No one starts their life with the goal of becoming an addict nor do they ever believe they will find themselves in need of IOP drug rehab. For many people, it quickly becomes a struggle they never thought they would find themselves in.
When To Seek Help
It could be an addiction to painkillers that were prescribed for an injury or something as innocent as having a drink after work every night. Maybe it begins with a moment of curiosity that leads to trying cocaine or one of the other highly addictive drugs so readily available. Once addiction grabs hold it is impossible to get free from without help. The best time to seek and begin treatment ideally should be when you realize the substance use is beginning to take control. At Adjustments Family Services in Los Angeles, California, we want to encourage all to seek help before it’s too late. The longer a person waits to seek help the harder it is to kick the addiction. For those who use drugs and/or alcohol, realizing the beginning stages and symptoms of addiction need to be tackled as soon as possible. Outpatient drug rehab is the treatment for your addiction that does not require you to stay in a dedicated facility. Outpatient treatment and outpatient rehab allow you to keep your job and live as close to normal life as you can while you are recovering from an addiction, and receive the support of family and friends while you battle your addiction.
Difference Between Inpatient and Outpatient Drug Rehab
There is no difference in the quality of treatment, the variety of methods of treatment, or the expertise of the personnel that helps you to get better in outpatient vs. inpatient provided by an outpatient facility or an outpatient mental health clinic. Outpatient services are covered by the majority of insurance plans and can be made available for those who have no insurance.
Outpatient drug rehab is designed for the person that has a life and wants to prevent their addiction, mental health conditions, or behavioral health condition from becoming known to their employer, friends, or associates. Outpatient drug rehab provides every type of treatment that any inpatient facility can provide. Outpatient alcohol rehab, outpatient behavioral health conditions, outpatient drug detox, outpatient group therapy, outpatient mental health treatments, and outpatient opiate detox are all available with us in the Los Angeles area.
Detoxing from alcohol and drugs is tough. You can expect to feel some withdrawal pain but medicines that reduce the pain and even eliminate the cravings are part of the treatment program.
What To Expect
You will be assigned a personal counselor that has experience in treating your specific problems. Many of the counselors are former addicts that know what you feel better than anyone else possibly could. You will attend regular sessions of group therapy. These groups allow you to receive the support of fellow addicts that are going through the same distorted realities that you feel. Participation in 12 step programs specific to your addiction is encouraged and you will meet people that have recovered from the same life-threatening disease that you suffer from.
Many addictions stem from or produce emotional, behavioral, and mental health conditions. You will be assigned to a physician or psychologist that is trained in dealing with this aspect of your disease. The majority of addicts have let their bodies get in bad shape. Nutritional advice, exercise, and diet are a routine part of outpatient Los Angeles treatment. Outpatient drug rehab lasts as long as it takes. Every person is different. The duration of treatment depends on a person’s physical health, mental health, and how long they have been using their drug of choice. Most people recover sufficiently to have a drug and alcohol-free life in a few months at most. The duration of treatment depends on any associated mental or emotional treatment that is necessary to heal the whole person.