Treatment is a necessary part of addiction recovery. Of course, recovery is ongoing and a lifelong journey. But the first step is knowing you have a problem and getting help. People can’t fight this alone.
Treatment for addiction varies for the types or what facility you are at. For us, at the Fresh Air Foundation, we try to focus on the basics. We are getting you out of here and back into the real world to get back to your life.
Individuals get different care based on their history and needs.
Inpatient Treatment Process Steps
Inpatient treatment is when someone goes to a facility. They stay there usually for 30 to 90 days and get treatment and help for their problems. They board there and go home once the program has been completed.
First things first, the person seeking recovery needs to admit themselves. Many people that need treatment have trouble taking this first step. There are a lot of factors to take into account.
People might be worried about the cost, or they might have a shame that they need this help. Most treatment centers make it as easy as possible to enroll, and people shouldn’t stress. Just call today for the help you need.
- Intake And Assessment
Once someone has arrived, they need to fill out the paperwork and get admitted. It’s not as easy as walking in the door sadly. It is important to know the patient’s history and other information.
They need to be searched to make sure they’re not bringing in drugs and weapons. They need to have their medical history. Or they need to write it down. They need to say what drugs they are using and for how long.
All of this is important for their treatment. As much information as possible is needed for their care.
Detoxification, also known as detox, is next. Detox is when the body is cleansed of harmful substances that may have been used. Drugs build up in your system after use and sometimes can force you to go through withdrawal.
Withdrawal is when the body has built up a tolerance to the drug, and then you stop using it. They body think it needs the drug, so it reacts negatively. It makes you feel sick. Detox is making sure you are watched and cared for as you get the drugs out of your system.
- Inpatient Care
During inpatient care, the person in recovery lives in the treatment center. They are generally roomed with someone else and have to earn privileges by following the treatment.
They get services and treatment based on their needs. There is generally group therapy and individual therapy. Group settings are known to help best because you learn you are not alone.
Drug addiction can make you feel isolated and alone. That can make you want to use more. It can be hard to recover and feel impossible. It helps a lot to know you are not alone on your journey.