So, you or a loved one have chosen a rehab center, and now you’re wondering what to expect. Likely, many questions will arise while planning and preparing. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, it is important to get in touch with the treatment center one chooses, which will be able to provide specific details on daily schedules, what an individual is permitted and not permitted to bring with them, family visitation details, and more. Generally speaking, one can expect the following to be included in the process: intake assessment, withdrawal, treatment therapies, and aftercare planning.
Intake and Assessment
The intake process is the first thing that will happen upon arriving at your rehab center in North Carolina. Generally this includes going over guidelines and expectations of the program, and signing all required documents. The assessment portion of intake will include a series of questions for the client which will inform the rehab of a client’s past history and current needs.
Information disclosed during assessment may include:
- Substance issues/ abuse
- Mental health diagnoses
- Personal relationships
- Detox needs
- Family medical history
- Medication history
- Medical issues
Detox will be the first step upon entering rehab, if deemed necessary during intake and assessment. If an individual still has a significant amount of drugs in their system or needs additional medical support, they will be sent to detox before formally beginning their treatment program. Detox is the medically-supervised process of purging the body of toxins and chemicals from drugs and alcohol. A person with substance addiction will typically experience symptoms of withdrawal during the detox process. Withdrawal symptoms may include drug cravings, fatigue, chills, sweating, headache, agitation, or anxiety. The detox process generally lasts several days.
Treatment and Therapy
Treatments and therapeutic techniques vary with each rehab center. Most offer a combination of individual and group therapies.
Common therapeutic techniques include:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavioral therapy
- Motivational interviewing
- Group therapy
- Therapeutic activities
During rehab, an individual will work closely with their counselor to establish a transition plan, identify triggers in everyday life, discuss coping skills, and assess ongoing support options. This may include transitional housing—often referred to as sober living houses—outpatient treatment, 12 step programs, follow-up therapeutic and medical appointments, and more. Creating a supportive and sustainable aftercare plan for maintaining sobriety upon completion of rehab is an important part of treatment.
Know What to Expect at Oasis Recovery
If you or someone you loved has developed an addiction or dependency, we encourage you to reach out to the professionals at Oasis Recovery to learn more about our personalized treatment programs and mental health services. Recovery is always possible. Our experts work with you to design a treatment plan that fits your needs. Common treatment programs include:
- Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)
- Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP)
- Aftercare Services
Contact us today for more information about how our programs and services can help you get your life back on track.