Many addicts attempt to quit cold turkey, without any outside support or guidance, but as admirable as their intention may be, such a strategy can be dangerous and even deadly. Addicts who try to stop using may accidentally overdose during a relapse or combine medications in an unsafe way, and they may not receive the treatment they need in time. Following the drug rehab process at an accredited rehabilitation center not only ensures a safe way to become sober but also lays the foundation for a comprehensive, successful long-term recovery.

The Stages of the Drug Rehab Process

At Tampa Drug Treatment Center, we take each individual stage of the drug rehab process seriously. Each one has a different benefit to offer, and as a whole, they provide a way to address all aspects of an addiction. We offer only high-quality, cost-effective rehab programs, and we structure the components of our treatment plans around the needs of each individual. With a better understanding of what the stages of rehab include, you can make an informed decision as to which rehab program would be the most ideal solution for you or a loved one.

  • Intake and Assessment: Intake is the stage in which the facility’s doctors and counselors will ask about your medical history, the frequency and length of your drug use, and any other areas of concern, such as feelings of depression or paranoia. You may be given an interview to better ascertain the type and style of program best suited to you. Based on this information, they can then work to create a customized program to address all aspects of your addiction. Rest assured that all information disclosed during intake will be kept private.
  • Detox: Detoxification is essential to the success of a rehab program, as it ensures that the patient will be as physically healthy and clear of mind as possible. During detox, patients allow any remaining addictive substances to naturally exit the body. Medications may be administered by a doctor to help ease the severity of withdrawal symptoms, making the transition to sobriety comfortable and safe. The length of a detox will depend on the longevity and severity of the addiction in question, but it generally lasts no more than a few weeks.
  • Rehabilitation: Rehabilitation is the stage in which patients examine their own attitudes, patterns of thought, and expectations with regard to their addiction and their hopes for the future. Individual and group counseling, as well as cognitive therapy, can help eliminate harmful habits and equip patients to approach their lives and their recovery in a more positive way.
  • Post-Treatment Support: It may come as a surprise to learn that the drug rehab process continues even after treatment ends. Post-treatment support, whether through a local support group or through independent counseling, helps patients navigate through the trials and challenges that they may encounter in their newly drug-free life. Support can also help patients remain committed to their long-term goals and to their ongoing recovery. Be sure to ask a prospective rehab center if they are able to connect their patients with after-treatment care options.

The Rehab Process

Tampa Drug Treatment Center is proud to offer a dual-diagnosis approach to rehab, ensuring that all aspects of an addiction and accompanying disorders will be fully addressed. Our customized programs guide patients through all stages of their drug rehab, and our staff includes board-certified doctors, nurses, counselors, and psychiatrists. Our free clinical assessment can help you gain a better understanding of which program may be best for you, but for a more personalized opinion or for more information on the rehab process, please feel free to call our 24/7 phone line. You can also fill out the form here to reach one of our staff members.

Don’t wait to begin healing. Let us help guide you through the process of recovery.