Deciding to seek help in a drug rehabilitation center is the first step on you or your loved one’s path to freedom. Being drug-free and no longer dependent on a substance to make you feel normal or cope with life, the ultimate goal, and one that is achievable. There are many rehabilitation centers in Arizona. We at Granite Mountain Behavioral Healthcare are located in Prescott Valley. Our specialists can help match you with the right treatment for your needs.
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Choosing the Right Treatment
One of the first things you will need to decide when choosing treatment is if inpatient or outpatient services would work for you. Educating yourself about these kinds of addiction treatment facilities help make your choice to enter and transition into rehab a lot easier.
Here are a few things to consider when choosing your rehab facility:
- Location – Choosing your location will depend on whether you want a facility that is close to home or if you prefer to be further away.
- Length of Stay – Typical program lengths start at 30 days but can last up to 90 days or more.
- Professionalism – It is essential to check a center’s accreditation and certifications.
- Treatment Options – Based on your needs, check on how the facility approaches treatment, and ask as many questions as you need.
- Specialties and Additional Treatments – Research on any areas of specialty that the facility is known for and any additional treatment options that may be available.
When looking at going into a rehab program, the two main options are inpatient and outpatient.
Inpatient, or residential addiction treatment facilities, provide immersive substance use treatment. Patients stay on-site 24 hours a day. During their residency, they can maintain focus on their recovery. Inpatient treatment is effective for different patients for multiple reasons, but it is typically used by those who are battling severe addictions and addiction-related issues.
The first phase of inpatient rehab involves a period of detoxification. When a person has been abusing a drug and developed a dependency, they will experience a period of withdrawal symptoms during the detox process. In some cases, acute withdrawal syndrome can be severe and even life-threatening. In these circumstances, medically supervised detox in a professional facility provides the patient with a safe and comfortable environment during recovery. Once the withdrawal process is under control during the detox phase, therapeutic efforts to address the deeper cause and maladaptive behaviors are used to identify the reason for the compulsive misuse of drugs. This process makes up the bulk of inpatient or residential rehab. In most cases, the recovery phase will involve a variety of treatment methods, such as counseling sessions, peer support, and if needed, medical care. Treatment is also adjusted depending on the needs of the patient.
Treatment of psychological addiction to drugs is usually done in the second phase of the inpatient rehabilitation process. This second part of treatment is crucial, because when a person starts to abuse a drug, not only does the physical body become addicted, but so does the mind. Treating psychological struggles with addiction are just as important as addressing the physical symptoms.
If staying at a drug rehab center is not for you, then, there are outpatient treatment options available. With outpatient services, you can live at home while attending substance abuse treatment sessions for several days a week at the rehabilitation facility.
Outpatient rehab programs are similar to inpatient rehab services in that there are different types of treatment depending on the types and intensity of services available. Outpatient treatment programs can vary in length. Some intensive outpatient programs can require a minimum of 9 hours and up to 20 hours of participation in treatment per week. Patients can take part in this type of program for two months and up to one year if needed. Matching the patient with the right treatment program will depend on the level of severity of the addiction, the length of time they have been using the drug, and their health and life commitments.
Individuals enrolled in outpatient programs will also have the options of individual and group therapy, support groups, medication treatments, and workshops on life-coping skills.
Completing your initial rehabilitation phase is just part of the recovery process. Depending on your level of addiction and particular needs, you may also need to look at extended care and possibly long-term rehab.
Patients that seek support for lifelong sobriety will choose one of these options. When looking at ongoing care, you can also choose between inpatient residential programs and outpatient programs.
There are also options for people who may not be ready to return home once they complete rehab. Sober-living homes can provide living arrangements during an individual’s extended care process. This works as a transitional period and atmosphere until a person is ready to go back into society.
Long-term rehabilitation is the same as inpatient rehab, but for a more extended period, that can range from 6 to 12 months. This type of rehabilitation is helpful for individuals that are severely addicted or may be at risk for chronic relapse.
Patients in formal treatment programs benefit from learning better habits and new ways of thinking and behaving. Individuals become more aware of their past mistakes and the behavior that led them to drug abuse. Having this perception and knowledge can help them to fight future urges to relapse and slip back into a drug-dependent lifestyle.
Treatment at Granite Mountain Behavioral Healthcare
Long-term treatment is seen as the ideal approach for continuous successful recovery, but Granite Mountain Behavioral Healthcare understands that there can be financial and environmental obstacles that can make this difficult. Each of our clients’ treatment plans is created with this in mind.
Once you arrive at our facility, you will see that we have a welcoming community environment where everyone is important and equally valued. We offer treatment in three phases:
- Phase I: Acceptance, Belonging, Community
- Phase II: Enrollment, Commitment, Connection
- Phase III: Reconstruction, Reintegration, Transformation
Phase I includes group and individual therapy sessions in varied environmental settings; community-based, supervised, nature immersion programming; and psychiatric evaluation on an as-needed basis.
In Phase II, you can expect ongoing clinical assessment; employment coaching and job acquisition; and volunteerism support and experience.
In Phase III, you will experience community leadership and mentorship; continued practice managing privileges and unsupervised time; and a 12-step involvement.
You can learn more about our recovery programs on our website. You or loved one can also contact our facility and speak with one of our specialists today at 1-877-389-0412 about customizing the right treatment plan for you.