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What Is Residential Drug Treatment Like?

 

Many individuals suffering from a drug addiction have found themselves being pleaded to by family and friends to get help. It could be that the affected person has spent a long time practising denial, convinced that all and sundry are wrong. However, most addicts go through a period of being totally unaware of the severity of their addiction; until, that is, the issue starts to have a negative impact on their health, relationships and career.

In some cases, it will need an ultimatum from a loved one, or even a brush with death, before the addicted individual finally agrees to get the help he or she so desperately needs to get better. Does all this sound familiar to you? If so, are you now motivated and committed to beating your addiction once and for all? If this is the case, you might be wondering what options are open to you. Many in this situation will opt for a residential drug treatment, and more specifically,inpatient treatment at one of these facilities.  

Expectations of Inpatient Treatment

The thought of entering a residential clinic may make you nervous or even frightened. If this is the case, there is no need to worry. A lot of the anxiety stems from the unknown. Nevertheless, it is important to note that many people have been in the same position that you are in now and have entered residential care for addiction treatment, successfully completing it and going on to sober living after that.

As a rule of thumb, residential clinics provide a safe environment in which one can complete his or her journey to recovery. You will feel comfortable and be able to interact with staff and other patients. It turns out that many are not as worried about the residential drug treatment as they are about the clinic itself. If you are of this opinion, you can placate yourself by going online and gathering as much information as you can about the clinic, including client reviews. On top of this, you could physically visit the clinic before you are due to start and ask a member of staff to show you around. If you were to do this, make sure you take everything in and ask as many questions as you can about the facility. Hopefully, this can help to calm your nerves and put any fears you may have at ease.

Is Inpatient Treatment Going to Be the Best Option for You?

In most cases, inpatient treatment is the best course of action for anyone suffering from drug addiction. The intense nature of the treatment, as well as the attentive nature of the staff on site, can set you on the right path toward a life of sobriety. If you have attempted to cut down or quit taking drugs before but it has proved to be too difficult for you, inpatient treatment should prove to be extremely beneficial to you.

A residential clinic will provide a safe environment in which you learn how to live without the harmful substances you have been relying on for so long. Inpatient treatment includes routine day-to-day schedules and treatment that could range from cognitive behavioural therapy to equine therapy and everything in between.

You will be surrounded by other individuals in a similar position to you who are going through the same experience as you, which can be beneficial to all involved. You will also have around-the-clock access to professionals with experience in supporting addicts in the same position as yourself, so you will always be in capable hands.

Upon Entering the Facility

Upon making the decision to seek treatment and then entering a facility, you will be met by a helpful member of staff who will ensure that, in the first instance, you feel comfortable and at ease. You will be provided with all the information you need about the facility as well as what you can expect from your stay and treatment at the facility.

You might have to partake in an admission interview, which would include basic questions around your addiction. Many struggle to be completely open and honest at this stage, and this is understandable. Nevertheless, it is vital that you are entirely truthful about your drug addiction and current circumstances and do not attempt to lie because you are embarrassed or anything like that. Not telling the truth could actually hinder your recovery and could even result in failure of the treatment.

Following this, you will be shown to your room and given time to settle in. Once you have had a chance to settle in and orientate yourself with the clinic, you will be assessed both physically and mentally, to see where you currently stand with your drug addiction. There will usually be a strict set of rules in place that you will be expected to adhere to.

Taking everything we have written above into consideration, you need to be aware that each clinic will have their own methods for treatment and they can and do vary from clinic to clinic. Nonetheless, the ‘meat and bones’ of drug addiction treatment is similar across all facilities.

If you find yourself anxious at the thought of residential drug treatment at an inpatient facility, why not give us a call here at UK Rehab so we can put your mind at ease. Otherwise, we can also offer advice and information on any addiction-related issue, query or question you may have. Call us today.

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