The decision to get sober can be a difficult one to make, but with the right help, anyone can achieve successful rehabilitation and maintain long-term sobriety and clean living. Once an individual has determined to rid themselves of substance abuse, it is vital that appropriate, professional treatment is sought. This can be a difficult and lengthy process, but one that is of great importance if successful rehabilitation is desired. There are a wide selection of different approaches to substance abuse treatment in each state, so it is vital that the appropriate one is chosen as to most benefit the client.
Although many rehab centers offer many, varied programs to their clients, the majority of these programs can be divided into two categories, inpatient and outpatient treatment.
Inpatient, or residential, programs require that the client live at the facility for the duration of the program in order to allow for complete and effective change to occur in the patient’s habits and behaviors regarding his or her addiction. One of the most beneficial aspects of programs such as these are the support networks that can develop between clients and staff, allowing for more successful and effective results.
Outpatient treatment programs are often chosen by those who may find it difficult to suspend his or her obligations, such as work or education, for any extended period of time. Outpatient programs allow clients to visit a rehab center for regular sessions without disrupting schedules or routine.
Of course, within each of these categories there exists boundless styles and approaches to substance abuse treatment, including holistic treatment, faith-based rehab, and group therapies. Choosing a drug treatment program depends on the kind of treatment required, or desired, by the client. Many facilities provide gender-specific programs for those who may feel more comfortable among those of the same gender. Teen and adolescent programs have also become more popular in recent years.
Many rehab centers specialize in specific substance abuse problems, such as alcohol or illicit drug abuse, so make sure that whichever one you choose is prepared and capable to provide you with the appropriate care for your own case.
It is also wise to make sure that the program offered by your chosen facility has been fully licensed and accredited by the state and that those running the program are fully qualified and trained professionals.