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Drug Rehab Treatment

Happy Guy With GroupDrug rehab treatment is when a person with an alcohol or drug addiction problem receives help getting off the substances they are dependent.  Most drug rehab treatment programs are able to help addicts dependent on a variety of substances including cocaine, crack, alcohol, heroin, marijuana, meth, ecstasy, prescription drugs, and the list goes on and on. When an individual enters rehab, they are attending a program that will help them on the road to recovery. Successful programs go beyond simply helping the individual get off the drugs or alcohol they are dependent on, they also addresses the psychological issues that lead to the individual’s drug addiction.

The very first step of recovery from drug addiction is detoxification; also known as drug detox. It is where the drug user stops using the addictive substances they are dependent on and lets their body adjust to learning to function in a drug-free state. For the recovering addict, detox can range from mild to very intense, and at times can even be life threatening; for this reason drug detox should be monitored by a trained professional.

Depending on the type of drug rehab treatment the individual is enrolled in they will they go on to learn how to live a drug-free lifestyle once detox is complete. There are a lot of different types of drug rehab treatment programs available depending on the individual’s needs. Drug addiction rehabilitation ranges from low levels of participation such as outpatient treatment to more intensive types i.e. residential programs. Outpatient drug rehab treatment is where the individual attends meetings and does not change many areas of their day to day life while receiving drug addiction treatment.

The other end of the spectrum would be residential or inpatient treatment. This form of drug rehab treatment is much more intensive for the recovering drug user. The individual stays at the treatment facility while receiving care and is given support and guidance twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. This form of drug addiction rehabilitation is considered to be the most successful drug rehab method currently available. Individuals who participate in long-term drug rehab are typically those with serious health/medical related issues as a result of their drug use and/or they have attended other types of drug rehabilitation with little to no success.

Narconon Fresh Start is a network of drug rehab treatment programs that address all aspects of their client’s recovery. Their program has a high success rate and is considered a leader in the field of drug-free addiction recovery. When their graduates complete treatment they are no longer addicts, they are fully recovered individuals able to live their lives without turning to drugs or alcohol to solve their problems.

Addiction Recovery: Drug Rehab is a Not Always a One Shot Deal

Like many other chronic health issues, drug addiction rehabilitation can take several attempts before finding the right treatment and having lasting success. While some people are able to end their addiction by going “cold turkey” or after their first time to drug rehab, there are many people who need more than one time in treatment to find lasting sobriety. For these individuals, multiple  enrollments in drug rehab is not a sign of weakness or inability to achieve recovery; instead, their need to go through different treatment programs implies that they did not receive enough treatment initially, or, that the program they attended didn’t address all of their issues. This left the client with unresolved underlying issues, making them more susceptible to relapse.

For the majority of addicted people, long-term inpatient drug rehabilitation is needed to put an end to their addiction problems. However, most addicted people choose outpatient or short-term programs because they are more economical and take less time out of their life. While outpatient drug rehab programs and short-term treatment has a place in the field of recovery, they are not ideal solutions for long-term and/or heavily addicted individuals. A person who has been struggling with an addiction problem for some time needs a while to fully withdraw from the substance(s) they are dependent on, time to uncover the underlying issues that drove them to use and time to develop new ways of handling life and daily stress without turning to drugs or alcohol. The process of withdrawal can last several days to over a week and must be completed before the individual is ready to address the personal issues that drove them to use. It takes time for the recovering person to learn, practice and perfect their new life skills; making long-term drug rehab programs an ideal solution.

Narconon Fresh Start has several different long-term residential drug rehab programs to help addicted individuals recover. There is Fort Collins New Life Center in Colorado where clients can receive treatment while being surrounded by picturesque views, nearby parks, rivers and wide open spaces. This Colorado drug rehab is spacious, modern and offers a wide array of recreational activities during the program participant’s free-time.

Lone Star Victory Ranch is another of Narconon Fresh Start’s drug rehab centers located in the heart of the majestic Rio Grande Valley. Situated about thirty miles from the Gulf of Mexico this drug rehab program is surrounded by lush farmland and provides clients with a peaceful sanctuary away from their previous drug using culture.

Located in Nevada, Rainbow Canyon Retreat is an oasis away from client’s previous routines and environment. This program’s main structure is the spacious redwood lodge where program participants gather to dine, relax and share time together. Nestled on 320 beautiful acres, this drug rehab center provides client with plenty of room and lots of healthy ways to spend their free-time when not actively working on their program. Clients enjoy basketball, volleyball, baseball, horse shoes, billiards, ping pong and movies. Home to a professional kitchen, wonderful chefs prepare delicious meals daily for staff and program participants.

If looking for a drug rehab program in California there is none better than Sunshine Summit Lodge. Located near the well-known Warner Hot Springs, this drug rehab is tucked back in the majestic hills of Northern San Diego County. Previously, this facility was an executive retreat but it is now home to one of the most successful drug rehab programs in the country. With a somewhat rural setting, clients are able to focus their energy on their recovery and leave their past behind them. Program participants find the rural setting, wide open spaces, fresh air and panoramic views a welcome change.

As long-term inpatient programs, all of Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab centers are able to help their program participants find lasting sobriety though their non-traditional rehabilitation methods. Using a cognitive behavioral modification method and their New Life Detoxification Program these treatment centers are able to end addiction once and for all. Unlike 12-step treatment methods where clients are told they are suffering with an incurable disease they can only hope to learn to live with, Narconon Fresh Start clients are built up with improved self-esteem and the knowledge that they can take control over their addiction.

Through the course of the Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab program clients become students learning valuable life skills, integrity and a common sense moral code that when followed will put them on the road to happiness. Students address both the physical emotional aspects of their addiction and resolve the underlying issues that drove them to abuse drugs or alcohol in the first place. Once they have are nearing graduation the student will work closely with their course and case supervisors to develop a battle plan for their future. Their battle plan is a step by step blueprint that contains data that the student has learned on the program to give them the maximum potential for success after completing the program.

The positive results graduates of Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab programs experience speaks volumes about the programs ability to help even the most severely addicted individuals regain their life back.  Graduates of Narconon Fresh Start drug rehabs no longer refer to themselves as addicts, are not required to attend meetings and are strengthened by the knowledge that that have received during their time in treatment. They have learned so much more than just how to stop using drugs or alcohol; they now have the ability to communicate effectively, to be comfortable with themselves, to control themselves, to be honest, to be responsible for themselves and their actions, to choose friends who will keep them healthy and sober and to confront and overcome problems no matter how difficult without turning to drugs or alcohol as a solution.

About Drug Rehab

When drugs and/or alcohol take over a person’s life to the point where they are suffering physical, emotional or financial hardships yet they continue to use despite these negative consequences they have an addiction problem. Addiction treatment is necessary when the individual has attempted to end their substance use on their own with little to no real success. Entering a drug rehab program will help the individual get help to control their drug taking behavior and learn to live a sober, happy and successful life. There are several addiction treatment options available for drug and alcohol addiction. Some of these options include self-help groups (AA/NA), counseling (individual/group) and drug rehabilitation programs (inpatient/outpatient). Each of these differs in their approach to treating addiction problems, the programs level of intensity and duration of time.

• Self-help groups such as AA or NA typically approach drug addiction as a disease one has to accept and learn to live with one day at a time. They are a place where ex-drug users and current drug users looking to end their addiction problem gather together in hopes of helping one another. While they may have a leader to provide some direction to the meeting, there is usually no treatment professional present. A number of people find these types of meetings re-stimulating because those attending are bringing up past drug using stories and reliving their experiences.
• Counseling, whether individual or group can be a beneficial way of working through many drug addiction issues. While individual or private counseling sessions are going to provide the most one-on-one care, many people choose group counseling because it is more cost effective. It is not unusual for a person to enter a group counseling session and feel overwhelmed by the others present and choose not to share anything about themself. While just sitting in the room and listening to others as well as the counselor can have its benefits, it is not going to yield the best long-term outcome of lasting sobriety and learning valuable interpersonal skills.
• Drug rehab programs provide the addicted person with the environment and education they need to stop using drugs or alcohol. Outpatient programs are much less intensive than inpatient ones but do offer some structure for the recovering individual. They are expected to attend on specific days and times giving them a sense of purpose and accountability. When compared to self-help groups this is a step up in intensity because there is no mandate that the addicted person attend meetings (unless ordered to by the justice system) and no one will follow up with them whether they went to their meeting or not. Inpatient programs are the most intensive level of addiction treatment and provide their clients with the greatest chance of achieving lasting sobriety. While it can seem daunting to enroll in a program that lasts close to a month or longer, doing so can mean the difference between breaking the cycle of addiction and experiencing another relapse. Inpatient programs operate in a variety of different environments and for various lengths of time.