25 August 2013

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Ridding Addiction for Good [Infographic]

Becoming addicted to drugs, alcohol and other substances can be extremely debilitating in everyday life and ultimately with your work and the relationships you have with your friends and family. According to statistics only 10% of all addicts are currently receiving treatment. On average, in-patient programs that last 28 days cost a total of approximately $25,166, making it challenging, if not impossible, for the average addict to partake in... [...]


Becoming addicted to drugs, alcohol and other substances can be extremely debilitating in everyday life and ultimately with your work and the relationships you have with your friends and family. According to statistics only 10% of all addicts are currently receiving treatment. On average, in-patient programs that last 28 days cost a total of approximately $25,166, making it challenging, if not impossible, for the average addict to partake in.

Inpatient Rehabilitation Centers
Inpatient rehabilitation centers often provide a 28, 30, 60 or 90-day treatment program that allows you as the patient to live on the premises during the process of getting clean and rebuilding your life without drugs, alcohol and even prescription medications. Inpatient programs require you to live in a sober living space and also provide you with both one-on-one therapy sessions as well as group therapy meetings throughout the weeks you are staying in the rehabilitation center yourself.

Outpatient Rehabilitation Programs
Outpatient rehabilitation programs are similar to inpatient programs without requiring the patient to stay within a set house or facility during the process. Many times, outpatient treatment programs are anywhere from 28 to 30 days altogether. Patients who are enrolled in an outpatient rehabilitation program are required to report to meetings and to check into therapy sessions to verify they are attending the program, which is often conducted outside of a traditional hospital setting. There are often therapists and medical professionals available with each outpatient rehabilitation program depending on the type of drug or substance you are addicted to personally.

Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy is ideal for patients who have been using and abusing drugs or substances to help with traumas and emotional turmoil they have experienced. Psychotherapy and one-on-one discussions with a therapist can help with uncovering traumatic memories from the past which may be contributing to the force which is causing you to use and abuse alcohol, prescription medications or even illicit street drugs.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy is ideal for patients who continue to relapse with their addictions or for any individual who has relapsed only once. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps by exposing patients to the substance they have been abusing more than normal. When the patient is exposed to the drugs or alcohol they have been abusing it helps to build their confidence in refusing to take or indulge in the substances over time.


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Source: TopCounselingSchools.org


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