Benefits of an Inpatient Stimulant Rehab
Many people are suffering from addictions to cocaine and other stimulants and are looking for help. There are many kinds of rehab centers that can provide you with the tools you will need to be successful at treating your addiction long term. There are inpatient and outpatient treatment centers and there are pros and cons to both. So how do you know if an inpatient rehab center will be right for you?
Benefits of an Inpatient Rehabilitation Center
An inpatient rehab center is often the best choice when choosing a treatment plan for stimulants like cocaine, ecstasy and even drugs that are prescribed for learning and attention disorders like Ritalin and Adderal. According to NIDA, “if stimulants are abused chronically, withdrawal symptoms, including fatigue, depression, and disturbed sleep patterns can result when a person stops taking them”.
At an inpatient stimulant rehab center you will get medical expertise and counseling. The doctors and medical staff can help to balance all aspects of your treatment starting with the detoxification process, making sure that you receive the proper nutrition that is necessary to support the medications you need to detox, in a safe and secure environment away from any stressors that could distract you and cause a relapse.
Detoxification alone is not considered complete therapy for any kind of an addiction. Unfortunately, just because the body is rid of the substance doesn’t mean the addiction is cured. When it comes to any kind of addiction, stimulant or otherwise addiction is chronic and life long. It is important to understand that while you may never use your drug of choice again, you will always be a recovering an addict. Therefore is imperative that the psychological aspect of the addiction be treated as well. There is no set amount of time for treatment but most inpatient rehab centers offer programs that generally last from 6 months to a year.
One of the benefits of an inpatient stimulant rehab is that they provide intense counseling sessions both individual and group to help uncover the underlying reason for the addiction. People who have addictions to drugs and alcohol are sometimes trying to self medicate for mental health issues that must be uncovered and treated along with the addiction. Many suffer from Manic Depression or Bipolar disorder and have never been diagnosed or given medical treatment. With the underlying mental disorder under control with the proper medications and treatment, a better plan of action can be decided for long term recovery success.
Stimulants are known to cause psychological withdrawal symptoms during detoxification that include extreme agitation and paranoia, depression and anxiety and even hallucinations and psychotic delusions. An inpatient stimulant rehab center is often recommended during withdrawal from stimulants as this can be very dangerous. Recovering addicts often report that the psychological distress they experienced during withdrawal were the most disturbing part of their recovery and sometimes made them feel suicidal. The symptoms were so intense that all they could think about was making them stop, whether by using the drugs again or by committing suicide.
If you believe you or a loved one might be suffering from an addiction to stimulants or other drugs you can find help by using the SAMHSA Treatment Locator or call 1-800-662-HELP (4357).