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Steps to Recovery at Drug Rehab Clinics

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Steps to Recovery at Drug Rehab Clinics 1. Detox 2. Residential 3. Aftercare 4. Medication


1. Detox

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They bring the drug addicts in and stick them in a detox area. This resembles a hospital ward and has medical staffing. Some drugs (including alcohol) are somewhat dangerous to detox from, while others are pretty much safe to withdrawal from but can be extremely uncomfortable (such as heroin or other opiates). There are a few drugs (such as Cocaine and Marijuana) that do not require detox at all.


2. Residential

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This is where you spend a few weeks up to 28 days staying in an inpatient setting, usually attending groups, lectures, group therapy sessions and also a therapist or counselor who will generally be matched up with each individual client. This is also where you would be exposed to the drug rehab centers recovery philosophy, such as the 12 step model. Not all rehabs use the 12 step model but probably at least 90 percent of them do.


3. Aftercare

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What happens when an addict leaves treatment? They need some form of aftercare if they are going to have a real chance at staying clean. Depending on the individual, their funding, and their goals, they might end up with a variety of different aftercare plans. For example, they might end up going to outpatient treatment after leaving rehab, or they might go to a long term drug rehab clinic where they live for several months. Others might attend meetings or follow up with regular counseling sessions.


4. Medication

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In some cases, prescribed medication is becoming a bigger and bigger part of fighting addiction. For example, some alcoholics take a pill now that helps to reduce alcohol cravings (Campral), or opiate addicts might take a maintenance drug to help them stay off of street drugs like heroin (such as Suboxone). There are other medications currently being developed and tested for use with other chemical addictions.



Steps to Recovery at Drug Rehab Clinics