Drug and Alcohol Rehabs
When it comes to selecting drug treatment programs, it is important to choose one that is designed to meet your individual needs, choices and concerns. Typically, treatment centers will assume that every client is in the same stage of change and will treat them as such. Our therapists take a personalized approach to treatment because we understand that what might work for one person will not always be effective for everyone.
The best drug and alcohol rehabs will offer
- Group and Individual Therapy Sessions
- Family Counselling
- Addiction Education
- Aftercare Programs and peer support
- Active Alumni Program
What Happens In A Drug & Alcohol Rehab?
Not all treatment centers are created equal. Some are better than others and some are way better than others. Typically, a great treatment center will bring you or your loved one through the following stages.
All drug treatment programs start with an evaluation by a program director. They may also be assessed by clinical staff at our long-term treatment centers for addiction. This evaluation helps counselors develop an integrated treatment plan to help address the residentâ€™s underlying issues and causes of addiction.
Drug or Alcohol Detox (Sub-acute or Medical)
Depending on various contributing factors (namely how severe your addiction is and the level of care that the treatment center offers) detox might be the first step in your recovery journey. Addiction detox is a crucial time. It must be handled with the utmost care and urgency at a professional drug detox center. The scale of the individualâ€™s dependency and the length of time they have been dependent on drugs or alcohol will determine the length of detox and what additional assistance will be needed.
Inpatient Addiction Treatment
Inpatient drug rehab is an individualâ€™s first step after detox. The Discovery House helps residents transition gradually from our sub-acute detox program to our residential rehab program in our drug alcohol treatment center. Here at The Discovery House, we conduct full assessments on residents in order to determine their history and their needs. It also helps us establish an effective treatment program for them. Once the resident has transitioned fully to our inpatient drug rehab program, therapists continue to monitor and assess the resident to determine their progress. Once they are stable enough to transition from inpatient treatment to outpatient therapy, their daily sessions will decrease, but our staff is always here to offer extra support when needed.
Residents also attend 12 step program meetings each week and are encouraged to build a sober support group. This gives them the tools necessary to apply the skills they learn while in rehab to their life outside of treatment.
Counselling sessions at our luxury rehab facilities focus on:
- Teaching the disease concept of addiction
- Anger management
- Social skills and communication
- Stress management
- Life skills
Intensive Outpatient Treatment
Intensive outpatient therapy (also known as IOP) provides more freedom than inpatient treatment however, both take addicted individuals through a rigorous program that teaches them how to live a sober life and avoid relapse. These people still need professional help and will benefit greatly from therapy sessions, but are able to incorporate our outpatient drug rehab into the rest of their life and schedule. Typically, an outpatient addiction program is the next step after successfully completing residential addiction treatment however many people benefit greatly by just going to IOP. People who meet the following characteristics are the best fit for an IOP program:
- Have had a short history with addiction
- Are at low risk for relapse
- Can be counted on to attend therapy sessions faithfully
What is Our Drug & Alcohol Treatment Approach?
We take a holistic approach to recovery meaning that in order to heal the addiction, the individualâ€™s mind, body and spirit must all be treated. Our drug treatment programs are designed to address all aspects of the individualâ€™s life because relapse can stem from any area that is out of balance.
Therapists at our treatment facilities also use different methods of therapy to reach different residents. Many individuals respond well to behavioural modification therapy, while others benefit from anger management therapy or stress reduction methods, such as yoga or meditation to manage their addiction. All of our therapies help retrain an individual to live a normal life without relying on their substance.
Our addiction treatment services help treat residents who are struggling with substance abuse and individuals who may have co-occurring disorders such as depression, anxiety, grief/loss, bipolar disorder, secondary eating issues, personality disorders, mood disorders, and psychological trauma.
We offer a wide range of therapies, such as psycho-drama, music therapy, mindfulness therapy, yoga, and more.
Types of therapies that the best drug and alcohol treatment centers use:
- Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT)
- Motivational Interviewing (G.R.A.C.E. Model and F.O.R.M Model)
- Psychodrama Therapy
Benefits of Long-term Drug and Alcohol Rehab
When most people think about going to rehab, they wonder how long they will have to stay in order for treatment to be effective. The average length of time in rehab can vary but you might be most familiar with the 28-30 day model. This is usually the recommended amount of time for someone with a moderate drinking or drug use problem. For people with more severe issues, 60 to 90 days may be appropriate. For your average treatment program, you will usually spend no more than 3 months in residential treatment.
Studies show that the key factor to successful recovery is continued care beyond residential treatment. This means that even after someone completes a residential treatment program, they still need to be active in their recovery. There are many things that a quality aftercare program can offer, including:
- Relapse prevention
- Job skills and job search
- Life skills
- Relationship skills
- Money management
- Child care
Finding High-Quality Addiction Treatment Programs
There are thousands of treatment centers across the country and more are opening every day. However, not all of these programs are created equal. Due to a lack of regulation across the industry, itâ€™s very easy for someone to open a treatment center. They often operate without being certified, accredited, or adequately staffed. That being said, there are a lot of amazing programs in the country as well. If you know what to look out for, you can steer clear of the bad apples.
Licensed Drug & Alcohol Rehabs
All treatment centers in Los Angeles are required by the state of California to hold a state license in order to operate, so at a very basic level any treatment center you are considering should have this. Most states have this requirement as well, so if youâ€™re looking for addiction treatment in Los Angeles or Illinois â€“ be sure to ask about their state license.
In addition, there are certain types of accreditation that treatment facilities can attain, such as the Joint Commission Accreditation. Itâ€™s an incredibly reputable accrediting body and is held by only 6% of treatment centers across the United States. While itâ€™s not required, being Joint Commission Accredited demonstrates a commitment offering the best drug addiction treatment available. CARF accreditation (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) is another reputable accrediting body to look out for.
Expert, Professional Staff
Another factor to consider when looking at drug addiction treatment centers is the staff. Substance abuse counselors in Los Angeles who work at a licensed treatment center are required to hold (or be in the process of obtaining) substance abuse certification by the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).
Often when budget cuts are put into effect, treatment providers are forced to cut down on one-on-one time thus enforcing more group sessions. This jeopardizes the connection between the counselor and the client and makes for a longer and less effective course of treatment. The lower client to counselor ratio, the better.
Drug and Alcohol Rehab - How To Start?
Recovering addicts are more successful when they are treated as individuals and when each of their needs is addressed. The benefit of individualized drug addiction rehab is that each participant can receive the care that offers the best hope for his or her complete long-term recovery.
Therapists at our drug treatment center can help assess your addiction treatment needs and develop a plan that will work for you. We help individuals overcome alcohol addiction, heroin addiction, opiate addiction, and a variety of other dependency disorders.