Finding a quality rehab center can be a difficult and sometimes confusing process. This is a collection of knowledge and resources which we hope will provide clarity and guidance on your path to treatment.
Principles of Effective Programs
Most drug rehab and substance abuse treatment centers employ a few basic principles despite their differences in style or approach. No matter what philosophy, religious affiliation or funding base, you will find certain characteristics that all drug rehabs have in common. These include:
- Recognizing the need for detox. Whether or not the drug rehab you choose provides clinically supervised detox, every facility recognizes that no real recovery can begin until the throes of withdrawal are passed. A good facility will offer clinically supervised detox for those who need it for any drug of choice or combination of drugs and alcohol.
- Intake and evaluation come first. No matter what happens next, every drug rehab experience starts with a thorough intake and evaluation process. It is here that you will undergo a physical and answer questions about your drug history.
- Stabilization is a primary goal. Whether you join a drug rehab for detox or treatment only – or both – and whether or not that experience is inpatient or outpatient, the goal is to help you feel strong enough to stand up and walk alone. This means that your physical health and your ability to defend yourself against temptation when you return home is the focus of your stay.
- Reintegration is the secondary goal. Once you can stand firmly on your own without the strictures of a drug rehab setting protecting you from relapse, once you can boldly face your past and recognize the nature of your disease (addiction), once you have developed your confidence and strength and collected the tools you will need to maintain your new lifestyle when you go home, then you are ready for reintegration. If you have been a residential patient, it may mean moving into a sober living facility or outpatient treatment. If you are ready to live on your own, then aftercare may define your reintegration period. Either way, there should be some structure of support that allows you your freedom while providing you with assistance if you should need it.
Learn more about general principles of addiction treatment at drugabuse.gov: (http://drugabuse.gov/infofacts/treatmeth/)
The characteristics of an effective drug rehab program is dependent upon your personal characteristics. Have you been addicted to drugs and alcohol for years? Do you have a co-occurring psychological disorder such as depression or schizophrenia? Do you need to immerse yourself in your recovery in order create a strong foundation for a new life in sobriety?
Locate a Rehab Center
If your priority is to find a facility which provides highly specialized treatment with the best professionals in the field, we encourage you to continue through our site and to read the many resources we have made available.
These are some additional excellent supplements in your quest to learn about addiction, prevention and treatment:
Evaluate a Facility
In your search for a drug rehabilitation facility that will offer you the best chance for a successful recovery, there is one word that best describes what you’re looking for: comprehensive. Too many rehab facilities cater to just one aspect of drug addiction treatment. Just Drug Detox, for example, or only the compulsive behavior that instigates drug abuse. Instead, look for a drug rehabilitation center that offers the following:
- Residential and outpatient services
- Telephone support for outpatient services
- Professionally educated and trained staff
- Personalized treatment plans
- Group support
- Individualized therapy sessions
- Equine therapy
- Adventure therapy
- Sweat lodge ceremonies
- Treatment for co-occurring psychological disorders
- Healthy, organic food
- Option for extended care
- Aftercare counseling
- Integration of 12 step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous (http://www.aa.org/) and Narcotics Anonymous (http://www.na.org/)
Residential Drug Rehab: The Basics
Residential treatment is useful for individuals who are struggling with a long-term drug or alcohol addiction or who have repeatedly tried and failed in other drug addiction treatment programs. Residential treatment means living as a resident at a treatment center, allowing you to receive constant support and treatment designed to attend to your mental and physical addictions out of reach of temptation or triggering influences. Interaction is strictly confined to the staff and other patients, especially in the beginning and focus is on the behaviors and thought processes that brought you to drug addiction and what changes can be made to keep you from having to come back.
Residential treatment usually involves a 24/7 stay at a treatment center, which will have residential living quarters onsite as well as all of the other amenities including recreation and eating facilities. The purpose of residential treatment is to give you the chance to focus completely on your addiction and how to break the vicious cycle of drug addiction and abuse. Residential treatment usually lasts anywhere from one month to several months, and focuses on every aspect of your addiction-mental, physical, emotional, psychological, spiritual-as well as learning how to socialize in a healthy way and practical tools to help you avoid relapse when you return home. Residential treatment can also include family and group therapies, though outside interactions are kept to a minimum to help you focus on your own issues.
Choosing the Right Residential Drug Rehab Program
With the variety of residential drug rehab programs available, it’s important to choose the one best suited to your individual needs. It’s also an overwhelming decision at a time when you are most vulnerable. There’s also the added component that drug treatment is by nature a time of change. What you think you need before you begin may not be the same thing as what you need after a few weeks or months in treatment. The best residential drug rehab therefore is one that allows for personalization and provides regular evaluations of your progress so that you can update your treatment plan as needed.
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Save Your Own Life Through Recovery
The fact is this: drug rehab saves lives. The proof is in the statistics, the clinical studies, and the success stories. A very few manage to get clean and stay clean on their own but most of them relapse relatively quickly and continue to use longer during those relapses than their peers who get clean in a drug rehab. The key is to enroll in a drug rehab that treats all aspects of your drug addiction: mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual.
Comprehensive Rehab Center at The Canyon
At our facility, we provide residential treatment for weeks or months depending on your needs. Our Extended Care Program is for those who have been using for years and require long-term care in order to feel safe and confident in returning to life outside the drug rehab facility walls.
There are different styles of treatment for different personalities and depths of addiction. It is not so much the substance of abuse that should influence the choice in drug rehab but the length of time spent using drugs and alcohol and whether or not you have additional disorders like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or chronic depression.
With mental and psychological disorders shaking your confidence and lowering your self esteem, staying off of drugs is next to impossible. But with treatment that addresses your emotional problems as well as the physical and spiritual pain of addiction, your chances of successfully living without drugs, staying out of jail and enjoying close friendships and relationships skyrocket.
Find Balance in Recovery
You can enjoy your own personalized combination of treatment services in our facility. When you are admitted, you will undergo an evaluation with psychological, medical and therapeutic specialists. Together, you will create a plan for your treatment that you will review and revise as needed each week during your stay with us. After Drug Detox, you can attend group and individual therapy sessions, yoga and meditation, educational classes and more. Before you leave, you will find yourself with a solid support in the form of peers and counselors as well as an arsenal of mental and emotional weapons to fight off the desire to use.
The Need For Treatment
Drug abuse and drug addiction are ongoing problems in the United States. Some who use infrequently-once a week or less-may find themselves able to quit by sheer willpower, it is rare that someone who is physically addicted to drugs and alcohol will be able to stop without professional assistance and rehabilitation.
In fact, the Office of National Drug Control Policy reports that professional drug addiction treatment like the program at The Canyon not only has a 40 percent to 60 percent variable success rate but also provides a significant reduction in criminal activity as well since most alcoholics and addicts who commit crimes only do so because they are under the influence and/or need to finance their habit.
The health and wellbeing of alcoholics and addicts who enroll in and complete addiction treatment is also improved. The risk of contracting diseases like Hepatitis C and HIV is exponentially decreased since sharing needles is one of the most common ways to pass these viruses. Unprotected sex, another avenue of disease sharing, is another activity that slows and stops when an addict’s judgment is no longer clouded by drugs and alcohol, thereby decreasing significantly the chances of contracting any number of diseases.
There are a number of obvious benefits to the person with drug and alcohol addiction who takes the positive step forward into addiction treatment, but there are a number of benefits that may not be as immediately obvious. Spiritual, financial, emotional and community benefits are numerous.
Growth in these areas is only possible when a meaningful treatment for alcohol and drug use like The Canyon’s addiction treatment program has begun.
As far as financial and community resources are concerned, addiction treatment allows those who formerly dedicated their money and time to using to change direction and invest instead in the people and community around them. Jobs, careers, sports, volunteer work, hobbies, family events; suddenly you have the time and money for a world of opportunities that may not have even occurred to you yet.
Help at The Canyon
The Canyon is a unique addiction treatment center in that it provides comprehensive program designed to meet the needs of individuals who are struggling with drug and alcohol abuse as well as psychiatric and emotional disorders. Drug addiction in combination with any other disorder creates a condition referred to as “Dual Diagnosis” or “co-occurring disorders.” Many drug treatment facilities are not equipped to handle anything beyond drug treatment. The Canyon is different.
Our professionally trained staff is comprised of counselors, therapists, consulting psychiatrists and drug treatment specialists. Together, this team of professionals attends to the needs of each individual who enters the program, assisting him or her to design and implement a treatment plan that is well-rounded and efficient, drawing from our wide range of integrated treatment options and specialized programs. Both outpatient and residential services are available.
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