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Understanding the process you will go through while in rehab and the types of treatment that will be available to you before ever setting foot at the facility can be very helpful to your recovery. If you have yet to find a treatment program that fits your needs, call 888-810-3710 Who Answers? now, and we can match you with the best facility for your safe recovery.

Being Admitted

Once you are admitted to a specific rehab center, your treatment can begin. Usually, you will be asked a number of questions before and after you are admitted in order for your healthcare providers to understand your specific needs when it comes to treatment and recovery and for them to avoid any complications. In addition, certain tests may be performed so your caregivers can glean more knowledge about your physical and mental state. Often, individuals who begin treatment for addiction need especially to be tested for co-occurring mental disorders, as these very commonly exist in addicted individuals (National Institute on Drug Abuse).

Treatment and Its Components

There are different types of treatment services, as stated by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and while all of these may not be part of your overall program, they can all be helpful to recovery in one way or another. Most rehab centers are likely to offer a number of services, including:

Behavioral therapy programs

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Contingency management
  • The Matrix Model
  • Family therapy
  • Group therapy


During Rehab

Some rehab facilities offer pet therapy.

  • Pharmacological options that help minimize withdrawal symptoms
  • Medications that treat addiction and maintain patients during recovery (methadone, buprenorphine, etc.)

Holistic options

  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Pet/animal therapy
  • Hypnosis
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage therapy
  • Vocational services

Different rehab centers are likely to provide different services; for example, inpatient centers offer holistic options to patients more often, and luxury programs are more likely to provide high-end services like acupuncture and massage therapy. Whether or not you will receive help with additional issues (like occupational, social, or health needs) will depend on what the program offers and what you require as a patient.

What Will I Do in Rehab?

In an inpatient rehab center, you will usually rise early, attend behavioral therapy and classes throughout the day, and then have free time in the evening. Since outpatient centers do not provide patients a place to stay, you will only be at the center for as long as your daily treatment regimen lasts. In rehab, you will participate in individualized and group exercises and treatment options while also taking time for self-reflection.

Most residential programs provide a number of activities for patients who are attending treatment there, and you can also pass the time by writing in a journal or reading. The most important work you will do in your rehab center, though, is usually that which involves your behavioral therapy, as this is the most commonly used and most widely effective form of drug addiction treatment (NIDA).

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How Will I Know I’m Getting Better?

You will interact with your doctors, nurses, and counselors on a consistent basis, making sure that both they and you understand your current needs and state of recovery. Over time, it is likely that you will be able to see changes in the way you think and feel about your substance abuse. You will also learn beneficial life skills that will help you avoid drug abuse and other issues in the future. You and your healthcare providers will decide together when you are ready to leave the program.

Rehab for Addiction Can Help

Those who seek recovery in a professional rehab atmosphere, whether inpatient- or outpatient-based, are likely to see impressive results and to realize that they can put an end to their substance abuse and live a full life without it. You can make this change by seeking help in the form of a rehab program today.

Let us help you find the best facility for your needs. We can also answer any questions you may have about recovery and treatment, including what type of facility may be best for your needs and what you should expect from rehab. Call 888-810-3710 Who Answers? today.

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