De-addiction Treatment Options for Drug Free Life
Once committed to recovery, it’s time to explore treatment choices. While addiction treatment can vary according to the specific drug, a successful programme often includes different elements, such as:
Detoxification. Usually the first step is to purge the body of drugs and manage withdrawal symptoms.
Behavioral Counseling. Individual, group, and/or family counselling can help one identify the root causes of drug use, repair relationships, and learn healthier coping skills.
Medication may be used to manage withdrawal symptoms, prevent relapse, or treat any co-occurring mental health condition such as depression or anxiety.
Long-term follow-up can help to prevent relapse and maintain sobriety. This may include attending regular in-person support groups or online meetings to help keep one,s recovery on track.
Treatment facility Types
Residential treatment – Residential treatment involves living at a facility and getting away from work, school, family, friends, and addiction triggers while undergoing intensive treatment. Residential treatment can last from a few days/weeks to several months
Day Treatment / Partial Hospitalization -is for people who require some monitoring but at the same time live want to live at home. The treatment duration will last about 7-8 hrs a day and then one returns home at night.
Outpatient treatment – Not a live-in treatment program, these outpatient programs can be scheduled around work or school. The treatment takes place during the day or evening and one need not stay overnight. The major focus is relapse prevention
Sober living communities – follows an intensive residential treatment programme. One can continue to live for some time with other recovering addicts in a safe, supportive and drug free environment.