Drug Addiction: Inpatient Treatment And Rehab

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Frequently asked questions

What Is Drug Rehab?

Drug rehab is a type of treatment that focuses on assisting those who are struggling with addiction. These programmes are designed to assist people in identifying their triggers for using and then developing new, healthy coping strategies to help them stay sober for the long term. A range of misused substances, including alcohol, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, and prescription drugs, can benefit from rehab. Inpatient and outpatient drug rehabs are available, as well as short- and long-term programmes. Different combinations of group therapy, individual therapy, family therapy, medication management, and support groups will be available at different rehabs.

Are people cured of drug addiction when they leave rehab?

Addiction treatment does not imply that someone is "cured" of a substance use disorder, contrary to popular belief. Recovery is a lifelong process with setbacks, but the end objective is to overcome addiction and live a healthy, productive life. As a result, success isn't determined by the cessation of substance abuse. Instead, it's judged by significant advances in a variety of areas.

How common is relapse?

Relapse is an extremely common element of rehabilitation, and it's vital to remember that relapsing does not imply that treatment or recovery has failed. Recovery is a process of setting new goals, maintaining long-term abstinence, and adopting new, healthier ways of life. A blunder does not imply that all of your hard efforts were in vain.

Other chronic diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension, are also prone to relapse. Addiction treatment also includes medication, continuous maintenance and checkups, lifestyle modifications, and adopting new ways of thinking, just as it does for many other disorders. Relapse does not indicate failure; rather, it indicates that it is time to try a new treatment or make changes to the current treatment plan.

How does rehab work in the UK?

Inpatient rehab in the UK is usually paid out of pocket, but private health insurance may be used to fund treatment. In special cases, the NHS or social services may assist in paying for your stay at a residential centre when local community-based treatments do not suffice.

What is the purpose of goal setting during the rehabilitation process?

Setting goals is vital for rehabilitation because it can help patients stay motivated, especially when the goals are functional and relate to everyday tasks. A relevant aim can increase patient involvement and encourage them to participate in rehabilitation in order to meet their objectives.

How do I make sure rehab is credible? 

The most credible facilities are accredited, licensed facilities that hold membership with professional organisations.   

How do I know if a treatment or recovery program is working for me? 

If you are showing improvements in your behaviour, ways of thinking, legal status, relationships and drug use, treatment is likely working.

Will I lose my job if I go to rehab? 

There are several laws in place that protect employees when they attend rehab.

Are some drug or alcohol programs more effective than others? 

While effectiveness can vary from person to person, longer stays in treatment often lead to better outcomes, and detox alone is rarely effective for long-term recovery.

Why do people relapse? 

People relapse for various reasons, including cravings, mental health symptoms, triggering situations and even boredom. They are also more likely to relapse without prevention plans in place. 

What is Aftercare in addiction treatment?

Any type of ongoing treatment that occurs after the initial drug treatment has been completed is referred to as aftercare. It's crucial for relapse prevention, as many addicts are at risk of relapsing after leaving a treatment facility.

Below are some aftercare options available once you complete your initial drug rehab treatment:

12-step programs: These fellowships follow 12 steps of recovery and provide a supportive environment for addicts to share their experiences.

Individual therapy: The therapist continues to build on coping skills you learned during your initial treatment and uses various techniques to change your negative and harmful behaviours.

Group counselling: The group counsellor will work with you and others in the group on relapse prevention and communication practices, and skills useful for repairing broken or damaged relationships.

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