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What Is Drug Rehab Really Like?

Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MD By March 11, 2019
Monmouth County Drug Rehab

Drug rehabilitation facilities in Monmouth County focus on fighting addiction in an effective way to help regain control of the affected individual’s life. Instead of being left to do it on their own, many addicts are finding that they can enter sobriety on their own time with a healthy support system at a facility that specializes in drug rehab. 

In drug rehab, the recovering addict is given informational tools and placed within a community that surrounds them with constant reassurance that they will overcome their addiction, while also allowing them to live their daily lives like they are still on a normal schedule. 

What is Rehab? 

Rehab is a treatment program designed to provide guidance and options to those struggling with substance addiction. There are two main types of rehab: general outpatient and inpatient rehab.  

Monmouth County drug rehab inpatient facilities have around the clock care and are monitored by licensed professionals. When someone thinks of a rehab center that they’ve seen in movies and on TV, these inpatient facilities are usually what they think of. These facilities are for more serious cases of addiction where individuals are at a higher-risk and need intensive treatment.  

On the flip side, someone admitted into general outpatient rehab still has flexibility within his or her schedule. They are able to time their counseling sessions and attend their meetings around their already existent outside activities. They usually live in sober living homes with supervision. Most of the rehabilitation process is through support groups and counseling.  

During outpatient treatment, the attendee will go about their regular day-to-day life while still going to counseling or group meetings 3-5 days a week. Most outpatient programs require around 10-12 hours of completed therapy a week, as well as checking in with counselors on a regular basis. 

A Typical Day in Rehab 

The biggest thing that is stressed in drug rehab in Monmouth County is that of a structured schedule. Counselors recommend that patients wake up every day at a certain time and give them tasks to stay busy throughout the day. This gives the patient an outlet to focus on rather than their addiction, as well as reminding them how important it is to place other priorities above using the substance they’ve been abusing. 

Inpatient and outpatient therapy are very similar in schedule. As far as inpatient rehab is concerned, though, patients spend various lengths of time in the facility rather than being allowed to continue to go to work or school on a regular basis like those in outpatient rehab. Patients can stay anywhere from 30-90 days in the facility, but some stay even longer.   

Those in both inpatient and outpatient rehab in Monmouth County are required to participate in group support meetings. These may include other individuals with similar addictions that take turns listening to and sharing their stories or updates with family members to inform them of the patient’s progress. They also meet with their counselors to discuss any changes or questions the patient may have, and the counselor gives them their schedule for the week. 

Other programs such as drug and alcohol refusal training, assertiveness training, and stress management training can be implemented into their treatments as well. These programs take what they’ve been talking about in group meetings and counseling sessions and allow them to practice applying them in everyday life. 

These have been found to be the most effective tool of drug rehab treatments in Monmouth County. 

Types of Therapies Used  

There are many different therapies used in Monmouth County drug rehab such as:  

  • Pharmacotherapy. Medicines and medical techniques are used to treat disorders that the patient might have during the rehabilitation process. These substances are monitored under strict watch. This helps the patient to detox from the substance slowly instead of all at once. 
  • Psychosocial Interventions. This is another term for a group meeting setting. These are primarily verbal to allow patients to interact with one another and share stories of their recoveries and experiences while using. This gives the patient the support they need from people going through similar situations. 
  • Intensive Outpatient Treatment. Most of the time, individuals who are admitted into these treatments have been released from inpatient treatment facilities and still need further care. These groups meet 3 or more times a week for 2 or more hours at a time. 
  • Psychoeducation Services. This is another term for classes or seminars that are used during the therapy process such as behavioral therapy and drug refusal training. Experts on the subject teach the patients valuable techniques to use in their everyday life to avoid returning to drug use. 

Is Outpatient or Inpatient Rehab the Right Fit? 

General outpatient rehab is effective for those with a mild addiction that can easily be convinced that their condition will worsen if they do not receive immediate help. These individuals are in the early stages of becoming severely addicted to the substance they are abusing.  

Outpatient rehab is a great alternative to inpatient treatment for individuals who want to maintain their daily routine, have to hold down a job to support their family, or want to stay in school so they can achieve their degree. The treatment allows the patient to transition more easily back into the “real world” once their program has been completed.  

Although it is very beneficial for some individuals, there are a lot of instances when inpatient rehab is a better fit for someone looking to be treated for their addiction. 

If a person has a history of relapsing easily after completing time in rehab, inpatient rehab is probably a better option. Treatment in an inpatient facility is intensive enough for these individuals because they require constant supervision in order to not fall back into old patterns. 

It is also a great option for people who face constant temptation in their everyday lives like living with roommates or family members who also abuse the substance. 

More Information on Monmouth County Drug Rehab 

When it comes to deciding which drug rehabilitation treatment in Monmouth County is the best fit for you, our team at Discovery Institute is always willing to evaluate your specific situation to help determine your best option. 

Whether you are in need of a less intensive treatment like our outpatient rehab options or maybe a more intensive inpatient rehab, we will guide you in the direction our medical professional team thinks will be most beneficial to you. We offer many programs specially created to ensure that you stay on the right track towards full recovery from your addiction. 

If you or a loved one have decided it’s time to explore the options regarding Monmouth County drug rehab, please do not hesitate to contact us today at (844) 478-6563. Our compassionate team of counselors are ready to answer any and all questions you may have. 

Do not hesitate to get help. Call now and start your journey to a sober life today. 

Article Reviewed by Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MDDr. Jeffrey Berman is a psychiatrist in Teaneck, New Jersey and is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including French and Hebrew.

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