Deciding to enter rehab is a life-changing decision, so it’s understandable to have questions. To try and provide clarity, we have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions about rehab.
Do I need treatment?
Please take a moment to answer this brief survey:
- Do you use drugs and/or alcohol to relieve pressure when you are stressed or unhappy?
- When you are celebrating something good in your life, do you always turn to drugs and/or alcohol to celebrate?
- Do you experience guilt or shame from your drug and/or alcohol use?
- Do you feel annoyed when someone comments on your drug and/or alcohol use?
- Have you experienced multiple DUIs?
- Do you use drugs and/or alcohol to build your self-esteem?
- Have you lost a job due to drug and/or alcohol use?
- Do you socialize primarily with others who use drugs?
- Have you ruined family, friend, and personal relationships due to your drug and/or alcohol use?
If you have answered yes to any of these questions, then you should most likely seek treatment.
How long is the treatment?
The shortest duration is 30 days. However, some programs extend to 60 and 90 days if required.
Will I succeed after my treatment?
Luxury Beach Rehab can confidently say that those who complete our program and follow the guidelines will be able to live a successful, happy, and sober life.
Are my family allowed to visit while I’m in treatment?
Yes, your family is allowed to visit Luxury Beach Rehab. Furthermore, family therapy sessions are available if desired.
What happens after I complete treatment?
You will work with a therapist to develop an exit strategy that matches your personal situation. We offer step down therapy and sober living options as well.
Can I work while in treatment?
Your recovery is the primary focus at Luxury Beach Rehab. If you need to spend time working, we can create a treatment plan that allows you to do so. Recovery comes first, so be prepared to clear your schedule.
Is professional treatment necessary for recovery?
Yes, and this is one of the most frequently asked questions about rehabilitation. The fact of the matter is that people are much stronger when they have support. In attempting to beat an addiction, those who go it alone have a much tougher time. Despite being experienced in the substances they consume, they are far from an expert in addiction recovery.
Here at Luxury Beach Rehab, trained experts, who are skilled in beating addiction at every level, operate our facility. Beating addiction is about much more than going cold turkey. After guiding you through that difficult first step, they will help you to figure out the mental and environmental factors that are driving your addiction. Without dealing with addiction at the root, you are only at risk of relapsing. That is why professional treatment is necessary.
We also address your life after rehab, and not just in terms of maintaining sobriety, but also in ensuring that you maintain a high quality of life. Only then can you can truly maintain a long-term recovery from addiction.
What is the process of drug and alcohol rehabilitation?
Luxury Beach Rehab goes against the grain of the traditional 12-step approach to beating addiction. We consider the rigidity of the 12-step approach to be against the needs of our patients, and that is because every case is different. There is no perfect set of instructions for helping every addict in the world to beat their addiction.
Instead, our family-run center adopts a holistic approach that seeks to treat the whole of the person. In addition to treating them physically, we also address the mental and environmental conditions that drive them to persist with their damaging behavior. Our patients receive a tailor-made program that is solely focused on them, as opposed to recycling the impersonal 12-step approach once more.
What’s the difference between inpatient and outpatient therapy?
The simple explanation is that patients who are part of the inpatient therapy program stay at a rehab facility throughout their course of treatment, whereas outpatients attend the facility for their treatment. Whether you need to stay at our facility or not is primarily determined by your need for short-term or long-term treatment.
What is the difference between individual and group therapy?
As a facility that uses a vast range of treatments for addiction, we offer both individual and group therapy. Individual therapy is critical during the early stages, as we seek to discover the mental and environmental factors driving your addiction. Later on, group therapy can be beneficial for bringing addicts together to share their experiences. This can add valuable perspective during the recovery process.
What are anti addiction medications?
The above term covers a vast range of pharmaceutical medications that are used to illicit a spectrum of outcomes for the purpose of assisting during the recovery process. Among the potential outcomes are:
- Eradicating cravings – During the early stages of recovery, anti addiction medications can be introduced to eradicate the presence of physical cravings.
- Substance replacement – A less harmful substance with similar side effects can be swapped with an addictive drug. This tactic is used as a means of weaning an addict off a drug.
- Creating discomfort – Some anti addiction medications have the power to make an addict feel physically ill when they continue to consume drugs and/or alcohol.
- Shielding the brain – Similar to creating discomfort, there are some pharmaceuticals that will instead shield the brain from the positive feelings created by drugs and/or alcohol.
What is a dual diagnosis program?
A dual diagnosis program is one that seeks to treat addiction alongside a psychological condition. Both have to be treated if the dual diagnosis patient is to stand a chance of maintaining sobriety and their long-term well-being. In the cases of dual diagnosis patients, either condition can feed off the other, which is why it is vital to treat both simultaneously.
What is holistic addiction treatment?
Holistic addiction treatment seeks to beat the condition by addressing the root factors of body, mind, and environment. This approach is driven by the philosophy of holistic health, which sets out to treat the whole of a person. Rather than simply taking an addict off drugs or alcohol, holistic treatment will try to identify the deep-lying factors and then deal with them.
This all-encompassing approach seeks to address the Eight Dimensions of Wellness as outlined by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, including emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social, and spiritual. By helping addicts to improve their life in those ways, they stand a greater chance of living a clean and fulfilling life.
Can a relapse be identified and avoided?
In considering the prospect of a relapse, it is crucial to understand that approximately 60% of recovering addicts have endured a relapse, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. For more than half of addicts, relapse will be a part of their recovery. There is absolutely no shame in making a mistake and it should in no way be viewed as a failure.
Addiction relapse prevention is the act of identifying the warning signs of a future relapse, which is known as a physical relapse, at which point prevention is too late. However, there are signs to look out for when identifying emotional or mental relapses:
- Emotional relapse – Anxiety, defensiveness, intolerance, mood swings, isolation
- Mental relapse – Overthinking, lying, fantasizing, hanging out with old friends
After identifying the above signs, it is vital that support is provided to addicts. More often than not, they just need someone to talk to.