Find A Drug Rehab Near Me
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Find A Drug Rehab Near Me

Isaac Alexis, M.D., AAMA, AMP-BC

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Isaac Alexis, M.D., AAMA, AMP-BC

January 30, 2019

Choosing a rehab facility is a difficult decision that can cause individuals to feel overwhelmed. Luckily, there are a variety of resources to help those seeking treatment find the program that is right for them.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 21.2 million Americans aged 12 and older needed help for a drug or alcohol abuse problem in 2014. However, only 2.5 million of these people received treatment.

The reasons for this vast discrepancy vary, but oftentimes it may be due to you or your loved one feeling overwhelmed and not knowing where to start. Thousands of facilities exist, for people from every walk of life, let us help you begin your recovery journey today.

Should I Choose A Facility Near Me?

Location is often one of the biggest concerns when a person is deciding where to seek treatment. There are so many facilities located across the U.S., chances are, that there might be one near you. Just because a facility is near you, doesn’t mean that it is automatically the best one for you.

Being close to home is convenient, and it may alleviate concerns of travel. If you choose to interact with your family or friends, it will make it easier for them to come see you, and even take part in therapy sessions. However, seeking treatment nearby may also have its downfalls—remember, the closer you are to home, the closer you may be to potentially bad influences, or people, places, memories, and events that may trigger a craving. You might also feel that it is easier to leave treatment prematurely when you are that close to home.

It is for this reason, that some people choose to go away for treatment, either to another city or even to another state. Sometimes, when a person lives in a rural setting, they may find that they have to travel to seek treatment regardless. We can help you examine the pros and cons of all these scenarios so that you might find the situation that is best for you.

What Is The Purpose Of Drug Rehab?

All addiction treatments, regardless of their location, have the same goal in mind—to help someone conquer their addiction. To do this, they help a person learn to overcome their craving for the addictive substance and to develop the emotional, behavioral, and lifestyle skills needed to avoid relapse and maintain a higher quality of life.

In order to make the best decision, it is important that you fully understand how treatment works and what to expect. The types of treatments and programs continue to evolve and advance, but there are still a few general components that should be offered at any good facility. Here we explain them, that way you will be more prepared to make an educated decision.

Detoxing, The First Step Towards Wellness

Depending on the substance, the majority of drug rehab programs start with medically supervised detox with a managed withdrawal to help the patient wean off of the substance in a safe, comfortable, and controlled environment. In some instances, a facility may also employ the help of certain medications to aid in this process.

Addictive substances affect far more than an individual’s physical health, they also alter and manipulate someone’s emotions, behavior, and thoughts. Therefore, detox should be the beginning of a professional rehab program that looks at every aspect of recovery, in a way that presents a person with individualized treatment that addresses their unique concerns and wards against relapse.

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Residential Treatment

Residential treatment involves the patient living in the inpatient drug rehab center for the entirety of their treatment, which may last 28 or 30 days, 60 days, 90 days, or even longer. The focus of residential treatment is to treat the patient’s whole body, including their physical, mental, and behavioral health, through 24-hour supervision.

While there are residential treatments that take place in hospitals, many take place in more therapeutic, private, or resort-like settings, and offer many special features in addition to the traditional medical therapies, such as spa services, chef-cooked meals, access to a fitness center, a wilderness setting, and many other fun or relaxing activities.

This spectrum of treatments and amenities helps to resocialize a person so that they can learn successful life skills and coping mechanisms. These skills develop personal accountability, healthful behaviors, meaningful relationships, responsibility, and socially productive lives.

Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient treatment does not involve the patient living in the facility during the program. Instead, it allows them to continue living at home while visiting the facility for their scheduled appointments and group therapy sessions. Typically, outpatient programs cost less than inpatient treatments because they don’t offer 24-hour care, nor as many amenities.

Outpatient rehab may be more suitable for those who cannot, for various reasons, leave the responsibilities of their life, however, this form of treatment may not be sufficient for many cases. This form of treatment may work better for those that have extensive social support from family and friends.

Individual And Group Counseling

Counseling is offered both individually and in groups. It is typically recommended that patients participate in both, and you should have access to each within inpatient and outpatient treatment.

Individual counseling looks at any behavioral and lifestyle concerns throughout need to be addressed for lasting abstinence, such as job status, any illegal activity, and relations with family and friends. These sessions will also help you to understand your cravings, what triggers them, and proactive ways that you can avoid or manage these cues, in order to achieve and protect your sobriety. Group counseling is used in addition to individual counseling to provide social reinforcement and positive affirmation.

Treatment For Co-Occurring Disorders

In many cases, a person may suffer from other concerns beyond their addiction that influence their drug and alcohol abuse. These mental health disorders may have been present before the addiction, they may have gotten worse because of it, or they may have even been caused from it.

A good rehab program understands how these disorders can be linked, and can treat these concerns side by side, so that you can leave treatment with as strong a foundation as possible.

Recovery Support Services

These services are offered in combination with clinical treatments to support individuals in outpatient or inpatient treatment, while supporting their recovery goals. These services may include transportation to and from the treatment facility, support with finding employment or education, specialized living situations, mentoring, faith-based support, relapse prevention, and numerous other opportunities for personal development.

Peer Support

Peer support begins within the recovery program and typically continues after a person finishes treatment. Peer support has been found to be an essential component of long-lasting recovery from addiction. Peer support groups may include Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and numerous other 12-step programs.

A Combination Of Approaches Can Yield More Successful Results

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, combining behavioral therapies like cognitive-behavioral therapy, contingency management, motivational therapy, and 12-step facilitation therapy, with medical and peer support therapies, is the most successful method for treating and preventing addiction.

How Do I Know A Program is Right for Me?

When trying to decide on a drug rehab program, it is important to look closely at what they offer, if the program is designed for specific concerns or preferences, and for features and amenities that you find important. There are many general programs for those suffering from addiction that offer comprehensive treatments, and there are also programs that are designed for a more specific group of people, including holistic, adventure, executive, and many more.

For example, young people need a different approach to treatment than adults do. Youth rehab programs often will involve family counseling along with individual and group counseling. Adults who are married may also want to participate in marital counseling, in addition to individual and group counseling.

How Do You Decide Which Program Is Best For You?

We offer a wide-variety of resources and information on treatment methods and programs, in fact, we base our directory off of SAMHSA’s database on treatment programs. Sometimes, after you’ve weighed the pros and cons, you may discover that the programs that are closest to you would not be the best choice for you, don’t let this deter you. Regardless if you choose a facility near you, or one that is a longer distance away, we can help you make your recovery goals a reality.

Don’t let the cost of treatment deter you from getting the help you need. Today, multiple options exist beyond paying out of pocket or using insurance. Please reach out to us, and we can give you information on these things, and also financing, scholarships, and grants.

Contact Us to Find a Drug Rehab Program Near You

If you would like to speak with a drug rehab expert who can answer all of your questions and help you to locate an addiction treatment program that’s right for you, contact us at today. Don’t put the right treatment off—all it takes to get started is a phone call.

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