An addiction, in terms of drugs or alcohol, is an uncontrollable set of compulsive behaviors regarding the consumption of drugs or alcohol. This means that the person is both mentally and physically dependent on the drug or alcohol.
Drug rehab programs offer a way for people who are struggling with substance abuse and addiction to change their lifestyles. Drug rehab promotes abstinence from drugs and offers medical treatment and therapy. Recovery aftercare seeks to add structure to addicts’ lives with coping mechanisms and healthy living habits.
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While mental and emotional causes often lead a person to begin using and abusing drugs or alcohol, the physical addiction begins once drug abuse has started. When drugs or alcohol enter the body, they cause chemical reactions in the brain and central nervous system.
Because the brain and central nervous system are adaptable, they adjust to the influx of drugs and alcohol, and become reliant on the drug to signal certain reactions and activities within the body. This is known as a chemical dependence or physical addiction.
Outward changes in the body, mind, and behaviors that people other than the addicted person can see or notice are called signs. Symptoms, on the other hand, are internal changes and sensations that are largely only perceptible to the drug addict themselves.
Treatment for drug or alcohol addictions generally occurs in one of two formats. Those are residential and outpatient treatment. Residential treatment is what is most commonly referred to as drug rehab. In a residential treatment program, the recovering drug or alcohol addict temporarily stays in the treatment center while undergoing different treatments and therapies.
This treatment usually lasts anywhere from several days to several weeks. Residential treatment separates recovering addicts from temptation and the ability to relapse while simultaneously helping the drug or alcohol addict to focus fulltime on their treatment and recovery.
Outpatient treatment is essentially the opposite situation of residential treatment. The recovering addict remains at home and engaged in their regular life, but also goes to addiction treatment sessions between one and three times a week on average. This type of treatment, while convenient, leaves much room for distraction and for the recovering addict to relapse while still undergoing treatment.
Within whichever treatment program you choose, there will be various treatments and options available to you to aid in your drug or alcohol addiction recovery. These treatments may include: