In Outpatient Care Techniques vary by clinician but typically include:
There is a low success rate with heavily addicted individuals. Moderate addicts may find that this level of treatment is enough to end their drug abuse problems. There are 12-Step Programs
Patients attend meetings. Preferably after or in conjunction with xanax detox some other form of drug treatment. There might be the belief that they will never “recover” from their drug addiction, group meetings help support the positives.
This type of program may leave many feeling powerless over the possibility of ever ending their battle with drug addiction. (one of the 12 steps is to accept powerlessness)This type of program may work for some, but has a low success rate.
Inpatient Short-Term Rehabilitation:
Substance abuse treatment that lasts typically for 30 days.
Overseen by medical professionals and trained counselors, often a Certified Drug Addiction Specialist.
Goals are primarily physical stabilization, abstinence from all use, and lifestyle changes.
Primarily founded in a modified 12-step approach.
Inpatient Long-Term Rehabilitation:
Inpatient long-term residential program is a 24 hour a day, 7 days a week treatment.
Duration can be from several months to a year or more.
Residential treatment is conducted in non-clinical settings known as therapeutic communities:
May also include additional treatment strategies such as social education.
Methadone Maintenance Treatment
For clients with a dependence on heroin or other morphine like drugs.
Methadone decreases the feeling of pain and reduces emotional responses to withdrawal symptoms.
A dose typically suppresses an addict’s symptoms for 24 hours.However, there are downsides:
Patients are physically dependent
They may find themselves using it for many years after they start treatment.
In truth, methadone is more addictive than heroin.
And maintenance involves more time, pain, and expense than heroin withdrawal.