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What Really Happens in Drug and Alcohol Rehab?

Written By: Harris House

Category: Addiction, Blog, Recovery

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Drug and alcohol rehab is the first step to recovery.

If you are thinking about entering into drug and alcohol rehab, good for you! That is a wise decision. It represents the first firm step on your road to a successful recovery.

It is perfectly normal to feel nervous or anxious about what rehab is like. You may have seen movies or heard stories about rehab that have you concerned. The best way to overcome your anxiety is to prepare yourself by learning what to expect. The more you know, the easier it is to get up and go!

There are a variety of programs offered, and you will need to check for specifics with the facility you are planning to use. A simple phone call will put you in touch with an admissions specialist who can answer all your questions.

Most rehab programs are somewhat similar in terms of the steps that are taken to help you break free from your addiction to drugs or alcohol. The main steps include:

Treatment Initiation: This stage begins when you reach out for help with your addiction by entering into a treatment program. Even when it is scary to do so, this is the very best step you can take. Contact us. We will walk you through it.

Early Abstinence: This step begins with detox. Some rehab programs require that you go through detox before you enter the program, while other rehab facilities help you go through detox on site. In any event, this is the stage where you will likely experience withdrawal symptoms while your body cleanses itself of the harmful substances to which you are addicted.

You do not have to go through this process alone. There will be counselors, addiction treatment professionals, and other recovering addicts who will be there to help you through the process. In this stage, you will also begin to learn the coping skills you need to stay sober and avoid relapse.

Maintaining Abstinence: After you have successfully completed the early abstinence phase, you will move on to the next phase of maintaining your sobriety. Here, you will continue to learn coping skills through group and individual counseling. You will explore the root causes of your addiction and learn how to fight it successfully. Here, you will gain strength to rebuild your life.

Advanced Recovery: The final stage of the process, advanced recovery, occurs over time. This is the stage in which you use all the tools you have acquired to stay sober and build a healthy life free from the effects of substance abuse.

Drug and Alcohol Rehab at Harris House: Treatment Options

Harris House offers both inpatient and outpatient rehab programs. Here is a brief rundown of what to expect in each:

Inpatient Program: Harris House offers a 28-day intensive program for addicts 18 years of age and older. In this program, you will live at the rehab facility in a safe, drug-free environment where you can begin to heal. Harris House is a rehab center that offers a detox program so that you can begin the recovery process by cleansing your body of addictive substances. You will also have a personal counselor who will work with you to design a treatment program especially for you.

You will be able to attend individual and group counseling sessions, where you will learn about how addiction affects your mind and body and, more importantly, how to break free from addiction forever. You will also learn helpful skills like stress management, anger management, and how to enjoy life without drugs or alcohol.

Outpatient Program: Not everyone in recovery is at the same point in the process. Harris House offers an outpatient rehab program for those who do not need the intensive care given in inpatient rehab. The outpatient program allows you to take advantage of counseling and individual and group therapy while still living at home. Therapy is offered both day and night, to accommodate the work schedules of recovering addicts.

Drug and alcohol rehab

Both inpatient and outpatient treatment involve group therapy.

The outpatient program is also used as a transitional program for those who have been in inpatient rehab. By continuing with therapy, you can continue to acquire additional tools to successfully battle addiction and rebuild your drug-free life.


Take the First Step Now

Winning the war against addiction is not easy, but it is well worth every effort. You can do it successfully by taking the first step. Do not give one more day of your life to drugs or alcohol. Call us to learn about admissions now.

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