Overcoming drug and alcohol dependency can be one of the most challenging processes of a person’s life, and without professional treatment, the risk of relapse or not fully recovering is high. However, a drug treatment facility that’s built to give clients proper professional attention and support—for both their physical and psychological needs—enhances their chances of a successful recovery.
Here are some of the profound benefits a professional treatment program can offer:
The chemical dependency is broken…safely
Detox is an initial first step in the treatment process, and it’s necessary to break any drug or alcohol dependency. That’s because the chemical messengers that are naturally produced by our brains to make us feel happy, focused and energetic are altered with the prolonged drug use. The natural chemical balance in the brain changes so that a “high” or intoxicated state becomes the new normal, and the body begins to rely on these drugs to maintain that drug-induced sense of normalcy.
The process of detox requires complete and sudden abstinence from drug or alcohol, taking away the chemical balance a client’s brain has come to rely on. This process is difficult and can cause serious physical and physiological reactions—from vomiting and uncontrollable shaking to depression and anxiety. Professionally administered detox can prevent relapsing during detox and administer care to clients to ease the pain and discomfort related to this difficult process. Without professional treatment, an addict risks an incomplete and unsuccessful detoxification process, again losing to his addiction.
Clients can customize their treatment
Professional treatment programs offer clients more than generic recovery procedures. A team of professionals and physicians assess individual clients and then implement the best possible course of programs for that person.
There are a number of different programs and tracks that can be followed, depending on the personal needs of a client. That means individuals are offered the treatment that is most likely to be a success for them.
Healing happens through therapy sessions
Therapy is a critical part of the recovery process for clients and their families. Professional treatment means clients benefits from 12-step group therapy sessions that are designed to offer peer support and emotional sharing. Establishing these bonds of trust with peers in similar situations has been shown to help recovering addicts cope and continue on the path of successful recovery.
Individual therapy is also available for clients at a professional treatment facility. This type of therapy is necessary to uncover underlying psychological barriers to recovery, such as traumatizing events during childhood, difficult relationships with loved ones and even mental health issues in some cases. In additional to individual therapy, family therapy sessions can help build and strengthen relationships with family members, who are also often affected by a loved one’s drug or alcohol addiction.
Clients don’t have to transition back on their own
One of the most significant benefits of a professional treatment program is the available resources to help clients reintegrate into an addiction-free life outside the facility. This can be challenging without proper treatment, as such programs can offer clients life skills, such as anger management and temptation management, to aid in reintegration.
Once a treatment period has concluded, some of the most important resources clients have are aftercare services provided by the treatment facility and partners. This means regular check-ins with professionals and peers to track and maintain sobriety, lowering the risk of relapse throughout the challenging time of reintegration. Through group meetings, phone support and other services, clients can ease back into everyday life with as much support as possible.
To understand more about drug treatment and its benefits, call the Genesis Project for a confidential consultation: (408) 500-6229.