There are many treatment options available for addiction sufferers. Those options include outpatient and inpatient rehabilitation. Inpatient rehab in the form of 90 day addiction treatment programs are one of the best programs available to help with your addiction. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has studied numerous research reports that prove that longer term treatment has significantly higher success rates. 90 days marks just the beginning of a sober life. Many individuals need some level of support for the remainder of their lifetime.
Why pick a 90 day program?
It’s simple really. It’s the most extensive program available and the success rate is very high. Throughout a 90 day program, you’ll learn yourself inside and out. You’ll learn coping strategies. You’ll learn how to live your life without drugs or alcohol. If you’ve ever sought treatment for your addiction in the past and have failed, a 90 day program may be right for you.
What happens during a 90 day program?
Since the program is inpatient, you’ll live with others who are struggling with the same issues you are. During your stay, doctors will manage your care to make sure the detox process is managed for you without the harsh side effects normally associated with detox. You’ll attend group and private therapy sessions. You’ll learn the skills you need to say no to your addiction and the skills you need to live without seeking drugs or alcohol.
What is detox?
Detox is the purging of all drugs or alcohol from your body. Medical staff will be available at all times to ensure safety and help manage any negative side effects. It’s very important to remove all toxins from your body so that abstinence can occur.
What is abstinence?
The definition of abstinence is the forbearance from any indulgence or appetite, especially from the use of alcoholic beverages or drugs. Essentially it means you do not use drugs or drink alcohol at all.
What happens after detox?
It’s important to note that while treatment programs have steps that connect, those steps connect seamlessly. You won’t be told, “OK, you’ve detoxed now the next step is…” Instead your treatment will flow and you’ll discover each step while you’re already working on a previous step. After detox, you’ll attend therapy. You’ll get to the bottom of why you are addicted. You’ll learn the skills needed to cope and to overcome the underlying issue. You’ll learn how to reorganize your thoughts and actions so that you’re not attempted to use drugs or alcohol.
You may attend group therapy sessions with others. These sessions are designed so that everyone there knows they are not alone. Attendees share their stories with each other and can form bonds that last a lifetime. Beating an addiction is not an activity that can be done alone. It’s a process that needs and requires support from others. You’ll be encouraged to get to know your group members so you can develop a support system of your own.
What happens after treatment?
You’ll be encouraged to continue your treatment on an outpatient basis. This can include attending 12 step meetings or seeing a private counselor for additional therapy. You’ll go back home and use the skills you learned during treatment to make your life your own, without the use of your addiction.
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