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Drug Addiction and Rehabilitation

Drug Addiction and Rehabilitation



Drug rehabilitation(also called drug rehab or just rehab) is an umbrella term for the processes of medical and/or psychotherapeutic treatment, for dependence on psychoactive substances such as alcohol, prescription drugs, and so-called street drugs, such as cocaine, heroin or amphetamines. The general intent of drug rehabilitation is to enable the patient to cease substance abuse, in order to avoid the psychological, legal, financial, social, and physical consequences that can be caused, especially by extreme abuse.

Importance of rehabilitation programs in addiction treatment

Alcohol and drug rehabilitation centers, whether they are residential treatment centers or day/night rehabilitation programs, all provide a nurturing, safe, and supportive setting to recover from drug addiction and alcoholism. The residential inpatient rehab programs are designed to treat serious addictions and require the individual to stay at the treatment center without any distractions of regular life. On the other hand, outpatient rehab programs allow the recovering individual to visit the treatment center while also maintaining their regular routine.

Outpatient drug rehabilitation programs and intensive outpatient drug rehabilitation programs are more aptly suited to individuals who have already completed a higher level of care like primary residential drug treatment, or individuals whose addiction to drugs – such as heroin, cocaine, methamphetamines, other opiates (Vicodin, Oxycontin, morphine, methadone), barbiturates, or benzodiazepines (Valium, Xanax, Ativan, Klonipin) is less severe. 

Outpatient rehabilitation programs are also appropriate for cases where the drugs are already out of the individual’s system through a process of detoxification, whether it’s rapid opiate detox for heroin addiction, substitution therapy and detoxification for opiate addiction, or more traditional detox from drugs and alcohol using benzodiazepines or barbiturates to treat the withdrawal symptoms. Individuals who hope to find success in an outpatient rehabilitation program must already have some level of distance from drug addiction, alcohol abuse or alcoholism, and must be stable and have the ability to function in an uncontrolled environment.

Treatment Options Offered at Rehab Centers

Cadabam’s rehabilitation programs consist of the following.

Detoxification 

This is the initial step of the medication recovery process where medications are given to the person to take out the drugs from the body as well as keep them comfortable when drugs leave their system. The medications are also used to help them to manage withdrawal symptoms safely.

Multidimensional family treatment

Family therapy focuses on validating the experiences of all family members and fixing any maladaptive family issues that may have triggered the condition. The therapist will explore within the family to see if substance use is associated with the cycle of interaction within the family.

Group therapy 

In a group therapy, more than one individual is treated for their addiction problems. It offers them the opportunity to receive support from the therapist as well as others who are going through the same problem, which is quite effective in a treatment. Besides, group therapy comforts individuals that they are not alone and there are others who are going through similar problems.

Relapse prevention 

Certain triggers could cause the recovering individual to fall back to the old ways of addiction. Relapse prevention treatment focuses on fostering physical and mental stability in individuals so that they can avoid relapse.

Why Cadabam’s? 

Cadabam’s rehabilitation programs have changed the lives of many people suffering from drug addiction. The team of qualified psychologists, psychiatrists, therapy and other healthcare professionals are committed towards offering a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services which is safe, effective, and confidential. At Cadabams, we ensure that every patient receives a personalized and holistic treatment including prevention and aftercare.

FAQs

How can substance abuse treatment and rehab help beat addiction?

Substance abuse treatment and rehab encompass a variety of treatments, such as dialectical behavioral therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy to help individuals suffering from addiction problems. At Cadabam’s, we focus on the individual needs and requirements to ensure a faster recovery and prevent relapse.

What is a detox program?

The detox program is an essential part of drug addiction treatment offered at rehab centers. It aims at helping the individual get rid of the toxic influences of substance or drug abuse. The program will be based on the type of drug and the length of time for which it was abused. As it may lead to withdrawal symptoms, detox treatment is carried out under the supervision of expert medical professionals and therapists to manage any risks associated with withdrawal.

Do rehabilitation programs cure addiction?

Addiction is a chronic problem, and just like any other chronic condition, addiction doesn’t have an outright cure. Rehabilitation programs help to manage them effectively. Therefore, even after the course of the rehabilitation program, the recovery process continues.

Disclaimer: We strive to treat our patients with dignity and utmost sensitivity. We understand that addiction is a medical disorder and not a sign of weakness. Terms like “drug addict” or “drug addiction” are used not in a derogatory way but to remain relevant to user search trends and common usage. It is important to note that addiction should be referred to as substance use disorder to better address the effects of this psychological condition, and words like “addict”, “junkie”, etc. should be avoided. In case you or your loved ones are struggling with substance abuse disorder and share a unique viewpoint on how we can improve this content for our readers, please reach out to us at info@cadabamshospitals.com.