Addiction can be terrifying. If you or someone that you care about has been struggling with a substance use disorder, then you are well aware of the devastating impact that this insidious disease can have on virtually all aspects of life. You know all about the sleepless nights, the despair-filled days, and the pervasive fear that, just when you think it cannot get any worse, it will.

What you may not realize, though, is that it does not have to be this way. Life can get better. Help is available, treatment works, and a more promising future, free from the scourge of addiction, may be much closer than you have ever dared to dream.

On this site, you can get the answers that you need in order to make the most informed decisions for yourself or your loved one. From understanding basic facts about specific substances to identifying the benefits of drug treatment programs that meet your unique needs, your path out of the darkness of addiction and into the bright promise of a healthier tomorrow can start here.

What is Rehab?

Rehab refers to residential treatment for drug and alcohol problems. Rehab can help with addiction to a variety of substances including alcohol, heroin, cocaine, and cannabis amongst others.

During rehab, the person may need to be assisted through a medical detox (if there is a physical dependence). Withdrawal from certain substances can be life-threatening and from others can be extremely uncomfortable. Therefore it is vital that the detox takes place in a rehab where professionals are there to support the person throughout the process. Rehab will also focus on the psychological side of dependence. Rehab in the US will usually combine several types of therapy such as group and one-to-one therapy, educational seminars, and personal reflection through journal keeping. It is important that the person learns to understand their addiction and the reasons behind it in order to avoid future relapse.

Residential rehab differs from other treatments in that it is more intensive. The person is given some time away to really focus on getting themselves better. Another advantage of rehab is that the person is in a therapeutic environment surrounded by professionals that will make the process as easy as possible. All workers and rehabs that Triage Healthcare work with are registered with the appropriate professional bodies.

Home-based alcohol treatment may be a consideration in some circumstances. Triage Healthcare always recommends that residential treatment is considered before home-based treatment. This is due to the environment in residential rehab being more conducive to successful outcomes. However, if residential rehab treatment is not a feasible consideration, then Triage Healthcare may be able to arrange a home alcohol detox. Patients will be fully assessed by a specialist nurse before a home detox is approved.

When should someone seek Rehab?

Addiction can completely take over a person’s life. This does not have to be the case. Anyone can recover with the right treatment program and rehab.  If the addiction has reached severe levels or if out-patient treatments have failed, rehab is likely to be the form of treatment most likely to achieve success.

How long could Rehab treatment take?

The duration of residential rehab will vary depending on the particular situation. Drug and alcohol rehab US treatment usually involve programs of between 4 and 12 weeks long. Regardless of the length of treatment, an attitude of ‘seeing it through’ is central to effectiveness. Quality rehabs are able to identify the following:

  • How they actively engage with clients
  • That they provide a compassionate supportive environment
  • The provision of a structured program
  • Real clarity about their policies and procedures
  • A full description of their therapies
  • How they tailor their activities to an individual’s needs

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