In the US alone, it has been found out in a 2014 survey that an estimated 22.5 million drug users need treatment and the numbers are rising because only 11.6% have undergone rehabilitation treatment while the rest have not sought treatment due to the following reasons – financial constraint, lack of insurance, or the failure to find the right treatment. Depending on the seriousness of their drug dependency condition, it is good to be well-informed first on the signs that your kid or a special someone is into drug abuse and needs rehabilitation treatment, so that help is on their way, and these signs are the following: the inability to be non-performing on important and responsible obligations at home, work or school; cutting on social activities, including shunning social relationships with family, friends, co-workers; continuous use of drugs even after recognizing the ill-effects of harming the physical or psychological state of the user; unsuccessful attempts to stop using or cut down on drugs; withdrawal symptoms when not using drugs which can lead into loss of control of one’s physical will and breaking one’s rule due to the strong urge or craving to use drugs.
Drug centers require a rehabilitation or rehab program for drug dependent users and the rehabilitation process requires first an assessment of the physical and psychological condition, the seriousness of the addiction, and health risks so a special designed treatment can be recommended and for the rehab program to meet its goal of restoring back as much as possible what was lost by the drug dependent on his/her life – physical, sensory, and mental capabilities. The first step, before treatment ever begins, is known as the detox process, which is a must procedure that puts the drug dependent to go through the process of clearing the body of drug substance, often prescribing medications to treat withdrawal symptoms and, when in a treatment center, the facilities should provide a safe environment for achieving abstinence from drugs and stabilization of the drug dependent’s condition, prior to starting with the actual treatment program. After the detox process, the next treatment may vary according to the level of addiction of the patient, but, otherwise, the normal and general treatment involves the following: a combination of individual and group therapies, sessions with physician and facility caregiver, educational and support services, health leisure activities, relapse prevention therapy which is part of the aftercare program to serve as transition goals for the patient to be declared as outpatient, and when considered outpatient, a self-recovery program is facilitated.