With the ongoing issue of substance abuse and drug addiction in many societies the need for progressive drug rehabilitation centers continues to be in demand. There is a difference between outpatient treatment programs and various support group efforts and in-house treatment programs which are almost always more comprehensive in behavioral monitoring and insistence on dealing with one’s issues. Entering into one of these programs can be self initiated though it is also frequently mandating by the court after a criminal charge in relationship to drug use has been established.
So, what can one expect when they enter a drug treatment center? Well, this is slightly dependent on the type of program and the length of treatment they offer. With this in mind it can also be said that there are some common elements of most or all of these programs and some consistent aspects that a client can expect. For residential treatment programs this means that the abuser or addict will be staying on the property for the duration of their treatment and will follow the rules and behavioral structure of the facility.
Thirty days is a common time frame for many drug rehabilitation centers and while some of them specialize in a particular substance or drug others are more inclusive and treat several addictions on the same property. Frequently substance abuse is not limited to one drug and co-occurring issues and or disorders are more the norm than the exception. Most treatment facilities will develop a treatment plan specific to the individual and will have a series of groups that attendance in is required as part of the treatment. The program will also have a list of chores that the residents will be responsible for and this is generally intended to help develop responsibility and self care skills that have frequently been lost to the addiction. Ongoing support services are usually recommended after leaving the residential facility.