What is Drug Treatment?
Drug treatment is a broad term for all the things that are available to us in order to find recovery. Drug treatment consists of drug rehabs, 12-step programs, halfway houses, intensive outpatient programs, and even spirituality. Anything that treats our drug addiction can be categorized as drug treatment.
The first step to begin drug treatment if you want to follow a road that is going to be almost 100% successful is to find the right drug treatment center. Decide where you are willing to travel, if you are willing to travel at all, figure out what kind of insurance you have if you have any at all, and what kind of drug treatment center you want. Drug treatment centers can differ. They can range from long term residential, to detox, to a halfway house. Look at what you want out of your drug treatment. Can you spend 30, 60, 90 days in treatment? Do you want it to be 12-step program based or maybe Christian based? There are a lot of questions that go into picking drug treatment. Make sure you don’t rush into a drug treatment center blind.
The second step to drug treatment after you have picked an actual drug treatment center is to get involved in a 12-step fellowship outside of a treatment center. It’s going to be imperative to decide if you travel to your drug treatment center on whether or not you are going to relocate to that area or head back home after your time at the drug treatment center is over. If you plan to stay it’s good to start going to the local AA and NA meetings in the area to start building a support network of friends and sober supports. If you plan to go home its best if you look up some meetings that are in your area and also start to attend them and reach out. Any kind of support is good.