The rehabilitation of an individual who is addicted to drugs is a treatment process depending on the needs of the person. Detoxification is the primary application to anyone who is under the influence of drugs. The process is to take out the drugs or alcohol inside the body and to supplant it with nutrients to neutralize the body and boost the immune system if the illness has been categorized due to drug abuse. In addition, the individual will also undergo therapy and psychological tests to prepare the person to face the real world after rehabilitation.
They might also undergo series of discussions to educate them about the risk of abusing drugs, more likely to inform them about other drugs and its effects to a person and the community. After the treatment, the rehabilitation center would create a plan wherein the individual must agree to religiously follow after they step out of the center. Some of the centers would still monitor their patient until several months after rehabilitation. Some rehabilitation programs last up to 30 days. Others last longer depending on the need of the patient. Usually, this would be settled by the attending physician.
There are chances a patient would experience the relapse. This happens when the patient would resist and face the temptation of taking the drugs they are taking for so long. The body of the patient is already dependent on the substance in the period of abstinence it couldn’t help it but it seeks to feed on the substance they used to take. This might call for a longer stay in the center and sometimes might call for enrollment to a different program. Relapse doesn’t happen all the time, though. We have patients who are strong enough to face this struggle or this stage their bodies seek for the substance. As long as the patient is willing to recover, he/she could face this stage of the process.
The cost of rehabilitation depends on the facilities the center could provide, type of program the patient would be enrolled in, the location sometimes is a factor too and how long the patient would stay in the center.
To find a rehabilitation center could be a prodigious process but there are different organizations who would be able to help to decide which center would tailor fit their needs. Attending physicians of the patient usually have a partner to assist. The internet could be useful as well, as people would post about certain centers.
Does addiction really have a cure? Rehabilitation is just the process of assisting the patient in dealing with their everyday routine as accurate as possible with the substance in their bodies. Going through rehabilitation doesn’t mean the patient would be cured as soon as he/she steps out of the center. Recovery from addiction would take a lifetime process. As of today, there are no cures found yet.
Though an individual has gone through rehabilitation, that doesn’t mean the world would turn its back on him/her. There would always be chances given to any individual and us, the community should respect and give a helping hand to people who chose to take the right path. We always have our reasons why we do things the way did them and people who have been addicted or abused drugs should be treated equally.
There are organizations who are supporting individuals who have gone rehabilitation to bring their confidence back and to gain their trust as well. Support from their families, friends, and community is the best aftercare practice as everyone would not only help the patient recover but also resist from taking dangerous drugs and alcohol.