When Staying Addicted to Drugs Is No Longer an Option

When Staying Addicted to Drugs Is No Longer an OptionYou may have reached a point to get help for your drug addiction and end it for good. This is a great moment on your journey and we want to help you as much as we can.

How Drugs Affect People

You may recognize that your drug addiction has damaged every aspect of your life. Signs of drug addiction include the following:

  • Physical impacts—just look in the mirror and you can see some of the damage caused by your drug use. But, what you don’t see from the outside is that your internal body systems have been impacted, including the kidneys, bowels, lungs, and the liver in their efforts to get rid of harmful chemicals.
  • Physiological impacts—drugs impact how your brain functions and puts you at a disadvantage for making clear decisions and wise choices.
  • Emotional and mental impacts—your emotions are out of control and you often find it difficult to think clearly.
  • Behavioral impacts—you realize that you are acting in a manner that is not safe.

Inpatient Drug Rehabilitation or Outpatient Drug Rehabilitation

The two primary types of drug rehab program are inpatient and outpatient. What both programs have in common is that they can provide the following:

  • Education and information about addiction
  • Counseling services to help you understand the underlying issues that led to your addiction
  • Support in learning new strategies to deal with triggers and cravings
  • Emotional support from people who truly understand what you are going through
  • Information about other resources that you can use to stay free from drugs

Outpatient Drug Rehab

Outpatient treatment offers counseling and other treatment programs during the day, but you return home in the evening rather than staying overnight. These programs are useful for people who have obligations of work, school, or family. While each program in an outpatient setting can be customized to meet your needs, it is typical that you could expect to meet at least two to three times per week for a few hours each time.

In addition to providing individual and group counseling sessions to assist you, some outpatient treatment can include family therapy or alternative types of therapy, such as meditation. In both cases, competent therapists are available who specialize in drug recovery.

Because this is a very flexible option, outpatient drug rehab is desirable to many people, especially if you cannot afford to attend an inpatient program for an extended period, or if your insurance and financial situation prohibits you from inpatient treatment.

Inpatient Drug Rehab

With inpatient drug rehab, you move into the addiction treatment facility full time and receive around-the-clock care from medical professionals. In addition to all of the services that an outpatient treatment program offers, inpatient treatment deals with medical conditions, nutritional needs, and can provide medically-supervised detox.

Additionally, inpatient treatment removes all distractions from your life and enables you to focus on your recovery.

Get Help for Addiction

You’ve reached the end of your rope; you can no longer tolerate being addicted to drugs. However, it seems that the road to recovery is overwhelming. We can help, so please call our toll-free helpline today. We are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you might have about addiction treatment. We are here to help.