Detoxification is a necessary part of the drug rehab process and most drug rehabilitation centers will have a detox program before any kind of treatment will be given. This process helps to rid the body of the toxins and by-products associated with drug abuse.
Drug rehabilitation centers offer a variety of different treatments depending on the availability of the appropriate medicines and the type of addiction that is being treated. Treatment may last from a couple of hours, in the case of rapid treatment, or up to many months, again, depending on the severity of the addiction and the personality of the addict. In many cases, the length of treatment given at drug rehabilitation centers can be shortened if the patient shows good signs of recovery and doesn’t try to resist the treatment.
Most good drug rehabilitation centers will offer counselling throughout the course of the patients stay at the center. This will involve talking about the patient’s current situation and triggers that may cause the patient to use drugs. Social circumstances are often very influential in these cases.
It is the job of the drug rehabilitation center to provide the best treatment to meet the needs of the patient and ensure that treatment is complete, successful and provides the best chances for the patient to make a full and permanent recovery. The environment and atmosphere of a drug rehabilitation center is relaxing and supportive so the full focus of treatment and recovery is uninterrupted. Drug rehab in these environments of specialist support and care provide the best chances of making a good recovery with less risk of relapse.