When a person is addicted to drugs, often, neither the family nor the addict will quickly consider approaching a drug rehab. Addicts tend to resist accepting that they may have a problem, because drugs tend to have such an effect on their brain. Families tarry for a different reason. They tend to adopt a wait-and-watch policy, hoping that they may persuade the addict to quit on their own. Families even believe that addicts can only quit when they've hit rock bottom, and, therefore, simply wait. Both are bad ideas. It's important to bring a drug rehab into the picture as early as possible. Addictions are easiest to treat in their early stages. If you find this hard to believe, you should simply call us at our drug rehab in Georgetown.
Addiction rehab centers follow a proven, evidence-based system to help people overcome their dependence on addictive substances. The method followed takes the patient through specific steps: detox, therapy and recovery.
In detox, the addict is taken off the drug, and then offered medications to fight the withdrawal symptoms that cause pain, discomfort and physical harm to the body.
At the conclusion of detox, the addiction goes into temporary retreat. The addiction is still in place, however, and can surface. The patient is offered intensive therapy and recovery assistance for months, if not years, to help fight the slide back to addictive behavior. Without therapy, relapse, a return to addictive behavior, is bound to happen.
Our inpatient rehab in Georgetown can be conducted in a setting where the patient checks into a treatment facility for a period of months. Alternatively, they are conducted in an outpatient setting -- the patient goes to attend treatment once a day for prescriptions and therapy.
Both types of rehab can work well when applied to cases that they are a good match for. Outpatient treatment works well with mild, recent addictions that present with no complications. Inpatient treatment works with cases that do come with complications, a concurrent mental disorder, or a long-standing addiction with poor physical health, for example.
As a general rule, inpatient care works better than outpatient care. Addicts simply respond better to the greater amount of medical and therapeutic supervision that they receive in inpatient facilities.
A drug rehab treatment center can fall anywhere on the spectrum of quality. From rehabs run by religious or cult organizations that completely ignore scientific standards to ones that follow scientific principles in every way, there are rehabs of every description. Before choosing a rehab center for your treatment, it's important that you research it and rate it.
Licensing: The rehab center that you go to should have accreditation by the NAATP, CARF, or JCAHO certifying bodies. Licensing by the state is important, as well.
Program Personalization: Every addiction is a unique condition. Each patient comes in with different physical and mental capacities for change, different depths of addiction, and different levels of health. Applying one rigid treatment protocol to every patient rarely offers satisfactory results. Whether in detox or in the therapy and aftercare that follow, personalization should be the principle followed. If a drug rehab facility doesn't appear to have an extremely flexible plan, it isn't the right rehab to choose.
Dual diagnosis treatment: The overwhelming majority of addictions are complicated by the presence of a mental disorder. In many of these cases, there is no simple way to treat either the addiction or the psychiatric disorder to start off. Each disorder complicates treatment of the other. Only a rehab that offers integrated dual diagnosis treatment in Georgetown is able to handle such cases. It's important that every rehab offer such treatment.
A robust aftercare system: A vigorous program of therapeutic intervention after detox is critical to ensuring that the patient remains sober over the long term. Rehab centers should offer a wide range of therapeutic interventions to cover every kind of patient need -- cognitive-behavioral therapy, twelve-step programs, motivational interviewing, family therapy, art therapy and many others.
If you have questions about the way best way to choose a drug rehab, you should call us at our drug rehab in Georgetown.
Finally, one of the best indicators of quality in a rehab center is a robust system of record keeping. Only the best rehab centers invest in this detail. The more documentation and recording there is, the more attention someone somewhere is paying to the treatment offered.
Whether you have questions or would simply like to view a rehab center run on scientific principles, you only need to call us at our drug rehab in Georgetown. Call us now at (512) 521-3895.