What Is Rehab
Rehab can be challenging for many patients
Rehab offers addicted individuals an opportunity to break free of drug or alcohol addiction. Provided in a residential rehab setting, patients can look forward to detox, rehab, and behavioral therapies that can help understand their addiction and the triggers that can cause relapse. At Sprout Health California Detox, our goal is to help our patients realize full sobriety. Rehab can be challenging for many patients. This is why we are with our patients at every step along the way. The process completely removes harmful chemicals from the patient’s body.
During rehab, we can provide medications and the behavioral therapies that give patients a better understanding of their addition and its causes. This allows us to provide treatment programs to help our patients get their lives back on track.
Through outpatient rehab, patients can get effective treatment for their addiction with a little more freedom. They do not have to live at the facility and can return home each evening. However, they are required to attend their daily sessions and are monitored to ascertain how well their treatment is working. Treatments can be adjusted according with respect to how well the individual responds. Patients are found to have greater control over their addiction if outpatient treatment is offered. Still, they have to maintain discipline because many of the triggers may be present that caused their addiction to begin with.
It is more intense and requires the patient to remain at the facility until their program is completed. Medications are administered, along with holistic treatments and specific therapies. The goal is to provide the patient with tools and treatments that will set their feet back on the path to sobriety. Behavioral therapies are administered for both inpatient and outpatient programs. It helps tremendously when a patient can understand their addiction and what it takes to remain sober.
Families and friends can also be a part of the patient’s healing process. With the patient’s permission, they can attend therapy sessions to learn all about addiction, what causes it, and what can trigger relapse. The patient also realizes that lifestyle changes will be necessary for successful recovery. This may mean forming new, positive relationships. It may even mean a change of venue if the same triggers cannot be avoided after completing their program.
How Family Members Can Help
No detox treatment program is complete without behavioral therapies being applied. Patients learn firsthand how their thinking and actions are related. They learn to approach problems from a different perspective, and to react differently even if the situation cannot be changed. The great thing is what patients learn in detox and rehab can be applied throughout their entire life.
Detox and rehab are not the end of the line. Staying sober can be a lifetime endeavor for many. This is why we stress that patients join support groups such as Alcohol Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. These groups can offer tremendous support. Patients can share, learn, and interact with others who understand their struggle. For the recovering addict, nothing could be better. The truth remains there is strength in numbers.
One of the keys to remaining sober is having a definite purpose in life. This is covered during cognitive behavioral therapy sessions. Patients are encouraged to do the following.
- Build and nourish meaningful relationships. Relationships are important because they often define us as individuals. Healthy relationships can keep an individual on the right path because there is much to live for.
- Find a worthy cause to donate your time to. Keeping busy with something positive can keep depression at bay. Depression is known to be a trigger that can cause relapse.
- Eat healthy and pursue an exercise regimen. Exercise can release chemicals in the brain the make you feel good. These chemicals can reduce craving for drugs or alcohol. In time, you will begin to depend on exercise for a positive high. Eating healthy offers its own obvious benefits. Addiction can deplete the body of needed vitamins and nutrients that will help it heal.
- Cherish each day. Everyone can find a reason to be thankful for being alive. After all, some unfortunate ones never make it to rehab, let alone make it through rehab.
- Rediscover a hobby. A hobby will give you an opportunity to spend quality time pursuing something that you like, even love. Such good feelings can help rebuild self-esteem which will come in handy if you are ever tempted to use drugs or consume alcohol again. You can never tell when a hobby might grow to a point of producing income.
At Sprout Health California Detox, our mission is to bring healing to any addicted person who is tired of not being in control over their life. If you or a loved one is trying to beat addiction, contact us today to learn more about our programs and treatment options.