No one grows up thinking they’ll become addicted to drugs. That’s the terrible thing about drug addiction, it can affect anyone regardless of station or situation. When you become addicted life can seem hopeless, pointless, and much more difficult than it’s ever been. Drug Rehab can be the start of a new life.
Discovery Transitions, located in Los Angeles, California, offers a way out for those suffering by providing high-quality and clinically tested drug rehab programs. Because treatment can be intimidating, let’s review when you should seek help for drug addiction, the different types of drug rehab, and what you can expect from treatment.
When to Seek Help for Drug Addiction
Many circumstances can lead to drug addiction. It could be an addiction to opioids that began with a prescription for an injury or a drinking problem that began with a daily after-work drink. Even simple slips with highly addictive drugs can quickly lead to abuse. Once addiction grabs you, it can be nearly impossible to become free and sober without professional help.
Ideally, the best time to seek outpatient or inpatient drug rehab is when you realize drug addiction is taking over your life. At Discovery Transitions we don’t believe you have to hit your rock bottom to turn to help. The longer anyone waits in their addiction the more likely it will be tougher to beat and that something terrible will happen.
Even if you’re not at your rock bottom, programs like outpatient treatment can give you the help you need without interfering in daily life. With outpatient drug rehab, you’ll still get direct counseling and intensive outpatient treatment, but you can go home to your family and attend to any personal or professional obligations.
Difference Between Inpatient and Outpatient Rehab
There is no difference in the quality of treatment, expertise, the experience of staff, or the variety of treatment methods in inpatient drug rehab vs. outpatient rehab. The biggest difference comes in residential vs. non-residential treatment.
In residential inpatient treatment, the addict receives extensive support and sleeps in a 24/7 staffed professional drug rehab center. The resources and time away from daily life during inpatient drug rehab gives the addict time to develop new skills before returning to the ‘real world.’
Outpatient rehab is beneficial for those who believe they have a problem but aren’t in danger of a personal, legal, or health crisis anytime soon. Outpatient rehab comes in many different forms including rigorous eight-hour counseling days of partial hospitalization, down to weekend and evening outpatient treatment.
You can speak with Discovery Transitions outpatient treatment staff to help determine if outpatient treatment would be the most beneficial to yourself or a loved one, we are located in the Los Angeles area.
Benefits of Inpatient Drug Rehab
- 24/7 Staffing – Inpatient treatment programs are staffed around the clock with expert medical and counseling personnel.
- No Temptation – Drug rehabs are alcohol and drug-free zones. You won’t have to deal with temptation in a residential center.
- Create Fellowship – You’ll create lasting fellowship and friendship with a group of peers that are struggling but growing like you.
- Seamless Transition – You can transition from detox directly into inpatient treatment. This seamless transition eliminates gaps in treatment that could spoil sobriety.
- Away from Stress – The tiny break from daily stress provided by inpatient treatment allows addicts to concentrate on their recovery
Benefits of Outpatient Drug Rehab
- Quality Counseling – You can still receive the same high-quality therapeutic counseling at outpatient drug rehab as in inpatient treatment.
- Customizable – There are many different types of outpatient treatment. You can choose a plan that works for the severity of your addiction and personal obligations.
- Affordable – Outpatient treatment is more affordable than inpatient treatment and might be covered by your insurance company.
- Go Home – During outpatient therapy the addict can go home to tend to any professional or personal responsibilities.
What to Expect
if you participate in an outpatient treatment program you can expect certain things in all of Discovery Transitions including:
- You will be assigned a personal counselor who has firsthand experience in treating problems specific to you. Many of Discovery’s staff are former addicts. They know the unique pains that come with addiction and can empathize with your recovery. There’s no one better to teach lessons that work than an addict who’s experienced them.
- All treatment involves regular group therapy. Group therapy allows you to receive peer support where others understand what you’re going through. As a result, the group can give you social and emotional support. The group helps each other and can help you slash through messed up thoughts, low self-esteem, and other issues that are difficult to conquer alone.
- Participation in 12-step programs like Narcotics Anonymous is highly encouraged. Participating in 12-step group meetings allows you to build a personal recovery network to help and guide you through recovery.
- Addictions often stem from or create emotional, behavioral, and psychological conditions. Every patient at Discovery is partnered with mental health medical professionals. These professionals are thoroughly trained in dealing with addiction and its many co-occurring disorders.
- Addiction can cause the addict to slide into poor health. All inpatient drug rehab and outpatient drug rehab programs include nutritional advice, tips on exercise, and other self-care advice.
One of the most often asked questions is how long do outpatient drug rehab programs last. Because every addiction is different, it’s difficult to assign a strict timeframe to any drug rehab program. The length of treatment depends on factors including health, history of abuse, type of abuse, co-occurring mental illness, and more. You can speak directly with a Discovery Transitions drug rehab counselor to help find out what type of treatment and time periods you can expect depending on the person and their history of abuse.
Drug Rehab at Discovery Transitions
Your addiction, mental health problems, behavioral problems, and health issues are yours to own. However, Discovery Transitions can help you get the start you need with our drug rehab program. We have extensive experience in treating drug addiction and the many issues that come with it so don’t wait another day while you or a loved one falls deeper into drug addiction – call Discovery Transitions today. We are in the Los Angeles area and all calls are kept completely confidential.