Why Residential Treatment?
For many, recovery from addiction is a long and personal journey. It takes courage to make the powerful decision to change directions – to step toward a life of recovery and to stay on the path to healthy living.
In spite of the courage and determination, the addicts find it difficult to end their abuse patterns, and the pursuit of sobriety turns into a painful journey. It is therefore critical to partner with a treatment facility that is committed to, and singularly focused on providing you and your family with lifelong tools and resources needed to recover from the disease of addiction. And most importantly to sustain the effort.
For individuals with long term abuse of drug and alcohol, it becomes even more difficult to end their abusive behaviour. Drug and/or alcohol would have been an integral part of their lives for so long, that they are just not able to imagine a life without it. Their best intents to refrain from drugs/alcohol fail as the environment is not conducive for recovery .They continue to be surrounded by the same destructive environment that includes using buddies, dealers and other enablers.
For such addicts Residential Drug/Alcohol rehab is the best available option. It allows them to move into a clean and sober environment. Being away from the destructive atmosphere and supported almost 24/7 by peers, counsellors and other trained staff, greatly helps the individuals in undergoing the recovery process.
Research shows that longer residential treatment, coupled with family interventions and ongoing support results in better outcomes.
Long time drug/alcohol abuse results in the residues of these substances to remain in the body, resulting in cravings for these substances. This hinders the recovery process.
Detox is the first step of the recovery process intended to remove the additive substances from the body. The addict undergoes withdrawal symptoms. This process is done under the supervision of the trained staff comprising of physicians and physiatrist. The individual undergoing detox is monitored for the physical and psychological symptoms.
Once an individual is detoxified, he starts his addiction treatment program. Drug treatment at Trucare is based upon the knowledge that effective alcohol and drug rehab treatment must be tailored to the needs of each individual. Prior to admission, we complete a comprehensive analysis of each individual’s history, including the type and length of drug abuse, as well as health, family and social issues. This drug addiction history is used to structure a drug treatment program that will provide the best opportunity for complete rehabilitation.
The Recovery process at Trucare uses the structured 12-Step process in treating addictive and dysfunctional behaviours. The 12 step process was first used by Alcoholic Anonymous as a clearly defined protocol to be followed to recover from alcohol dependency. However this is not merely a process to stop drinking or to stop abusing drugs. It becomes the foundation to starting a new way of life.
The recovery process lasts for anywhere between 3 to 6 months. Though the focus is on recovering from addiction, the program works towards re-establishing the addicts as responsible and productive individuals. The program enables them to make life style changes and manage their feelings that will help them to abstain from drug/alcohol abuse.
The program also helps the individual to improve their health, self esteem and regain their confidence to be able to live a fulfilling life.
Family plays a very big role in the recovery process of the addicts. Individuals addicted to drug/alcohol are unaware of the affects of their addiction on the family. Trucare enables the family to provide objective and non judgmental feedback to the recovering addicts. These intervention help the individual to accept and understand the extent of their problem. The realisation of how their abuse has impacted their family and others around them helps them to face the realities of their situation and get the required help.