The worlds of addiction, rehab, and recovery can be frightening, overwhelming, and filled with uncertainty. Whether you or someone you care for is battling a debilitating addiction or struggling in recovery, you likely have dozens of questions and are unsure of where to find answers. At Unity Behavioral Health, we are an essential community resource for anyone who has questions and needs answers about addiction and recovery.
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Instead, you’ll find thoroughly researched and cited blogs, articles, and essential guides delving into dozens of different addiction or recovery-related topics. If you have a question about addiction or rehab, there’s a great chance that we already have the answer here for you.
Below you will find some helpful resources about the addiction treatment process and things you need to know when it comes to choosing the right addiction treatment program.
Types of Treatment Programs
Choosing to undergo addiction treatment is just the first step in the recovery process. While it is a major step and the step that is required in order to start the process, it is just the beginning.
After choosing to undergo treatment, you next have to decide exactly what type of treatment to undergo. When it comes to the addiction treatment process, there are several different options to choose from including residential inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, aftercare programs, and even sober living homes.
Inpatient treatment tends to be the more popular option when it comes to addiction treatment. For many people, the temptations are too strong in their everyday lives and they choose to go live in a facility for the duration of their treatment. This is particularly true for those that either has a serious addiction or have tried other methods and have not had success staying sober.
Inpatient treatment incorporates both group and individual counseling in order to help reprogram the brain and learn how to stay clean and sober once you return back to your regular life. It also comes with the care of medical professionals to make sure your rehab and recovery go as comfortably and smoothly as possible. Inpatient treatment can last anywhere from a few days to several weeks or even months.
Some people want to get clean and sober, but for whatever reason either don’t want to or can’t, disrupt their everyday life to do so. For those people, outpatient treatment is an option.
Outpatient treatment can provide someone who is looking to recover from addiction with the tools, training, and support they need to live a sober life with as little disruption to their everyday life as possible. Outpatient treatment is designed for those who feel they are strong enough to resist the temptations that occur during their everyday lives.
Outpatient Treatment focuses mostly on intense therapy sessions where the person undergoing treatments learns about the specific things that trigger their addiction and teaches them ways to not allow those triggers to overpower them.
Sober Living Homes
For many people, their time in treatment ends but they still don’t feel comfortable returning to their homes or regular lives. For some people, after treatment, they don’t have homes to return to anymore.
Sober living communities are a great place for people to continue their treatment process after their time in a treatment facility has come to an end. The structure and intensive daily treatment these sober living communities provide help many people to continue their recovery better.
The communities give individuals more freedom than a residential treatment facility, however, they still contain a safe, supportive, drug-free environment where they live with other people who are also working on recovering their sobriety.
One of the most important parts of the recovery process is the recovery management program, otherwise known as an aftercare program. You can take all the time you need to get clean and sober in a treatment center and in a sober home, but if you can’t continue your sobriety after you go back to your everyday life, all that hard work will have been wasted.
A good aftercare program will provide those in recovery the tools and support they need to resist the urges that might pop up that would make them want to resort back to using and abusing drugs and alcohol. Not only that, but it can also provide, or connect the recovering addict too, the resources they need to grow stronger in their sobriety and improve the quality of their life.
While one of the most common aftercare programs is a 12-step support program, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, there are many different options including behavioral therapy. Before finishing your treatment, your counselor will work with you to set up your aftercare program and recommend program options that will work best for you.
Getting the Help You Need
We know that getting help for drug and alcohol addiction can be overwhelming. There are so many things to consider like types of treatment, location, and whether or not you want to undergo treatment living in a dedicated facility or continue to live in your own house.
Luckily, you don’t have to do any of this alone. At United Behavioral Health, we are here to help you get the help you need and be there with you every step of the way as you go on your journey to get clean and sober.
We will work with both you and your insurance companies to get you the help you need at a price you can afford. We offer many different treatment options and will even work with you on setting up an aftercare program that will allow you to continue your journey to living a clean and sober life even after you leave our facility. Contact us today to learn more about our treatment options and how we can help you.