An estimated 22.5 million drug users in the US survey of 2014 have been diagnosed as needing treatment and only about 11.6% of the estimated number have so far undergone rehabilitation treatment, but the remaining have yet to seek treatment but have not made a major effort because of the following reasons: financial problems, a lack of insurance to cover for the treatment, or the inability to look for the appropriate treatment. There are glaring and abnormal signs that your kid or any member of the family maybe into drug abuse, that is why it is important that people are aware and are well-informed on these noticeable signs for the drug dependent to be given the right counsel and treatment, and these are – when there is the withdrawal of the drug dependent to perform his/her important obligations at home, work or school; when the area of socializing is being intentionally cut off by the drug dependent, shunning out of social activities or social relationships from family, co-workers, school; when drugs have been continuously used and are already showing the harm that has caused on the physical and psychological state; when there are unsuccessful attempts to withdraw on drug use; when signs of withdrawal symptoms are appearing such that there is loss of control, violent actions are taking place and that the drug dependent has a strong urge to break the withdrawal rule due to the uncontrollable urge to go back on drugs.
Rehabilitation or rehab is basically the process or treatment of restoring someone who is into drug dependency and abuse by recovering him/her from addiction and restoring some or all of the drug dependent’s physical, sensory, and mental capabilities that were lost during the dependency period, and all these need a proper treatment program that has been designed specifically to address the physical and psychological health, addiction severity, and risk issues. 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. As soon as the patient successfully passes the detox process, treatment services are designed specifically to the needs of the patient based on the initial assessment of his/her level of addiction, otherwise, the treatment care program has the following services: a combination of individual and group therapies and the number of sessions are based according to the therapist’s evaluation; a series of sessions between physicians, facility caregiver/therapist; educational and support services, a healthy leisure activity to promote clean fun; aftercare program, which is a transitioning service for the patient to undergo until he/she is declared outpatient; and a provision of a self-recovery program to prepare the patient to be restored into the normal order of society.