Houston Alcohol Addiction Treatment Center
Do You Need a Residential Treatment Facility for Your Addiction?
With their lives in general disarray, long-term drug or alcohol users need to make comprehensive changes. In some regards, they need to relearn how to live what most people would consider a “normal” life. After all, there’s nothing normal about trying to navigate life as a drug user. The cycle of addiction is incredibly disruptive to both the user’s life and the lives of their loved ones. What the drug user needs is time to heal.
Residential treatment is comparable to an informal hospital stay. Counselors will ask patients to commit to at least 30 days of treatment. There’s nothing magical about that number other than it is the industry standard. That’s the amount of time treatment professionals believe patients need to make changes in their behavior patterns.
For more deep-rooted addictions, a treatment professional might prescribe long-term treatment. That type of treatment could last for 90 days all the way up to a year. From the patient’s perspective, they need to be ready to do whatever it takes to save their life.
During a residential addiction treatment program, patients can expect to experience many changes. First and foremost, they will get the opportunity to free themselves from the grips of addiction. Physically, they can achieve that through a medical detox program. While some rehab facilities maintain an in-house detox program, others will simply outsource the process.
Mentally and emotionally, patients need to go through therapy, participating as honestly as possible. If the treatment counselor can get an honest look at the patient’s thought patterns, they can usually identify issues. Sometimes, there are mental health disorders co-occurring with the addiction. If that’s the case, clinicians might choose dual diagnosis treatment. Ultimately, it’s a trip down the path of self-discovery for the patient. Once the patient has identified their issues, they can begin working on the coping skills necessary to avoid relapse.
Mentally and emotionally, patients need to go through therapy, participating as honestly as possible. If the treatment counselor can get an honest look at the patient’s thought patterns, they can usually identify issues. Sometimes, there are mental health disorders co-occurring with the addiction.
The Benefits of a Residential Addiction Treatment Program
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