APS Healthcare Drug Rehab
If you or a loved one is struggling with a drug addiction, please know that you're not alone. In 2013, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) conducted a National Survey on Drug Use and Health and found that 21.6 million Americans 12 years of age or older were dependent on or abusing drugs or alcohol. Only a small fraction of these addicts ever get the help they need, but you can choose a different fate by learning about your APS Healthcare drug rehab treatment center options now.
Drug Rehabilitation - Kicking the Habit
Upon admission to a specialized drug rehab treatment center, you'll most likely immediately begin the withdrawal process. The severity of withdrawal symptoms depends largely on the type of drug abused and how long the abuse occurred, but general the following can be expected:
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- Nausea and vomiting
- Body tremors
- Irritability and anxiety
- Mental confusion
- Mood swings
- Visual and/or auditory hallucinations
Some patients may experience stomach or muscle cramps and in more severe cases even seizures and, if untreated, death. The symptoms of withdrawal can be mitigated through the use of medically supervised drug rehabilitation techniques, though these still-experimental procedures may or may not be available at your APS Healthcare drug rehab treatment center or covered by your insurance plan.
The Road to Recovery
There are many types of facilities to consider when deciding which APS Healthcare drug rehab treatment center is most appropriate for your personal situation and medical needs. Options range from full-time impatient centers to outpatient clinics that allow for greater freedom and flexibility. Whatever your personal situation, there is a treatment program that will allow you to keep your school, work, and family commitments while still taking care of the most important person of all: yourself. There are also transitional housing situations that help ease patients from 24/7 supervision back into an independent lifestyle, as well as support groups that help recovering addicts achieve and maintain long-term sobriety. The best programs are the ones that involve many aspects of treatment, combining in a comprehensive approach that provides the patient with all the tools they need in their pursuit of success.
Sticking to Sobriety
Even after you've left your treatment center and eliminated drugs and alcohol from you system, it's essential to remember that while you've won the battle the war on addiction is never ending. There will always be temptation and it's inevitable that you will encounter situations that challenge your commitment to a drug-free future, but chances are you insurance plan provides for continued care in the form of 12-step type programs or counselors experienced in all matters related to addiction.
The first steps towards sobriety are recognizing your addiction and accepting help so you can begin your recovery now.