Rehabilitation Treatment is a general term that refers to helping a person to get better and to restore normal functioning. When speaking about addiction, rehabilitation treatment means a program that helps the addict to stop taking drugs. The program also introduces the recovering addict to programs and principles that will help them to improve their life and avoid relapse in the future.
There are two main categories of rehabilitation treatment. There is inpatient treatment. This means that you are checked into a medically supervised facility where you spend all day in group meetings, classes, therapy and other activities. You then sleep at the facility. For the duration of the program, you do not leave. This means that your life activities are interrupted for the time you are checked in. You lose a significant amount of freedom. You may feel that you are being treated like a child or a criminal.
If you are abusing more than one drug or if you have overdosed on drugs, an inpatient program may be right for you. Otherwise, you may want to consider a rehabilitation program that does not remove all of your freedoms. You may want to be able to continue with your work life and family life as you get better.
Outpatient rehabilitation treatment for addiction means that you see your doctor monthly for a discussion and a prescription. In the beginning, you may need to come in more often, but usually, you can change to a monthly schedule pretty quickly if all goes well.
The best part is that you get to feel better and get back to normal living without interrupting your life. If you are with your family, you get to stay with your family. If you are working, you get to continue working. If you are interested in learning more about rehabilitation treatment in Fort Lauderdale and Broward County, call Dr. Mark Leeds to discuss the best options for you.