When you decide to get control of your life and head to rehab, you’ll quickly realize just what an amazing decision it was. Addiction tears families apart, ruins careers, and breaks apart friendships. Whether it is an addiction to alcohol, drugs, or both, getting the help you need should always be at the forefront of your mind. Of course, having questions about what you will be getting into is going to be on your mind before you choose the right center. Knowing what to expect will make the experience one to look forward to.
So, what is an addiction rehab clinic? What can you expect when you get there? Read on for answers to these questions and more.
An Overview of Rehab
It’s common to want to know about the various rehab facilities in and around your area. There are two basic forms of rehab, which are residential and outpatient care. Let’s break these two down a bit further.
A residential care facility is the type of center that offers overnight programs. You’ll check into the clinic for a certain period of time, which is determined beforehand. Most programs start at two weeks and end at four, although some programs last for two to three months at a time. You’ll choose which program is best for your situation before you start. You’ll be given your own room, which may be private or shared, that you’ll stay in for the duration of the program. Residential programs are more structured and stricter than outpatient centers and are perfect for patients who need to get out of a toxic or triggering environment.
The biggest difference with outpatient rehab is that you will not stay overnight in the facility. Outpatient rehab is a more flexible solution, as you will have the option to choose what days of the week you will go and as well as the time. If you have a job or go to school, it’s easy to get addiction care from an outpatient facility. It’s also often covered by health insurance, and you won’t disrupt your life as much when you can work around your schedule. You will be able to visit multiple times per week for a couple of hours at a time.
Outpatient rehab is ideal for patients who need the flexibility to come and go as they please. It’s also better for patients who have a strong support system at home. Multiple levels of care are offered during outpatient treatment, so there is always something for everyone.
What Can You Expect in Rehab?
When you first arrive to rehab, you may have to go through detox. Most facilities offer a medically-monitored detox program but not all. Make sure to check with the facility before making your final decision. Your program is designed to help you out as much as possible, which means making you comfortable while you detox from the drugs or alcohol in your body.
A typical morning in rehab will start at a specific time. In residential rehab, you’ll be expected to be up and moving at a certain time. You’ll have a healthy breakfast followed by either a group meeting, meditation, yoga, or downtime. Some rehab centers offer holistic classes that will help you develop different, healthier habits.
After a healthy lunch, intensive treatment usually begins. You might be involved in two to three different therapy sessions. This will include dual diagnosis treatment, family therapy, and group therapy. Equine, art, or exercise therapy may be on the schedule, too. Most centers provide patients with free time during the day. Depending on the facility, you will be able to swim, play sports, meditate, read, journal, or enjoy other holistic activities.
Dinner will be in the evening. This is often followed by another group therapy session. You’ll be expected to go to bed at a reasonable hour every night. This helps you learn healthy habits that will help you transition into a sober lifestyle.
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