Guiding Patients through the Healing Process
Rehab programs are designed to address the behavioral and mental heath elements of drug and alcohol addiction. The disease of addiction impacts every aspect of a person’s life, including their mental health, their relationships with their families, their careers and practically every other area. It’s important that recovering patients have the tools and resources they need to properly address the behavioral fallout of their substance abuse. Effective rehab programs help patients live comfortably and independently in recovery without having to rely on drugs or alcohol. These programs instill confidence, self-awareness and peace of mind for lasting mental health.
What Types of Rehab Programs Are there?
After years of continued clinical innovation in the field of addiction treatment, there are various types of rehab options from which to choose. The type of rehab programs patients choose should be contingent upon the scope and severity of their addiction (history of use, what kind of drugs they’ve been using, treatment history, etc.). Some of the more common types of rehab programs include, but are not limited to:
- Inpatient – Patients stay in a residential program for an extended period time (typically 28-30 days) and receive ongoing care from mental health professionals. Inpatient treatment is often reserved for patients who need a deeper level of care, patients who are suffering from co-occurring disorder and patients who have not had success in outpatient treatment programs.
- Outpatient – Patients attend therapy for a few hours each day and receive group and individualized counseling from and an experienced and qualified care professional. Outpatient rehab is ideal for those who need quality care but can’t afford to leave their jobs or families for the duration of inpatient treatment. It allows an ideal combination of flexibility and quality care. There are certain situations, however, in which the parameters and resources of outpatient rehab simply aren’t enough.
- Intensive Outpatient – Intensive is a longer and more frequent form of traditional outpatient treatment. It’s ideal for patients who need a little extra help beyond outpatient care but don’t necessarily need residential rehab.
Patients should work with their loved ones to determine which type of rehab program is right for them.
What Do Rehab Programs Hope to Accomplish?
The primary goal of any rehab program should be to help patients live independently in recovery. This is accomplished through a combination of techniques that have been proven effective in the treatment process. While each patient’s course of rehab should be administered according to their unique care needs, there are a few universal elements that each program should include, such as:
- Group Therapy
- Individual Counseling
- Supplemental Therapies (Biofeedback, Yoga, Meditation, etc.)
- Aftercare and Ongoing Monitoring
Patients should leave their program with a comprehensive aftercare plan that builds on the progress they made in treatment and includes information to local addiction-trained therapists in their area. Recovery does not stop after rehab programs.
The Detox and Rehab Connection
In addition to comprehensive behavior rehab programs, patients must undergo a course of medically supervised detoxification and withdrawal management for the best chances of success. Treatment is a binary technique that must address the physical and behavioral aspects of substance abuse. Detox helps patients rid their bodies of the toxins that have built up in their systems through prolonged and untreated substance abuse. It is a fundamental part of the treatment process and is accompanied by a certain level of withdrawal, depending upon the patient’s substance abuse history.
Whatever kind of drug rehab program you or your loved one may need, the professionals at Quench the Thirst are here to help you get there. Call us today at 855-781-8870 to get the help you need now.