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. 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.
The process of restoring a person who is into drug or alcohol dependency and abuse is referred to as rehabilitation and its goal is to restore as much as possible the drug dependent’s lost to physical, sensory, and mental capabilities and that a specifically designed treatment program will be outlined to tackle with the following issues: state of physical, as well as psychological condition, level of addiction, and health risks. 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.