Refusal skills: Is it complica...

Recent studies have shown that many youths want to get withdrawn from drugs, alcohol and even sexual addiction. Why getting addicted? Influence – from media, society, friends, organizations. So then, How to say NO and mean it? It’s easy to “Just sneak out for a night to have some shots and have fun!” “Just once” […]

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Grief and Management of Compli...

Coping with the loss of someone or something you love is one of life’s great difficulties. If you have experienced the pain of mourning, you know that any way to ease the loss is welcomed. Often, the pain of loss can feel overwhelming. You may experience all kinds of difficult and unexpected emotions, from shock […]

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Religious Practice: Personal E...

It was like any other regular day at Rehabilitation centre meeting families and reviewing the progress of residents but I was a for a sudden surprise when a parent wanted to discharge the resident on the recommendation of an Astrologer and perform a certain type of tantric rituals to ward off the evils. At the […]

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Stages of Alcoholism

Alcohol is the most commonly abused substance creating serious medical, social & psychological problems. Likewise, we do have different stages of alcoholism. What is Alcoholism and Stages of Alcoholism? Most definitions of alcoholism incorporate the following dimensions: Large quantities of alcohol consumed over a period of years. Physiological manifestations of ethanol addiction Loss of control […]

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When does drinking become bing...

Drinking alcohol is a common social practice in our society. But, how much alcohol is too much and of all the above when does drinking become binge drinking disorder?   Binge Drinking Disorder Binge drinking is a phenomenon that’s been around for a very long time. Generally, binge drinking is purposeful drinking. People drink for […]

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Substance Abuse Rehabilitation

Substance Abuse.

Substance Abuse Rehabilitation

Substance abuse causes substance addiction; it is a chronic disease characterized by compulsive need to seek sub irrespective of its harmful effects. It causes lasting changes in the brain. In order to recover and undo effects of substance the individual and his family members must undertake rehabilitative measures.

Rehabilitation helps encourage the addicted individual to:

  • cease the use of substances
  • live a substance free life
  • lead a productive life with family, at work, and in society

There are several treatments undertaken in order to treat substance abuse:

  • Detoxification

Detoxification is the start of the rehabilitation process. It is a process by which individuals receive medications in order to rid their body from the harmful substances indulged during abuse. Withdrawal symptoms are experienced and with the help of medications they can be suppressed. The process is a safe and undertaken by professional medical and mental care experts.

  • Behavioural interventions

Behavioural interventions are undertaken in order to modify individual’s attitudes and behaviours related to substance use as well as help them develop and increase healthy life skills. Interventions like cognitive-behavioural therapy that individual recognize, prevent and cope with situations that compel them to use substances; multidimensional family therapy is a therapy that focuses on substance abuse problems and maladaptive family patters that influence substance abuse, it also helps improve overall wellbeing of the family; contingency management that uses positive reinforcement to encourage behaviours to abstain from substance use.

  • Group Therapy

Substance abuse rehabilitation encourages group therapy. These group sessions encourage recovering addicts to learn and grow from each other’s experiences and progress. This helps individuals immensely to know that they are not alone in their recovery struggles. They also find solace with each other’s stories of addiction and recovery. This sense of support is vital to an individual’s recovery process. Groups like Narcotics Anonymous are well known group therapy programs.

  • Relapse preventive measures

Medications under the supervision and prescription of mental and medical health professionals are provided to individuals to help them re-establish normal functions and lower their cravings for the substance. Along with this psychotherapy, motivation enhancement therapy and insight building is undertake to make sure the relapse is prevented.
Substance abuse rehabilitation programs are extremely helpful for individuals with substance abuse problems. From round the clock medical professionals to tailor made treatment programs, rehabilitation provides individuals with skills and training to overcome their need for substance use. For best substance abuse rehabilitation, call us now on +919611194949.

 

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