How Does Drug Rehab Work?
Drug rehab involves psychological and physiological interventions to make it easier for an individual to quit drugs and/or alcohol. There are many different steps that can be taken to do this, but these are a few of the most common forms of intervention that are used in a rehab setting:
- Replacement medications: If you were addicted to opiates, there are many options available for replacement medications. These drugs are designed to bind to the same receptors as your drug of choice, and they can eliminate or reduce withdrawal symptoms.
- Counseling: Another key aspect of drug rehab is the psychological counseling that’s offered. In many cases, individual and group therapy are the most effective part of the entire rehab program, and they can help individuals to live a sober, happy, and drug-free life.
- Holistic therapies: Some rehab facilities offer holistic, alternative, and unique therapies that you can try. These techniques can be life-changing for some people, but facilities vary in terms of what alternative therapies are offered (if any).
How Long Does Drug Rehab Last?
- If you were addicted to a drug that tends to cause long-term withdrawals, you are likely to spend longer in a rehab facility than you would otherwise.
- Your level of participation will play a significant role in how long many types of rehab will take. In some cases, certain aspects of the program will be voluntary, which can mean that the length of time that you’ll be in rehab may be variable.
- Most rehab stays are somewhere around 30 days, but you may spend a bit longer in a residential setting or sober living arrangement.
Life Skill Development
Young men in recovery can have a particularly hard time getting started due to the fact that there are many life skills that have yet to be learned. Our academic team not only focuses on helping you with school or employment, but also teaching you skills such as budgeting, identity development, time management and more. These skills will not only be helpful to get started in recovery but will be useful for the rest of your life!