Rehab Services

There are several different rehab services offered to those suffering from substance abuse problems. These can be broken down pretty simply as follows:

1.    Medical and Non-Medical Detox - Medical Detox is when a person is winded down off medications they have been taking using additional medications, usually in a lesser amount. The reason why this is done is because some medications produce dangerous side effects and can cause physical problems if a person is not taken off of them correctly. Non-Medical detox is another option where a person can spend the first initial days off drugs. In non-medical detox they do not have to take other drugs to come off drugs but many participate in vitamin therapy and other processes to get their minds off the physical withdrawal effects that drugs cause

2.     Short Term Residential Treatment – There is when an individual admits themselves into a facility for inpatient help. The stay for short term care is usually one week to 28 days.

3.    Long Term Residential Treatment – This is another type of treatment that requires admission into a facility. With long term treatment usually a person is in a center for more than 30 days. Average stays can be 90 days to one year. Even though long term treatment is a commitment it achieves the highest success rate of any other type of treatment out there.

4.    Outpatient Rehabilitation – An outpatient program is one that a person attends every day, or just five days per week for a few hours each day. Usually in outpatient treatment a person can receive one on one or group counseling or work on the 12 Step process or another form of therapy.

5.     Sober Living – Many choose sober living as an option for after treatment. It is when an individual or group of individuals live together in a sober living house. This is where there is often a “House Mother” or “House Father” who is responsible for helping the residents of the house. Many are required to take weekly drug tests, be employed either full or part time and pay rent. It is supervised living to help many experience the real world off drugs but in a controlled setting.

6.    Aftercare – Aftercare is when an individual leaves treatment and goes back to their home environment but does not stop the treatment process. This can include attending weekly or nightly meetings, living in a half way house or sober living environment or just meeting or speaking to someone weekly to help you on your after-care plan.

Rehab Service Statistics

The Treatment Episodes Data Set Report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reports that the two primary substances of abuse that required treatment were marijuana at 63% of all treatment admissions and alcohol at more than 20% of all treatment admissions.
In addition, nearly half of all admissions to rehab were for multiple substances of abuse.

Additional Services

There are also many additional services offered by rehab programs. One key service is Intervention.

An intervention is when a person will not agree to get help for their addiction and they either have family or close friends intervene or are confronted by a professional interventionist to help talk them into getting treatment.  

There are several types of interventions:

One on One - This is where one concerned individual will sit down with the drug addicted person and tries to get them to agree to get help. Some helpful tips for doing a one on one intervention is to make it safe for the drug using person to communicate and to offer help and support for getting treatment. It is also important to make treatment the only option as some addicts will try to ask for money or a place to stay or other things that would aid in them continuing to use drugs.

Family – A family intervention is when the loved ones and family members of the drug using person meet and sit down with their addicted friend or family member and speak to them about getting help. Having some options for treatment is key so that when the person decides they want help they can go into a treatment center directly after the intervention is complete.

Professional – A professional intervention is when a family hires an outside person to travel to the home and meet with the addicted person. The interventionist will often coach the family or some interventionists will conduct a group meeting with the addict, family members and loved ones to discuss the addiction and treatment options.

When choosing to do an intervention you have to know which one will work for the person you are trying to help and how they will react to it.

•         Will they be ok with a lot of the family there?
•         Would it be better with just the two of you?
•         How will they react to a stranger being in the mix?

Often having an outside source such as a professional interventionist can be beneficial as there is no emotional connection between this individual, the addict and family and all parties can get an exterior viewpoint on the situation and what solutions there are to handle the problem.

Rehab services differ depending on the severity and problems associated with the substance abuse problem. Often the most aggressive approach is the best one.

Narconon Rehab Services

The Narconon Arrowhead drug and alcohol rehab program is one of the largest and most successful treatment options out there. The program achieves a more than 70% success rate with all types of drug and alcohol addictions. The reason why Narconon is so successful is because the program is individualized and allows clients to really look at the core reasons why they started using drugs and gives them life skills to handle substance abuse problems.

In addition Narconon does a unique physical handling using a sauna detoxification method designed to help drastically reduce physical drug cravings.

For more information on rehab services through Narconon call 800-468-6933.


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