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Residential Drug Rehab Services

Residential Drug Rehab ServicesFew experiences are more heartbreaking that watching someone you love struggle with drug addiction. Families are torn apart, jobs are lost and health is ruined by the never-ending quest for the next high. There is hope, however. Residential drug rehab services are available almost everywhere. But what can you do when the addict you love won’t admit he or she needs help?

Staging an intervention could be the kindest, most loving thing you can do in such a situation. Many residential drug rehab facilities can help you, either by providing information on how to do it or by providing you with a professional interventionist. The most important thing to remember is that you want the addict to enter rehab immediately. Don’t accept promises of future happenings. Before beginning the intervention, have all arrangements made at the inpatient drug rehab treatment center for the addict’s arrival. Have a bag packed and transportation available. It’s best if those who are going to attend the intervention get together and practice beforehand. This allows them to better control their emotions when confronting the addict, and maintaining a gentle, loving but firm commitment to the addict’s wellbeing is crucial.

The Three Stages of Drug Rehab

What will happen when your loved one arrives at the facility? Most likely he or she will first be admitted to an inpatient detox center. The severity of withdrawal symptoms will depend on what drug the addict was using and for how long. Medical professionals will administer medicines as needed to ease withdrawal symptoms.

After the drug is mostly flushed out of his or her system, the addict will begin a period of intensive counseling, usually both individual and in group settings. The intent of the counseling is to help the addict understand the sources of his or her addiction and develop strategies and tools to prevent a relapse. Depending on the focus of the facility, there may also be holistic elements at this stage of the treatment, such as training in meditation, yoga or martial arts.

When the time comes for the client to leave the residential drug rehab facility, a decision must be made about his or her readiness to return to the home environment. If the client feels ready to do that, aftercare might consist of further counseling on an outpatient basis and/or attendance at 12-step support meetings. If the client does not yet feel strong enough to deal with the home environment and the stresses that facilitated the addiction, he or she might spend some time in a sober living environment, where there will be professional help available to ease the transition.