best drug rehab programs provide patients with 24-hour medical, psychiatric and clinical care. After detox has been completed, rehab programs should begin. A quick transition from detox into early addiction treatment provides the patient with the highest chance of a successful treatment episode. The longer the time between detox and the start of drug rehab, the less likely the drug addict or alcoholic is to enter a rehab program. It is important to choose detox in facilities that also offer drug rehab programs. This reduces the stress of locating a rehab program and coordinating the transfer into another facility and decreases the chance of drug relapse.

Main Differences Between 30-Day and 60-Day Drug Rehab Programs

Individuals enter drug rehabilitation for different reasons. Naturally, all patients will be seeking help for addiction, but the differences are mostly in the backgrounds of the patients, and this is usually where the time period of your drug rehab program will be affected.

For example, if you have been struggling with addiction for a year or less than a year, you may be able to go through a shorter 30-day rehab program. Throughout this program, you will be offered virtually all of the same things that a 60-day program would offer, but the duration will be shorter because your struggle has been shorter, and you may be able to exit the program with more success after a shorter period of time.

On the other hand, for those who may have relapsed several times or who have been addicted to alcohol or drugs for years or even decades, a longer 60-day program may be what’s needed.

Quality drug rehab programs offer individualized clinical supervision, ongoing evaluations and regularly updated personalized treatment plans. If a patient has a psychological or psychiatric crisis at any point in the rehab process, the patient and the family do not have to wait for it to be addressed.

Consider these factors when choosing a drug rehab center:

  • Medical staff certified in addiction medicine
  • 24/7 on-site medical team
  • Interdisciplinary medical and clinical team
  • Certified addiction psychiatrist
  • Credible dual-diagnosis program
  • Medication management classes
  • Supplemental education such as life skills, nutrition, and exercise
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Recreation, art and/or music therapy

The best drug rehab programs offer specialty treatment programs. These include LGBT treatment programs, Christian-based rehab and special programs for women.  Only the best rehabs have fully developed tracks based on the most effective treatment practices that address the specific needs of these particular demographics.

Drug addiction controls your whole life and getting sober takes an enormous amount of energy and commitment. The end result of this investment in recovery is getting your life back. Drug addicts have to come to terms with many challenging issues to develop a strong foundation for recovery, emotional stability, and maturity. Getting clean and sober requires complete personal honesty.

Questions to ask yourself about your addiction:

  • Can you get clean and sober while you live at home?
  • Can you get clean and sober if you must pass your old liquor store or the place where you regularly used drugs?
  • Are you able to handle you handle cravings on your own?

The answers to these questions, based upon current research, are probably “no.” However, if you seek your recovery in a drug rehabilitation center away from home, you increase your chances of maintaining sobriety.

Let Us Help You Find a Drug Rehab Program

Drug addiction is on the rise in the United States. According to the government, 24.6 million Americans have used illicit drugs in the last 30 days. If you have been struggling with addiction, you need a top-quality drug addiction program to start your journey toward recovery.  

Finding one can be a challenge, but we are here to help. It’s important to act quickly if you’re struggling with addiction, so call us today at 866-812-8231.

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