Thinking of Rapid Detox?
Rapid detox provides the recovering individual with a great start to their clean and sober lifestyle. However, detox is just the first step to a much longer, normally lifelong commitment to recovery.
After detox comes treatment, normally lasting between 30 to 90 days though a person’s road to recovery is one that will last their lifetime hopefully. Treatment options will vary depending on what the treatment facility offers and on the individual’s circumstances. For example a person struggling with a lifelong addiction to methamphetamine may benefit more from therapy while a person addited to heroin may rely more on the use of medications to help them in combination with therapy options.
In most cases though treatment should include both medication and therapy which are combined for the best results.
Medication can be used to combat withdrawal symptoms, cravings and for dealing with mental health disorders. Medication use will, as can be guessed, depend on the individual’s circumstances. For example, a person with depression may be prescribed anti-depressants while a person with schizophrenia may be prescribed anti-psychotics. Likewise, a person who is still dealing with cravings may be given a medication to help them deal with these cravings to help them avoid relapsing.
A doctor will normally need to assess what an individual is going through before prescribing medication. Assessment can include taking a full family and medical history and checking to see if there are any underlying disorders that could be affecting the person’s recovery.
For those with an underlying mental health disorder, medication can make a big difference. This is especially true if that disorder is affecting their ability to stay clean and sober. Often, medication is combined with therapy to maximize its effect.
Therapy can be used on its own or in conjunction with medication.
What therapy a person uses will, again, depend on their circumstances. In many cases Cognitive behavioral therapy is used to help individuals identify negative thoughts and behaviors and turn them around. Other helpful therapies can include Solution based therapy, Dialectical behavioral therapy and even group therapy. Different therapies will target different problems and help an individual overcome their addiction and learn to lead a clean and sober life again.
There are also alternative therapies one can use to improve upon their recovery such as yoga, mindfulness, equine therapy and more.
After someone completes a treatment program they may also want to consider seeking additional support. Groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous offer a wealth of support for individuals in recovery and the community often acts as a safeguard against relapse.
If you or a loved one exhibit signs of addiction and want to seek treatment, please do not hesitate to call the Colorado Detox Helpline today. Our team will answer any questions you may have and get you in touch with the treatment facility you need. Detox is not the cure, but is the first step towards one.
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