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Addiction Treatment Centers, Drug and Alcohol Rehab and Addiction Intervention Services
Drug Detox Programs and Centers
Once a person admits that they have a drug problem and wished to seek help, choosing a drug treatment center is one of the most difficult procedures in the recovery process. Each facility has a different type of program, the cost can vary greatly and the success rate can be different.
No matter which center a person chooses, the programs should be designed to meet their individual needs. Medical, psychological and nutritional needs must be met and a facility should provide a patient with access to all three of these.
There are inpatient and outpatient facilities. An inpatient facility requires a person to be admitted to a center that is staffed with medical and psychological professionals. A nutritionist is often on staff also. Most inpatient facilities will not allow visitation for a period of time so that the person can focus solely on their recovery. An outpatient program will allow a person to remain in their home and meet with a medical professional and a psychologist. They will also be asked to meet with other outpatient addicts. The person may have to submit to drug testing which will be done randomly. Recently, the use of monitoring devices has become popular. These devices will record if a person has been taking drugs.
An inpatient stay is the most beneficial way for a person to overcome drug addiction and the success rate is much higher than with outpatient treatment. When a person is at home, they are still in contact with people who are doing drugs and still can go to places where drugs are present. This makes it easy for a person to relapse and even stop treatment altogether.
The cost of drug treatment varies with the rehab that is chosen. Outpatient treatment is by far the least expensive due to the fact that a person is not admitted to a facility. There are some inpatient facilities in which the setting is more like a spa or retreat. In considering the cost treatment, remember that the services offered can vary from place to place and not always does more expensive mean better results.
Family support is very important to a recovering addict and no matter whether a person is an inpatient or outpatient program, the family should receive counseling. This may include meeting with the medical professional and psychologist who is overseeing treatment. Some family counseling is conducted with both the family and patient meeting together. This can give everyone the chance to express concerns each one has about why drug abuse began and what will happen once a person completes treatment.
After a person completes treatment they will be faced with all types of obstacles. Some people may feel depressed because they let down their family and true friends and they may have no job to return to. Help in the form love and support from family and friends is what is needed most. The temptation to begin abusing drugs will always be there and a recovering addict should feel that they have someone they can turn to.