Many people try to deal with drug or alcohol addictions without the help of drug treatment centers. However, when they do so, they lose out on all of the assistance and benefits that drug treatment centers have to offer. At Drug Treatment Centers-Lakewood, patients have the best chance for recovery with the help of our certified and experienced staff members. To find out more about our drug and alcohol rehab programs, call Lakewood Drug Treatment Centers and speak to an addiction specialist today at (732) 529-2096.
Treatment for drug or alcohol addiction consists of various therapies, strategies, and treatments to help a person, who is dependent on these substances, manage and treat their disorder effectively. It is designed to break both the mental and physical addictions a person has to the substance and does so through a variety of strategies to provide comprehensive treatment and relapse prevention.
Anyone who is either physically or mentally dependent upon drugs or alcohol needs drug treatment. Physical addiction causes withdrawals symptoms when the addict is not consuming the substance. Psychological dependence means that the individual relies on the drug to experience certain feelings, cope with stress, or mask symptoms of another mental or physical health disorder.
When a person begins abusing drugs or alcohol and eventually develops an addiction, they will begin to change in various ways. These changes may be physical, social, mental, and even related to the person’s physical health. Drug addiction and abuse thus brings about certain signs (due to those changes) that the person requires drug treatment. Some of these include:
. Disheveled or unkempt appearance
. High tolerance
. Bursts of energy/extreme crashes
. Poor hygiene
. Drastic weight loss
. Withdrawals when denied drug or alcohol
. Lack of energy
Social and Mental Signs
. Evasive behavior
. Legal problems
. Secretive behavior
. Mood swings
. Social isolation
. Financial struggles
. Disinterest in previous activities
. Trouble with work or school
. Liver and kidney damage or failure
. Very high or low blood pressure
. Extreme changes in heart rate
Inpatient Residential Treatment
Inpatient treatment is generally reserved for people with addictions who also have other health conditions, including both physical and mental health conditions. This form of drug treatment occurs at our treatment center where each patient’s withdrawal symptoms can be closely monitored. Health conditions that may cause complications for the recovering addict, particularly in the detox process, such as heart disease or damage or kidney or liver issues, would be cause for inpatient treatment. Equally as problematic would be psychosis or suicidal thoughts and ideations that could cause a person to be a danger to themselves or others. Inpatient treatment can last anywhere from 30-45 days. By choosing to stay at a residential treatment center for a period of a few weeks, the recovering addict allows themselves to focus completely on their recovery and addiction treatment. This focus, paired with the recovering addict’s complete removal from substance abuse and relapse temptations, makes residential treatment one of the most effective and easily successful forms of addiction treatment.
Outpatient treatment is a form of drug treatment that involves the recovering addict going in for treatments one to three times a week (or sometimes more). The rest of the time, the recovering addict remains at home and in their daily lives. This is perhaps the most common form of addiction treatment as well as the most convenient. However, being in the real world the majority of the time can have its drawbacks. First, the recovering addict may get overwhelmed with life, work, school and other obligations and terminate treatment before it is complete. Second, they may relapse while still undergoing treatment due to the opportunity and temptation that will both remain prevalent throughout the time they are going through treatment.
Call Lakewood Drug Treatment Centers at (732) 529-2096 to learn more about your treatment options.
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