Addiction is a chronic and progressive disease that has grown to record numbers in recent years through the current opioid and addiction epidemic. Thousands of people die every year, each year more than the last, with 42,249 opioid overdose deaths in 2016 alone. Addiction, even in the face of dire consequences, is incredibly difficult to come out of on your own.
Drug addiction not only severely impacts the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of the substance abuser, it also significantly impacts the lives of their family, friends, and other loved ones. What may have started out as casual experimentation or a way to cope with the stresses of everyday life, people who use drugs often, inevitably become addicted. Their lives revolve around using drugs, buying drugs, and being around others who use drugs. Addiction slowly infiltrates every part of a person’s life. Even as it erodes your health and relationships, finding and using drugs takes priority over other needs and obligations.
Though the facts and figures are disheartening, addiction is, in fact, a treatable disease. Even people who have relapsed several times can enter long-lasting recovery. If you look at your pattern of drug use and relapse and assume that help is out of reach for you, you may not be aware of the fact that even you can live a life free from the oppression of addiction.
Relapse rates can be as high as 60 percent, but it’s the same with other chronic diseases like diabetes. However, people with diabetes don’t stop seeking effective treatment options when they problem returns.
In order to truly break the vicious cycle of drug addiction once and for all, many who struggle with substance abuse addiction seek the help and support of a reputable Florida drug rehab facility. Since drug addiction is a complex illness and every addict’s needs are unique, a “one-size-fits-all” approach may not fully address all of an addict’s needs. Fortunately, there are many drug treatment program options that are available that can be individually tailored to meet the specific needs of each person. Perhaps the most popular and effective Florida drug treatment option is inpatient drug rehab.
Inpatient rehab refers to a level of care in addiction treatment that involves a highly structured and supportive environment in which clients stay in a medically monitored setting. Inpatient treatment is the second highest level of care after detoxification and medically managed treatment. Inpatient treatment also involves multidimensional care, especially for factors that put you in immediate danger like health risks that need to be monitored or deep depression.
When an individual enters a Florida inpatient drug addiction rehab program to address their specific addiction, they will reside in the treatment facility itself and are separated from the distractions of their home environment. In this setting, clients will undergo an intensive and structured schedule of treatment services that will help them work through their addiction issues.
Typically, inpatient treatment is ideal for clients with pressing medical needs or clients that have a potential for medical complications. In inpatient services, you will receive 24 hours of medically monitored care. For instance, people in treatment for benzodiazepine addiction may have Post-acute withdrawal symptoms (PAWS) that can potentially manifest in seizures or delirium that can be life threatening. In inpatient drug rehab facilities, medical staff will be on hand to handle any medical needs. Inpatient services are also good for anyone who has medical issues that are unrelated to or even caused by addiction. For instance, if you have an infectious disease when you enter treatment, you may be placed into an inpatient program until you recover.
Addiction is often accompanied by co-occurring mental health issues. In some cases, issues like depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, or anxiety disorders are the underlying cause of addiction in the first place. Inpatient treatment also offers support for people with mental health problems. Inpatient rehab facilities have clinical therapists and other mental health professionals on staff to help you with any needs you might have.
In addition to medical monitoring, inpatient rehab involves at least five hours of clinical services each week. This allows you to start getting to the root problems of addiction in your life while you recover from the physical effects of addiction.
Once those underlying issues are addressed, clients will learn the essential coping skills that are needed to adequately function in their daily lives once they successfully complete treatment. Once this phase of treatment is complete, many of the best Florida drug rehabs offer outpatient counseling and sober living programs that provide relapse prevention education that gives those new in recovery added support and encouragement.
When you enter an inpatient program, you will already be on the road to recovery, especially if you have already gone through detox. However, even though you will receive highly structured care and support, it doesn’t mean that it will be a time to be prepared. Starting the road to recovery means working towards sobriety. The journey is different for everyone, but one thing is clear, achieving meaningful sobriety and long-lasting recovery takes tremendous effort. Still, you will have help every step of the way. There are a few main goals that our inpatient drug treatment programs want to accomplish:
To accomplish these goals, treatment staff must create a treatment plan that is individually tailored to meet each client’s needs yet follow proper protocol. The individual components of an inpatient drug treatment program work together to create a comprehensive recovery plan that gives clients the necessary tools, encouragement, and confidence to succeed in recovery once treatment is completed.
Arete Recovery has experienced medical professionals on staff and the facilities to support your needs. To begin inpatient drug treatment, our experienced staff will create a treatment and recovery game plan that utilizes three essential steps. The length of time these individual steps vary widely from person to person and depend on the severity of your addiction and a number of other issues. No matter how long the treatment process takes, these steps cannot be overlooked.
Once you are medically and psychologically stable, you are able to start an intensive drug rehab program which is highly structured and individualized to meet your specific needs. This overall treatment plan is created from a wide variety of treatment services such as individual and group therapy, life and coping skills training, holistic healing, and therapeutic techniques, among others. During this phase, you will gain the tools and get the encouragement and support you need to overcome your drug addiction.
To give you the added support and encouragement you need as you leave formal drug treatment, Arete Recovery highly recommends that you attend aftercare programs such as outpatient drug rehab and/or sober living. These treatment options will help you understand the triggers and daily stressors that can lead to relapse, and you can acquire and refine the necessary healthy life and coping skills that are needed to deal with cravings and urges to use in a constructive manner without reverting back to drug use.