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How Do I Get Help for Substance Abuse?

How Do I Get Help for Substance Abuse?

Realizing when to ask for help can be challenging when you first recognize that you or your loved one has substance issues. There are thousands of treatment programs available across the country and knowing which is the right choice for your needs is no easy task. Getting all the information you can is the best way to understand your options and what kind of facility would best suit your needs.

We can help. Trained counselors can speak to you over the phone to discuss both your addiction, kinds of treatment options you have considered (or tried) in the past and what program would best help you fulfill your goals. Seeking professional help is the best way to understand what is involved in different courses of treatment, and what kinds of programs specifically deal with your type of addiction.

Call and speak to one of our counselors free of charge and let them help you realize your goals.  They will help you:

  • Understand yourself better as an individual
  • Learn more about the nature of your specific addiction
  • Get matched to a program that specializes in treating your addiction so you can have the best chance for success
  • Discuss how to plan an intervention, if necessary, to encourage your loved one to seek treatment
  • Find affordable treatment options, and discuss dealing with insurance companies and seeking reimbursement for your treatment
  • Find options for traveling to and from your treatment

Addiction Rehab Options

While there are many different rehab facilities, most offer the following treatment options:

  • Inpatient Rehab – Inpatient rehabilitation, (also called residential rehab), means that patients will live at the facility for anywhere from two weeks to three months. Many experts believe this to be the most effective method of treatment because it removes patients from their environment and any sort of negative influences associated with it.
  • Outpatient Rehab – Outpatient rehab requires the patient to visit a center and have regularly scheduled appointments with counselors and medical professionals, but allows them to return home at night. The amount of time a patient spends meeting in an outpatient facility is completely based on the individual. This treatment is usually recommended after an inpatient program has been completed or as a treatment for milder addictions.
  • Detox for Drug Abuse – Detox is an aspect of rehabilitation reserved for physically addictive substances. Physically addictive substances mean the body learns to function in the presence of that particular substance and removal causes a state called withdrawal. Detoxes are medically supervised to ensure the safety of the patient during the withdrawal phase, as they will likely experience side effects ranging from heart palpitations and sweating to hallucinations and even stroke. Doctors and counselors offer constant support and carefully monitor all patients during a detox.
  • Substance Abuse Counseling – Substance abuse counseling begins during inpatient rehabilitation and continues through outpatient care. Substance abuse counseling helps the individual to understand the root cause of their addiction and any emotional triggers so they can be more aware of their body and their urges.

Help Finding Substance Abuse Treatment

Take the guesswork out of your rehabilitation treatment. Call our toll-free number 24 hours a day and speak to one of our well-trained counselors to find the treatment program that works best for your needs.

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