This Is What You Need to Know About Drug Rehab

Did you know that almost 21 million Americans deal with at least one addiction? If you or someone you love are battling drug addiction and are considering going to drug rehab to help you turn your life around, you are in the right place. 

Keep reading to learn more about what to expect when you go to drug rehab.

1. Admission

Once you are accepted into the program you will have a full psychosocial evaluation done and a physical to see what your exact emotional and physical needs are before you start treatment. This serves as a guide when your treatment plan is set up.

2. Detoxing

During this part of drug rehab, the toxic substances that you were abusing are removed from your body. Removing these addictive substances will cause side effects like feeling sick, irritable, and anxious. 

How long the detox time frame is, will all depend on how long you have been battling this addiction and the substances that you were addicted to. Every facility will have its own detox protocol for withdrawal medications but every center’s goal is to make detox as comfortable and painless as possible.

3. Withdraws

You will more than likely feel sick because your body has become used to the substance you were feeding it day in and day out. At the rehab center, there are doctors that will make sure you are safe and they will also help alleviate the symptoms you have.

4. Healthy Eating

It is important to eat a full and balanced diet while you are recovering from drugs. This is why there are many drug rehab places that make eating gourmet a priority. They make sure that patients have the best experience even while you are dining because they understand that good food leads to a better mood.

5. Typical Day 

The typical day at most places will be similar. It will include therapy sessions in both a group setting and in an individual setting. You will also have appointments with doctors and specialists to help you, and recovery meetings or 12-step programs. 

Meals will normally be 3 times per day and you will have short breaks in between the therapy sessions. Centers tend to have time set aside for some self-care as well, such as exercising, journaling, drawing, yoga, etc. This time will help reflect on the recovery process.

Some places will also offer sober activities on the weekends like family visits, the movies, and trips to the beach. 

Ready to Go to Drug Rehab?

Hopefully, our short guide above will help you make an informed decision whether or not you want to go to drug rehab. Honestly, if you feel like you do not have control over your life because of your addiction, this might be the best decision for you. 

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