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How to Visit a Drug Rehabilitation Center and Keep Your Privacy
It is common for addicts to avoid a drug rehabilitation center for fear of exposer to the greater community. Functioning addicts who have not been ordered to attend rehabilitation often try to control things on their own to prevent being embarrassed or ostracized in daily life. While understandable, this is not healthy and will not aid in the recovery process. Instead, it is best to work with a center that can help to maintain needed privacy while assisting with recovery.
Here is how a drug rehabilitation center can keep treatments private
#1. Be treated on an outpatient basis
The phrase "Rehabilitation Center," conjures up ideas of a large medical facility where people stay for weeks or months at a time and work with round-the-clock medical staff. These centers are certainly useful and necessary for some patients. However, this is not the only way to receive addiction treatment and it is not the best option for everyone.
Staying at an inpatient facility works for patients who can afford to take time off work or family, as well as those who the court orders to go through immediate intervention. Still, many people struggling with addiction are not able to take this time away due to other important obligations. The stress of trying to do so can actually hurt the recovery process. In this scenario, being treated as an outpatient is better and without a drastic interruption to the normal schedule. In fact, most people will not realize that an addict is being treated, allowing for further privacy.
#2. Use medication to help with withdrawals
A sure way to tell that someone is a recovering addict is when the withdrawals kick in. Shake, fevers, throwing up, uncontrollable physical reactions and more can all accompany the detox period. The length of the detox and the severity of the symptoms will depend entirely on the individual and the addictive substances of choice. The type of drug a person is addicted to will also influence how bad the detox is. Prescribed medication can help to avoid this problem by eliminating the withdrawal symptoms.
This is essentially a way to trick the body into thinking it is receiving the stimulus of the drug even though it is not. How long the medication is taken will be determined by working with a medical professional. As an outpatient, there will still be monitoring, but it can be done through visits to the office and phone calls rather than staying at the facility. Most recovering patients are able to continue going to work and participating in other activities during this process, though it is recommended to take it easy as much as possible.
Even as an outpatient, it is still necessary to participate in therapy and to learn new ways to go through life that does not involve drugs or alcohol. To preserve privacy, these sessions can be done on an individual basis rather than as part of a group.
Call for more information
To find out how you can enroll with a drug rehabilitation center without the general public finding out, call our office. We can provide more information and schedule a consultation for you to come in and ask more questions.