For so many people overcoming addiction is easier said than done. A Forever Recovery is a great program with a caring staff and great facility.
Popular conception dictates that becoming clean is a matter of abruptly terminating drug use. However, drug addiction is a complicated physiological process that doesn’t respond well to this approach. Drugs often modulate the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain to increase feelings of well-being and euphoria. As a consequence, the body seeks to replenish these feelings when the “high” fades, resulting in both physical and mental symptoms that can be debilitating. Drug rehabilitation helps patients overcome this initial hurdle in treatment and gives them the necessary tools to wage a life-long battle against drug use. Drug rehab programs often tailor treatment towards each patient. Each treatment plan is based on a universal foundation. It’s important that you understand A Forever Recovery’s treatment methodology to ensure a positive treatment outcome.
The first and often most unpleasant step in any effective rehabilitation program is known as detoxification. During the process, you will be closely monitored by a team of doctors and nurses to ensure your safety and to help manage any discomfort. The goal is to flush the drug out of your system with as little pain as possible. Drug withdrawal and its vast array of accompanying symptoms can be trying, but with ongoing professional support, success is possible.
Professional guidance and supervision during this phase of treatment ease the transition into recovery. The most trying times in recovery occur during the first days and weeks following termination of drug use. A team of addiction professionals can help you at this critical juncture in your journey to recovery.
Ensuring that your mind is somehow stimulated is an important part of the recovery process. You can attend classes and workshops to help curb stress and redirect your focus from using drugs. These classes and workshops appeal to a variety of interests and participation are based on your own, personal interests.
By becoming actively engaged in fulfilling activities, your mind will eventually learn to better cope with life stressors. Since stressors often ignite drug use, it’s important to find out how to manage that negative energy and direct it towards something constructive and rewarding.
Counseling is yet another important foundation for successful treatment. Conducted on a private basis, counseling seeks to unravel the reasons for drug addiction and find alternative means to deal with them. Each patient’s addiction has different origins, and as a result, the mode of treatment will vary.
Mental health problems often underlie substance abuse problems. Counselors will screen for conditions like depression and bipolar disorder, self-esteem issues, trauma and others to confirm the source of the addiction. From here, they will work with the patient to treat these problems.
Post-rehab services are provided to aid in preventing relapse. The longer an addict receives ongoing support, the greater the chances that they will stay committed to a drug-free lifestyle. The initial phases of addiction treatment are concerned with overcoming the powerful physical and mental urges to use, but the risk of relapse always remains. Aftercare services are concerned with minimizing this risk. However, as treatment moves forward third-party intervention in treatment becomes secondary to the personal responsibility and accountability of the individual.
Relapse is a danger that looms for all addicts. Rehab programs provide the necessary tools and expertise to get clean and remain clean, but patients must apply what they have learned to be successful.
A strong support system is essential for long-term recovery. Both loved ones and addiction experts are often part of this scheme and are equally important. Professional guidance without accompanying support at home may lead to poor outcomes.
Relapse prevention is an ongoing effort that requires great diligence on the part of the individual. These efforts consist of minimizing negative emotions and steering clear of the drug of choice. Counseling services and specialized programs like the 12-step program can be used to actually augment these efforts. The 12-step program is based on the efforts of past addicts who share their experiences and guide recovering addicts.
Stress and anxiety are often linked to drug use. The negative emotions that spawn from these conditions often create an urge to use to escape uncomfortable feelings. Recovering addicts must find alternative ways to cope with these feelings. Fitness programs, yoga, meditation and other options have proven effective.
Continuing to attend classes offered during rehab is another crucial ingredient to staying drug-free. A Forever Recovery’s programs are tailored to your needs, as determined by the source of addiction and how the individual responds to the classes. Ongoing attendance provides another important safeguard against relapse.
Addiction often develops due to an individual’s inability to cope with negative emotions brought on by anxiety, stress and other psychological states or disorders. These mental disturbances are triggered by life events that are disproportionate to the individual’s coping strategies. The risk for relapse outside the rehab program is high when faced with such circumstances. The techniques demonstrated in rehab can be used to lessen the negative reactions to these emotions and thus can help mitigate any urge to use drugs.