The simplest definition of drug addiction is when a person over depends on a drug for one reason or another. When a person becomes addicted to a drug, they are unable to go on with their normal lives without these drugs. Since purchasing the drugs takes a large chunk of money from a person, living a life dependent on drugs is both difficult and expensive. These people finally become a burden to their families and friends.
Those people that have become addicted to drugs and alcohol have been helped by the rehabilitation centers. A person that has found it difficult to quit the use of alcohol or other drugs will find the best help to quit his habits at these centers. Friends and relatives are in many of the times forced to take their patients to rehabilitation centers since the addicts are in most of the times reluctant to go by themselves. As a person taking a relative or friend to a rehabilitation center you need to know a few things about them.
How long a patient stays at a rehabilitation center is dependent on two things. The patients level of drug addiction is the first determinant. A patient that is at an advanced level of addiction will take a longer time to recover than that who is at a less advanced level. The methods of rehabilitation being used at the rehabilitation center is the second determinant of this period of time. There are centers that use a combination of methods on their patients such as activities and counseling for their patients and some other centers only major on using drugs only.
When looking for a rehabilitation center for your friend or relative, you also need to know that there are three types of drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers. First, we have the state-owned and run rehabilitation centers. The second category is that of the religion or faith-based rehabilitation centers. The final category is that of rehabilitation centers began and run by individuals. The government and faith based rehabilitation centers are cheap but may not offer personalized care to patients due to high numbers of patients.
That different rehabilitation centers deal differently with their patients after they have left the centers is the last thing you need to know. There are some centers which follow up on their patient’s wellbeing after they have left. For others, they concentrate on those patients they have at the facility other than following up on those that have left already. The most advisable thing to do is to take your friend or relative to a rehabilitation facility that offers follow up services.