Concerta Addiction Treatment Options
Rehab should be tailored to your unique needs. Because Concerta is mainly prescribed for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, finding a rehab that can also address ADHD may be helpful. Adults who misuse stimulants are at higher risk of misusing other substances. Therefore, you may be struggling with substances besides Concerta. A rehab facility that can help you work through all your struggles may best suit your needs.
Detox is the first step in recovery. While in detox, you stop using Concerta under close medical supervision. If you start getting withdrawal symptoms, a medical team is on-site to help you right away. However, detox alone does not strongly impact long-term substance. Instead, detox helps safely manage withdrawal symptoms. This can still help you in the long run, because severe withdrawal symptoms are linked to future problems staying sober. Therefore, a medical detox program that stops severe symptoms can improve your chances of success.
Symptoms of Concerta withdrawal often include:
- Concerta Withdrawal Symptoms
Having trouble sleeping
Having high blood pressure
Being severely depressed
Getting abnormal muscle contractions
Having painful and prolonged erections
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Residential rehab is an option if you struggle with Concerta. These programs may be especially helpful if you struggle with multiple substances. This type of rehab takes place following detox. Residential rehab programs create a safe home environment for you to recover from Concerta. While in residential rehab, you live in the rehab center while getting treatment.
Because you live on-site, you must put your outside life on hold. Your focus can, therefore, be entirely on your recovery. Treatments include therapy, which may be individual or in groups. Residential rehab benefits include:
- Getting you away from drug-use triggers
- Giving you a safe place to live
- Providing you with round-the-clock medical help
If Concerta is the only drug with which you struggle, you may be able to complete rehab while living at home or in a sober living house. Even if you struggle with multiple substances, outpatient rehab may be an option, especially when:
- Residential rehab has been completed
- Pausing daily life is not an option
- Privacy is needed since you would still participate in daily life as normal
- Your struggle with Concerta is easily managed
Even while in outpatient rehab, you have therapy, which may be individual or in groups. You can also join support groups.
Therapy is a vital part of rehab. This is especially true for stimulants like Concerta. Therapy is important for many reasons, like:
- Giving you a different attitude about substance use
- Helping you replace unhealthy habits with healthier ones
- Reinforcing your recovery
Rehab facilities often offer different types of therapy. You may take part in one or more of them during your recovery. Therapy options include:
Substance abuse and mental health issues have a close relationship. This is especially true for Concerta, which is most often used for the mental health problem Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Therefore, even if you successfully stop Concerta, the underlying mental health problem will still be there. This can put you at further risk of substance misuse. For all these reasons, you may need extra support in rehab. Dual diagnosis treatment is a strategy to treat both the substance problem and the underlying mental health issue. Mental health problems addressed during rehab may include:
Aftercare & Sober Living
The long-term success of any rehab program is rooted in aftercare programs and sober living. The goal of aftercare is to keep you sober and focused on recovery. After rehab is over, it can be tempting to stop focusing your time on recovery. However, this can put you at risk of lapses. Therefore, aftercare continues the rehab strategy of reinforcing the skills and tools that you need to face life without Concerta and to overcome any relapse. Aftercare services may include:
- Twelve-step programs
- Self-help groups
- Rehab alumni groups
- Volunteer roles
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