Drug abuse is a huge issue in Kentucky with alcohol, tobacco and especially prescription drugs emerging as the substances frequently abused. Addiction to these drugs can result in severe consequences including a loss of income, the disruption of family life and health complications, among others.
You might think you have your drug habit under wraps but the truth is that drug addiction only gets worse with time. If drug abuse is causing negative effects in your life, no matter how small, then it’s time to take a hard look at yourself and admit that you might have an addiction. This is particularly true if you keep getting cravings, have tried to quit but have been unable to do so, have started neglecting your responsibilities and suspect that your behavior is slowly getting out of control.
The first step towards getting better is admitting that you have a problem. The next step is to decide how to clean up and get sober.
Partial Hospitalization Programs for Drug Treatment
There are a variety of drug treatment programs in Kentucky, each designed to help drug addicts at various stages of their addiction. Partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) are some of the most common treatment options for those struggling with drug addiction.
These programs- sometimes referred to as day treatment programs or day rehabs- are addiction recovery programs designed to give patients the same level of high-intensity care provided at a residential recovery program. The major difference between the two is that PHPs allow you to return home after treatment.
A PHP program often serves as a step up from a less intensive outpatient program or a step down from an inpatient/residential program. If enrolled at a PHP, you’ll spend several hours of several days each week receiving treatment at a rehab center, return to your own home then go back to the program the following day.
How Do Intensive Outpatient Drug Treatments Work?
Intensive outpatient programs are part of the continuum of care that people struggling with substance abuse are meant to receive. You can attend an IOP as a step-down after completing an inpatient or residential treatment program as it allows you to ease your way back into your normal routine while still working on your recovery goals.
IOPs typically require clients to meet on weekdays in the morning or evening. Before joining the program, you’ll have to start with an assessment. The treatment staff will assess your needs and then create an individualized recovery program to suit those needs. This will have a schedule of the therapy sessions (days and hours) you are required to attend each week.
Intensive outpatient drug treatment programs are ideal for people with less severe addictions, minor to no co-occurring ailments as well as a solid support base at home and in the community. You also have to be highly motivated to attend all the therapy sessions as IOPs don’t have intensive supervision and monitoring.
What is Outpatient Drug Treatment?
Frequently, those in need of drug or alcohol treatment fail to receive appropriate care due to the commitments and responsibilities they have to meet on a daily basis. Maybe they can’t take time away from their families, work or school for a period of time. The best option for such individuals is outpatient drug rehab.
An outpatient drug treatment program gives you the chance to attend treatment several days a week but still live at home. This way, your daily life isn’t disrupted. You just have to check in to the treatment specialists at the rehab center regularly to receive counseling and/or medication. Depending on your treatment plan, you might have to attend therapy sessions for several hours on certain days of the week. These are then gradually reduced as long as you progress well through your recovery.
While outpatient treatment programs offer the same level of intensive care as inpatient programs, they are less costly and don’t require you to reside at a drug treatment facility.
How Does Family Therapy for Drug Treatment Work?
Family therapy sessions are led by therapists who understand the group dynamics in a family and how each person is affected by others in the family group. Family therapists often have experience in helping each individual in the family to get better and interact more positively within the family unit.
Before family therapy for drug addiction can start, the client has to identify family members who they think or feel should be included in the counseling process. Family members who meet these criteria are usually those who:
- Maintain the household
- Are key in providing support
- Mainly provide financial help and resources
- The client has a strong and enduring emotional bond with
Clients normally decide to include family members, their significant others, friends or coworkers as part of their family for therapy purposes.
In many cases, families have already identified the individual battling addiction as the “problem” within the family. However, there is no blame in family therapy and focus remains on assisting the whole family to recover, pull together and move forward as a unit.
Recovery at Robert Alexander Treatment Center
Getting the right treatment for your drug addiction is crucial if you want to attain sobriety.
At the Robert Alexander Treatment Center, we focus on providing high-quality care, regarding each client as an individual with specific needs and treatment goals. Our programs specializes in giving clients expert, comprehensive treatment to reclaim their lives from addiction.
If you or a loved one is struggling with drug abuse, don’t wait until it’s too late. Contact us on (502) 513-6042 to speak to one of our recovery experts who will guide you through our treatment programs and discuss the payment options available for you.