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Resurgence Behavioral Health Admission
Deciding to enter a treatment program for addiction is a choice often filled with questions and concerns. People are very nervous about going into a rehabilitation program and often wonder if the treatment programs are right for them. When you or your loved one decide to come to Resurgence Behavioral Health Recovery Center, you will be working with some of the most professional and highly trained addiction specialists in the country, and you will be walked through the admission process, step-by-step to put your mind at ease. When first arriving at the treatment facility, there will be a series of intake interviews and assessments before the right treatment plan is determined for the patient. Once a plan has been established and agreed upon, the patient will move into the residential facility, or prepare for outpatient care at our recovery center. Here is what this process looks like in detail:
The Interview and Intake Process
Before a treatment plan can begin, a new patient will go through an in-depth examination and interview process. These conversations will help our staff determine any medical conditions, health issues, and disorders related to the addiction, as well as other chronic illnesses, and those that may be underlying in a patient’s health. Getting a full picture of a new patient’s overall health is an essential part of the intake process so that a treatment plan can be appropriately chosen based on the needs and ability of the patient to participate in the treatment plan.
During the interview process, it is vital that the patient be honest and open with our staff. Honesty can mean the difference between getting the right medications and treatment options for the particular addiction, and receiving a different medical regimen and treatment plan that is not set one up for success. There may be a need for medical tests to be conducted to get a more clear picture of your health, and samples may be taken of your blood and urine to determine any other issues that may be going on or that may prevent your treatment from working as well as it should.
After the intake process, the staff will assess the results and determine an initial treatment plan. This plan will establish the procedures and methods that are in place for the first 30 days of the addiction treatment plan, but this is different for everyone and based on his or her own needs.
The First 30 Days
During the first month of treatment, the patient will likely undergo one of the various types of detoxification processes. Whether a patient has an alcohol addiction or sexual addiction, they will go through some form of withdrawal and detox stage. Everyone reacts differently to this stage as it is the hardest part of treatment, and many people don’t make it past the first few days of addiction treatment because they cannot handle the withdrawal symptoms and side effects.
When someone has a physical dependence on a drug or alcohol, they will go through a series of withdrawal stages, ranging from severe to mild. The longer a person goes without the substance that they are addicted to, the less the withdrawal symptoms take hold. There are some instances where a person will be given medication to help reduce the physical and emotional side effects of detoxification. These instances are monitored very closely by the medical staff at Resurgence. During the detox phase, people are watched 24 hours a day until they reach a point that they are no longer in danger of the withdrawal symptoms taking over, or they are not a danger to themselves because of the withdrawal symptoms. This period of treatment usually lasts between 1 and 3 days, but may go beyond that time frame if the addiction is severe enough. Once detox has taken place, the person can begin their active treatment plan as determined by the assessment and intake interviews.
The Treatment Process
Once detox is complete, active treatment of the addiction can begin. By cleansing the body of the toxins and the urges that are present, such as those related to sexual addiction or gambling addiction, the person will start working on a routine of eating regular, healthy meals, attending therapy sessions, taking medications, and engaging in exercise. Part of the treatment process involves working toward a picture of overall health, where the focus is not just on the addiction, but on living a healthy life focused on taking care of one’s body and soul.
There are a number of informational sessions and opportunities available to educate people on their conditions, disorders, addictions, and treatments. There are plenty of opportunities to interact with others who are also suffering from addiction, where the patient will have a chance to hear from people who have been able to beat their addictions and are living more normal lives after receiving treatment.
There is a strong focus on changing the way a person thinks about themselves, their bodies, their health, their families, their behaviors and more. Cognitive Behavior Therapy is an effective tool to help people change their lives for the better. People who are participating in the treatment programs at Resurgence will also be able to use the 12 step recovery process to help them lead a more productive life after treatment ends.
Physical exercise is a part of the treatment plan for most people who enter rehabilitation programs, such as those offered by Resurgence. Focusing on strengthening the mind and body is important in the recovery process, and modalities such as yoga and meditation are regularly employed.
After Treatment is Complete
It is important to note that while the physical treatment at the Resurgence Behavioral Health Recovery Center will come to an end, the recovery process does not end there. There is ongoing care for people who have completed our treatment programs for up to 90 days after treatment has ended. This varies for everyone, but sometimes life outside of treatment is overwhelming for people and the support is necessary to learn to reincorporate back into regular life.
Aftercare includes continued therapy for individuals and their families to try to continue working through some of the underlying issues that may have led to addiction in the first place. Finding ways to live with the recovered person can be hard for families, so it is important that they have as much support as possible to continue in their recovery.
It’s important to remember that recovery is an ongoing process that requires constant attention and dedication to the programs included in the patient treatment plan. It requires people to be patient, honest, open, and hopeful for their success.
If you or someone you know is suffering from an addiction, don’t hesitate to reach out to Resurgence Behavioral Health Recovery Center to start the process of being admitted to one of our highly effective treatment programs.