If you are seeking information on a rehab center, either for yourself or a loved one, and you are not sure exactly what does happen in one, this article will provide a brief explanation. Most rehab centers follow the course of treatment described; how they approach the various steps is what may be different depending on which type of facility is chosen.
This process of ridding the body of all traces of the drug or alcohol that has caused the addiction–is usually the first stage of rehabilitation. Depending on the rehab center, this may occur in the facility itself or it may be necessary for a person to undergo the “detox” stage in a hospital or other medical facility before he will be admitted to the rehab center.
2. Diagnosis and Treatment
In most rehab centers, the resident enters as an inpatient. For a specific period, he does not leave the facility. Once he has successfully completed the inpatient phase, he then transitions to outpatient status.
It is during the in-patient status time that the diagnosis of a co-occurring disorder may be made. A co-occurring disorder is one in which psychological or mental problems, such as depression, bi-polar disorder, or other conditions are found to exist along with the alcohol or drug addiction.
Those facilities that are designed to handle co-occurring disorders provide treatment for both psychological disorders and addiction problems. Treatment includes counseling with those counselors who handle psychological disorders and additional counseling with those trained to treat addiction problems.
If a co-occurring disorder exists, it is very important that a facility be chosen that does address both issues. Many do not; rather, they simply deal with the addiction. This can lead to multiple relapses, as the underlying psychological problems still remain.
MichaelsHouse.com is one facility that does handle co-occurring disorders sometimes referred to as “dual diagnosis.” This facility has been helping people with this specific problem for over 80 years.