If you’re struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, you’re one of the millions of Americans who need addiction treatment. Treatment programs help people like you reach strong recovery using the 12 steps, therapy, and other treatment methods. Additionally, many programs provide affordable benefits.
Do You Need Addiction Treatment?
Treatment facilities offer diverse programs to help you recover. Based on your unique needs, you’ll choose a program that’s right for you. Wherever you choose recovery, an individual treatment plan is necessary to reach sobriety. Above all, a tailored approach to addiction treatment is extremely important.
So, what are the signs you need addiction treatment? The answer to this question is unique to you. Consider the following to determine if you need additional help and counseling.
Your personal history and severity of drug abuse
Physical and mental health
Whether you experience withdrawal symptoms when not using
Whether you have co-occurring mental illness
If you have difficulty meeting family, social, work or school needs
Whether you use despite outstanding circumstances
You don’t need to check off all of these to determine you need rehabilitation. For example, you may be a high achiever, despite your addiction. Think about your drug use honestly, and understand whether or not you control it. If you find you have no control over how often you use, you need treatment.
All Addiction Treatment Starts with Detox
Over the course of an addiction, chemicals from the consumed substance cause the brain and body to adapt. At first, the body is unused to the presence of a substance, allowing for quick and potent highs. Over time, however, the body adjusts, and it takes more of a substance used more often to achieve the same high. As the body builds tolerance, the brain drives cravings, which in turn fuels the vicious cycle of addiction.
When a physical dependency is unfulfilled, the affected person undergoes withdrawal. Withdrawal is particularly severe for heavy users, and for users of alcohol, heroin, and benzos. This severity is dangerous not only to a person's health, but to their recovery. If a person undergoes withdrawal but has access to their substance of choice, the urge to relapse will be very strong. Withdrawal is the first, and perhaps the most difficult, roadblock to your recovery.
Since withdrawal is so severe, doctors strongly recommend against going through withdrawal alone, aka "cold turkey." Instead, doctors recommend that patients seek detox treatment. At San Antonio Recovery Center, we offer detox programs for alcohol and heroin, for both men and women.
Detox starts with withdrawal, lasting anywhere from a few hours to a couple of days. The benefit of detox is that it takes place in a secure, medically monitored environment. Some withdrawal symptoms, like seizures or delirium tremens (for alcoholics), can be fatal if left untreated. Medical professionals monitor detox patients 24/7 to keep them comfortable and safe as their body purges the addictive substance.
Types of Drug Addiction Treatment
Addiction treatment is the best thing you can do for yourself if you have a drug or alcohol problem. Once you decide you need it, finding the right treatment center is the next step. There you’ll learn about your addiction, gain coping skills, build social skills, and learn how to stay sober.
Below are the primary types of drug treatment:
In Inpatient treatment, also known as residential rehab, you’ll fully focus on recovery. You’ll be living in the facility 24/7. During your stay, you’ll receive the necessary therapy and education for lasting, strong sobriety. Additionally, because you’ll live among peers and attend group therapy, you’ll also build lasting relationships.
If you have a co-occurring mental illness, inpatient treatment may be the best program for you. If you face triggers at home with little family support, being in residential treatment protects you from the temptation to use.
Outpatient rehab is recovering while living at home and continuing your daily life. Many insurance providers prefer outpatient treatment. Above all, the programs cost less than other levels of care. However, what you get out of outpatient treatment is what you’re willing to put in.
Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
IOP treatment for drug addiction is a combination of residential and outpatient. For example, you’ll have more structure than outpatient but still live at home during treatment.
Affordable 12 Step-Based Treatment in San Antonio
San Antonio Recovery Center in San Antonio, Texas provides affordable addiction rehab with diverse programs designed for your individual needs. Based on the 12 steps, San Antonio Recovery Center treatment gives you the necessary support, education, and guidance for healthy, lasting recovery.
Available drug and alcohol rehab programs include:
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