What to Expect When You go to Rehab
Prior to beginning any treatment processes, a client will likely undergo a thorough evaluation that will ask about medical history, prior and current drug use and goals for recovery. It is important to be honest and candid during the evaluation. Recovery is challenging. However, overcoming the challenges and accepting the past while planning for a better future is an integral part of successful recovery.
What Happens After Rehab?
Most people in recovery consider their drug rehab to be a lifelong pursuit. Following residential or intensive outpatient programs, it is important to be proactive about continuing to participate in therapy and aftercare programs. Especially in the early days of life after rehab, it is imperative to avoid triggers.
How Rehab Improves Recovery
Recovering from sleeping pill addiction poses unique challenges that a quality rehab program has experience managing. For example, many sleeping pills should not be quit cold turkey, but a person may not know how to properly taper their medication. In this case, a rehab facility can help the individual taper their drug use safely.
Multidisciplinary programs offer support for physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms and can make a very uncomfortable process somewhat easier. They will also evaluate whether a dual diagnosis is appropriate and, if it is, they can tailor a plan to address the individual components underlying propensity towards addiction. In addition, aftercare programs have been shown to substantially improve long term outcomes.