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Drug Rehab Centers

Drug rehab centers (short for drug rehabilitation centers) exist to treat substance dependence and addiction to mood-altering chemicals.  Some drug rehab centers also treat co-occurring mental health disorders (dual diagnosis), and still others treat behavioral addictions in addition to drugs and alcohol. Rehab centers vary widely in methodologies, specialties, cost, setting and intensity.  Some centers specialize in the treatment of certain classes of drugs.  There are a number of factors which effect rehabilitation success rates, including:

  • The drug of choice
  • The length of addiction
  • The quantities of the substance being consumed
  • The intensity of the rehab program
  • The length of the rehab program
  • Whether co-occurring mental health conditions are addressed (PTSD, unresolved trauma, untreated depression and untreated bipolar disorder have all been shown to commonly lead back to addiction when not addressed in treatment)

Drug addiction affects each individual differently. For this reason, drug rehab centers employ varying approaches to addiction recovery.

Differences between drug rehab centers

Not only do drug rehab centers vary in philosophies and methods, but they also vary in quality of care, expense, location, and certification of counselors and therapists. Most drug rehab centers and drug rehabilitation programs generally treat all addictions and co-occurring mental health conditions, however the manner in which they address these addictions and disorders varies.

Generally high-end privately owned drug rehab centers are located away from urban environments and are more commonly found in rural areas such as mountains, beaches, farms, etc. These settings create tranquil, stress free and supportive environments for addicts and alcoholics to do the internal work necessary to achieve sobriety, along with the help and support of the drug rehab center's programs and counselors. For the majority of addicts and alcoholics, drug abuse and relapse are directly related to an individual's desire to escape real world stressors, pressures and frustrations. In private drug rehab centers located in exclusive and beautiful settings, addicts will find the peace and serenity they lack while under the grip of their addiction in their home environment. What remains is for them to work with counselors and therapists at the center to learn the skills necessary to become happy, productive members of society. In the end, the success of any drug rehab program is dependent on the addict’s determination to live a sober, healthy life, free from the bonds of drug addiction and alcoholism.

For some severe addictions, it is recommended that an addict attend a drug rehab center for long-term treatment, as it can take significant time to repair the damage wrought by long term drug abuse. Depending on the length of abuse and severity of the addiction, there are often different treatment programs offered within a drug rehab center to treat the specific addiction. Most drug rehab centers offer at least outpatient and residential drug rehab programs. For addicts with less severe addictions, outpatient drug rehab may be appropriate, allowing the addict to live at home while working on their addictive behaviors. While outpatient drug rehab programs work for many addicts, a majority of addicts have more severe drug addictions, requiring more intensive drug rehab programs, such as residential treatment. In residential drug rehab programs, addicts live in a drug and alcohol-free environment with other addicts while receiving high intensity treatment under the care and supervision of trained addiction professionals and counselors. Most drug rehab centers have many different treatment modalities available to help addicts and alcoholics overcome their addiction. Some of these include:

  • one-on-one therapy
  • group
  • family therapy
  • experiential therapy
  • trust activities
  • CBT
  • DBT
  • EMDR
  • life-skills building exercises

Drug rehab centers also utilize outside sources for support including recovery groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. Many Christian based drug rehab centers also support addicts by offering church and prayer groups. The more research that is done into the disease of addiction, the more overwhelming the evidence that addiction is rarely overcome without the professional help of drug rehab centers and their associated support. Addiction is a disease, and it cannot be treated independently from professional assistance any more than cancer or diabetes. The addict who thinks he or she can get well on his or her own is walking a dangerous path that will likely never lead to long-term sobriety. Even though the task of finding the appropriate drug rehab center is overwhelming due to the plethora of options, drug rehabs are located throughout the nation and the world, so once the specific qualifications of an acceptable drug rehab have been recognized, finding a rehabilitation center becomes much easier.

For more information on drug addiction, treatment centers and addiction recovery, visit our rehab center directory to locate drug rehab centers throughout the United States and worldwide. If you are having difficulty determining the extent or your own or a loved one's addiction, fill out our free confidential assessment form or call us at 1 for further assistance. We're here to help!

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