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After detox, the rehab program is initiated. Note that not all drug and alcohol rehab centers in Paterson have the same facilities. It really depends on how much you pay, or what your insurance covers. Also remember that not all rehab programs are inpatient. You can even sign up to attend sessions without staying full time at the facility.

An important component of drug and alcohol rehab is where addicts are presented information on the dangers of substance abuse. This is usually done to strengthen their conviction that they took the right step by seeking help. A major part of recovery also has to do with counseling and group therapy. The final stage is aftercare, which ensures that the addict doesnt relapse in the first few weeks after completing the program.

How Does Addiction Develop

When you try a drug for the first time, it produces exaggerated effects. Some of these might be psychological in nature; however, a majority of the effects are drug induced. As you continue to engage in the activity of taking drugs and enjoying its pleasurable effects, you begin to reach a state where the dosage does not produce the required effects. This is when you develop what is called a tolerance for the drug.

Under this phenomenon, your body grows accustomed to the drug. Now, whenever you take the dosage that you are accustomed to, your body does not experience the usual high. This of course forces you to increase your drug intake. And the vicious cycle of addiction begins because now you have to continually increase your dosage just to feel a regular high.

Now that you are physiologically dependent on the drug, the chemical balance of your body is changed. At this point, you will realize that you need the drug. This will scare you because you do not want to be dependent on it, so the instant reaction is to stop. Unfortunately, this only further aggravates your health condition because you start to suffer from what are called, withdrawal symptoms.

Residential Treatment

The 1st stage of the treatment, clinicians test the patient for substances present in the circulatory system. The patient is then put on medications and relatives or friends are most likely brought in for moral support. It is important to diagnose the patient of any mental disorders or symptoms of withdrawal such as tremors and paranoia. Medications are used to diminish cravings and helps suppress withdrawal symptoms.

Cognitive therapy helps patients comprehend which situations in life could trigger the urge to use substances. Most addicts usually start drinking excessive alcohol due to the misconception that it could give them a stress free time or a break from their emotional problems. Through cognitive therapy, assertive skills are taught so patients can learn to say to no to drugs.

Group therapies and motivational interviews help patients change their attitude toward substance abuse helping them achieve their confidence and self esteem. Residential treatment is helpful for people who have previously failed at achieving success in an outpatient treatment program.

Dual Diagnosis: Mental Disability+ Alcohol Abuse People with mental and/or developmental disabilities are found to have better status today than before. This is because the knowledge of medical practitioners regarding mental health and its alterations is now wider. Though the complete understanding on how the mind works is not yet fully known (It still floats as a mystery even to the most experienced practitioner), health practitioners are still able to competently comprehend the aspects of mental health and provide effective management for every altered condition. Moreover, the availability of health care providers (e.g. nurses, mental health specialists, counselors, psychologists and the likes) and the collaboration of the family to patient care have made all efforts successful in correcting mental and/or developmental disabilities.

In this complex world, people are exposed to different stressors every day. Those with good coping skills find themselves winning every battle they face along the way. On the other hand, those with few to no coping skills struggle in their everyday battle. Some of them breakdown and resort to taking in drugs or alcohol thinking that it could solve their problems.


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