Drug Rehab in Austin, TX


Detox, the primary and most important step in the drug recovery process, helps the individual to get the toxins from drugs, alcohol, and other harmful substances out of their body while coping with withdrawal symptoms. An addiction recovery program can take place on either an outpatient or inpatient basis. Typically, three stages are involved in the addiction recovery assessment: an evaluation, the stabilizing of the client, and then a transition to treatment.

If the client is withdrawing from an opiate, alcohol or benzodiazepine, a supervised detox at a substance abuse treatment facility is very strongly advised. Attempting to do a detox on your own can have severe or even fatal consequences. The detox process itself is not treatment for an addiction problem. That's why it's a good idea to detox at a drug detox clinic rather than by yourself.

Because abruptly quitting substances such as alcohol or drugs can cause life threatening effects in the body, it is advisable to seek treatment at an addiction treatment center when you resolve to stop using. Our detox program will help the client process any serious withdrawal symptoms that could arise, get through the discomfort the withdrawal will cause and give the individual the easiest way to achieve a drug free status immediately following the cessation of drug usage.

When the client first checks into an addiction treatment facility, they will be evaluated so that the medical team can decide what will work best for the individual. Evaluation includes screening for co-occurring conditions, both mental and physical, an assessment of the client's social situation, an assessment of the client's current psychological status, and blood testing.

The next stage will be stabilization, the process which will help you through your withdrawal symptoms. The process includes ensuring that you have a diet to support your body as it adapts to its new condition, giving information on the treatment and recovery plan, and bringing in your friends or family if you should so choose.

After detox, you will go through the treatment program. This will typically include further evaluations, group therapy sessions where you and other clients can share information and support each other and counseling sessions where you will learn how to avoid harmful substances after your release.

There are a wide variety of drug rehab centers available. There are standard centers, following the treatment method listed above, as well as holistic, faith-based, and alternative programs that use less traditional methods in their programs, such as exercise, creative arts therapies, meditation and yoga and acupuncture.

You will have the option of attending one of two types of treatment centers for drug abuse: inpatient and outpatient.

Inpatient centers are the most common and include holistic or alternative treatment centers, medical detox centers, hospitals, dual diagnosis treatment facilities and residential rehab treatment centers. The benefits of using an inpatient addiction recovery center are that you will be carefully monitored and treated for any medical symptoms you may experience as you get used to having no drugs in your system, you will be able to get assistance at any time day or night and you will be in a safe environment where it is less likely for you to run into a situation that could trigger a relapse.

Outpatient facilities let you visit the drug rehab facility once a day to check in and get your medication. The benefits of an outpatient addiction recovery facility are that this route to recovery is considerably cheaper and your schedule is more flexible. The risks are that you stand a greater chance of relapsing, you could easily be triggered to use the harmful substance because you'll still be living in the same environment and there is a lower continuity of care.

At our Austin, Texas facility, we look forward to helping you on your road to recovery. Don't hesitate to give us a call at your earliest convenience.

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