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Editor Dan Schimmel, LCSW, CAP
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When looking for a drug rehab facility it is important to remember that everyone’s needs are different. This is why there are so many different types of drug rehab facilities and programs available to you. The longer you have been using drugs, the longer and more intense the treatment program you may need.

A good drug rehab facility’s treatment programs will address not only your physical addiction to drugs but the mental and emotional effects it has had on you, helping you to fully heal and begin living a more fulfilling life in recovery. Regardless to the number of days or months you spend in a drug rehab facility it is important to continue on with long-term follow-up and have a support system in place to be successful in your recovery.

What To Look For in a Treatment Program

When you are ready to start looking for a treatment program, you may find many drug rehab facilities offering tranquil settings with gorgeous views. These amenities are very nice to have and may offer you comfort in recovery, however they often come with a large fee. It is important to keep focused on with is important in your treatment: appropriate licensing, quality of care during the program, follow-up services, and staff credentials.

Types of Drug Rehab Programs

There are many different types of drug rehab programs available to you. Some which allow you to leave the temptations of home, entering into a drug rehab facility that offers you 24-7 supportive care. Other programs allow you to work through your drug addiction in the comfort of home, with supportive services on a daily basis through the program.

A residential treatment program allows you to escape temptation and move into the facility where you will undergo intensive treatment each day. These residential treatment programs last 30-90 days on average.

Partial hospitalization is designed for those addicts in need of ongoing medical monitoring but have a temptation free and stable living environment. The patient will enter into the facility for treatment 3 to 5 days a week, for 4 to 6 hours each day.

Intensive outpatient programs (IOP) do not require the patient to live in the facility for treatment, however it does require the patient to spend a large amount of time in the facility. IOP usually requires the patient to come to the facility at least 3 days a week, for 2 to 4 hours each day, depending on the patients needs.

Individual, group and family counseling services work best when used in conjunction with other types of treatment programs or as follow-up support. Patients are able to identify the root cause of their drug addiction, mend broken relationships and developing coping skills that will allow them to maintain their sobriety in their day to day life.

Sober living programs typically follow an residential treatment program. The patient will live with other recovering addicts in a supportive and drug-free home. Patients are aided in their day to day life to prevent relapse.

How To Find a Drug Rehab Facility

To find a drug rehab facility in your area talk to your Doctor, they will assess your treatment needs and help connect you with a facility that will help you in your recovery. You can also contact your insurance provider for a list of drug rehab facilities your plan will cover. If you are unsure who to speak to, reach out to a hospital, clinic, or community health center for help.

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