Drug Rehab Treatment
Drug rehab treatment is a somewhat amorphous term that has many speculating as to what really happens behind closed doors. Will there be endless discussion groups where patients talk about their relationships with their mothers? Are they forced to do hard labor? Is there electric shock treatment? Will they be allowed to leave? These questions have many potential clients for rehabilitation hesitating to seek help at a local drug rehab treatment center.
Obviously, some of these things are part and parcel of successful drug rehab treatment. Yet they have been blown out of proportion by the ill informed and are now feeding the fears of those in desperate need of treatment. Be assured that modern drug rehab treatment centers do not resemble institutions of incarceration where individuals are held against their wills for infinite periods of time.
As a matter or fact, drug rehab treatment begins with a simple phone call. The person in need of help will contact the local rehab center and a skilled counselor will screen the applicant for inclusion in the program. At times it may be necessary to refer a patient to another facility that is better equipped to handle certain issues, such as dual diagnosis counseling. Once a patient has been found to be a good candidate for a drug rehab treatment program at a center, he or she is invited to come in person. At this time it is advisable to bring some toiletries, changes of clothes, a bit of money, and perhaps a book or two to help pass the time. Chances are that the client will be permitted to enter the program right away! During the stay she or he will undergo detoxification, if needed, psychological, nutritional and even vocational counseling, as well as help to reconnect with friends and family prior to returning home. This will ensure maximum success when a patient leaves the structured environment of an institution for the more familiar surroundings of home. If you are in need of help, don’t delay! Do not pay attention to the alleged horror stories some friends of family members may have heard third or fourth hand, and instead get the information yourself. You’ll be glad you did!
Disclaimer: Cliff Schaffer does not personally endorse or support any of the comments made within the writings of this article.