If you or someone you know is suffering from addiction, then the first step in the recovery process is to enter a rehabilitation center. Rehab centers, such as Daylight Recovery Services, offer a variety of different treatment programs all designed with one thing in mind: getting you on the path to living a clean and sober life. It’s important to learn more about the various treatment programs you can find at rehabilitation centers in Riverside County.
Before starting treatment for addiction, you must first undergo a detoxification process. This process can last anywhere from a few days to a few months depending on the severity of the addiction.
During the detox process, your body rids itself of whatever substance or substances that you are addicted to. It is for this reason that detox should be done under medical supervision, either at a hospital or a designated detox facility. Due to the way that your body reacts to the detox process, detoxing on your own can be very dangerous and even life-threatening.
Throughout this process, a medical professional will monitor you. This will enable the professional to make sure that you are not only as comfortable as possible during the process, but also to make sure your body isn’t rejecting the detox process.
There are several factors that can impact the length of the detox process. Some of those factors include:
For most people, after they have completed detox they will enter a residential treatment program. Residential treatment centers provide therapy for addiction, addiction co-occurring with a mental illness, and other behavioral health problems.
The main goal of inpatient drug rehab is to help clients through alcohol and drug detoxification while addressing the issues that are stemming from the cause and creating an individual treatment plan for recovery. Therapies used in this process work around the client’s specific substance abuse circumstances. Residential rehab is staffed 24/7 by a behavioral health team that is there to ensure the safety and well being of the patient.
Residential treatment is ideal for those who:
Our therapists and other medical professionals at Daylight Recovery Services will meet with you and determine if residential treatment is right for you.
This is a treatment option where you can undergo treatment while still living at home and going about your regular daily responsibilities (work, school, etc.). Outpatient treatment is ideal for someone who can not take the time to enter an inpatient or residential treatment center.
Outpatient treatment is designed for someone that has a strong support system at home and is disciplined enough that they can go about their daily life without continuing to use and abuse drugs and alcohol. In addition, because there are no housing requirements, outpatient treatment is typically more affordable than residential treatment.
Treatment on an outpatient basis consists mostly of therapy sessions, both individual and group. It is during these sessions where you learn about the triggers that set off your addiction as well as learn ways to not let those triggers run your life anymore.
Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) are treatment programs used to address addictions, depression, eating disorders, or other dependencies that do not require detoxification or round-the-clock supervision.
Like regular outpatient treatment, this type of treatment allows the patient to continue to go about their daily activities while undergoing treatment. Intensive outpatient treatment works largely in the same way that outpatient treatment does.
Intensive outpatient treatment can also be used in conjunction with an inpatient program This helps the patient more smoothly adapt back into their families and communities. This is designed to establish support mechanisms, help with relapse management, and provide coping strategies.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a common type of talk therapy that is popular for treating drug and alcohol addiction. During cognitive-behavioral therapy, the patient works with a mental health counselor, such as a therapist or a psychotherapist, in a structured setting. This type of therapy helps identify inaccurate or negative thoughts that are associated with your addiction and essentially reprograms your brain to help eliminate them.
In addition to drug and alcohol addiction, CBT is also beneficial for those suffering from mental health disorders or co-occurring disorders. Cognitive-behavioral therapy has been proven to be successful in treating depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, or even an eating disorder.
A major component of all types of addiction treatment is therapy and counseling. Therapy and counseling are used to help address the mental side of addiction. It can help you learn what might have triggered your addiction.
Therapy also allows you to learn ways in which you can handle those triggers in a better way moving forward so you don’t turn to drugs and/or alcohol again. During treatment, there are two main types of therapy you will participate in. Those two are individual therapy and group therapy.
Individual therapy takes place one-on-one with you and a therapist or counselor. During individual therapy sessions, you and your therapist can discuss specific issues you might be dealing with or address things that you might not feel comfortable talking about in a group setting.
Individual therapy helps in developing coping strategies and tools to help not only abstain from drug and alcohol use but also avoid relapse in the future. During these sessions as well, your therapist might suggest a 12-step program to attend or even make referrals for supplemental medical, psychiatric, employment, and other services if needed.
Along with individual therapy, group therapy is a popular tool used during addiction treatment. Group therapy is typically done in conjunction with individual therapy. This type of therapy can be beneficial in that it provides a support system for those going through addiction treatment.
While you might have a good support system at home, unless you have family members that have also gone through addiction treatment, it might be difficult for them to truly understand what you are going through.
Group therapy provides that support system of people that are going through something similar to you. They might be able to share experiences that they have had in order to help you better maintain your sobriety.
Up until recently, the primary way patients and providers have been communicating has been through in-person interactions. This is how clinicians have undertaken substance abuse treatment and behavioral therapy. Although it has been proven to be effective, telehealth offers a new vision in the scope of treatment for substance abuse treatment. There are 4 main types of telehealth treatment:
This is the oldest telehealth approach and professionals are already using it to give continual care for substance use disorders. Continuing care delivered by phone is easy to implement and doesn’t require any extra costs, such as licensing fees or patient training. Telephone monitoring, feedback, and counseling can all be included in telephone-based services.
IVR is an upgraded version of telephone-based technology. In IVR, an automated telephone system provides clients with pre-set questions and then provides different feedback and follow-up questions based on their answers to the questions. In initial studies, it was shown to reduce post-treatment drinking.
These services are available to many patients who can access them at any time, and at their convenience. There are several web-based apps ready to use for SUD assessment. In most cases, web-based telehealth services are useful for reducing alcohol consumption.
Videoconferencing for psychiatry or addiction treatment happens through secure portals on personal computers or dedicated telehealth consoles. Currently, the following technologies are being used in addiction treatment:
The first step on the road to recovery is admitting that you have a problem and want to get help. From there, the next step is choosing the right treatment center and the right treatment program for you. At Daylight Recovery Services, our residential drug treatment programs help individuals maintain long-term recovery through various forms of substance abuse treatment.
Contact us today to learn more about our residential treatment center, as well as our other treatment options, and don’t let your drug and alcohol addiction continue to run your life.