- 28 days: Enough time to get off drugs or alcohol and learn about life in recovery
- Detox: Safe medical detox supervision and management
- Counseling: Changing behavior that leads to substance abuse
- Privacy: Time for private reflection
Residential Drug & Alcohol Treatment
Sometimes you just have to get away to get better. Get away from temptation and stress and get into a place where you are free to look only inwards, and free to work on finding a way to move forward in life without the pains of drug or alcohol addiction. Starting at 28 days, ChooseHelp's residential drug and alcohol treatment programs combine luxury accommodation with some of the most intensive and effective therapies available; therapies proven to work. You can start a new life tomorrow, we can help.
Learn how to live without drugs and alcohol in a residential drug treatment program
A residential drug rehab gives an addict enough time to learn how it feels to live without their drug of choice, to appreciate the clarity of sobriety, and it teaches them the skills they'll need to stay sober once back in the community. A residential drug rehab provides peer and individual counseling, drug education and cognitive therapy. Addicts examine the root causes of their use, reflect on the costs of their addiction, and learn the skills they'll need to stay happy and sober over the long term. Professionals working in a rehab setting are themselves recovering addicts, and they know how tough the process is, know when they need to be equally tough, and know when compassion is required.
A residential drug rehab program mends the spirit, but doesn’t neglect the body. Many addicts are in poor health, with their bodies ravaged by neglect and the effects of abuse. Residential drug rehab programs provide good nutrition, exercise facilities and peaceful contemplative campuses that help to revitalize both a broken body and mind.
Before recovery can begin, the body must be cleansed of the abused drug or alcohol, and this can only occur through detox. Detox is never pleasant, and can be a very tough and uncomfortable process, but a residential rehab facility is the ideal place to detox. With professional medical supervision, you get all of the treatment you need to make sure that your detox is managed safely and proceeds as comfortably as possible. Few addicts can make it past the pains of detox on their own, and with some drugs detoxing can even be dangerous. At a residential drug rehab center you get away from the supply and availability of your drug of choice, and will be constantly medically monitored to ensure safety at all times. Detox is tough, but it is possible at a residential drug rehab facility.
The rehab process is akin to re-education. An addict needs to learn a number of things to emerge successfully from a rehab program and continue sober living once reintegrated into the community. A chemically dependent person needs to learn where the desire for drugs or alcohol comes from, and what can be done to fill the void that leads to abuse. An addict needs to learn about the process of addiction, and the damage that addiction causes to the body, the mind, and the people who love them; and an addict needs to learn how they can change their thinking, and correspondingly their behavior, to stay off drugs or alcohol for good. These questions find answers through individual counseling sessions, peer group counseling, cognitive behavioral classes and structured private reflection.
The residential drug rehab process calls for a lot of soul searching and reflection, and part of this process involves the assistance of a professional addictions councilor. Addicts need to learn why they use, and what they will need to do to replace drugs or alcohol as the central aspect of their lives. Working together with a councilor helps addicts to understand their addiction, and work towards healing the problems that led to this addiction in the first place.
Peer group sessions
A residential drug rehab facility offers a unique situation for addicts to work together with other people experiencing the same dependencies and pain as they are. Peer group sessions teach a chemically dependent person that their perceived unique problems are in fact shared and that the devastation of addiction is common and understood. Working together with others, addicts come to terms with their drug or alcohol use, why they needed it, and what they'll need to do to stay off of it. Peer group sessions are a powerful tool to recovery
With greater knowledge comes empowerment, and addicts will learn about the process of addiction, the damage that can be done, and the way to live without drugs or alcohol.
Cognitive behavioral sessions
Willpower alone is rarely enough, and given enough temptation recovering addicts will often fall back into the cycle of addiction. Behavioral sessions teach addicts what social situations and other cues trigger their desires to use, and how to avoid these situations through awareness and forethought. A cognitive behavioral approach teaches addicts that they are responsible not only for their drug or alcohol use, but also for putting themselves in any situation that makes further use likely. Behavioral classes give the addict the tools they'll need to avoid temptation, and deal effectively with cravings when they inevitably arise.
The recovery process calls for a lot of soul searching, and periods of private reflection are used to held an addict gain a greater understanding of the life choices they've made that led to abuse, the people they're harmed, and the steps they plan to take to better the harm they've caused. Reflection can be painful, but understanding and awareness help addicts to maintain their resolve. A residential drug rehab facility offers tranquility and beautiful surroundings for this meditative process.
Exercise and recreational time
Residential drug rehab programs are fairly structured, but there is time given for recovering addicts to use the exercise facilities available, or spend the time socially with others also in recovery.
Residential drug treatment can help
A 28 day (or longer) residential drug treatment program gives a chemically dependent person enough time to get off drugs or alcohol and learn the skills they'll need to stay off once reintegrated into their homes and communities. Private soul searching for self awareness and understanding, and private and peer group counseling sessions help recovering addicts learn the skills they'll need to stay off drugs and alcohol, and live happy and productive lives without the pain and suffering caused by abuse.
No one wants to be an addict, and residential drug and alcohol treatment programs teaches the skills and understanding needed for happy substance free lives.
Page last updated May 13, 2011