Drug rehabilitation, or rehab, programs come in many forms and are designed to treat individual addictions specifically. Drug rehab programs will vary in their plans depending on both the type of addiction, whether physical or mental, and the drug of addiction. Choosing the right drug rehab program requires an effort by the user whenever possible as admitting to addiction is the first step in successful drug abstinence.
Drug rehab programs are based on many factors, including the aforementioned ones. To be successful, a drug rehab program must accommodate every situation. Some individuals might be experiencing a psychological addiction where as others may be physically addicted to a drug. Physical addiction means that the individual suffers physical withdrawal symptoms when the drug has left their system. In these cases, physical symptoms are monitored during detoxification. A quality drug rehab program will address physical and psychological issues including the core reasons for an individual’s addiction.
Drug rehab programs range in duration of drug treatment as well. Some programs are designed to participate in without disrupting day to day life, while others require extended stays and a complete change in lifestyle and may even require relocation. For severe physical dependency, it is sometimes best to relocate in order to successfully complete the drug rehab program and sever ties to old habits and lifestyles.
Though several resources are available on the internet for researching and locating drug rehab centers and programs, a physician or psychiatrist in your area can also recommend resources for help in locating and choosing a drug rehab program. For help with locating and securing drug rehab treatment for a minor, check with your child’s physician, school guidance councilor or your county health department. Admission into drug treatment programs is different for minors and rehab programs should address treatment differently according to age.
Disclaimer: Cliff Schaffer does not personally endorse or support any of the comments made within the writings of this article.