Addiction treatment is experienced differently by different individuals as everyone’s substance use disorder is unique. Yet it is safe to say that most people seeking rehab for drugs and alcohol will start their treatment with a detoxification process. This process generally lasts three to five days (longer depending on the substance of use and the length of use) and is followed by therapeutic services which may include behavioral treatment ("talk therapy"). This type of therapy is designed to engage recovering individuals in the treatment process, alter destructive attitudes and behaviors related to the use of substances, and promote healthy life skills. In addition to behavioral therapy, individuals attending a rehab program receive a variety of therapeutic treatment services such as specialized trauma therapy and family therapy. Rehab centers differ on treatment approaches in that some utilized medicine while others utilize a more holistic approach to the treatment process.

Treatment for substance use disorders can be delivered in many different settings, including:

  • Inpatient/ Residential

  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

An Inpatient/ Residential Program is design to support the treatment needs of recovering individuals who have been abusing substances for a long period of time and require not only behavioral therapy but also medical attention for detox. An inpatient stay generally lasts 28 to 90 days with some programs offering extended treatment services after that. In this type of treatment, clients live at the treatment facility for the duration of the treatment period, attending therapy throughout the day which is offered in both individual and group sessions. Meals are provided and recreational activities are made available in a residential rehab program.

In a Partial Hospitalization Program, clients are not living at the treatment facility, but attend therapy sessions on a regular basis. This arrangement allows clients to live a normal life and have a job while getting treatment. Though programs vary, clients can receive 4 to 6 hours a day of therapy, 5 days a week. Often this treatment is an option for clients who have already attended a residential rehab.

In an Intensive Outpatient Program, clients attend therapy sessions which generally last 3 hours a day, 3 days per week. IOP can involve one on one counseling and group therapy where relapse prevention skills as well as techniques of cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational enhancement therapy or dialectical behavior therapy is the focus of continuing treatment. The length of IOP programs differ for person to person as they start to manage a successful recovery from addiction.

No matter how an addiction treatment program may be like, “recovery” is not a hard-and-fast term; it’s fluid. Addiction treatment can be individualized to attend each client’s particular needs, but it is the individual’s journey and focus on achieving one step at a time that will help him or her build a new sober life after treatment. And it is worth mentioning that, addiction is a disease that affects the most basic ways the brain works and relapse is part of the definition of the disease. Relapse is part of managing drug addiction, not a failure to manage it. That's is the reason a good portion of addiction treatment should, and generally does, focus on relapse prevention.

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Category: Addiction Treatment on 24 July 2018

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