Frequently Asked Questions
Drug rehab refers to a program that includes assessment, detox, counseling, and aftercare preparation to help people get off, and stay off drugs and alcohol. Assessment: This stage’s goal is to tailor a treatment plan for the individual patient based on the type, length, and severity of his or her addiction and any unique challenges that they face (such as co-occurring mental disorders or domestic abuse). Detoxification: Detox is the process of “allowing the body to rid itself of a drug while managing the symptoms of withdrawal.” There are two basic approaches to detox: Medications can be prescribed that can gradually wean the body of the substance, or the natural approach can be used (quitting “cold-turkey”). Therapy: This aspect of treatment can take many forms, but the purpose is to identify and treat the underlying physiological or behavioural issues that cause the person to use drugs – one-on- one therapy, group counseling, and mental health treatment are all examples. Aftercare: To avoid relapse, successful substance abuse treatment must include a plan to help the individual maintain sobriety after they leave the treatment center. Examples of aftercare include 12-step programs, sober living homes, and ongoing counseling.
If substance abuse or addiction is negatively impacting your life or relationships, rehab can help.
Rehab programs can last anywhere from 28 days to a year or more.
Rehabs accept all drug and substance addictions.
Rehab does not cure addiction, but it does help users overcome addiction.
Rehab programs provide a process for recovering from drug addiction while detox is one step in that process when the body rids itself of the drug.
Rehab helps people stop using drugs and get over addiction; recovery is the lifelong process of abstaining from drugs – it includes rehab and continues after it.
Yes, there is no limit to how often you can go to rehab.