Drug Treatment Programs

Drug addiction treatment is an exhausting, grueling process for anyone involved. Many people attempt to try and “white knuckle” their way through withdrawal, without addressing the underlying psychological foundation for their drug use.  Drug treatment programs address both the physical and psychological addiction to promote a more complete form of addiction treatment and lifetime sobriety.

Different Drug Treatment Programs for Different Lifestyles

Drug Treatment ProgramsDifferent personality types are more inclined towards different treatment methods. Some facilities differ in their core treatment plan while others may differ in their variations on that core plan and the unique features they offer. Residential drug treatment is an ideal program for those who suffer from a serious or severe physical addiction. Residential programs are also an excellent option for those who do not have a supportive home environment or feel they are surrounded by negative influences that encourage their drug habit.

Outpatient drug treatment centers are a good option for those who have a mild to moderate psychological addiction with little physical dependency. Outpatient programs offer the same basic treatment components as residential facilities, but allow patients to return home in the evenings. These programs are ideal for those with a strong basis for support at home and who are able to manage the stress in their lives effectively while receiving treatment.

Specialty programs can be outpatient-based or residential and cater to a certain type of individual. Some programs may be designed for teens or women, for example, while others might use a holistic approach.

What Happens Inside Drug Treatment Programs?

Upon entering a drug addiction treatment program, patients meet with an intake counselor to discuss their addiction and design a treatment plan for them. Detox is the first step of the process, where the individual experiences withdrawal symptoms under medical supervision and treats the physical nature of their addiction. Detox can be medical or natural, depending on whether medications are used to supplement the substance. Not all patients are required to undergo detox. Once detox is completed, the individual moves on to individual and group counseling. The purpose of counseling is to treat the psychological nature of a patient’s addiction by helping them understand the root causes and what triggers their behavior.

Finally, there is aftercare. Aftercare programs help individuals maintain their sobriety after treatment is completed. Many programs make arrangements for aftercare for their patients, and many individuals will continue to attend aftercare programs for the rest of their lives.

If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, please call us. Our trained counselors are available 24 hours a day to discuss your treatment options with you.