Before making the decision to go into a drug and/or alcohol treatment center, many people have thousands of questions about the rehabilitation process. It may be a frightening thought, especially if you have been addicted for a long period of time. Rehabilitation is about changing your life for the better and to some, that can be a scary idea.
That’s why we believe the more information you know about drug rehab, the fear and anxiety will dissipate and you’ll be ready to get healthy. Here’s a few answers to some of the more common questions about rehab:
How Does Drug/Alcohol Treatment Work?
All addiction treatment centers have some sort of three-step process:
- Detoxification. This might what scares you the most. Detox is the process where your body gets rid of drugs and alcohol. It can vary from person to person, depending on what type of substances you have been using. For instance, a heroin detox may be harder on someone other than alcohol detox. Some rehabs offer a medicated detox which means you will take medicine to help with the withdrawal symptoms.
- Rehab. Once detox is complete, you will be placed in a rehabilitation program. This usually includes group and individual therapy sessions, along with classes that will teach you how to cope with temptation and gives you tools that you will need to prevent a relapse.
- Aftercare. Once you complete rehab, there will be aftercare options available to you to continue your recovery once you return to your normal life. These options include ongoing therapy, 12-step programs, and sober living arrangements, if needed.
How Long Will it Take?
There’s really no set period of time. It all depends on you and how your counselors feel about your recovery. Many treatment centers offer a 30-day program as a minimum length, but there are programs that can last up to 90 days or longer. Again, it all depends upon the individual.
Is This a Cure for My Addiction?
Sorry to tell you this, but there is no cure for drug/alcohol addiction. It’s a lifelong process that you will be struggling with. But a drug rehab is a step in the right direction. It gets you on the path to recovery; however, once you leave the treatment center, it’s up to you to continue the journey.
What if I Relapse?
Despite what you may think, relapse is not failure. It happens to everyone. It’s just an obstacle that you need to overcome. Many who struggle with addiction have stayed in a rehab more than once before getting sober. Rehab will give you the tools that you need to maintain a sober lifestyle and can support you through your recovery struggles.
How Much Does Inpatient Rehab Cost?
It all depends on where you go and what type of insurance you have. Take a look at this page to learn more about the cost of rehab.
Should I Stay Nearby or Get Away?
Again, it all depends on the individual. Some people find it more beneficiary to leave home where they don’t have to worry about temptation of their old life and can focus on their recovery. But if you have a family that needs you, a closer facility may be the way to go.
How Can I Find an Addiction Rehab Program?
That’s easy! Contact A Sober Place now by calling 855-343-3655 or filling out this form and we will be happy to discuss your options.