Drug Rehabilitation Programs Available at Drug Rehabs

by Mike Dorsan Health Consultant

Drug rehabilitation programs refer to various techniques and methods to free patients from their addictions. The process typically involves both psychological therapy as well as medical treatments for a person abusing the usage of psychoactive substances such as alcohol, prescription drugs or any illicit drugs. Drug rehabs play a key role in the process because they have the appropriate atmosphere, staff and management, medical care and all kinds of resources for carrying out restoration therapies. These addiction treatment centers aim mainly at enabling the affected person gain sobriety and live a drug-free life.


There are different methods of treatments that are practiced by these drug rehabs to rehabilitate their patients back into their social circles and drug-free lifestyles. One of the biggest challenges faced under the treatment process is to cure patients’ psychological dependency on drugs. Through different workshops and discussions, they are motivated to lead life in a drug-free environment. Patients are encouraged to determine and enjoy the positive changes brought in by opting for this alternative lifestyle without substance-abuse. To elevate chances of quick recovery, legal drugs such as alcohol, are completely out of reach and patients are coached to disconnect from those who are still using addictive substances.


Types of Drug Rehabilitation Programs: The services provided by these addiction treatment centers include residential programs, out-patient, extended care centers, local support group associations, sober houses, counseling, medical care, mental health and more. Arrangements can be made to cater the needs of all patients.  Every patient is different and for this reason, drug rehabilitation centers offer various types of programs to accommodate every patients needs.


The principle rule of rehabilitation process stresses upon necessary detoxification before commencement of any kind of therapy. However, the detoxification process alone does not cure the addiction problem and therefore needs to be followed by behavioral therapy, medication and finally relapse prevention therapies to attain lasting results. Furthermore to increase the patient’s sobriety, additional follow-up therapies are essential such as community or family based recovery support systems. The different kinds of behavioral therapies recommended are:


  • Cognitive-behavioral Therapy: to help patients first determine the causes of their addiction and then to cope and avoid the situation in the future.
  • Family Therapy: The family therapy demands emotional help and support from family to help the patient recover.
  • Motivational Interviewing & Counseling: Indulging in one-on-one dialogues and interview-sessions with the patients can help them find motivation to carry-out their treatment therapies.


Drug rehabs have all the professional care and guidance that the patients of this nature require. Apart from the medical care, it is the layers of psychological dependency that professionals need to condense. This positive change ultimately enables such patients to enjoy the mental freedom, to think beyond their addiction and embrace a fresh start for life.


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