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Addiction is a dependence, either physiological or psychological in nature, to a substance, behavior, or activity. In the context of drug addiction, the addict becomes reliant on drugs through increased tolerance and consequently needs the object of addiction to feel a sense of normalcy. The physiological and psychological impact of drug use on an individual creates a range of problem thinking and behavior that should be dealt with in a deliberate and methodical manner.
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What is Drug Addiction Rehab?
Drug Rehab, or rehabilitation, is a program of addiction treatment structured to guide the addict through detox and withdrawal, educate and support their recovery process from drug use, rehabilitate the addict through change in thought and action, and restore them to better health. Drug rehab offers inpatient and outpatient options to best meet the needs of patients. Therapies within drug rehab facilities include individual counseling, group counseling, family therapy, and a range of other treatment options.
There are many different types of addiction. Drug and alcohol abuse (substance abuse) quickly come to mind, but there are other addictions that relate to behavior such as gambling, sex, pornography, internet and video gaming, shopping, food addictions, and more. Addictions of all types have in common the need to indulge in a substance, behavior, or activity that produces sensations of thrill, pleasure, or reward that feed a need in the person engaging in the addiction.
Mental and Physical Components of Addiction
The physical, or chemical, part of addiction is the element that brings about physical symptoms with use and physical signs of withdrawal upon cessation. There is also an increasing need when the body develops a tolerance for the drug. This tolerance and compulsory need is the physical side of addiction.
There are a number of mental and physical signs that can indicate a drug addiction. These include:
Behavioral and Physical Signs:
- Poor hygiene
- Evasive behavior
- Unexplained irritability
- Increasing frequency of use
- Inability to stop/curb use
- Gaps in memory
- Strained family relationships
- Neglect of responsibilities
- Arrest, possession, DUI (DWI)
- Loss of friendships
- Illegal activities
- Job loss – attendance problems, performance issues
Decline in Health:
- Medical problems
- Memory loss
- Signs of withdrawal upon cessation
Drug Rehabilitation and Treatment Center Options
Residential (Inpatient) Treatment:
Inpatient treatment provides live-in accommodations during treatment. With Residential care, patients receive intensive treatment and counseling in a secure, supportive environment and are removed from outside stressors and triggers. The effect of being able to share experiences with others addicts inside the facility community is a major advantage to recovering addicts. Residence at a specialized facility usually lasts an average of 28 days.
Addicts experiencing withdrawal symptoms and are in need of detox assistance require residential/inpatient treatment. Patients that have relapsed, or those that have not been successful with either counseling or outpatient treatment, benefit from inpatient care.
Patients live at home during outpatient treatment. Mandatory drug counseling is attended 3-5 days a week at the drug treatment center. This scenario allows the option to maintain family, work, and other social commitments. This option demand a greater sense of personal responsibility as addicts are removed from the emotionally supportive environment of the rehab facility.
Recovering addicts are also then exposed to triggers, negative influences, and other stressors. Voluntary abstinence is required. Attendance in support groups, individual counseling, and group therapy in the form of NA, or AA, is expected in addition to drug counseling.