If you're struggling from substance abuse, you have a long, hard road ahead of you. Because of this, it's important to have a strong support structure made up of your friends, family, fellow patients in recovery, and an experienced staff of professionals helping you along your path to recovery. Centers in Toledo, Ohio provide you with that network of support and extensive, personalized counseling to make your recovery easier and more effective. At centers in Toledo Ohio, they analyze everything from your drug use, both past and present, your family life, work history, strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes, etc. to craft for you a personalized treatment plan that works. Call Toledo Drug Treatment Centers at (567) 298-4928 today to find your best options.
There are two major types of treatment, outpatient and inpatient. Whether you choose inpatient or outpatient care, your recovery process won't be just a week or two kind of thing. It may take months for you to completely recover, and it's important to see it through to the end and take as much time as you need. The important thing is to get you completely recovered, not finish within a certain, arbitrary time period. Inpatient programs, or residential programs, ensure you can recover as quickly as possible at centers and campuses, away from the distractions and temptations of your normal, everyday life. Outpatient care, on the other hand, is care from your own home. While some patients prefer outpatient, inpatient is the recommended form of treatment. While it sounds like isolation, it is not. You keep your support structure made up of friends and family, fellow patients and staff.
They start you off with a full medical examination. This allows them to identify any health issues you may be suffering as a result of your substance abuse. Those will be treated, along with any mental health issues. It also gives you an idea of what your body can take and how best to treat your addiction recovery without harming your health.
After the medical examination comes the detoxification process. All drug detoxification programs are medically supervised, with experienced doctors and mental health professionals ensuring you remain healthy, both mentally and physically, for the duration of the detoxification process. The detoxification process is often the most important part of the recovery process. Through detoxification, your body purges the effects of the drug in an attempt to restore itself to its natural state, before the drug corrupted it. This is not without its side-effects, however. A necessary part of detoxification is the withdrawal stage, where your body suffers from not having the contamination it is purging itself of. It seems like an odd thing, but your body has gotten used to the contamination. So even though it is bad for it, your body is used to having it and feels like it needs it to function. It doesn't, however.
They also offer both group support and individual therapy. Some people are naturally shy and uncomfortable sharing their problems with others, and for those types of people, we have individual therapy. Others may prefer the group support system. Regardless, both types of therapy are regularly available to all patients. It's also good to continue this therapy even after you finish your recovery process, as it will help you maintain your freedom from the drug without worrying about a relapse.
Ultimately, one of the big questions when it comes to recovery is, how long does it take? How long your recovery takes depends on a number of factors, namely the strength of the substance addiction and the patient's personal background. Some patients may take much longer than others. What is important isn't the length of time. What is important is completely and thoroughly eradicating your addiction to ensure not only your addiction recovery, but that it continues for the rest of your life. Nobody wants to relapse.
If you're not sure whether or not you or your loved one needs therapy, it's a good idea to keep an eye on the symptoms. These could range from a high tolerance for the substance, denial or attempting to hide the addiction to the substance, rapid changes in weight, uncharacteristic lack of personal grooming, and a host of others.