A rehab facility might seem like a scary place but in reality, the drug rehab staff wants to see you succeed and is there to help. After you decide that you want to enter treatment at a rehab, you might want to talk to a friend or family member and get their support. Having support outside of the drug rehab facility will be very important in your recovery. In fact, treatment centers like Hope Trust offer intensive support for the affected family members which leads to a wholesome recovery for the entire family.
While choosing a rehab, care should be taken that it has a good track record and offers more than mere treatment (like Yoga, meditation, competent medical and psychiatric support)
Detoxing at a drug rehab facility
The very first step after you make a commitment to wanting to live a sober life is to go through detoxification. This means that a doctor will start your body’s healing process by getting rid of all the drugs that are currently in your body. Since your body was used to having a steady dose of a drug, your body will crave it and you will feel uncomfortable from both the craving and the withdrawals. Common withdrawal symptoms are headaches, body pain, nausea, and sweating. In some cases the doctor supervising your detox will give you medicine to help with the cravings and withdrawal symptoms.
The rehab you choose should have the experience and competency to deal with the symptoms of withdrawal.
Counseling At A Drug Rehab Facility
After you detox you will enter drug or alcohol addiction counseling. Each drug rehab facility operates a little differently but most places will have both individual and group drug addiction counseling. In individual counseling at a rehabilitation center, you will have a counselor that you see regularly, one-on-one. Individual counseling is more private and your counseling session will be dedicated to you. In group counseling, you will be in meetings/ sessions with other people going through the recovery program at the same rehab facility as you. Group counseling sessions can help you and others come to terms with how drugs have affected your life and the lives of others as well as realize that you are ultimately responsible for remaining sober. Group sessions can be very effective in many ways.
Once you complete all the other steps in the treatment center, you can move on to after care. During after care you will have more freedom than before. Some centers offer a 'Transit' program. This helps in smoothing your transition from the protected environs in the rehab to the 'real' world outside.