Addiction is an awful, unhappy illness to endure. There are a lot of people that suffer from dependency to drugs and alcohol, and many who have loved ones that suffer from dependency to drugs and alcohol. Rehabilitation, or rehab, is a treatment method to help addicts realize their dependency, learn how to recognize and keep away from triggers that make them use, and learn how to live as an addict in recovery. Rehab centers develop customized treatment plans to fulfill the physical, mental, social, medical, vocational, and emotional needs of all their clients. They provide a healthy environment for addicts who want to start recovering from drug and/or alcohol addiction.
Interventions: Extra Help
For addicts that don’t realize that their dependency to drugs and/or alcohol is problematic, or who oppose treatment, the first step towards recovery is generally an intervention. With the assistance of rehab professionals, the addict’s friends, family members, and loved ones can gather as a well-organized group to confront the addict regarding their drug and/or alcohol addiction.
They present the addict with examples of how they’ve hurt themselves or others. Then they urge the addict to go into a treatment center. Most rehab facilities encourage utilizing a certified interventionist to plan an effective intervention. But an intervention is not the same as rehabilitation. It will not prevent an addict from using drugs or alcohol. To be effective, an intervention must be followed by rehabilitation.
Detox and Beyond
Detox is another step of rehabilitation that many addicts might require prior to rehab. Detox is a medically supervised process that is intended to moderate many of the worst parts of withdrawal. Certain medicine and an IV for hydration and nutrition are occasionally required for this process. Withdrawal from alcohol, opiates, and some sorts of substances can be fatal without clinical supervision, so for people suffering from dependency to those substances, detox is extremely necessary. But again, detox is no miracle cure. Rehab is where addicts truly learn how to overcome an addiction.
Someone who is so profoundly hooked on a drug, or to alcohol, that they will harm not only themselves but people they love, obviously suffers from an insidious disease. Unfortunately, there’s no ‘miracle cure’ for addiction. But people that seek treatment at certified, accredited rehab programs regularly find success in recovery. Rehabilitation plans are medically proven, and they include individual and group therapy sessions, physical and recreational activities and participation in the 12-step community. For details about interventions, detox or how you can get help to overcome your addiction, call 877-421-9807 in the San Antonio area.