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It’s very difficult to admit when you have an addiction that is getting out of control. What’s even harder is to get into a rehab program to deal with it. It takes a lot of courage to do so and many people don’t go through with it.
One of the ways to make it easier is to understand exactly what to expect when you enter rehab for a drug or alcohol addiction. Once you know what you are getting into, you can set your mind to it and successfully beat your addiction.
Rehab is structured in a way to help you overcome the addiction and stay sober for the rest of your life. That’s not to say that relapses won’t happen, but you are more equipped to deal with them when they do. In this article, we will go over several of the things that you can expect when you enter a facility such as Landmark Recovery Louisville or Rehab in Kentucky.
When you arrive
The first thing to happen is to check in to the facility when you get there. This is a very important part of the process as it involves an interview with you from the staff. They need to not only get your personal data, but understand who you are a bit and what you are going through.
There is not a one size fits all scenario when it comes to treatment so they have to know more about you to be able to customize the treatment to your specific needs. This will give you a much higher chance of success rather than just putting you through the mill.
Different centres will have different procedures but the gist of it is to help you. The length of time that you’ll be there also varies. It can be as little as 28 days or as long as 90 days. Even longer if you have a difficult case.
Go through the detox
When you first arrive at the treatment facility, you’re in a phase of the addiction that is very much physical. You will need to go through a period in which your body gets rid of the drugs and alcohol still present in your system.
This is the detoxification or detox phase. You won’t be able to get into the meat of the treatment until you go through this withdrawal phase so that you are strong and healthy enough to complete the program. It’s also likely to be the most difficult part because your body will be asking for drugs and alcohol to get rid of the feeling from the detox.
It’s hard to say what the therapy phase of the treatment will be like as each centre has its own way of doing things. Some will offer group counselling so that you can be among others in a support group. Others will opt for individual therapy so you can uncover the root of the addiction to help you overcome it.
The key is that any therapy you will do will involve most of the day that you are there. And, they will give you the tools to beat the addiction and go on living a healthy life.
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