Long term drug rehab can benefit people suffering from addiction. It took months or even years to develop an addiction, so it will take just as long to recover.
Drug addiction is a chronic brain disease and just like other diseases, there are relapses. A short term or once of type treatment is not sufficient enough for this disease or any disease. Firstly, the patient will need to go through a medical detox and then only will the behavioral therapy be effective. Many patients exhibit dual conditions such as bipolar disorder, depression, and trauma. These mental conditions will bring on addictive behavior as these patients are self-medicating through substance abuse.
Long Term Rehab is a Lifelong Process
Drug addiction recovery is a lifelong process and without the correct steps, relapses will occur. At ARCA, we do not suggest long term drug rehab treatment. We do however suggest that the patient continues with an outpatient program once the inpatient program is over. The outpatient program will assist families and patients to transition back into everyday life and move forward into the recovery process and prevent relapse triggers.
What Happens in Rehab?
The intake process is fairly easy. Our team of experts will assess the patient and see where they are at with their addiction. If the patient requires a medical detox, a medical examination will be done and medication will be administered. This is most vital for those who have been using substances such as alcohol or opioids as the withdrawal symptoms are dangerous.
Once detox is complete, the patient will undergo intense cognitive therapy and one-on-one counseling. The patient will be given healthy balanced meals to build up their strength. This treatment lasts around 30 days and then the patient is advised to continue with an outpatient program and 12 step NA/AA meetings.
Drug addiction is a scary thing. Quitting drugs is not easy for anyone, yet many addicts are clean today.
We understand what you are going through. Your life is spinning out of control. You are scared, and you are tired. But you are not alone. We have helped hundreds of people just like you get on the road to recovery. Give us a call today for a consultation. The only way to move forward is to take that first step.