You want to find help but you don’t even know what kinds of programs are available to help you. They are there and ready to help. It’s time to demystify the types of programs you can receive at a drug treatment center.
Inpatient or Outpatient?
First, there are two main types of programs, outpatient and inpatient. Outpatient is where you continue staying at your home and you simply come in for visits. You can do a low or medium-intensity program, which is as much as 9 hours a week. Sometimes programs are in the evenings or on weekends. An intensive outpatient program would be 10-20 hours. A partial hospitalization program would be 20+ hours a week. Inpatient services are usually simply called rehab. You stay at the program center for anywhere from a month to a year. You receive a set regimen of programs at each stage of your recovery that are tailored to where you are. There are many programs you can take part in while you’re there.
Types of Programs Available
Now that you know about the different outpatient and inpatient programs, you’re probably wondering what you actually do at a drug treatment center. You will usually receive a number of services, depending on you and what you’re seeking help with. These include both individual and group counseling. Individual and group counseling are just as they seem. Individual counseling is one-on-one with a licensed professional meant to listen to you and help you however they can. Group counseling can be surprisingly beneficial, as you can see how other people think and that they likely struggle with the same things you do. It’s usually six to ten people with a counselor or two.
In addition to counseling, there are often educational and vocational services and mental health treatment. Educational services are useful for those who are still in school or those who have dropped out and would like to go back. Vocational services will help you find what you’re good at and would like to do, develop job skills, and do things like work on your resume. Mental health treatment is an important program, as mental illness rates are higher in those with substance abuse. If you have a mental illness along with your substance use, it can be treated. This alone won’t resolve the substance use, but you won’t have something else hurting you that can be dragging you down. Other common program offerings include:
- Life Skills Classes
- Family Services
- Detox- The centers will help you through the detoxing process. You are not alone.
- Medication Assisted Treatment- These are medicines to help healthily reduce dependence on alcohol and opioids like heroin, morphine, codeine, oxycodone, and hydrocodone.
- Follow-up care- This is for when you leave the treatment center
Drug treatment centers can be an immensely valuable service, as you can see by all the programs offered. Based on what you need, you’ll receive a range of services during your outpatient or inpatient stay, including individual and group counseling, mental health treatment, and a wide variety of life services like life skills, educational and vocational services, and much more. If you’re ready to start a new life, call us now at 833-497-3808.