How Addiction Rehab Works: Steps Towards Recovery




When addiction rehab is filled with misconceptions, it pays to take it from the experts, like the addiction professionals from Bridges of Hope.

Addiction rehab treatment pretty much works following the same stages. Let’s break these stages down.


Stages of Addiction Rehab

While many addiction rehab programs follow more or less the same stages, at Bridges of Hope, we take extra steps to tailor our program to the needs of every individual.

1. Pre-treatment: Detox. This stage is optional depending on the condition of the client and the substance he or she is addicted to. For those who are addicted to opiates, alcohol, and meth, for example, they may need to undergo this stage. Other clients may also undergo a stabilization stage to safely taper off the drug and to have their condition closely monitored.

2. Pre-treatment: Clinical Assessment. Clients/residents will undergo a comprehensive battery of medical, psychological, and psychiatric evaluation and testing. This will allow us to develop a treatment program tailored to the client’s needs and condition. We also take into account the client’s personal history, behavior, and preferences.

3. Primary Treatment. The program will be carried out following the client’s unique treatment plan. This includes an eclectic therapeutic community setting away from triggers, stressors, and drugs or alcohol. In this stage, residents will also learn life tools and coping mechanisms to allow them to deal with stressors, respond to triggers, and overcome cravings, which will help them once they go outside the facility.

4. Stepped Down Treatment (Re-integration). Typically, residents move to a Sober House or Halfway House, where they can gradually reintegrate themselves back into their families and the society. They are still required to attend therapy and counselling sessions, as well as 12-Step programs if the facility offers. They must also have a set of clear short and long term plans to follow after they complete their treatment program.

5. Post-Treatment (Aftercare). Treatment doesn’t end when you leave the addiction rehab facility. Recovery is a lifelong commitment, and this requires you to regularly attend sobriety meetings and keep in touch with your support system. You also have to follow through with your own daily recovery practices to help you stay sober and remain committed to your recovery.

Are you ready to take that next step towards recovery? Call or text us at Bridges of Hope: 09175098826.


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