Detox and More
The first step for recovering drug addicts is usually to go through some sort of medical detoxification (detox) procedure. Detox is a process that rids the body of harmful substances (usually toxins) left behind due to the addiction. Without the dangerous substances, you have a much better chance of starting a new life. It’s important to have a supervised detox plan so that you’ll be able to endure the challenges of detox. You are probably familiar with drug withdrawal symptoms. They can include vomiting, sweating and having difficulty sleeping. These painful symptoms occur because your body is trying to cope with the changes that come with detoxification. A qualified staff can ensure that the withdrawal symptoms you may face won’t be too much to handle. Thanks to medication, these painful symptoms can be greatly reduced - if not eliminated - during the detox procedures.
Once your body has gone through detox, you will be ready for your own path to wellness. Qualified staff can map out that path for you. Each person is different, so each person’s rehab plan is going to be a bit different. Researchers will examine not only your drug use, but other factors in your life that may be boosting your addiction. You may learn to avoid certain people or places that trigger you to use drugs. Learning new patterns of behavior will be vital for you. New habits will show you that you are capable of functioning without drugs. You will get your mind back in more ways than one. For you will be able to make better choices than you were able to make before. You will see your addiction more clearly and understand what must be done to combat it.
Rehab and the ‘Cure’
Addiction can be managed and regulated, but never ‘cured.’ Many different illnesses, like hypertension and diabetes, cannot be cured. But they can be managed and regulated so that the ill person is not a slave to the disease. A good rehab program will give you the skills you need to manage your addiction. As with any treatable disease, you will be able to live a normal life with the proper safeguards in place. If temptation strikes, you won’t be helpless anymore. You will know the damages of addiction. You will know about the loss of control that comes with addiction. And this time, you won’t be a slave to your addiction.
It’s possible because treatment by qualified personnel can show you what you’re missing. Most addicts won’t be able to quit without help, so reach out for help today. Drug addiction has claimed the lives of too many already. Don’t become a statistic. If you or someone you love struggles with prescription or illegal drugs, get help now. A life beyond imagining is yours for the taking. There are professionals here in the Atlanta, Georgia area ready to walk you through the process and answer any question you have. You can call them at (678) 616-2926.
What Types of Drug Addiction Help Are Available?
Help for addiction comes in different forms, but usually includes treatment and counsel procedures. Treatment can include medicine or medical procedures, such as detox. Counsel would include learning skills and mental habits to overcome addiction. If you are an addict, a combination of all of these may be necessary to recover your life.
Outpatient treatment refers to a patient receiving care outside of a direct rehab facility. It usually involves living with a support group of fellow recovering addicts. Some rehab facilities will be able to place you directly into an outpatient program if necessary.
Inpatient treatment refers to a patient receiving care inside a rehab facility. The patient usually resides in the facility during the treatment. The patient is monitored by several health care professionals. These workers provide the therapy, medicine and guidance to help the patient return to sobriety.
Depending on the patient’s needs, some therapy may take place in a hospital facility or a private residence. The hospital can provide medicines and medical personnel to attend to the patient. The private residence is usually that of a family member or close friend.