Drug Addiction Help is Available
Finding the resources to end drug addiction is as easy as calling (816) 319-0734
Finding information about drug rehabilitation in Missouri is possible by calling (816) 319-0734
Drug addiction is insidious because it can differ so greatly depending on the drugs used. Those suffering from heroin addictions need a much different treatment program than those who use methamphetamines. People end up being addicted to drugs on accident; most start with a hit or a high at a party or at the bar, and before long, they are sitting at home alone doing the substance that has sucked them in. Most people only intend on experimenting with drugs, and suddenly find themselves with a full-blown addiction.
It’s hard to stop using drugs because the withdrawal symptoms a person feels when they stop are absolute misery. It is this cycle of feeling “normal” while high that drives people further and further into the drug addiction spiral. While many addicts want help, most don’t know where to turn. It’s also embarrassing to admit that you’ve lost control over your substance use and to admit that you need help. Being known as a drug addict is socially stigmatizing, and as a consequence, many people that would benefit from rehabilitative services don’t reach out for help. You can change this by calling (816) 319-0734 now.
Detoxing from Drugs Ends Cravings
Undergoing a detoxification from drugs can be a grueling experience, but it doesn’t need to be with the help of medical professionals. Different kinds of detox are recommended depending on the type of use that makes up your drug experience, so speaking to a team of professionals about the best option for you is vital to a successful detox experience.
There are social and medical detoxes. Social detoxes are meant for light users, or people who are on drugs that do not cause terrible physical withdrawal symptoms. However, in a social detox, you’ll still receive emotional and psychological support as what you’re experiencing is by no means easy. Medically supervised detoxification is recommended for users with severe addictions, or people who are using physically addictive substances like heroin or benzodiazepines. Coming off of substances that causes physical dependency can lead to permanent damage and even death. Heroin users often call the feeling they get when they aren’t using “dope sickness,” and a team of professionals can help them go through that with medical intervention to preserve both their safety and their sanity.
Rehabilitation Provides Drug Addicts with the Tools and Resources they Need to Obtain Sobriety
There are different modes of rehabilitation, and depending on your lifestyle and the nature of your drug addiction, your team of recovery professionals will recommend which option is right for you. Outpatient rehabilitation allows patients to live at home while attending rehab on a by-appointment basis. This is best for people who are undergoing rehabilitation for a mild or moderate addiction, and for people who have obligations at home or at work that they cannot be pulled away from.
Inpatient rehabilitation means you’ll live at a rehab facility for 30-120 or more days, and usually starts with a medical detoxification. As a resident of an inpatient facility, your needs will be met as soon as they arise as you’ll be watched by staff 24 hours per day. This helps because the chances of early relapse are diminished because triggers aren’t present in the controlled environment. Residential rehabilitation allows patients to live with other people on their sobriety journey in housing dedicated to clients of the rehab program. Patients will have the opportunity to attend group meetings and 12-step programs on site, and will attend rehabilitative services on an outpatient basis during their stay.
What Types of Drug Addiction Help Are Available?
There are as many avenues for receiving help as there are drugs to use. Each patient will be given a program that is specially tailored to their needs and personalities. In general, there is inpatient, outpatient and residential treatment programs available.
With Outpatient treatment a patient comes to a rehabilitation facility to get daily care. The patient can stay in their household. The addiction treatment will take place at health clinics, counselor's offices, neighborhood health centers or in residential programs with outpatient services.
Inpatient treatment is focused on medically supervised detoxification. This is the perfect place to start the recovery process. Following the detox process, it is recommended that patients seek out further treatment. Detox without further treatment is often not enough, but detoxing is an important step!
This is perfect for client that would benefit from a mix of inpatient and outpatient care. In this situation patients live in residential homes and are taken to get treatment daily. This gives patients a new routine to build on so they can adjust to their new life in the future.