A Guide To Substance Abuse Treatment

177841862Whether a person is addicted to cocaine, speed or alcohol, they need to get help.  There are several ways that addicts can seek treatment.  Ultimately, the one selected will depend on the addict’s financial and time constraints.

Getting Inpatient Treatment

The most effective method of treating addiction is checking into an inpatient facility.  This is when an addict moves into a restricted environment in order to get clean.

During check-in, the addict will be searched for drugs, alcohol and electronic devices.  If found, these items will be confiscated.  Clinics do this so that addicts do not have access to addictive substances while they are getting help.  Electronic devices are taken away so addicts can concentrate on the reason that they are there – to beat their addiction.

After a day or so, the addict will start going into “detox”.  This is when the body is cleansing itself from drugs and alcohol.  Because the body is used to these substances, it will react by going into withdrawal.

The symptoms of withdrawal are unpleasant at best.  They include nausea, fever and anxiety.  The clinic will have doctors on hand to prescribe medication for these symptoms.

Detox is meant to be the most difficult part of getting off drugs.  When addicts are successful, they will go into individual and group therapy.  This will help them identify why they turn to drugs like blow in difficult circumstances.  The therapists will teach patients to resist temptation once they are back in the outside world.

The alternatives to inpatient therapy include outpatient treatment and free groups such as Alcoholics and Narcotics anonymous.  These groups have a much lower success rate than inpatient facilities.  The reason behind this is that people who participate in these programs do not have the support of medical professionals.

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One response to “A Guide To Substance Abuse Treatment

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