Inpatient treatment in Douglas County CO is a program that serves to help people who have become physically dependent on drugs and alcohol, who engage in substance abuse, or people who suffer with addictions.
Stages of Inpatient Treatment in Douglas County
Medical Detox, also called inpatient medical withdrawal management, is the first stage of inpatient treatment in Douglas County and involves the use of certain medication in order to alleviate the withdrawal symptoms that occur when you stop drinking or drugging. This is done to promote your comfort so that you can begin the healing and recovery process. It is said that fear of the withdrawal process is the main obstacle to people getting clean. And so, a detox program is an important and at times necessary part of the process. Depending on the drug(s) of abuse, a medical detox may be necessary because the withdrawal syndrome can be potentially life-threatening such as is the case with alcohol, benzos, or barbiturates.
Every drug, including alcohol has its accompanying withdrawal syndrome, that is, a set of symptoms that occur once you stop drinking or drugging. Withdrawal syndrome is a medical condition and should be treated as such. That is why it is almost always necessary to attend medical detox, such as that found in programs for inpatient treatment in Douglas County. For example, you cannot simply stop drinking cold turkey; the withdrawal symptoms can be severe enough to cause death.
Inpatient residential rehabilitation, or “rehab” for short, is the next part of the program for inpatient treatment in Douglas County and will make up the rest of your stay, which is about 30 days give or take.
You may still be taking certain medications at this time, especially if you have a dual diagnosis, also called co-occurring issues of either physical or psychological (behavioral) or both. You will attend group meetings (“groups”), group therapy, and individual therapy sessions. During these sessions, you will learn about substance abuse and addiction as well as the tools to cope with life’s stresses without turning to the use of drugs and alcohol.
Groups are a forum for learning about substance abuse and addiction. The therapy sessions support you in healing psychological pain that contributed to your substance abuse. All of this is important in learning your patterns of use so that, when you complete rehab, you can be successful at recovery and leading a sober lifestyle.
Being physically-dependent on drugs or alcohol means that your body, brain, and mind have become accustomed to those substances, and therefore cannot simply function without them. That is why it is difficult and even dangerous to try to stop on your own and all at once. In addition to the physical withdrawal symptoms, the psychological symptoms can be overwhelming. Anxiety and depression can cause you to continue to use even when you don’t want to anymore. Programs for inpatient treatment in Douglas County are specifically designed to address all of the issues that arise when you decide to get and stay clean and sober.
If you or someone you love is looking for inpatient treatment in Douglas County please call toll-free 1-800-951-6135