What is the Purpose of Drug Rehabilitation?

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What is the Purpose of Drug Rehabilitation?

18 May, 2020Articles, News

Treatment centres like Crossroads Recovery Centres offer a program of drug rehabilitation that includes a number of different components. One important thing to understand about rehabilitation from any kind of addiction is that every person experiences it in a different way. The desired outcomes however, are universal. Treatment is purposed towards helping the addict to deal with their core issues, accept life as it is and look forward to a better future. The ultimate purpose of rehabilitation therefore, is to restore the recovering addict to a state pf physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being – a state in which they will be able to re-enter the world and rebuild their lives.  

Drug rehabilitation is unique from other forms of rehabilitation in that it may involve a detox program as part of the process. The length and nature of this detox process will depend on a number of factors including which substance the addict was using, for how long he/she was using and in which quantities the drug was being used. A detox programme is different for each individual. Sometimes addicts can be introduced to the therapeutic community directly without having to spend time in a dedicated space that is set aside for detox. At other times, they may be secluded to a specific wing of the treatment centre where they can be monitored more closely.

After the detox process has commenced and the recovering addict is stable enough to interact with other patients, he/she will be introduced to the therapeutic team and treatment community. Group therapy is an important part of the drug rehabilitation program, as well as individual counselling, which will help to unearth core issues and bring to light some of the issues that the addict may never have been wiling to confront. This takes place in a safe and secure environment and is facilitated by professional counsellors.

Therapy is supplemented by information sessions, life skills workshops and an introduction to 12-step fellowships such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. Being familiarised with these 12-step fellowships is a key ingredient to successful treatment. For many, it is the bridge between treatment and the world outside the doors of the facility.

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