When considering treatment for addiction it is important to consider all of the option to help in making a decision of what may be best for you. Here are a few of the options when considering treatment.
When a person who is struggling with addiction makes a decision to enter treatment they often need detox before treatment can begin. This is typically done in a medical setting under the watch of a medical professional. Often times with alcohol, and opiate addiction, medication is administered to assist the person during the withdrawal period. Once the medical professional is satisfied that the person has been properly detoxed, they are then ready to start their rehab program.
Once the person completes the detox process, they are ready to move on to Rehab. This process is typically conducted at a treatment facility. The time of stay could vary between 30-90 days, or possibly longer. During this time the patient will participate in group therapy as well as 1 on 1 counseling. The person in recovery will gain an understanding of their addiction and family history. The person in recovery will also gain an understanding of what they need to do to be successful in their long-term recovery.
Often times when a person leaves treatment, they are not ready to return home immediately. In this case, sober living may be an option. When a person attends sober living in can be an extension of their treatment. During this time they are involved in Group recovery meetings, 1 on 1 counseling, and other recovery based programs.
Intensive Outpatient programs
This program is used for aftercare for people who have been through detox, as well as a rehab program. The person may or may not be in sober living while attending the IOP. The group will typically meet 1-2 times per week and discuss ways to assist the client in his or her recovery process.