So you’re thinking, “Now what?” You’ve entered your loved one into a drug rehabilitation program; and the truth is you don’t know what to expect. How will your loved one do? Not so good, pretty good, somewhat wonderful? How long will it take? Honestly, it’s up to the patient; and you can’t choose for the patient. All you can do is hope for the best.
Here is what you can expect from a drug rehab center such as The Canyon, found on TheCyn.com:
Your loved one will be working with the highest quality professionals with only one mission in mind: to get rid of the addiction completely and to treat the patient long after it’s all said and done. Typically it starts with a unique diagnosis suited for your particular loved one. Believe it or not, everyone checking in to a drug rehab center wouldn’t get the same treatment. After diagnosis is detoxification, or “detox”; it’s the process of eliminating toxins from the body to prevent a relapse that might seriously damage the patient’s organs. Then after detox, the center goes right into treatment and therapy for however long it takes, even after time is served and the patient’s been released (which is considered “ongoing treatment”).
It’s a long, arduous process—but a necessary one. Bear in mind, though, that not every treatment center actually works on the patient as well as the addiction. Some don’t focus on the mental health carrying the deep-seated issues that brought the patient toward the drug abuse. Steer clear of those. It’s important to get help for everything involved. Like The Canyon, Michael’s House follows the same ethical code of belief: treat the patient as well as the disease. However, Michael’s House deals especially with prescription drug abuse. You can search their site for more details.
Know this: it’s like a baptism by fire. You can only hope your loved one comes out of it okay.