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Overview of Rehab Programs

Overview of rehab programsAddiction treatment is available for Albuquerque residents who are struggling with addiction. Treatment can be classified into several general types, which include the following recovery options.

Detoxification and Medically Managed Withdrawal

Detoxification is typically the first process in any recovery program. During this process, the body clears itself of drugs. Unfortunately, many times detox is accompanied by unpleasant and sometimes even fatal side effects caused by withdrawal. These withdrawal symptoms can be alleviated by experience medical and addiction specialists. The process of detoxification often is managed with medications that are administered by a physician in an inpatient or outpatient setting. Detox alone does not address the psychological, social and behavioral problems associated with addiction. Therefore, detox should be followed by a formal assessment and referral to subsequent drug addiction treatment.

Residential Treatment for Albuquerque Addicts

Long-term residential treatment provides care 24 hours a day for planned lengths of stay between 6 and 12 months. These programs focus on resocialization and relapse prevention. Addiction is viewed in the context of an individual’s social and psychological deficits, and treatment focuses on developing personal accountability and responsibility as well as socially productive lives. Inpatient treatment is highly structured and involves daily activities designed to help residents examine damaging beliefs, self-concepts and destructive patterns of behavior and adopt new and constructive ways to interact with others and handle personal stress. Short-term residential treatment is also available and proves intensive but relatively brief treatment often based on a modified 12-step approach. Following stays in residential treatment programs, it is important for individuals to remain engaged in outpatient treatment programs and/or aftercare programs. These programs help to reduce the risk of relapse once a patient leaves the residential setting.

Outpatient Treatment Programs for Albuquerque Addicts

Outpatient treatment is often more suitable for people with jobs or extensive social support. Some outpatient models, such as intensive day treatment, can be comparable to residential programs in services and effectiveness, depending on the individual patient’s characteristics and needs. Outpatient care may involve individualized drug counseling. This counseling focuses on reducing or stopping illicit drug or alcohol use and addresses related areas of impaired functioning such as employment status, illegal activity, and family/social relations. Another counseling option is group counseling. Group counseling offers social reinforcement of recovery ideas and has been proven to improve addiction treatment outcomes.

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While addiction recovery is difficult, it is possible and we can help, so please call our toll-free number today. We are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you might have about addiction rehabilitation and recovery options. If you’re a Albuquerque resident struggling with addiction or simply someone looking for help with substance abuse, don’t wait another day. Call now.