About Inpatient Rehab
Drug abuse and addiction are complex problems that few individuals truly understand. Some may believe that successful recovery consists of simply abstaining from drug use for a period of time, but the fact is that all of the physical, mental and emotional causes and effects of drug use have to be addressed and resolved in order for them to successfully break their connection with past drug use and establish the firm foundation necessary for a strong, healthy and productive future.
Personalized, Inpatient Rehabilitation Treatment
There is no single way to handle the problems of drug abuse and addiction for every individual. They each have their own specific needs that must be thoroughly addressed by their treatment program, and in fact this individualized attention can often make the difference between failure and success in recovery. However, regardless of the individualized nature of each program, there are some basic components to successful recovery, including:
Physical detoxification treatment. In order for an individual to make it to the point of their rehabilitation treatment program that includes resolving the mental and emotional causes and effects of drug use, they must first handle the immediate physical effects of drug use. Residual drug substances can be flushed from the body through detoxification treatment, and this can help the individual greatly reduce or even entirely eliminate their drug cravings.
Counseling. While eliminating the effects of past drug use is very important, the individual must also take responsibility for the decisions and choices they made that contributed to their drug use in the first place. They must also learn to rebuild their self-confidence and self-respect so that they can confidently move forward into a better future.
Life skills education. An individual will need the skills and abilities to handle life, and all its challenges and difficulties, in order to successfully maintain their sobriety long into the future. Life skills education can help the individual learn how to cope with problematic situations and overcome them without drug use.
Of all the things that can stand in someone’s way on their road to recovery, distractions from their normal life environments and routines can be the most destructive. It is for this reason that inpatient rehabilitation treatment is so highly successful – it removes the individual from the environments and routines that likely contributed to or kept them stuck in their drug use and places them in a safe, comfortable and drug-free environment.
As full restoration to the ability to live a healthy, productive life is the end goal of rehabilitation treatment, the length of treatment can also be very important. The National Institute on Drug Abuse recommends that drug rehabilitation treatment programs be at least ninety days in length in order to result in success, and our inpatient rehabilitation treatment program takes this to heart. With the combination of lengthy, thorough treatment and the individual’s removal from normal life environments and routines, inpatient drug rehabilitation treatment can and often does result in success.
Taking Back Control of One’s Life
Drug abuse and addiction problems may be complex and they may take time and discipline to resolve, but there is no reason why an individual should have to suffer from drug abuse and addiction problems for the rest of their life. However, waiting for someone else to hand over the key to one’s sobriety is essentially like waiting for someone else to take control of and responsibility for one’s life. Inpatient drug rehab services can help one make all the changes necessary to take control of and responsibility for their own life, and create the happy, productive future they’ve always wanted.