Treatments for Drug Problems
Treatment for drug abuse has to be done in a structured environment that minimises the person’s exposure to the drug and gets to the root cause of the abuse. Treatment can be conducted in either an inpatient or outpatient setting. For more serious addictions, it is better to seek inpatient treatment. Outpatient treatment works for those who need a more flexible schedule or cannot afford to take time out from work.
For most cases, it is recommended to begin recovery with a dedicated period of residential inpatient rehabiliation treatment. This important period of your life will give you a chance to overcome addiction and develop a new pattern of living a confident and healthy balanced life.
The first part of any drug abuse treatment program is detoxification. Depending on the drug, this is either a tightly controlled administration of the drug or complete removal. During the detox period, the body removes the drug from the bloodstream and becomes less physically dependent on it. The length of time for detox varies but averages around 30 days. Patients in a detox center are carefully monitored throughout the detox period to ensure there are no harmful withdrawal symptoms. Detoxing from the drug is only the first portion of treatment.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive-behavioral therapy and other types of psychotherapy are used to help patients get to the roots of their addiction. After all, addicts rarely resort to abusing drugs for their own sake. Stress and peer pressure are common underlying causes. Cognitive-behavioral therapy helps the patient to deal with stress in a healthy manner and keep his or her addiction under control. The psychotherapy portion of treatment often carries over to the outpatient phase following release from a residential rehab facility.
The process of recovering from a drug addiction continues long after a stay in a rehab center. Group counselling sessions and support group attendance are frequent components. Patients are also encouraged to develop constructive pastimes or help in the community. This provides a purpose and reduces the incentive to return to the use of drugs. Usually, counselling sessions will take place weekly or biweekly to keep the staff of the treatment center up to date. Frequently, stressors that initially cause drug abuse occur during home life. Counselling helps to alleviate stress in an outpatient environment. Family counselling or relationship counselling is also available should it be necessary. During residential treatment, your therapist will make plans for post-release treatment based on the information learned during counselling sessions. Call us at +6687-5433910 or +6685-7177723 to learn more about residential and outpatient treatment programs near you.