Delray Beach drug rehab is a type of medical care that specializes in treating substance abuse and addiction issues, which are both officially recognized as chronic medical conditions. Substance abuse and addiction go beyond physical dependence on a substance; they involve psychological and behavioral components that must be addressed by addiction specialists. A Delray Beach drug rehab will have a staff of professionals such as nurses, medical doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists, case managers and others who are well-versed in the field of substance abuse and addiction.
Delray Beach Drug Rehab: Substance Abuse and Addiction
Substance abuse and addiction are both recognized as medical conditions for which specialized treatment is required. And the good news is that specially-designed treatment exists for the treatment of these two disorders.
Substance abuse is taking of drugs, whether prescribed or not, to the extent that you cannot simply stop. Often times, it is done as a way to self-medicate, either physical or emotional pain – or both.
Addiction, on the other hand, is physical dependence on a substance as well as an inability to stop using or drinking despite a desire to stop and despite negative consequences: social, financial, and even legal. People who are addicted to alcohol and/or drugs might experience such problems as loss of a job, marriage, and other relationships. Also, people who are dealing with an addiction often have financial and legal troubles such as fines and even jail time as a result of their addiction, both directly and indirectly.
What to Expect
Most Delray Beach drug rehabs involve at least a few levels of treatment that begin with more intensive, highly structured care that lessens in intensity while adding more and more freedoms, still with a degree of structure for support, stability, and accountability. A good Delray Beach drug rehab program slowly and seamlessly bridges the gap between each level of care so that you are prepared to take on the next thing.
Medical detox is the first level of care at your drug rehab and believe me, it’s a god-send. Many people arrive at rehab hopelessly addicted to alcohol and other drugs and cannot safely or successfully stop drinking or using on their own. This is where the medical detox program can help.
You will be assessed and tested to see what drug(s) and how much of it is in your system. Then a licensed physician will prescribe you certain medication in order to safely and comfortably taper you off. Medical staff will monitor your condition as well as be responsible for administering your medication.
After the 4 to 10 days you are at the detox level of care, you will enter the next phase of treatment, which is known as inpatient rehab, sometimes just called ‘rehab.’ This part is a residential program that lasts up to 30 days and is crucial for your success at recovering from your substance abuse or addiction issues. It is during this phase of drug rehab that you will learn about the nature of substance abuse and addiction as well as learn essential, life-saving tools to use once you complete the program.
Many Delray Beach drug rehab programs also offer a third level of care, known as the intensive outpatient program (IOP). At this level, you can return home or go on to live in a halfway house or other sober living house while you attend group meetings on designated days/evenings throughout the week. This way, you will also be able to return to work or begin a new job. The way IOP works is that it offers you ongoing support while you begin your reintegration into society and start rebuilding your life, this time while living a healthy, sober lifestyle.
Recovering from substance abuse and addiction requires work. It’s not simply a matter of getting over the withdrawal symptoms that develop as a result of being physically dependent on a substance or substances. Delray Beach is a great place to begin the recovery process. Affectionately known as the “Recovery Capital,” South Florida, and especially the town of Delray Beach, has a large recovery community that offers a sober support network as well as convenience in working a program, for example, there are various types of meetings, all of which are held daytime and evenings so that you can manage to attend meetings while also being able to tend to your other obligations and commitments, such as school and/or work.
If you or someone you love is struggling with substance abuse or addiction, help is available. Call us today at toll-free 1-800-951-6135 to speak directly with an Addiction Specialist day or night. We can answer your questions and share with you helpful resources. Remember, you are not alone.