A rehab is needed for drug addiction as without proper monitoring, only medical help cannot treat the drug addiction. Drugs bring about changes in the human brain that can cause physical, mental and behavioral changes. With medication, these changes can be temporarily suppressed but the addiction has a tendency to relapse and comes again and again and that is why at least in the case of intense drug abuse one must opt for inpatient rehab treatment i.e. staying in a rehab center for the treatment procedure.
A medication in a rehab center – Medication is an important aspect of drug abuse treatment and at a rehab. Doctors administer medicines to patients to help them recover faster. The medicines are mild such that the patient does not get addicted to the medicines. The aim of the medicines is to control the triggers that aggravate the person and urges him to take help from drugs. The dosage and time for medical treatment may vary as per the need of the patient.
Life changes in Drug rehab center:
Patients living in the rehab center are encouraged to end relations that propel them to take resort to drugs and other addictions. In addition to that, they are asked to build relations with people who have overcome such addictions in their life and can serve as a support to them. Apart from medications support from family, friends and other patients are very crucial to overcoming the drug addictions.
It is important for the family members of a drug addict to take counseling from doctors of a rehab center to understand the mental condition of a drug abuse. With proper understanding they can help their loved ones to overcome addictions.
Usually the rehab program takes 28 days for completion but in case of intense drug abuse, it may take several months. The healing process and willpower of the patient also determine the duration of the treatment. Even after leaving the rehab some patients continue to receive treatments and timely counseling therapies from doctors to ensure that the addiction does not come back. The aftercare processes help the patient to remain drug-free throughout their lives.