It is a sad fact that some individuals who are dealing with substance and drug abuse will delay seeking help because of fear of what will take place once they are in a rehabilitation center. This hesitation to put themselves into a situation where they can receive help only worsens their situation. There is no substitute for qualified medical treatment of substance and drug abuse.
The design and structures of inpatient treatment centers are often a puzzle to those who are not directly involved in the entire treatment process. What follows is a brief look at how most facilities dedicated to drug and substance abuse treatment are set up.
The two most basic features present in inpatient treatment centers are therapy rooms and residences. Therapy rooms provide a safe location for individuals to undergo treatment sessions including detoxification and counseling. Some treatment facilities have separate therapy rooms for men and women. These therapy rooms also can be used for counseling sessions done individually and in groups. Therapy rooms also give a safe environment for those who suffer from co-occurring disorders like depression, anxiety and also other mood disorders.
Many larger facilities will also offer basic residential spaces for patients whose substance and drug abuse is so serious that they are either homeless or are in need of constant supervision. These residential spaces provide an easier transition from intensive therapy to more normal living conditions. By providing both therapies and living space, patients are taught the necessary life skills to be more productive in the community.
Members of the patient’s family and other loved ones are also included in the treatment process to help them deal with the stresses and problems that have affected their family life. This a great way for loved ones to be united and focus in aiding a patient continue in his recovery. Substance and drug abuse is a problem but it is one that can be beaten and then resume a normal life.