What is a Rehabilitation Program?

For many drug and alcohol addicts, it is difficult to regain control of their life on their own. Many addicts believe that they do not have a problem with substance abuse or that they can stop their addiction without outside help.

The truth is that drug addiction and alcoholism are issues that most addicts will face throughout their lives. Whether or not they can convince themselves and those around them that they do not have a problem, a dependence on drugs or alcohol is a lifelong struggle. For most, the only way to overcome addiction is by seeking professional help through a rehabilitation program.

Drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs help addicts overcome addiction by using techniques that decrease a person’s dependence on the substance that they abuse. Although all rehab programs vary slightly, most include an evaluation, individual therapy, group counseling, behavioral therapy, and medical care. Rehabilitation programs also vary in length of treatment depending on the needs of the individual addict. Although some people choose to partake in outpatient rehab programs, inpatient rehabilitation is typically more effective as addicts are able to focus on their recovery in a controlled, safe environment.

Pathfinder’s Arizona Rehab Program

Initial Steps

At Pathfinders Recovery Center, our rehab program begins with a preliminary screening by our expert medical team. Upon arrival, our residents are seen by physicians who can best evaluate the initial steps of treatment for that individual.

Depending on a variety of factors, like the type of substance abused, length of use, family history with addiction and other components, a medical detox may be necessary. A medical detox is the safe and secure way to detox from drugs and alcohol while under medical supervision. During this stage in recovery, our goal is to reduce the unpleasant side effects associated with withdrawal to rid the body of harmful toxins. Under a physician’s supervision, medication may be used to help ease any painful symptoms.

Some symptoms of withdrawal include:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sweating
  • Hallucinations
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of appetite
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Mood swings
  • Panic attacks

Understanding the Process

Because not every addict’s experience with drug or alcohol addiction is different, we create a unique treatment program to fit every individual’s needs. Pathfinders offers 30, 60, 90 and 120 day tracks for our Arizona rehab program, both focusing on educating addicts about their addiction.

The 30 and 60 day treatment track teaches addicts to come to terms with their addiction. Some may still be questioning whether or not their substance abuse is a problem and whether they need help or not. We aide our residents in the decision making process, allowing them to come to terms with their addiction in a controlled environment. Alongside our team of highly qualified professionals, we allow addicts to identify if they suffer from addiction, a dependency or another mental health problem.

Our recommended rehabilitation program, the 90 day treatment track goes beyond identifying the problem. After our residents have come to terms with their addiction, we give them the tools to overcome their battle with addiction. We dig deep into how addiction has a negative impact on different aspects of a person’s life, like family, work and the future. Our medical and clinical professionals use a combination of therapeutic, medication assisted and the development of a sober network to prepare addicts for lifelong recovery after leaving Pathfinders.

Post Treatment Success

Our 6 months to 1 year program is another option for those looking to join the world after overcoming their addiction while having a safe place to call home. This option allows those in recovery to work, volunteer or return to school and still come back to Pathfinders for therapy, group meetings and continuous education. Our Arizona rehab program offers educational courses on budgeting, financial management, becoming self sufficient, GED training, college assistance and other life skills.

We also ensure that those who have been through our rehabilitation program are able to reside in sober, safe environments after leaving Pathfinders. Our team helps residents find a sober network outside of our program, sober groups, life coaches and sober living homes. It is important to us that we prepare our residents for life outside of Pathfinders with aftercare planning, so that they can continue the recovery process long term.

Where Will You Go?

From a supervised medical detox to an aftercare plan that encourages sobriety in the real world, Pathfinder’s Arizona rehabilitation program teaches addicts how to overcome drug and alcohol addiction. Using proven techniques, tools and education on how to maintain sobriety by understanding the core of the problem, our rehab program will help you win your battle against addiction.

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