The Addiction Rehabilitation Process

Finding What’s Right For YOU

Every individual will experience the treatment process based off of his/her situation, length of addiction, and severity. Although the experience might vary between individuals, the steps taken on the path to recovery are consistent. There are four specific steps to get through the rehabilitation process: assessment, detoxification, therapy, and aftercare. Following through each step of the rehabilitation process is important. You are not alone and we are here to help. For more information call our toll free number today. We want to help you begin your journey to recovery today.

Getting Started – What To Expect

Step 1: Assessment

During the assessment phase you will meet with medical professionals to begin your individual path to recovery. Before meeting, gather information such as your past medical history (both physical and mental), current medical conditions, substance abuse, family history, and health insurance. A medical, psychological evaluation, and psychosocial evaluation will generally take place. Medical professionals are able to adequately individualize your treatment process based off of this information. Being honest and open with your answers and information is important to help direct you to the right therapy and recovery. You are now taking a big step into a healthy recovery.

Withdrawal – Push Through and Stay Focused

Step 2: Detoxification

This step of the rehabilitation process is important to not only rid your body’s dependence of the substances used, but also to help you manage the symptoms your body will experience. Withdrawal symptoms vary depending on the substance used and severity of your addiction. During the assessment phase, medical professionals will determine the process of detoxification and what medical interventions might need to occur. Although this phase of rehabilitation can be both physically and mentally demanding, remind yourself that the intense symptoms will be short-term and you can push through it.

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Step 3: Therapy

The therapeutic phase of rehabilitation is the key toward long-term care and recovery. Guidance through therapy and personal reflection allow one to acknowledge events leading up to drug addiction, focus on healing emotions and/or pain of the past, and stay focused on his/her new journey of life. The treatment facility will most likely blend different kinds of therapies into your treatment each week. Four kinds of therapies that might be experienced are individual, group, family, and alternative. Individual therapy may consist of self-reflection, identifying those personal causes of drug addiction, and ways to resist or prevent that behavior in the future. Group therapy is a great way to open up to others and even connect with other individuals going through a similar situation. Often times, group therapy leaves one feeling less alone, and more part of a community that can grow and heal together. Family therapy can integrate certain family members to either address any problems that exists or to allow effective communication with the purpose of healing and strengthening the relationship. Family and/or friend support is important on the road to recovery, and getting those special individuals on board early in the rehabilitation process is very beneficial. Alternative therapies such as mediation, exercise classes, or fine art classes may be experienced. These therapies can be continued and taken home as they can help keep the mind focused and positive.

A Lifelong Recovery

Step 4: Aftercare

The aftercare phase in rehabilitation is driven by a detailed plan consisting of goals, methods to achieve those goals, and supportive programs. Recovery from addiction is a lifelong process and it is important to continue to use the treatment received as a foundation for success and avert the temptation of relapse. There are different supportive programs available in the aftercare phase. Identifying what type of programs are most worthwhile based on individual needs will allow for a more rewarding and beneficial aftercare. Support groups offer a healing community that connects others and provides a supportive environment. Sober Living Homes are available to individuals needing an environment that is safe and will prevent the temptation of relapse. Alumni groups for treatment facilities may be offered allowing the alumni to reconnect and take classes to help get back on track with school, previous work, or new employment opportunities.

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Take The Leap

Take the road to recovery today and begin the process of rehabilitation The process of rehabilitation begins with YOU. It is your choice and your opportunity to begin the healing process and change your life. Reflect on what changes will need to be made. Start today and focus on a positive, healthy, and rewarding journey to benefit your life and those around you. You will not only make a difference for yourself, but you can set an example for others struggling with addiction. Bring that positive light to you and your family and go conquer those life goals waiting to be accomplished. Your journey starts today, and we are here to help.