Drug Rehab

What Is Drug Rehab?

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), "61.2 million Americans over 18 had a mental and/or substance use disorder (SUD)" in 2019. The SAMHSA's 2017 National Survey revealed the following statistics about Americans over the age of 12 diagnosed with SUD:

  • 38.5% of persons consumed illegal drugs
  • 73.1%  of persons felt helpless because of alcohol abuse
  • 11.5% of persons consumed both illegal drugs & alcohol
  • 3.8% of persons lived with co-occurring disorders like SUD or mental illness

Individuals struggling with SUD can benefit from the structure and support found in drug rehabilitation programs. Treatment allows them to find a path toward long-term recovery. A drug rehab program usually includes individual counseling, group therapy, and psychological treatment. With these tools, we can address the root cause of the addiction. Overall, rehabs for substance use disorder (SUD) or alcohol use disorder (AUD) offer the guidance and tools needed to help individuals seeking recovery build a healthier life.

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How Does Drug Rehab Work?

You can fight addiction by finding the proper treatment. Drug rehab is one of the most effective treatments for active drug use and offers you a path forward. Many factors affect whether drug rehabilitation has a positive outcome. Continuing recovery often benefits from ongoing care targeting the complexity of substance use disorder and related conditions. Long-term treatment programs that last over three months are most effective. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), SUD treatments using proven principles and evidence-based practices provide better results. 

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) drafted several principles of effective substance addiction treatment. The effective treatment methods mentioned in NIDA's research include:

  • Individualized treatment plan
  • Quick and easy access to treatment
  • Holistic approaches to meet patient's entire health needs
  • An appropriate length of time in  treatment
  • Accommodating the changing needs of participants in recovery
  • Updating and changing treatment plans regularly
  • Treating any existing mental disorders, also called co-occurring disorders or dual diagnosis
  • Clinicians performing complete physical and mental evaluations.

Essentially, NIDA's research describes how addiction affects cognition and behavior.  As a result, treatment for SUD can benefit significantly from a multilateral approach to recovery. The most suitable treatment plan should recognize the importance of behavioral therapies and educational counseling. Alongside behavioral therapies, medication to support detoxification can also benefit participants in recovery. 

When looking for the best rehabilitation program to fit your needs, keep in mind that medically assisted detoxification can lessen adverse reactions in the early stages of treatment. In addition, we address your continued health and well-being by implementing aftercare planning and offering alumni services.

Types of Drug Rehab Programs: Outpatient vs Inpatient

Before you begin any treatment for SUD, find the right type of rehab that best suits your needs. The most common choices are inpatient or outpatient rehab. Which one would benefit you most will depend on your diagnoses, medical history, and personal recovery goals. Research shows that both outpatient and inpatient rehab effectively treat persons with SUD. 

The fundamental differences between inpatient and outpatient rehab include the following:

  • Outpatient participants can use the skills learned in treatment in their own home or another living environment while still receiving support and feedback from their treatment staff team.
  • An inpatient program requires participants to stay in the facility, while an outpatient program allows them to return home to begin their recovery.
  • Outpatient treatment is often more cost-effective than inpatient treatment.
  • They can deliver outpatient treatment through various settings, like a hospital, community mental health facility, private treatment center, local health department, etc.
  • Outpatient rehab requires a participant's willingness to find and use support resources in their local community, such as local self-help groups and other recovery mentors who can support their recovery.

Types of Outpatient Treatment

An outpatient drug rehab center offers treatment but no community or private housing. Outpatient treatment includes many different levels of care depending on the severity of your symptoms. Crescent Moon Recovery's outpatient rehab will provide the following comprehensive services to maintain long-term recovery:  

  • Sober Living
  • Transitional Living
  • Sober Companions
  • Alumni Services
  • Aftercare

We provide the following levels of outpatient care: 

  • Partial hospitalization programs (PHPs): This level of care includes programming all day, five times a week. We can use it for people who require more than an hour of individual treatment per week but do not qualify for residential care. A PHP day program provides comprehensive clinical treatment through individual therapy, group and experiential therapy. The patients can return home to their families at the end of each day.
  • Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs): Patients can continue work or school while in the intensive outpatient program. This provides them with ongoing support, community, and care throughout the week. Besides the benefits for their family, regular check-ins and support group sessions are provided. They can adjust the IOP to meet changing needs. IOP is the ideal option for busy people in recovery who require continued support from individual therapy.
  • Standard program for outpatient rehabilitation (OPs): Individuals who have just completed an inpatient program, or want to continue their regular therapy, can opt for traditional outpatient programs. This program is a step below an intensive outpatient program (IOP) or partial hospitalization program (PHP). It is perfect for those who have other responsibilities like school or work.
  • MAT Management/Withdrawal: Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is an addiction treatment therapy that involves the use of medication to manage withdrawal symptoms and cravings. Medication-assisted treatment can be used during detox to ease withdrawal symptoms and later, during the ongoing recovery process, to maintain sobriety by reducing cravings.

Find out more about our outpatient treatments by visiting our Treatment Services page.

Crescent Moon Can Help

The treatments we offer at Crescent Moon bring hope and healing to participants working to overcome the challenges inherent in recovery. Our outpatient rehabilitation program can help people overcome their SUD and achieve long-term recovery. We provide the following types of care and support to each of our program participants:

  • In-depth Clinical Patient Assessment that assesses individuals for their drug dependence
  • Personalized treatment plan to address their SUD
  • Safe, Medical Detox for those in active addiction
  • Medication whenever and however necessary
  • A safe and drug-free environment that allows the participant to concentrate fully on treatment and recovery
  • Professionally delivered and evidence-based therapies that address the patient's physical, mental, and emotional health 
  • Tested strategies and tools for controlling cravings and relapse triggers
  • Professional recommendations next steps in addiction recovery, if required, such as an outpatient program (OP)
  • Personalized relapse prevention plan on departure
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Behavioral Therapies Used at Crescent Moon Recovery

Crescent Moon Recovery nurtures a supportive environment that enhances the experience and outcomes of therapy that you can receive here. The benefits of our treatments include:

  • Fostering the development of interpersonal awareness
  • Increasing self-awareness
  • Budding personal growth
  • Social skill development
  • Learning and maintaining accountability
  • Understanding your internal motivations

Therapy is about digging deep, being open to every part of yourself, and making choices that are consistent with your values. We offer a wide range of therapy options, most especially behavioral therapies, so you can find the ones that work best for you. We offer: 

Family Therapy: Family therapy focuses on relationships. Addiction and substance abuse can often become a family problem that affects multiple relationships and dynamics within the household. Family therapy aims to heal these relationships, educate everyone about addiction, improve communication, and strengthen family bonds.

Adventure therapy: This entails a healing process that incorporates natural surroundings, community, and daring activities. It aims to enhance an individual's physical, psychological, and social well-being by using the healing powers of the wilderness.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT): A therapeutic technique that teaches people to change their negative thinking and behaviors into positive ones. CBT is beneficial for those suffering from addiction and mental disorders, and it can help participants identify triggers for unwanted behaviors and intrusive thoughts.

Dialectical-Behavior therapy (DBT): A form of cognitive-behavioral therapy that helps clients live in the moment and cope with stress. It also helps clients identify and overcome negative influences while developing healthy coping skills. DBT is beneficial for those with mood disorders, anxiety, substance abuse problems, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): A treatment that comprises eight phases to address trauma. The therapist guides the client through a series of rapid eye movements in order to redirect negative or traumatic memories. This therapy is beneficial for people with mood disorders because it can help them overcome emotional trauma.

Motivational Interviewing (MI): A technique used in the treatment of mood disorders and addictive behaviors. MI is collaborative and client-centered by helping people find their motivation and setting goals.

Activity Therapies: A creative therapeutic approach to exploring emotions. Activity therapy encourages a person to use their creativity and imagination to recreate or relive difficult situations in order to identify and express difficult emotions. Experiential therapy also helps build a sense of self-responsibility and self-esteem.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): This form of therapy uses a variety of experiential exercises and value-guided behavior interventions, as well as metaphors, paradoxes, and mindfulness skills. ACT is effective in treating various conditions, including obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, workplace stress, chronic pain, and the stress of terminal illness.

Biofeedback: A technique that allows you to control certain functions of your body using electrical sensors. This technique can help you learn new ways to control your body, improving health or performance.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: This is a technique to help you become more aware and focused in the present moment. These strategies will help you avoid dwelling on the past or future and react to stress in a way that allows you to change your habitual responses.

Neuro Affective Relational Model (NARM): An innovative method for dealing with attachment, developmental, and relational trauma by addressing the attachment patterns which cause lifelong psychobiological symptoms and interpersonal difficulties.

Behavior Modification: Changing human behavior over time using a variety of motivational techniques. These include rewards (positive reinforcement) or consequences (negative reinforcement). Behavior modification aims to replace undesirable, problematic, or unattractive behaviors with more desirable, positive ones. We can use behavior modification with almost anyone, and it can help motivate and improve their behavior.

Experiential Therapy: This therapeutic technique helps people identify emotions related to success, disappointment, and responsibility. You'll use expressive tools like role-playing, music, animal care, and guided imagery to work through the emotions in your past and current relationships. A qualified experiential therapist can help the participant explore and release negative emotions like anger, hurt, or shame.

Twelve-Step Facilitation Therapy: In the 1930s, the 12-Step Program was created to promote abstinence, which has three main ideas: 

  1. Accept that drug addiction is a progressive, chronic disease that one cannot control, and one must abstain from using drugs
  2. Surrender oneself to a higher power and follow the 12-Step recovery activities
  3. Actively take part in 12-Step meetings and other related activities.

To learn more about the helpful therapies we offer, visit our Individual Therapy or Group Therapy pages.

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