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Drug treatment 101A drug treatment program is a professional approach to addiction recovery where you are given the guidance and support needed to overcome the physical and psychological components of addiction.  This is generally accomplished through three stages:

  • Detoxification
  • Counseling
  • Aftercare

Not every person will respond in the same way to a treatment program, so it is important for you to know your options. Solid rehab treatment programs will tailor their offerings to your specific needs, ensuring you have the best program to help you achieve full long-term recovery.

What Are the Different Types of Drug Addiction Treatment?

The two most common types of drug addiction treatment are residential and outpatient.   Residential drug rehab requires that you leave your harmful environment and move into the treatment facility. An outpatient drug treatment program will have you attending treatment during the day, but then returning home in the evening.  The type of program you choose has to do with different factors, including:

  • Finances. Residential drug rehab tends to cost more than outpatient treatment – sometimes as much as thousands of dollars per month to attend.
  • Seriousness of Addiction.  If you have a severe addiction or are addicted to more than one substance, you may want to consider a residential treatment program over outpatient rehab. Residential rehab is also recommended for those with Dual Diagnosis — those who have an addiction as well as another mental health issue.
  • Responsibilities.   If you have work, school or family commitments that are unbreakable, you may be unable to put your life on hold in order to enter into residential rehab. In this case, outpatient drug treatment may be the most appropriate choice.
  • Your health.   If drug addiction has put your personal health in jeopardy, you may need the constant care offered at a residential drug rehab center.

Any type of addiction can be treated at a rehab. No matter what substance you have become addicted to, there is treatment available.

What Gets Treated at Drug Rehab?

You may be asking yourself: “Would a drug rehab center be able to help me?”  The following is a list of addictions commonly treated at  drug rehab centers:

  • Vicodin Addiction.   Vicodin is a highly addictive prescription painkiller.
  • OxyContin Addiction. OxyContin is a prescription painkiller that has led to a number of overdoses in recent years.
  • Cocaine Addiction. This common street drug is quite psychologically addictive.
  • Marijuana Addiction. Used by a vast number of teenagers and adults, marijuana is often viewed as an “acceptable” drug; however, it is highly psychologically addictive.
  • Heroin Addiction.  One of the most dangerous drugs in the world, injecting heroin via dirty needles puts individual at risk for HIV/AIDS and hepatitis.

If you would like to learn more about options beyond Anchorage drug treatment, contact us at the number listed above today. We can help you begin a new life without drug and alcohol addiction.