Who Needs In-house Drug Rehab?
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse we still have a huge “treatment gap” in the United States. As of 2012, there was still an estimated 8.9 percent of the population who needed treatment for drug or alcohol related issues however only 1 percent of those people ever received treatment. Those results are staggering and makes us aware that there are so many people out there who desperately need treatment and for one reason or another just aren’t getting it. So how do you determine of you or your loved one should have inpatient treatment or is an outpatient treatment facility enough for them? While the recognition that a person needs treatment is a very important first step, the type of treatment they receive will set them up on the path to recovery.
What are some of the advantages of an in-house program?
A major advantage to an in-house rehab facility is that the abuser will have around the clock care in a supervised medical setting. The initial phases or detox component of the recovery can be very intense and being in-house can make the person feel a little more at ease. The physical side effects can vary from person to person and they may not want to be alone during this time. The cravings that you will experience initially can be enough to make you want to give up the detox very easily and slip right back into using the drug again.
In-house rehab programs also provide an environment that is free from any distractions, which could impede the recovery process. This type of rehab allows you to avoid any of the temptations that prompted the drug use in the first place. You are also in a safe, secure environment away from those people who you used drugs with before and could influence you to use them again. They provide intense support and therapy programs that will assist you with coping skills you will end up applying daily for a very long time.
Last, but certainly not least, is the availability of medical care at the facility. You really don’t know how your body will react once you have stopped the drug use and being in a clinical setting that has around the clock staff will set your mind at ease. Your vital signs will be monitored consistently ensuring that none of the side effects become life- threatening especially if there is a dual diagnosis. You are surrounded by people who are professionally trained to deal with the effects, able to treat you with medication should the process become difficult. The medication will help to make the process much more comfortable for you.
Once you have completed the initial phase of detox and withdrawal it is important to receive additional treatment so you can continue on the path to recovery.