The Rehabilitation Process

The Rehabilitation Process

No treatment for substance abuse is complete without "rehabilitation", which is the part of the program that addresses the emotional, mental and psychological aspects of alcoholism or a drug addiction. The different treatments and therapies can differ significantly from place to place, but they all have the same basic ideas in mind.

These therapies, which often include cognitive behavioral therapy and behavior modification training, are designed to change your thinking and change your habits so that you can prevent a relapse and focus on living a substance abuse free life.

If you are serious about living a substance abuse free life, then you will put everything you have into these therapies, because they are the part of the recovery process that will focus on long term strategies for healing and sober living.

There are a wide variety of different types of drug rehab programs and alcoholism rehab programs, including but not limited to the following:

  • Residential treatment programs
  • Inpatient treatment programs
  • Outpatient treatment programs
  • Local support groups
  • Extended care centers
  • Sober houses
  • Recovery houses
  • Individual therapies
  • Group therapies
  • Family therapies
  • Medical therapies
  • Holistic treatment programs
  • Exercise treatment programs
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Behavior modification training

This is just a sampling of the different types of programs and facilities that you are going to find out there.

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All of these things are focused on helping you heal for the long term, not just the short term.

While detoxification is an important part of recovering from your drug addiction, simply removing the drug from your body is not going to be enough to prevent you from simply taking the drug again.

left quoteIt is vitally essential that you change your lifestyle and develop healthy habits to keep relapse from occurring in the future.right quote

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