How does therapy facilitate the process of healing?

Drug addiction causes a lot more injury than just physical related concerns. Here at The Recovery Place, we like to help the patient break all forms of barriers in communication, especially with loved ones. While it is essential to restore the body to its original health, great care must be taken to help mend relationships. This could entail instilling confidence in the patient, helping him gather tactics for problem resolving, anger control management and dealing with exasperating situations with utmost attention. They must be able to handle dicey affairs with complete sobriety and clarity of mind. Also, certain medications will be included in the treatment in order to make sure that the patient has a smooth and steady recovery. These could include prescription drugs like hydromorphone and meperidine to assist in complete abstinence so as to not hamper the course of treatment.

Key points to be considered in the selection of a facility

Different patients require different methods of care. Not all rehabilitation centers offer the same medical care so it’s important to prioritize and narrow down the list of concerned facilities so you can make the right choice depending on the nature of your problem. Here is a list of points to consider before making the plunge:

  • The educational qualifications of the staff members
  • Years of experience in dealing with addicts
  • A compassionate and non-judgemental surrounding
  • Past certifications in dealing with drug addicts
  • Broad mindedness and sensitive to cultural diversity
  • Therapeutic procedures backed by evidence
  • Treatment planning
  • Ensuring the prevention of relapse

Now there are certain facilities where religion goes a long way in the selection of a facility. And yet, there are other facilities that are more wholesome and include all kinds of holistic treatments like yoga, meditation, acupuncture, spa treatment etc.

The long and arduous road to recovery

There is a lot that goes into the treatment of a patient. Our Doctors and health care professionals will educate the patients on the dangerous effects of drugs and the after implications of long standing drug abuse to make certain that the patients remain motivated and stay on track. They will also be made to set short term and long-term goals. This could be a guideline in helping to make better choices. For example, they will be made to abstain from the said drug for an allotted period of time and success in these little endeavours in the initial stages helps in boosting their confidence.

In group sessions, there is a collection of individuals in the same predicament offering a whole new perspective to the patient. This could help the subject establish a connection with others going through the same crisis, often contributing to innovative solutions. Eventually, there is the prevention of relapse, during which time, the patients are asked to explain their lives and what triggers them to abuse drugs. We sometimes go through stressful or mentally taxing situations and drug addicts have a tendency to lean on drugs as the sole means of comfort. The treatment course will help target these triggers and how to best tackle them.

David Curry

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