Drug Rehab and Treatment

Cocaine Addiction

Anyone who is looking for help for someone with a cocaine addiction, either for themselves or for someone they know is likely to investigate the process of residential treatment in a rehab, given that this is a fairly standard route for drug addiction recovery.

People are quite often confused by the process of treatment, and the sheer number of rehabs and treatment centres that are available offering help, knowing which one to choose and wondering how effective in terms of recovery they actually are.

The majority of residential rehabs will offer a number of addiction treatment programs, designed to help people with addictions to alcohol, normally referred to as  alcoholism or alcohol addiction, or a variety of narcotics and prescription drugs.

Most rehabs will list the various drugs that they offer treatment for, and the following is a selection that will directly appear on most rehab’s websites :  benzodiazepines, cocaine, crack, crystal meth, demerol, ecstasy, heroin, marijuana, methamphetamines, methadone, morphine, OxyContin, Suboxone, Valium, Vicodin and Xanax.

The approach that a rehab will take should consist of two main  elements.

Firstly any individual should be properly assessed by medically collar five personnel to see if a medical detox is warranted.

If it is, either the rehab itself or a nearby local clinical facility should undertake the process, and oversee it to make sure that all medical protocols regarding a detox or adhered to.

Cocaine Addiction

Once a detox has been assessed and if necessary undertaken, then the majority of time spent in a residential rehab will largely be spent undertaking a variety of therapeutic and counselling addiction treatment programs.

The aim of these addiction treatment programs will be to give the individual the basics of an understanding into the nature of their addiction, and begin the process of recovery.

The majority of rehab’s and treatment centres based their addiction treatment programs on the 12 step programme of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.

In addition, it is quite likely that a rehab that is treating someone for a cocaine addiction will either insist or suggest that individual attends meetings of Narcotics Anonymous, both of whilst in treatment, and once they have left is the basis of a support system and network.

It is very difficult to assess the effectiveness in terms of long-term recovery from cocaine addiction of any rehab or treatment center.

To that end, the important things to look for are the levels of staffing in a rehab, what types of clinical staff are available and what ratio of staff to patient or client this actually entails.

Additionally, it is important to make sure that the rehab adheres to all local and national laws and guidelines relating to a clinical facility.

The other thing to be aware of is the extent to which the rehab endorses and embraces the approach of a 12 step program, widely regarded as the most effective form of recovery.

There are some people who prefer a  non-12-step recovery approach, and there are some rehabs that base their addiction recovery  programs more on a life skills type approach to being clean and sober.



What is the Cost of Drug Rehab Centers ?

Anyone thinking of going into a rehab would be well advised to get a firm understanding of the cost involved, as well as exploring cheap or free alternatives prior to making the decision to enter rehab.

Most rehabs, if not all, deal with alcoholism and/or drug addiction as well as a range of other potential addiction problems.

The majority of rehabs offer a 28/30 day residential inpatient program, which is the standard for that industry, and is what most people think of when they talk about going into rehab.

The cost of this 30 day residential stay can vary quite widely, and most rehabs do not disclose any of this information publicly.

The one exception is Hazelden who give guidance that an average cost of a residential stay in one of their treatment centers is approximately US$30,000 for a 28 day stay.

This figure should only be taken as a guide, and actual figures can vary quite considerably.

At the luxury end of the rehab market, rehabs in Malibu and other exotic locations can cost upwards of US$80,000/US$100,000, per 30 day stay

Rehabs can argue that one of the reasons they do not disclose their costs, is because they negotiate them directly with health insurance companies. Most people who enter rehab as a residential inpatient will probably look to have the cost of their stay covered under a health insurance plan.

Even if this is the case, the client needs to be careful as they can be additional costs incurred for a variety of optional extras that are offered as part of the rehabs treatment programs. These additional costs can often refer to extra medication, alternative therapies and even things like a medical detox.

Any additional costs that are likely to be incurred may not be covered under someone’s insurance plan should be advised prior to admission to the rehab, and agreed accordingly by the individual.

Although most people entering a rehab will do so as a residential client, there are other options. Partial Hospitalisation Treatment (PHT) refers to a daily treatment program, where the individual attends some type of rehab program during the day, and then returns home in the evening.

This is obviously considerably cheaper, as there is no residency involved.

The other option offered by some rehabs is what is known as Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) , where the individual client will work at their normal job during the day, and attend some type of treatment program course in the evenings.

Both these options of PHP and IOP are often offered by rehabs themselves, or sometimes by independent nonprofits or charities as their main focus of work.

It should also be remembered that many people get clean and sober simply by going to meetings of Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous, which are free and widely available wherever you live.


What is an Holistic Drug Rehab ?

Any rehab that offers treatment for anyone addicted to any type of drug, should in effect be an holistic rehab whether they call themselves that will not.

It is an unfortunate fact that many people including rehabs use the word holistic because it appeals vert much to people’s sense of their own self-worth, and appeals to people’s belief that the rehab will treat the individual as a whole person, and not just treat their addiction.

Treatment of the whole person should be the focus of any rehab or any recovery process that may begin in a 12 step fellowship such as Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous.

The majority of rehabs will treat people both for drug addiction and alcoholism.

It is in the nature of rehab is that they like to treat people as addictive personalities, and as such do not focus too heavily on the nature of their addiction in terms of the recovery work.

The recovery work that is done in a drug rehab, whether it is called an holistic drug rehab or not should be largely of a therapeutic nature, and will quite often be based on the 12 step program initially used in Alcoholics Anonymous and adapted for use in Narcotics Anonymous and other Twelve Step fellowships.

Any rehab that offers addiction treatment programs for drug addictions should spell out specifically on its website which drugs, both prescription and non-prescription it will offer treatment for. This is crucially important from a point of view of understanding and be able to deal with a medical detox.

Anyone entering rehab should be assessed for whether or not a medical detox is needed. The rehab must have the facilities and the staff to adequately undertake such a clinical assessment to be able to determine whether a medical detox is needed or not.

If the medical detox is needed, then the rehab should either have the facilities and personnel to manage such a medical detox themselves, or have arrangements with a local clinical facility who can oversee and undertake the medical detox on their behalf.

This process should be clearly highlighted and spelt out on the rehab’s website. It is important in this context therefore that the rehab has qualified medical personnel who have specific experience of dealing with withdrawals from a wide range of narcotics and prescription drugs, and are able to manage these withdrawals in a safe and controlled manner.

Some holistic drug rehabs offer what they call an holistic detox. It is important to be clear that this is normally a very different process from a medical detox.

What is normally meant by an holistic detox is a cleansing process of the individual.

This cleansing process can be a physically cleansing process by way of diet, nutrition supplements, colonic irrigation etc.

It can also be an emotionally cleansing process by way of group therapy and other talking therapies. An holistic detox can also involve other less conventional forms of treatment such as sweat lodges etc.

Anyone undertaking a holistic detox should make sure that the rehab fully understands the so-called cleansing methods involved and is able to undertake them in a safe and controlled environment.


Drug Rehab for Women?

There are specific drug and alcohol rehabs for women, but they are hard to find and may well be out-of-state or car some distance to travel to.

The reason for this is quite a simple one, economics. The majority of rehabs and treatment centers cater to both men and women because it doubles their chance of client intake and thereby enables them to maximise profit.

Having said that there is an awareness of a need for rehabs and treatment centers that are exclusively for women, and an internet search will provide details of some of these.

The overriding need for a drug rehab for women is that it can provide a safe and secure environment where women who feel vulnerable, who may well have been abused as part of the addiction can begin the process of recovery away from their normal environment.

There are also some rehabs who offer what is effective segregation between men and women during their stay in a rehab or treatment center, and this may provide an alternative some people if they are unable to access a drug rehab that is specifically for women in their area.

A drug rehab follows or should follow mainstream addiction treatment programs that are used in all types of rehab treatment centres, the majority of which are based on the 12th model of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.

The rehab is likely to promote its programme to deal with people who have addictions to a wide range of drugs such as benzodiazepine, cocaine, crack, crystal meth, demirel, ecstasy, heroin, marijuana, methamphetamine, methadone, morphine etc . The rehab is also likely to offer addiction treatment programs for people who are addicted to prescription drugs.

Drug Rehab for Women – Detox

A hugely important part of any rehab is that they employ clinical staff who have the skills and experience necessary to assess whether or not a medical detox is needed for the individual upon entry. It is quite likely that anyone who is addicted to drugs may well be addicted to alcohol as well, as well as potentially an addiction to other types of substances.

Whilst that is quite a broad generalisation, it is crucial that the drug rehab has qualified medical personnel who are able to assess whether a medical detox is needed, and if it is to perform and oversee such a medical detox in a safe and controlled manner.

If the drug rehab does not have its own facilities and personnel to oversee a medical detox, then it can have arrangements with a local clinical facility who can do this on their behalf. However this may mean that the rehab does not have proper ongoing clinical facilities that are appropriate for an individual’s stay in rehab, and this should be fully checked and researched prior to entry or admission.



What is the most effective Drug Treatment?

Anyone looking for a effective drug treatment is likely to have about three or possibly four different options or routes to go down.

It is also important to add that the term drug treatment can either refer to what are commonly perceived as illegal drugs, to prescription drugs or to both in addition to a serious problem with alcohol or alcoholism.
A lot of people will automatically consider that going into a rehab is the normal or the most common route for people who require effective drug treatment.

This is certainly one option but it is not the only one. The other two most common options will be a 12 step program such as Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous, or possibly a local detox or non-profit day program that may include a drop-in clinic.
The notion of going into a rehab has become in many ways the norm as being the solution for people who need drug treatment. This option is of course confined in a sense to people who have health insurance or can afford significant costs for a 30 day or possibly longer stay in a residential rehab.

Drug Treatment and Rehab

Anyone entering a rehab should be aware of the likely set up an manner in which a rehab works. Deciding which rehab to enter can be a difficult decision, even deciding on the location of a rehab can be a hard choice to make.
There are many thousands if not hundreds of thousands of rehabs to choose from, across the world. One of the reasons that location is an issue for many people is that there is a belief that it is a good idea to remove the individual requiring treatment from the normal environment into one that is a world apart, often quite literally.
The issue of a physical location of a rehab can certainly be an issue, and it also ties in with the idea an understanding that a rehab is a bit of a bubble, in many ways intentionally so.
A rehab is intended to be a clinical setting and environment that is effectively seen as a safe place by someone who has a problem requiring drug treatment can go and get clean and sober and begin the process of rebuilding their lives.

Any option for drug treatment involving a rehab should ensure that the rehab has highly skilled clinical staff who can assess the need for a detox upon entry to the rehab, and can oversee the undertaking of a medical detox if needed.


What are Drug Detox Programs ?

Understanding drug detox programs and what is involved and where they are available is a hugely important process for both the individual concerned who is addicted to a type of drugs, and for those around an individual who are trying to help them.

A number of drug detox programs will take place in the context of the individual entering a rehab, for other individuals a drug detox programme might take place in some type of clinical facility that is a stand-alone process with no particular follow-up or support or after care.

If an individual is thinking of approaching a rehab or a treatment center for help, then it is important to check that the rehab has the clinical facilities and the medical personnel to establish whether a drug detox is needed in the first place.

If the medical personnel believe that a drug detox is needed, then the rehab should either have its own facilities and personnel to perform and oversee a drug detox, and explain fully the drug detox programme to the individual and their families or support system.

If the rehab does not have its own clinical facilities to safely oversee such a detox, then it should have an arrangement with a local clinical facility such as a hospital who can perform the drug detox on behalf of the rehab.

This can normally work well, but it is an area that should be fully researched and checked by the individual or their family prior to that individual entering a rehab or treatment center.

Drug Detox Programs – Drugs

A rehab or treatment center is likely to have details on its website of the most common drugs that people are addicted to that its addiction treatment programs will try to address. These normally include drugs such as benzodiazepine, cocaine, crack, crystal meth, Demerol, ecstasy, heroin, marijuana, methamphetamine, methodone, morphine, OxyContin, Suboxone, Valium, Vicodin and Xanax.

If an individual is termed to be dual diagnosed, this means that the individual is assessed to have a problem with alcohol as well as with other types of drugs they may have been using, both prescription and non-prescription.

The drug detox program that will be offered to the individual should be a fully comprehensive assessment of all substances and medications that the individual has taken over a significant period of time.

Whoever is overseeing the drug detox programme should involve the family or close friends and associates of the individual in terms of establishing what drugs or other substances the individual has been taking that they are aware of .




What is a Drug Rehab?

Anyone looking for a drug rehab will almost inevitably find that all rehabs tend to address drugs in the context of a broader range of addictions, that include alcohol, food, gambling, codependency etc. This should not be offputting, as a rehab should assess the individual on their own merits in terms of whatever their addictive problems may be, but will also be open to dealing with other addictions, other than drugs if such work is needed.

It is very common for anyone looking for a drug rehab to have a problem with alcohol as well, whether they consider themselves an alcoholic or not. A rehab will have two primary functions in this regard. Firstly the rehab must be able to assess whether the individual needs to have a clinical detox or not.

This means that the rehab must employ qualified medical clinical staff who are able to assess whether or not such a detox is needed. If it is needed the rehab should either be able to perform the medical detox themselves, or have arrangements with a local clinical facility who can oversee and performed a detox on their behalf.

Once any detox has been overseen and performed if needed, the main work of a drug rehab will be to help the individual begin the process of understanding the nature of their addiction, be it to drugs and/or alcohol or other substances.

The rehab will have a range of addiction treatment programs that should be designed to help the individual get some understanding of the underlying emotional drives that have helped fuelled their drug use or alcoholism.

Drug Rehab – Facilities

When looking to assess the best type of drug rehab center, there are a number of factors that should be considered in terms of facility and addiction treatment programs. The number and level of clinical staff is an important consideration, as this will determine some of the level of effectiveness of the work of the rehab.

A drug rehab should employ a number of clinical staff that should include medical doctors, nurses, psychiatrists and psychologists, a range of different types of therapists, dieticians, nutritionists, social workers and staff such as transitional living workers.

Whilst the therapeutic work of a drug rehab is hugely important, the rehab should also be outward looking in terms of how to help the individual on, once they have left rehab and are looking to establish their lives back in the normal world.

This should be an integral part of the work of the rehab from day one, and staff such as a transitional living worker or a social worker are hugely important in helping the individual face that reality as part of the recovery process whilst in the drug rehab.



Florida drug rehab facilities and NA

The main therapeutic work that occurs within the context of a Florida drug rehab facilities operation will be closely linked, or is most likely to be closely linked with the basic principles that are in the 12 step program of Narcotics Anonymous. It is also very likely that a Florida drug rehab will encourage clients to attend meetings of Narcotics Anonymous as well as meetings possibly of Alcoholics Anonymous.

These meetings of narcotics anonymous may be on site, i.e. on the premises of the drug rehab itself, or in the local facility where clients will be transported to and encouraged to attend meetings.

A Florida drug rehab facilities for its addiction treatment programs will cover a variety of different scenarios. The rehab should employee a significant number of qualified medical and therapeutic staff who will often devise the clinical programs and treatment methods that the rehab uses.a

These clinical experts will oversee and administer the necessary programs. In addition a Florida drug rehab will have a number of admin stuff, many of whom will be focused on the admissions and insurance issues that form part of the Florida drug rehab facilities operation. These admin staff should be of a high standard, and able to deal with insurance questions and difficulties that may arise.Narcotics Anonymous is a 12 step fellowship and program that is closely modelled on the organisation Alcoholics Anonymous.

Florida drug rehab facilities

A Florida drug rehab is likely to offer the same therapeutic programs to both alcoholics and addicts, with often the belief that an individual is likely to be dual addicted. Whilst not always the case, there is often a link between an alcoholic and addicts who uses or mis-uses drugs or prescription drugs.Florida drug rehab facilities also cover the location and institutional buildings of the rehab or clinical facility itself. The fact the drug rehab is situated in Florida is not coincidental.

There is high attention paid to the location of the Florida drug rehab, as there is a belief that a serene and tranquil setting is a big part, and an important part, of the process of helping to treat the addict and alcoholic with dignity and respect. Florida drug rehab facilities also include a wide range of different therapeutic approaches to helping the addict and alcoholic deal with their addiction and alcoholism.

These therapies can be by way of traditional therapy and counselling, as well as more so-called alternative therapies such as yoga, art therapy and reflexology. Florida drug rehab facilities can vary widely in terms of their scope and effectiveness, so good research is important prior to admission.


Treatment at a drug rehab in South Florida

Anyone seeking help by way of a drug rehab in South Florida will want to know what treatment facilities and addiction treatment programs the rehab offers by way of help, and what level of clinical experts and medical staff are available to help oversee these treatment facilities and methods.

The treatment facilities of any rehab cover a wide range of issues. There is the issue of staffing, location, insurance, admissions and outreach or outpatient work, in addition to the wide range of clinical programs and treatment methods and addiction treatment programs that the drug rehab in South Florida should offer.

The admissions process of entering a drug rehab in South Florida can be quite a complex and stressful proceding. This in part is because anyone seeking help by way of admission to a rehab normally does it at fairly short notice.

This is not to say that the recognition of a need to help happens actual notice, for the recognition that a person has a problem with drugs or alcohol happens at short notice. It doesn’t. The recognition of a problem with drugs or alcohol either by the individual or by a loved one may have been going on for years. Inevitably it often reaches one or many crisis points where the person involved becomes willing to seek help, either by way of attending meetings of Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous or by agreeing to enter a rehab.

Drug Rehab in South Florida

It is often thought that this is sometimes a fairly short window of opportunity for an individual to seek help, and the sometimes leads to a fairly frenzied approach and subsequent entry to a drug rehab in South Florida. For this reason it is sometimes quite difficult to do proper research into the treatment facilities that the rehab offers.

The admissions office of a drug rehab in South Florida should be able to offer a high degree of professional advice and information, and be well aware of the degree of urgency for the potential admission of the person seeking help. The admissions office will be able to advise on the procedures and necessary undertakings for the subsequent admission of an individual.

The cost of a drug rehab in South Florida will be geared towards insurance, with the rehab expecting the cost of the time in rehab to be met by the individuals or partners insurance plan. This is something that is extremely important, given the high cost of a stay in rehab. The admissions office should be able to clarify prior to admission the various issues concerning insurance.

A drug rehab in South Florida may seem a daunting prospect, but there is enough help and information available to make it do-able and worthwhile.



Addiction Treatment/Drug Rehab Center Florida

A drug rehab centre in Florida will often be the first port of call for a client or someone on their behalf who believes they have a problem with drugs or alcohol. There is a belief that a drug rehab centre in Florida is the most appropriate place for someone who has an addiction to drugs or has had an addiction to drugs and alcohol to go to in order to get help.

Drug rehab centres in Florida can vary quite widely in terms of their location, therapeutic approaches, pricing, qualified staff and overall approach to addiction and addiction treatment programs. One of the potential problems can be that admission to a drug rehab centre in Florida is often arranged and often needs to be arranged at very short notice, leaving little time for proper research as to what is the most appropriate rehab for the potential client to be admitted to.

Often someone looking for a drug rehab centre in Florida will want to know what the probability is of a so-called success rate. This is a very natural desire on behalf on the client, to want some type of guarantee that the addiction treatment program will work. A number of drug rehab centres in Florida will often promote a so-called success rate of their rehab treatment centre. These numbers should be treated with a high degree of caution, as it is often impossible to establish what type of long-term sobriety and clean time does actually exist among potential clients and former clients.

Drug rehab center in Florida

A drug rehab center in Florida can be assessed in a certain number of ways prior to making a decision as to which is the most appropriate rehab to get admission to. One of the most important criteria is to assess the level of qualified medical and therapeutic staff who are permanently resident at the rehab. These are the clinical experts who will administer the clinical programs and treatment methods which will help the client begin the process of rebuilding their life without drugs and/or alcohol.

A drug rehab centre in Florida should have qualified staff such as medical doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists and a wide range of different therapists and counsellors. Some of the staff may well be recovering addicts and recovering alcoholics themselves, as members of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. In addition there may well be a number of volunteers who come into the rehab and help in a number of ways who are likely to be recovering addicts and recovering alcoholics themselves.

Whilst no guarantee, a properly staffed and experienced drug rehab centre in Florida will certainly offer the opportunity for significant help.