So you’ve made the decision to begin treating your addiction, what’s next?
We’re here to help you plan your road ahead, and support you along the way.
Before we get into the specific details of what options you have for treatment plans, drug addiction treatment facilities, and so on, we want to say:
Thank You for taking the first step.
Thank You for choosing more good, and less bad
Here at intervention.com, we know that entering treatment isn’t an easy decision to make, and that your addiction has been slowly breaking you down for too long now. It’s time to break free from the restraints of addiction, and build a new drug-free lifestyle. From here on out, we’re going to work together to restore your health, your freedom, and your peace of mind.
In case you still have questions about the science of drug addiction, how it works, and why it happens, check out our guide here.
Once you’ve decided to enter rehab, you then have to decide what kind of rehab, and which one specifically will work best for you. The search can be overwhelming at first, since thousands of different listings pop up when you google rehab. Your first step is to choose from one of the 3 broad categories of rehabs out there. They consist of:
Inpatient Programs- This option requires you to temporarily move into the treatment facility, so you are immersed in treatment 24/7. Typically, inpatient programs last roughly 30, 60, or 90 days although there are exceptions.
Outpatient Programs- If you choose an outpatient program, you won’t be required to move out of your current home. You can stay where you are, and visit the treatment facility for specified hours every day or week. The main benefit of an outpatient program is that you can still maintain responsibilities like work, school, or family while receiving treatment.
Combination Inpatient/Outpatient Programs- Sometimes an inpatient program isn’t possible because of obligations, and an outpatient program isn’t enough support.If this is the case, some rehab facilities will customize a schedule of inpatient and outpatient phases of treatment that meet your needs. Other programs offer a pre-planned mix of inpatient stays and outpatient meetings. No matter what you have going on in your life, there’s a rehab option that will work for you.
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Once you’ve decided to enter an inpatient, outpatient, or combination rehabilitation program, you can personalize your rehab experience even further by selecting the treatment style that’s most appealing to you.
Your options are truly limitless when it comes to style, as every rehab center is staffed and run by uniquely experienced and talented individuals. For a start, let’s go over some of the most popular styles of rehab centers:
Christian/Faith-based – Rehab centers based on christian values, or other faith systems are quite popular and effective.
Luxury – I’m sorry to disappoint, but the term ‘luxury’ here doesn’t mean you’ll be sitting next to Paris Hilton while you’re in rehab. It means that you will be participating in a cutting edge treatment program designed by leaders in the field of addiction treatment. Luxury style rehab centers cost more because they incorporate the latest psychological and medical advances into their treatment, and have a higher staff/patient ratio.
State-Funded – The opposite of luxury rehab is state-funded rehab. These centers may be more simple, and you may have to wait for an opening but the state will help cover your bills.
Destination – Sometimes, in order to clear our head we need to get away from the ‘real world’ for a while and visit a new place. This is why some rehab centers offer treatment in other countries or states, so you can get away while you work on recovery.
Adolescent – When treating addiction in young people, those under 21, you can select a rehab center catered specifically to youths and their unique needs.
Holistic – Being healthy is more than just living addiction-free. Holistic rehabs recognize this fact, and incorporate physical, spiritual, and emotional exercises in their treatment models.
Choosing and entering the right substance abuse treatment program for you is the best way to start your road to recovery. Based on years of experience, we know that the best possible drug rehabilitation option is an inpatient program. Studies show that people who enter inpatient treatment are significantly more likely to achieve a full and complete recovery. In other words, choosing to enter rehab will give you your best shot at recovery!