Overcoming an addiction, finding sobriety, and living in recovery isn’t always an easy process – it’s a journey that continues for a lifetime. Even those who are years sober can find it tough to keep clean and sober. With that being said, there are many benefits to keeping up with a sober and recovering lifestyle – it’s getting there that’s tough. The hardest part is starting out – and many don’t know what happens in rehab. To many, the uncertainty is enough to keep them from going to rehab all together. To have the most success with overcoming an addiction, you should start with the rehab process. There are various steps you’ll go through in rehab, including intake, detox, rehab and aftercare. Each of these steps is completely unique, and serves its own special role in your recovery.
What Does the Intake Process Include?
When going through to a rehab center to help overcome your addiction, the intake process is the first thing you’ll experience. This helps our staff to determine what type of rehab treatment center may be the best fit for a particular person and what treatments may be needed. In this stage, you’ll be asked some questions to get a better perspective of your needs and your experience. Honesty at this point is key, as your answers are all confidential and will give our staff the best picture of what you need to reach sobriety.
There may be some screenings and diagnostic tests to undergo during the intake process, and will help determine the best course of action for the addiction treatment. Every person needs their own addiction treatment plan, and at Willow Springs, our treatment plans are always unique to each patient. Our staff want to know how severe your addiction is, your drug or alcohol abuse history, family addiction history and more.
There are many treatment options available at Willow Springs, but our staff make sure to match each person up with an addiction treatment program that meets their own needs. This increases the chances of success with sobriety and long-term recovery. There are inpatient and outpatient options or a combination of both for rehab programs too. Regardless of which one you pick, the intake process will help with the decision and give you the best and most complete understanding of what will happen in rehab.
What Happens in Detox?
After you’ve determined what type of program you’d like, you’ll enter into the detox phase. This is the period in which the body detoxes and gets clean from alcohol and drugs. Any traces of these which are left in the body are removed during the detox process, and you’ll be a clean slate to start your rehab program. In some cases, you’ll be given medication to help manage the withdrawal symptoms. This medication is usually given for people who are getting clean from drugs such as heroin or opiates, and helps you taper comfortably and safely off of whatever substance you may be addicted to.
The detox phase will vary based on different things. One of the factors is how the person’s body metabolizes drugs or alcohol. Some people are able to clear it out of their system faster than others. The type of drugs or alcohol that was abused is another factor, and the length of time you used a substance is also taken into consideration. Our team does everything they can to make your detox as comfortable and quick as possible. We’ll help you get through detox and on to the most important part of rehab – your treatment program.