Is rehab the only choice?
November 16th, 2015
Addiction recovery is very important. Don’t keep suffering with addiction by thinking the only way to break its grip is to go into an intensive in-patient program. There are many other options that may be appropriate for you that can help you maintain the life you have, while still letting you increase your ability to be there to take care of it. The first thing that has to happen is to be professionally evaluated to see whether or not you need to be detoxed. Don’t underestimate the importance of drug rehab.
What happens during detox?
Detox is the word used to describe the process and time period that your body needs to get all of the substance out of your system and to begin to recover from the effects of addiction. Whether or not you need an in-patient detox will depend on several factors – such as how long you have been using, what you have been using, and your general state of health.
Some substances are considered so dangerous to detox from that it must be done in-patient. These types of detoxes let you be medically monitored, and you will receive medications to ease the discomfort of detoxing too. If you do need an in-patient detox, please know that many places now have special accommodations for families, and they can help you with the paperwork to excuse you from work as well.
What if you don’t need in-patient?
The key to all addiction recovery is support. Support can come in many different forms. You may be able to create recovery for yourself using 12 step or other addiction recovery support groups. Your doctor can also prescribe medication to help ease cravings too. One thing you should consider is engaging in a program, or working with a trainer to help you identify lifestyle habits that only have to do with addiction, and work to change them.