Drug addiction doesn’t discriminate by age or sex, and in the State of California in 2005, almost 850,000 people of all ages were suffering from untreated drug dependencies. In some cases, getting treatment can be a major source of tension, as addicts are often unwilling to accept that they need help. Other times, you may simply not know what drug treatment is, what’s available and how it can help you.
Although there are many ways to get help, it’s important to first know why you should accept it. Drug addiction treatment has the ability to turn your life around. Often, it takes an extreme event to spur an addict into getting help, but others may be able to recognize the preventative benefits of being treated. Addiction can harm your physical health as well as your mental health, but proper treatment allows you to receive medical help if necessary and get emotional help as well.
Another benefit of drug treatment relates to your personal life. Addicts often lose their jobs, or find themselves in dire financial situations, and for many this can put even more strain on already tense relationships. The goal of treatment is to help you return to your full potential so you can function normally in a work situation, get your finances back on track and start to ease tensions at home.
All treatment isn’t the same, however, so when you begin the process of getting help, a good rule of thumb is to decide how you want the rehab program to be structured and go from there.
Inpatient treatment operates by taking you out of your comfort zone for your treatment. By living at the treatment facility, all your care is handled in the same place, including medical detox and therapy. This can lend to a cohesiveness that will also help you in your recovery. You’ll be allowed to interact with other patients, and are given the opportunity to speak with doctors any time you need assistance. Some facilities offer holistic care and provide alternatives to conventional medicine, but many prescribe pharmaceuticals to help you battle depression or treat symptoms of chronic pain.
Private inpatient care typically carries a higher price, but there are often publicly funded treatment options as well, where the state or local government has helped to subsidize the cost of treatment and make it available to anyone.
There are other treatment options that can work for you. Often they fall under the category of outpatient care, because they allow you to complete treatment without living in a facility.
The care you receive in outpatient treatment programs can vary greatly depending on the program. Some outpatient care allows you to detox completely, and some offers a more gradual approach toward stopping drug use. Although you don’t live in a treatment facility, your treatment is unique because you’re able to continue to go to work or school while you’re being treated for your addiction. For many, this can be as much of a benefit as the treatment itself.
Other forms of outpatient treatment are support groups within your community. These groups don’t supply medication if you need it, but they can be a valuable resource for you. Addiction is difficult to recover from, so any additional support you can get is vital. Often these groups are free, while other outpatient care does carry a fee.
No addiction has to go left untreated. If you need help, it can be found.
We design personalized treatment programs to provide each abuser with the greatest chance of a successful recovery outcome. Our comprehensive networking system works hand in hand with all of the drug treatment centers in California.
At Drug Rehab California we know that each individual is unique and are treated as such. Deciding upon a treatment option in California, or anywhere can be a daunting task for any individual or family, we will guide you through each step of a comprehensive treatment plan for you or your loved one.
We realize that each individual is in a different financial situation and we will find treatment options for each individual regardless of their financial situation.