Rehab treatment programs are an important resource for the countless people who suffer from drug abuse disorder each year. The rehab treatment landscape, however, can be confusing to many. If you need to learn about it, it can help to learn the lay of the land in a general way, and to know what is on offer. The information below is a good start. If you have any questions, you can call us at our center for rehab treatment programs in Georgetown.
Outpatient rehab tends to be the most readily available choice most, since it's inexpensive, is supported by insurance, and allows freedom of movement.
Inpatient rehab, on the other hand, is more difficult in every way -- it's expensive, many insurance policies don't pay for it, and it has the addict confined to a rehab center for the duration of the program -- the addict needs to take time off from life, and check in for an extended period of time for treatment.
Yet, when it comes to quality of care and results seen, inpatient care fares better on every metric. It ensures compliance by offering care in a drug-free environment, there is care offered throughout the day and night, and counseling and therapy are offered several hours a day. Patients receive greater personal attention, structure and supervision, as well, that makes for greater engagement.
In inpatient rehab, care is provided according to individually created care plans, rather than generic plans. In many cases, such as with long-standing addictions or patients who suffer from serious mental disorders, inpatient care is the only viable option.
Once drug detox in Georgetown concludes, patients can sign up to relapse prevention for different lengths of time. Such treatment is critical for sobriety over an extended period of time. In relapse prevention, recovering addicts learn important psychological strengths and skills to apply to their situation.
30-day rehab: Programs lasting a month tend to work well in many cases that involve mild addictions. These 30 days include group and individual therapy, support group meetings and relapse prevention therapy. Therapy is offered hours each day, and time outside of therapy is spent socializing with fellow patients. Usually, there are no visitors allowed over the first 10 days, but as recovery progresses, a little slack is allowed.
Programs lasting no longer than 30 days are a good idea for those who aren't very sure, and want to try out a program for a reasonable period of time before they make up their minds about actually committing. They could have doubts about the efficacy of the program, about the professionals manning the program and so on.
60-day rehab:Programs that only last a month tend to not offer enough treatment for every need. Longer, 60-day courses are helpful in cases involving deeper addictions, where patients need more time and more therapy to work out their issues.
When cognitive-behavioral therapy is applied to specific psychological challenges such as cognitive distortions and obsessive thought, therapy can take far longer to bear fruit. Recovering addicts may need more time to study their thought processes, and work with their therapists to create newer, healthier thought patterns. Sixty-day rehab tends to be ideal in these cases.
Drug rehab treatment programs in Georgetown can last much longer -- three months, six months or an entire year. Much depends on the depth of the addiction to treat, and the psychological challenges faced.
Many rehab facilities offer rehab treatment in line with accepted scientific principles. Many, however, don't. It's important to personally evaluate every treatment program that you consider, for the quality of the actual treatment offered -- detox, addiction treatment therapy and aftercare.
While it can help to go by testimonials, there's an even more important way to check on the quality of center. You simply need to look for certification by certifying bodies. State certification is important, as is accreditation by bodies such as the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) or the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers.
Our certified drug and alcohol rehab in Georgetown are run by professionals that have 20+ years of expertise in the addiction treatment industry. If you have questions, you can always call us at our center for rehab treatment programs in Georgetown. Call us now at (512) 521-3895.