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What do I need to know about Addiction Rehab Programs? Choosing the best rehab facility. How are these programs different from rehabilitation programs? So, what is A Drug Detoxification Program? What to expect in a detox program? Alcohol Addiction Treatment- Can I Quit for Good? What’s the big deal with alcohol anyway? Alcohol Addiction Treatment- What can I do to quit drinking for good? What types of treatment options can I choose from? How do I take the first step? Cocaine Addiction Treatment Centers- Saving Individuals, Saving Lives. What is Cocaine? Where can an addict get help? Marijuana Addiction Treatment. Can I Really Get Addicted to Marijuana? What help is available to combat addiction? – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Drug Detox Programs

Drug Detox Programs
  • Addiction rehabilitation is a many faceted
    process aimed at drug addiction recovery and
  • There are multiple varieties of drug
    rehabilitation programs available depending on
    location, cost, environment, privacy and tailored
    programs. Some may be fancy, while others may be
    in more urban settings without the bells and
    whistles. But one thing is a common goal for all-
    the resolution of an addiction, no matter what
    substance is used rehab facilities are geared to
    resolve addictions.

Table of Contents
  • What do I need to know about Addiction Rehab
  • Choosing the best rehab facility.
  • How are these programs different from
    rehabilitation programs?
  • So, what is A Drug Detoxification Program?
  • What to expect in a detox program?
  • Alcohol Addiction Treatment- Can I Quit for Good?
  • Whats the big deal with alcohol anyway?
  • Alcohol Addiction Treatment- What can I do to
    quit drinking for good?

  • What types of treatment options can I choose
  • How do I take the first step?
  • Cocaine Addiction Treatment Centers- Saving
    Individuals, Saving Lives.
  • What is Cocaine?
  • Where can an addict get help?
  • Marijuana Addiction Treatment.
  • Can I Really Get Addicted to Marijuana?
  • What help is available to combat addiction?

What do I need to know about Addiction Rehab
  • All drug rehabilitation programs are not a one
    size fits all. There are now a multitude of
    facilities that cater to individual social
    groups. Over time, researchers have noted that
    increased success was obtained when the
    individual was placed in an environment where
    they felt inclusion. Some examples of social
    groups that may cater to individual groups might
    be for the military community, gay communities,
    or facilities broken into age groups that cater
    to teenagers vs. adults, and so forth.
  • Finding the best place for everyone is possible
    if open communication is used when asking for
    help. For example, one might approach their
    medical provider for information their provider
    would be aware of their patients social status
    and behaviors and find that their patient may be
    more comfortable in a gay centered rehab vs. one
    for business men for example.

  • Inpatient centers are specifically for those
    individuals that need to recover outside of their
    normal environment and away from friends, family
    members or pressures inside their home or work
    environment. Outpatient centers are also
    available for those that can continue to work,
    live in the home and associate with friends
    without risk of relapsing or quitting the
  • Addiction Rehab Programs assist everyone. No
    social class, group, individual, financial
    status, or personality is excluded or not
    affected by drug addiction.

Choosing the best rehab facility
  • When seeking a rehab facility, it is best to keep
    in mind
  • Cost
  • Insurance acceptability
  • Waiting list
  • Location
  • Services offered during treatment
  • Discharge follow up services
  • Finding the right facility for each individual is
    key to success. Speak with your personal
    healthcare provider, if you have one, for
    resources. If you do not have a personal
    physician, calling help lines may be a starting
    point that may offer additional resources
    depending on the need and location of the caller.
    Teachers, physicians, and clergy are often good
    resources to use for information and assisting
    with the entire process.

  • Before entering any rehabilitation facility, the
    first step any individual can make is the
    decision or desire to stop the addiction. Court
    ordered addiction rehabilitation that is
    community based is rarely effective in completion
    and in sustainable behavior change patterns.
    Statistics from the National Institute of Health
    state approximately only 45 of all mandated
    rehab program individuals completed the program
    and complete recovery was not successful.
  • When deciding to end an addiction, call your
    physician, help line, family members or other
    support persons to assist in finding the right
    addiction rehabilitation model for each person to
    ensure success and a change in lifestyle that
    will encourage and support complete
    rehabilitation for life.

How are these programs different from
rehabilitation programs?
  • Someone you care about is addicted to drugs or
    alcohol. They are asking for help. What should be
    the first step to take? Calling a help line or
    speaking with a medical professional is the first
    step. Depending on the severity of the addiction
    and the individual involved, some additional
    measures may be taken for the individuals

So, what is A Drug Detoxification Program?
  • Drug addiction is a complicated situation that
    involves physical, emotional, physiological,
    environmental as well as social issues. Every
    case of addiction is different, as every
    individual situation is different. Addressing the
    physical removal of the abused drug or alcohol is
    the main purpose of detoxification. Determining
    the root cause for the addiction may come later,
    through therapy, self-evaluation and open
    communication with licensed medical
    professionals. First, the body must rid itself of
    the substance.

What to expect in a detox program?
  • Just like cleansing the body on the outside from
    soils or contaminants, detox is a process that
    cleanses the body on the inside, from any
    substance. Treatment plans, called medical
    managed detoxification, cover emotional, physical
    and social aspects of the individual as the drug
    is metabolized out of the body. All body systems
    are affected by this process.
  • As the body is denied the use of a certain
    chemical, drug or alcohol, the mind and the body
    itself creates extreme urges for the substance
    that is now withheld. Muscle aches,
    disorientation in thought, shaking, and heart
    palpitations and other symptoms may occur that
    make detoxification without assistance more
  • Supervision by medical personnel ensures the
    safety of the individual when entering the detox
    facility and often medications and treatments are
    offered that may lessen the withdrawal effects of
    a substance. Emotional support and counseling are
    offered to encourage forming new coping
    strategies, emotional support and advice to the
    individual as the process takes place.

  • Depending on what drug is involved, including
    alcohol, different medications may be utilized to
    assist in lessening the discomfort the body feels
    during withdrawal. Often antianxiety medications
    are given to lessen the emotional stress, and
    under certain circumstances medications are
    offered to assist in the physical discomfort
    under the supervision of a licensed medical
  • Best practice recommends detoxification take
    place in a licensed facility with trained
    professionals for safety, comfort and successful
    withdrawal. Attempting to go it alone is often
    unsuccessful and can be dangerous. Often relapses
    may be fatal after quitting suddenly (cold
    turkey) as an abuser often returns to the drug of
    choice at the same level of usage as before. If
    the body has been detoxified, this amount may be
    too much for the body to handle, and overdose may
  • As with any medical changes, it is best to
    communicate with a counselor, medical
    professional or helpline when seeking help with
    addiction. Obtaining qualified assistance is key
    in regard to safety, success, and long-term
    sobriety when dealing with addiction.

Alcohol Addiction Treatment- Can I Quit for Good?
  • Alcohol addiction can affect or target anyone,
    rich or poor, white collar, blue collar, men or
    women. With many types of alcohol available to
    purchase on every corner, alcohol abuse impacts
    many individuals and families. It is the most
    common type of addiction in the US, due to its
    legality, availability, lower cost, and is easily

Whats the big deal with alcohol anyway?
  • In the United States alone, more than 13 million
    individuals abuse alcohol. More than 80,000
    deaths annually are a result of alcohol use. This
    does not include alcoholics, but binge- drinkers
    as well. Some common examples of binge-drinking
    are adults who over consume over weekends and
    parties, many times young adults unaware of the
    dangers of chugging alcohol on a bet or for a
    contest and end up in the hospital with alcohol
    poisoning or worse, in the morgue.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    (CDC) also estimate that approximately 40 of the
    results of excess drinking are paid for by local
    county, state and federal agencies. The cost of
    alcohol use also includes damages financial and
    emotional to families, property destruction, and
    correctional institution costs.
  • Alcohol addiction not only impacts an individual,
    but families, jobs, careers and livelihoods may
    also suffer. Violence related to intoxication may
    reach 25 billion dollars annually.

Alcohol Addiction Treatment- What can I do to
quit drinking for good?
  • Once an individual decides to stop drinking, a
    multi therapeutic approach is usually required
    for lasting success. Some approaches may include,
    but not be limited to
  • Medical team supervision
  • Support groups i.e. (AA, community or church
  • Personal support system
  • Buddy system or sponsor
  • The best step in any alcohol rehab program is for
    the individual to want to stop drinking. Some may
    come willingly to rehab centers and programs
    while others are court ordered. Programs and
    facilities may be tailored to individual cases or
    groups as needed.

What types of treatment options can I choose from?
  • One size doesnt fit all, especially with
    rehabilitation programs. Some individuals may be
    able to succeed while staying in their current
    environment while others may need to remove
    themselves from persons, environments or social
    circles to remain sober. Some choices are
  • Inpatient Rehab Facilities- these units include
    medical personnel around the clock with a
    regimented schedule that includes activities,
    therapeutic modalities, and structure.
  • Outpatient Rehab facilities- for those that wish
    to stay in their home and attend scheduled
    classes and therapy sessions and remain in the
    workplace and around family and friends.
  • Detox Units- specialized facilities that offer
    medical oversight and treatment plans to address
    the physical withdrawal symptoms under medical

How do I take the first step?
  • Acknowledging a problem is always the first step
    to success in alcohol addiction treatment plans.
    Sharing with family or friends the intention to
    seek help and then finding the best treatment
    option for your lifestyle and needs can be
    obtained through a little research and open
    communication. Speak with your medical provider
    for up to date and personalized advice and take
    your first step.

Cocaine Addiction Treatment Centers- Saving
Individuals, Saving Lives
  • Suddenly you or someone you love may become a
    different person. What was once a drug used
    rarely and for recreation is now controlling that
    individual. You have watched this person become
    less interested in family, church, or other
    social activities. You may have watched their
    financial situation change over time, and become
    a total stranger to you, their physical
    appearance becoming haggard and disheveled. Or
    perhaps, on the outside everything is as it
    should be, but there are emotional changes that
    first alert loved ones to notice.

What is Cocaine?
  • Cocaine is known for being an upper, a
    stimulant that may be used to elevate the mood,
    give an individual a burst of energy, and keep a
    person awake. Unfortunately, cocaine is highly
    addictive due to these results. Who doesnt want
    to feel energetic, happy, and productive in our
    daily lives? This attraction, the good feeling,
    this high is highly sought after by the rich
    white-collar businessman as well as the poor dock
    worker existing on pennies.
  • Unfortunately, the high from a dose of cocaine
    lasts only 15 30 minutes. This short acting high
    necessitates repeat usage amounts to produce a
    lasting feeling of euphoria. Therefore, addiction
    to cocaine can financially break a person within
    a short amount of time. Not only personal
    financial loss is felt, but communities suffer as
    a result as well by increased potential for crime
    or other illegal activities.

Where can an addict get help?
  • Some individuals may think they can stop taking
    cocaine on their own, maybe some are able to do
    this, but since cocaine addiction creates changes
    in the brain, a fully rounded treatment plan is
    best performed by professionals to provide a
    lasting recovery. Seeking help is just an arms
    length away. Utilizing your personal care
    physician or emergency room personnel is always a
    good way to start. Using a hotline or call center
    to get immediate help and/or resource information
    is also a valuable tool.
  • Some options for rehabilitation may include
  • Inpatient Treatment Centers
  • Outpatient Treatment Centers
  • Professional Drug Counseling Programs

  • Any successful treatment option must meet the
    needs of the individual. Personality, cost,
    social status or employment status may play a
    part in option choices. Many people do not carry
    insurance that covers rehabilitation programs but
    there are funded or free clinics available, but
    these type of facilities may have a waiting line
    for admission. Others may wish to pay from
    personal funds for the privacy of a selective
    rehab treatment center. Many rehabilitation
    facilities offer payment plans for those that are
    unable to pay up front for services.
  • Other factors may play into choices for rehab
    centers, such as religion, social status,
    location, and overall general medical health are
    taken into account. Some individuals may be able
    to continue work and utilize outpatient centers
    for group or individual therapy sessions at
    convenient times. Others may require in house
    treatment to change their environment completely
    during their rehabilitation.
  • Successful rehabilitation involves a team
    approach involving the individual, their
    significant others, family and friends. A willing
    participant in recovery will often be able to
    successfully build alternative constructive
    coping mechanisms and put addiction behind them.

Marijuana Addiction Treatment
  • In recent years, marijuana has grown in
    popularity in the medical field as a valid
    treatment alternative to standard pharmacy-based
    medications. Marijuana has also become legalized
    in many states to offer individuals and companies
    to offer alternative or complementary health care
    services to those that suffer from pain, anxiety,
    arthritis, seizures, headaches, poor appetite and
    many other medical conditions.
  • Not too long ago, marijuana was considered
    strictly a recreational drug, used for getting
    high and hanging out to relax. Now, marijuana
    has taken a positive turn, minus the
    mind-altering affects, in becoming a new valid
    medication treatment therapy.
  • But what about individuals who are not using the
    new-age marijuana products, but the home-grown
    variety with all the bells and whistles of the
    past (in which plants contain THC)? Those who
    wake up in the morning and need a toke to get
    the day started and continue to smoke throughout
    the day.

Can I Really Get Addicted to Marijuana?
  • Am I addicted to marijuana? Can I do without it?
    Am I spending too much money on this drug? Being
    honest and up front with yourself or your friends
    or loved ones may be something that will save
    their lives, either financially or physically.
  • Therapy is the best building block used for
    marijuana addiction. While some proponents state
    that since this is an organic plant, addiction is
    not possible. The National Institute on Drug
    Abuse (NIDA) has stated that almost 10 of
    persons that use marijuana will become addicted.
    Those that start using marijuana in their teen
    years face a higher risk, almost 20. For those
    that use marijuana daily, the risk of addiction
    becomes between 25- 50 for users.
  • While some drugs cause a physical addiction to a
    drug, marijuana causes a psychological (or
    mental) addiction. The brain hungers for it. The
    relaxation, the calm and peace it produces for an
    individual is the reason it is abused.
  • Why do individuals need marijuana? The answer to
    any addiction is what is causing the need for the
    drug. To resolve an addiction, treatment plans
    must be put in place to explore, on an individual
    basis, the need for the drug. What is happening
    in the life of the addict that can be modified to
    decrease stress, pain or unhappiness?

What help is available to combat addiction?
  • A one size fits all drug rehabilitation program
    is not the answer. Marijuana treatment centers
    focus on
  • Therapy - with licensed drug counselor
  • Learning new coping mechanisms
  • Teaching productive problem-solving skills
  • Lifestyle changes and management
  • Follow up visits to offer support and prevent
  • When looking for a treatment option for addiction
    to marijuana, seek out facilities that specialize
    in marijuana use and offer programs that offer a
    holistic approach to resolution and remission.
    Ask your health care provider for resources and
    advice for the best options regarding location,
    cost, and success rates. Ensure or build a strong
    support network with family, friends, or support
    groups to ensure a successful program completion
    that not only cures the addiction, but has built
    lifelong mechanisms that will be used to prevent
    the addiction from occurring again.

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