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Introduction

Attempting to overcome a drug or alcohol addiction on your own can prove to be almost impossible, and seeking professional support and treatment can be the key to conquering your substance abuse problem. A range of drug treatment programs exists that offer differing approaches to assist those who abuse alcohol or drugs in prevailing over their physical and psychological dependence on these substances. Across Michigan, many struggle with substance abuse, as the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has found that 2.5 percent of all Michigan adults abuse illicit drugs while 7.4 percent struggle with alcohol addiction. If you or someone that you love continues to battle addition, finding out more about your possible treatment options can be the important first step towards achieving long-term recovery.

Type & Length of Care

Long-Term Treatment Programs (90-Day)

Long-term treatment programs are designed to provide 24-hour-a-day care for those facing substance abuse problems in an inpatient community-oriented setting. Patients in these programs typically go through a detoxification regime first to help overcome the physical aspects of addiction. After this, individual and group therapy is provided, aimed at helping patients to deal with their psychological addiction and to develop personal accountability.

Short-Term Treatment Programs (28 / 30 Day)

Short-term treatment programs utilize similar residential and community-based facilities as long-term programs do, but treatment in these 28- or 30-day programs is more intensive and centers around a modified 12-step approach. In order to help patients continue their recovery after treatment is completed, many short-term facilities will help transition patients into ongoing outpatient therapy.

Outpatient / Inpatient

Several types of outpatient programs exists, primarily distinguished by the weekly hours spent in counseling. The most rigorous type of outpatient treatment, called partial hospitalization, calls for up to 20 hours of weekly individual and group counseling. Intensive outpatient programs are often designed to work around patients’ work or school schedules, with nine to 12 hours of weekly counseling.

Residential Treatment Services

Detox

Physical dependence on the abused substance is often part of any drug or alcohol addiction; in order to help patients free themselves from this dependence, detoxification is frequently the first step in any addiction treatment program. Besides the painful symptoms that physical withdrawal can bring about, abruptly ceasing drug or alcohol use can be fatal. Detoxification programs help by administering physician-supervised medication that can alleviate many of the unpleasant and dangerous side-effects of withdrawal. Since detox programs cannot address the psychological aspects of addition, detoxification typically precedes enrollment in a comprehensive addiction treatment program.

Sober-living house

After finishing a course of treatment from an inpatient addiction program, many recovering addicts find that they are not completely prepared to return to their home environment. These individuals might lack an adequate support system at home, they may find their former environment challenging to maintaining sobriety or they simply could need additional ongoing help to avoid temptation. Sober-living houses can help these individuals by providing a sober and safe space to stay while receiving treatment from an outside outpatient program.

Dual diagnosis

Many drug and alcohol addicts also face a mental illness diagnosis, and dual diagnosis programs are available to provide treatment for substance abuse and mental illness simultaneously. Generally offered by inpatient facilities, such dual diagnosis treatment provides therapy and medication to improve mental health alongside substance abuse treatment aimed at ending addiction.

Commonly Abused & Treated Drugs

Drug overdoses in Michigan have ballooned rapidly in recent years, largely due to increasing use of heroin and prescription opioids. According to a research study carried out by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, marijuana is the leading cause of drug treatment admissions across Michigan, followed by heroin.

Conclusion

Left untreated, substance abuse can ravage your life, but professional help can save you from the clutches of drug or alcohol addiction–and the best time to seek treatment is today. Because many of those with substance abuse problems find temptation in their peers, old routines and familiar surrounding, more effective results can often be achieved by seeking treatment from an addiction rehabilitation program away from home. If you live in Michigan and would like to find out more about your drug treatment options, please contact us today at for immediate help.

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