In most cases, the first choice of families is a hospital for drug detox. This, of course, is the right course. However, after detox (which is primarily medical management of withdrawal symptoms), the addict is a sitting duck for relapse.
What is ‘rehabilitation’?
Drug addiction pervades the individual’s entire personality and life. It skews his choices, judgement, attitude and priorities. It significantly alters his or her personality. To bring about a change in personality, rehabilitation is the right course of treatment. Rehabilitation is defined as “to restore to goodhealth or usefullife, asthrough therapyandeducation”.
Rehabilitation at a rehab clinic
Such restoration to “good health or useful life” is possible at a rehabilitation center that is specially designed for the purpose. Drug abuse rehab centers provide a safe, confidential and therapeutic environment for the individual to un-learn old habits and learn new coping skills.
A good rehabilitation center for drug abuse provides individualized treatment in a group setting. The group in the rehab clinic is useful for the addict to identify and relate with others since he is coming from a lonely, stigmatized place. He (or she) can comfortably share thoughts and feelings with other addicts in the rehab clinic without fear of being judged.
The objective of the rehabilitation process at a rehab clinic is to make the addict a self-sufficient and productive member of society. He or she learns to cope with the normal stresses of life without resorting to drugs.
Drug abuse is complex and chronic
Drug abuse is a complex and highly relapse-prone ‘disease’. While each addict is unique in terms of history, culture or family background, plenty of traits and symptoms are common. Rehabilitation should take into consideration the individual’s cultural and usage history and identify triggers and prepare an individualized relapse prevention plan. On the other hand, common traits such as obsessive thinking, low self-esteem, thrill-seeking, impulsivity, etc. have to be addressed through an evidence-based recovery program that helps in holistic rehabilitation.
Since addiciton impacts the near and dear ones, a good rehabilitation center provides a family support program that runs concurrently. A follow-up program gives value-based support in ongoing recovery.
Comprehensive rehabilitation services
Hope Trust rehabilitation center for drug abuse is a pioneer in the field (established in 2002). Over the years, it has fine-tuned therapeutic tools that are safe and effective. It’s evidence-based rehabilitation program incorporates CBT (cognitive behavior therapy), 12 Steps facilitation, medical inputs, family support, online follow-up services Yoga and mindfulness. From detox to relapse prevention, Hope Trust provides comprehensive rehabilitation services. Today, it is widely considered the leader in rehabilitation services in Asia.