What to Expect After a Drug Rehab Program?
One of the best decisions someone suffering from the disease of addiction can make is to get help and begin treatment. To many addicts, this means checking into a rehab facility and beginning either an outpatient or inpatient treatment program.
Treatment doesn’t stop there, though. After a recovering addict has graduated from a RECO treatment program, they will be provided with aftercare resources. This will help them to continue down a successful path of sobriety.
If you are considering enrolling in a drug and/or alcohol treatment program, you’ll want to consider the types of rehab programs available to you, as well as the aftercare options a treatment center provides. Below is more information about the types of rehab programs available, detox, and aftercare.
Types of Rehab Programs
Rehab (rehabilitation) takes on two main forms—inpatient and outpatient. Both have their advantages, and which one is right for you will depend on a few different factors.
For patients that require a lower level of care and have at-home obligations, outpatient care may be the right option.
Many outpatient program patients have work, school, and/or a family to provide for and can’t meet the requirements for inpatient care. These people still need help, though, and outpatient care is a great way for them to continue to meet outside obligations while getting the treatment needed for ongoing sobriety.
With outpatient care, patients come to the RECO facility multiple times throughout the week for a few hours at a time. During their time at our treatment center, they receive similar services to patients that are receiving inpatient care. This includes group therapy, individual therapy, family counseling, and more.
It is highly recommended that outpatient treatment patients also seek outside care, including support groups. This allows them to form bonds and creates additional accountability. Many patients find a sense of community with support groups, and most of these groups are anonymous. This allows patients to share without fear of judgment.
If you have outside obligations and think outpatient may be the right option, contact RECO about an assessment. We’ll help to determine whether outpatient care is the right option for you and (if it is) we’ll help you to get enrolled.
Residential (Inpatient) Care
Residential (inpatient) care is for those patients that require a higher level of care and are at a higher risk of relapse. During inpatient care, a patient resides at our facility for the duration of their program. During this time, they are expected to stay at the treatment center. Family is allowed to visit on visitation days, but the goal is for the patient to focus on themselves and not worry about the outside world until their treatment is complete. Our inpatient treatment programs are generally 30 to 90 days, 24 hours a day.
It’s important for a patient that requires a higher level of care to have treatment specialists nearby in case an emergency arises, or cravings become particularly strong. With inpatient care, there is always someone nearby to help.
The residential treatment program utilizes a variety of therapeutic methods, including:
- DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)
- CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
- Individual Counseling
- Group Therapy
- Trauma Therapy
- And more
Our residential program is designed to provide our patients with the tools they need to succeed once they have graduated our program.
Drug and Alcohol Detox
Once an addict has decided to seek help, they will generally go through some form of detox (detoxification). During this period, the body of the addict will clear itself of drugs and/or alcohol. This comes with certain withdrawal symptoms, some of which may include:
- Elevated blood pressure
- And more
It is extremely important for an addict to seek professional help when coming off of drugs and/or alcohol. These withdrawals symptoms can be dangerous and even deadly. If you have decided to seek help, you can check out the alcohol detox centre that provides detox services. They will help to ensure you safely rid your body of drugs and/or alcohol. From there, you can check into a treatment program.
What to Expect After a Drug Rehab Program?
Graduating from a treatment program is a huge accomplishment. It shows that you not only decided to seek help, but also take advantage of the help that was given to better your life. With that said, it’s necessary to continue to work a treatment program after you’ve graduated.
RECO understands this, which is why we offer an Alumni Program.
The Alumni Program at RECO focuses on connecting those receiving treatment with those that have graduated from the program. This is done in a couple of different ways. One way we help those receiving treatment and those that have graduated is through our Alumni Buddy program. The Alumni Buddy program connects current patients with graduated patients to form a mentorship. The alumni member helps to guide the current member through the program, which provides the current member with support and gives the alumni the chance to give back.
Alumni Nights is also an important part of our aftercare program. Thursday nights, our Alumni are invited to visit and share their stories and support. Every week there is a featured speaker that is able to share their story.
Our Alumni Program is built around not only providing our alumni with the opportunity to receive continued support, but also to introduce current program members to successful recovering addicts that are further down the road to recovery. The goal is to create a community of members with different levels of sobriety that can give each other a helping hand.
Reach Out Today
If you are interested in receiving drug and/or alcohol treatment, reach out to RECO today. We’d be happy to discuss the different programs that we have available, as well as the resources we provide for our patients—including our alumni.
We look forward to speaking with you and providing you with support along your journey of recovery!