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Drug Abuse Centers

Treatment can be provided on an outpatient, intensive inpatient or residential basis, depending on drug abuse center type.

Treatment can be provided on an outpatient, intensive inpatient or residential basis, depending on the type of center.

Drug abuse centers are places where health, confidence, and optimism can be restored to people who have lost these positive conditions in their life due to an addiction to drugs. Most centers use a variety of therapies to help rebuild a level of healthy functioning independent of any drug use. This is accomplished with the help of addiction treatment professionals, who help to identify the specific and individual triggers that support the addictive behavior patterns.

Drug abuse centers have better program efficacy when the client has input into their own therapy design.  Many times this occurs during the intake or assessment interview with staff; other times input can be obtained through ongoing self-evaluation during therapy sessions.

Drug Abuse Center Options

Drug treatment center types and therapeutic approaches vary, and it might seem an overwhelming task to make the right choice for yourself or the person close to you who needs help. Many factors will come in to play when selecting the best treatment center to suit your individual needs. Important questions about cost of treatment and whether insurance will cover some or all of the cost will need to be answered. Similarly, questions about the most relevant treatment center type (residential inpatient, outpatient, long-term rehab, etc.) will undoubtedly come up in the selection process. Finer points, such as the desire for private, executive or luxury rehab will influence the decision for some. Location will also influence the choice of drug abuse center – some will need to stay local, while others might choose to travel to a remote inpatient treatment center. Clearly, there are a lot of decisions to be made, but obtaining treatment in the first place is the most important step. Finding a rehab that closely fits your needs will strengthen your recovery efforts.

Our dedicated help-line advisors can help you sort through the finer points. Call us at today to begin your search for the right drug abuse center.

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Inpatient Centers

An inpatient or residential rehab requires those in recovery to remain on-site for the duration of treatment. Treatment lengths may vary, but can last from one month, to 60- or 90-day programs (or for extended periods of time beyond this, should it be necessary). This highly effective, intensive therapeutic approach allows patients to fully dedicate themselves to their recovery. Many inpatient treatment programs will include a supervised detox program after the initial intake. This is conducted to usher patients through an often uncomfortable, and sometimes dangerous period of withdrawal from drugs. Once the difficult period of withdrawal and detox has been successfully completed, a patient will focus their efforts on recovery for the duration of the inpatient stay.

Approach life in a new light, armed with the best drug abuse center counseling and education.

Approach life in a new light, armed with the best drug abuse center counseling and education.

Under the guidance of trained addiction professionals, patients will undergo numerous counseling sessions, participate in individual and group therapy, and be educated in methods to make sustainable life changes and skills that they will take with them when the program ends. Residential treatment approaches share many of the characteristics just mentioned, but some vary in their specialization or approach. Examples of such specialized approaches include Christian or religious rehab or those with an emphasis on a spiritual approach to recovery. Another alternative would be a program that follows a philosophy of holistic rehabilitation philosophy. For help finding a the best drug abuse center for your needs, call us at .

Outpatient Treatment

Some people in need of recovery — after the recommendation of a doctor, counselor or other treatment professional — may opt for outpatient treatment. An outpatient approach generally will be indicated for less severe or long-standing drug abuse situations. As with residential treatment, outpatient programs vary in terms of the number of daily or weekly counseling required, as well as the length of the treatment program itself. Outpatient programs do not afford those participating the round-the-clock supervision seen in an inpatient program, but frequently will implement drug testing or other forms of monitoring to assess progress and help hold a patient accountable to his or her recovery. A switch to an inpatient treatment program might be warranted should a person have difficulty with their recovery or experience relapse after an outpatient treatment attempt.

Behavior Modification Therapy at Abuse Centers

As mentioned, drug abuse centers may have or will try a number of different approaches to assist the client to identify their addiction issues. As part of the preparation for lasting post-treatment recovery, many inpatient and outpatient drug abuse centers will utilize a behavior modification philosophy as the central theory behind therapy for addictive behavior. Behavioral therapy components specifically address the triggers and situations that are linked with the drug abuse behavior. When the individual is actively involved in identifying these drug abuse triggers, it helps them to establish ownership and personal investment in restoring a functioning level of health.

Counselors at drug abuse centers help clients to break the reinforcement pattern that supports drug use. Sometimes, individuals are encouraged to break the behavior down into smaller steps chosen together with their therapist. As each step gets closer to the drug-free behavior, different rewards are obtained for meeting the behavior that starts to resemble a healthy drug-free lifestyle.

If you need help to identify different drug abuse center programs, call or complete our quick form for more information. Call center staff are trained to assess the type of program that could be the best fit for your needs. We can assist you every day of the week and around the clock. All calls are toll-free and confidential.

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