Whether you have an addiction to amphetamines, crystal meth, heroin or marijuana, before you can enter a drug rehabilitation program it is important you detox from your chosen substance. This helps to clear all traces of the drug from your body and prepares you for rehab. However, it is essential that you don’t try to withdraw from drugs yourself without first seeking professional help. A medical assessment is necessary to determine the likely effects of detoxing and whether you need to take part in a supervised withdrawal program. With our help you can safely detox from any drug and with the availability of our addiction treatment programs in the Bustleton area you can receive specialist care within easy reach of your loved ones.
Deciding to Detox from Drugs
Although you may think that you are still in control of your drug taking, it is easy to believe this once addiction has set in and the substance is directing your decisions. However, even before the drug takes hold of you, it can still have a significant impact on your physical and mental well-being and disrupt your life. For example, you may lose interest in your hobbies, lose touch with good friends, struggle with your school or college work, suffer from reduced performance at work, experience financial difficulty or get on the wrong side of the law. As these effects of drug taking can have a devastating impact, if any of them sound familiar it is a sign that you need help to quit your drug habit. Steps to Recovery can help you to detox at one of their addiction treatment centers near Bustleton.
Understanding Drug Detox
When your body is used to heavy drug use, particularly over a prolonged period, reduced amounts of the substance in your blood and tissues lead to withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms can begin within hours of your last use of drugs, but their severity and duration will depend on the extent of your dependency. Although cravings are very common during this phase, the physical and emotional changes that occur are dependent on your drug of choice, as you can see below:
- Cannabis: appetite changes, weight loss, insomnia and irritability
- Opiates: sweating, muscle pain, digestive upset and anxiety
- Cocaine: feeling tired and generally unwell, increased appetite, vivid dreams and low mood
- Speed: hunger, lethargy, altered sleep patterns, depressed mood and nightmares
- Meth amphetamine: exhaustion, aches, mood swings, paranoia and hallucinations
- Ecstasy: stomach cramps, feeling faint, disturbed sleep, poor concentration and reduced motivation
You should not underestimate the symptoms you may experience when your body doesn’t have a regular supply of the substance you have become dependent upon, as you cannot know how you will react. A supervised withdrawal makes sure that your symptoms are monitored during detox to protect your health and allow you easy access to treatments that can ease your discomfort, which enhances your chances of successfully withdrawing.
Rehab Following Drug Withdrawal
After completing a supervised drug detox you are ready to begin the next phase of your recovery, which is rehabilitation. During a structured rehab program you will learn how you can stay clean in the long-term, as we provide you with the skills you need to manage triggers and cravings. However, you will need to decide which format of therapy you would like to take part in, as while inpatient programs are popular, they do not suit everyone.
Residential rehab is usually suited to clients looking for intensive therapy and support, and the chance to stay in a more structured environment. This is also the preferred choice of treatment if you have previously relapsed after addiction therapy, as you are more likely to succeed second time around if you receive a more in depth program of therapy and have round the clock support. However, if you have commitments at home or you want to keep up with your studies or employment, addiction therapy is not compatible with this when you are an inpatient.
If you have a more stable and supportive home environment and you are looking at alternative treatment options, outpatient therapy is available at Steps to Recovery within reach of Bustleton. As an outpatient you will commute several times each week to participate in therapy sessions, but owing to the lower intensity of this program it is possible to fit in other commitments. An alternative form of outpatient treatment is partial hospitalization, where you still receive intensive counseling, usually on a daily basis, but you stay in your own home. With the close proximity of our rehab facilities, it is feasible to commute for treatment on a daily basis.
Choosing Steps to Recovery for Rehab
Although we are not the only choice of treatment center close to Bustleton, when you select Steps to Recovery as your treatment provider you can be sure that you are making the right choice. This is because our program is different from many others available to help addicts quit and it is designed to give you a greater chance of staying sober in the longer term. Our clients have a high success rate on their first attempt at abstinence and this is down to our:
- Personalized rehabilitation programs
- Holistic approach to addiction treatment
- Provision of skills based activities
- Dedicated team of staff
- Help to establish supportive relationships
- Emphasis on the benefits of leisure time
- Provision of ongoing care after you leave rehab
Individualized Therapy Plans
Although we offer a unique program of care for all our clients, this is not a universal approach to addiction treatment, with many drug and alcohol treatment centers offering generic therapy programs. The scientific evidence shows that generic care is not effective when it comes to treating substance dependency, which is why we adopt a personalized approach to therapy. When you enter rehab with us we will therefore develop a custom-made treatment plan for you that is based on your needs, which puts you in the best possible position to achieve sobriety, as you are less likely to relapse when you receive tailored counseling and other activities suited to your requirements.
Comprehensive Treatment During Rehab
All inpatients and outpatients at Steps to Recovery receive private counseling sessions and therapy in a group setting. This allows you to benefit from both forms of therapy, as therapy on a one to one basis with a counselor lets you work through issues specific to your circumstances, while group sessions promote discussion around common difficulties that you all may face. However, our addiction treatment doesn’t end with counseling though, as there is also backing for the use of complementary therapies in treating substance dependency. For instance, these holistic treatments can enhance your emotional wellness, which is often poor among addicts and can take a further dip once you detox, making your experience of rehab more comfortable. Additionally, there is even evidence that the therapies such as acupuncture can help you to cope with cravings, giving you another way to handle temptation.
Focusing on Skills Development
While some drug recovery programs near Bustleton only focus on addiction specific therapies, we believe that it is important to look beyond those that help you to directly manage your habit, as having the ability to fit back into your life at home and in the community is just as relevant. This is because if you are not prepared for life after rehab you are more likely to relapse. We help you to prepare by working with you to identify the areas in which you need to build on your existing skills and put a plan together to give you the extra experience you need to work on these during your addiction treatment. Whether you need help with managing day to day tasks round the home or creating a resume and interviewing well, we can assist you.
Behind You Every Step
Although you would expect a supportive team of therapists on any rehab program, you can be sure that you will receive empathy and encouragement at every turn when you enroll at one of our treatment centers. With our first hand experience of recovery from substance abuse we are well aware that entering rehab is a daunting prospect, so we make sure that your time with us is as comfortable as possible by welcoming you to our addiction treatment facilities and offering you as much support as you need. We are all committed to helping you get clean from drugs, so are always happy to help you in any way we can to put you a step closer to achieving your goal.
Building Your Support Network
Even though you can always guarantee that we are there to back you during your recovery journey, it is important to establish other forms of support. This is why we help you to widen your support network during rehab by offering opportunities to bond with your peers and establish better relationships with your family. You will find that through group therapy you will develop supportive relationships with your fellow clients, which you will build on further through the various group activities that we offer. This additional support is vital during your time in rehabilitation, but having positive social support waiting for you after you complete your treatment for substance dependency is also crucial, as this is when you are more at risk of falling off the wagon if you don’t have a committed support network behind you. As a result, we offer family therapy to help you get back on track with your family relationships, which are often strained by drug abuse. Through family therapy you will gain a greater understanding of each other so that they are ready to give you all the help you need to stay on track with your recovery.
Importance of Recreation
When part of a residential program you can look forward to a varied program of weekly leisure activities during your stay. These offer welcome relief from an intensive program of therapy, but they are also a chance for you to get to know your peers better in a more relaxed environment. Through taking part in enjoyable pastimes you additionally receive an emotional boost and it shows you exactly how much pleasure you can get from recreational pursuits that don’t involve drugs. The chance to visit the gym throughout the week also lets you work on your physical fitness, which often suffers when you are in the grip of addiction, and allows you to foster a healthy lifestyle. By continuing to include these activities in your week, particularly those that get you moving, you are in a better position after rehabilitation and are less likely to give into temptations.
Providing Aftercare Services
Your rehab doesn’t end abruptly once you complete your inpatient or outpatient therapy with us, as research shows you are more likely to stay abstinent with continued support from addiction specialists. This is why we offer follow-up care to keep you on track, which we will tailor to your needs. For some clients this may mean staying in sober living accommodation after a residential stay, as while you have more freedom in these facilities, they offer you a structured environment free from drugs and there are rules you still need to abide by during your stay. Alternatively, you can benefit from aftercare as an outpatient through the likes of recovery coaching, where a recovered addict is able to offer you support on your own journey to recovery.
To learn more about the benefits of choosing our facilities for drug detox and rehab in the Bustleton area, speak to our friendly team who are always ready to help.