For anyone that has been fighting to stop abusing drugs and learn how to live their daily life again drug free, there are many different drug rehabilitation programs that are scattered all over the United States and throughout the world. There are many approaches to treatment and therapy to help addicts begin to recover from drug use, just as there are many different drugs and substances, and also other harmful habits, to which someone can become addicted.
Most of the treatments available to drug users to help them confront their addiction and begin to live life drug free can be divided into two main groups, inpatient and outpatient treatment facilities. Whether the patient is treated on an inpatient or outpatient basis, the first step of helping someone get off of drugs is to help them deal with the physical aspect of their addiction through abstinence and detoxing from the effects of the substance. Medically supervised detox is often necessary to help deal with the painful and at times serious withdrawal symptoms that can occur when detoxing from certain substances. Some rehabilitation programs include medications to make the withdrawal period less painful to the addict that is detoxing from the drug. Detox can last days to weeks depending on the drug and level of addiction.
Inpatient treatment can last from 7, 10, 30, 60 to 90 days or more, and there are many different types of treatment inside of a residential treatment facility. These therapies can include talk therapy, art therapy, equine assisted therapy, yoga, meditation, physical fitness training and more. Outpatient treatment can consist of counseling, maintenance therapy, group sessions, meetings and monitoring.
One of the newer treatments that are becoming available in drug rehabilitation is the rise in popularity of faith-based drug treatment programs. These approaches to drug treatment address the addict’s emotional, mental, and physical needs and also their spiritual needs both to help the addict receive an addiction venue of support and coping as well as to help those that believe to begin your faith and begin observing the rituals involved with their particular belief system that will help provide stability and routine to their daily life. Most faith-based programs tend to be rather “generic” in nature; since most of these programs do not follow a specific creed, many different individuals of various faiths feel welcome to participate in these faith-based programs.
The goals of faith-based rehab programs are similar to other drug treatment programs; it’s just that faith-based programs can help the addict to focus more on their addiction treatment and recovery with scriptures from the Bible. Many addicts say that this type of addiction treatment helps them learn to deal with the guilt that they often feel at having become addicted to substances or habits. Guilt is often a major problem that many addicts face during their recovery process, and can be amplified by the introspective nature of taking “personal inventory” and learning about their personal triggers to give into temptation and use again. Faith-based programs help the addict both learn about their triggers as well as give them a new source, their regained faith, to deal with temptations to use drugs again.
Regardless of the type of drug or degree of addiction there are treatment plans available so that everyone can fight and beat their addiction and learn to live drug free.