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Hey friend, are you a drug addict or something? or parents who are always worried about their ankles, are you currently confused about handling addictions to drugs?
So, is there a way to overcome drug addiction until healed completely? Of course, there are, besides accompanied by intention and sincerity.
Let’s peek the way below
1. Do detoxification
Detoxification is the first step in the drug recovery treatment. This involves cleansing the body of harmful substances. Detoxification will help in the process of breaking away from painful addictions. Detox can be done in a few days to a week.
Having drug users stopped will make them confused and shocked. This happens because of a sudden cessation of drug use or a decrease in the dose of drugs used. Certain medications are used so that the symptoms of addiction do not feel pain.
Detoxification starts from the evaluation, which is looking at what substances are circulating in the bloodstream and how much. Then, the patient will be guided to detox and can be done with the help of drugs or not. Afterward, patients will be guided to recover psychologically and carry out rehabilitation.
2. Therapy counseling and behavior
After detoxification is done, now turn to counsel and behavior therapy. This therapy can be done privately between the patient and therapist, carried out in groups to involve family members. Some of these therapies include behavioral cognitive therapy, multidimensional family therapy, and motivational interviews.
Behavioral cognitive therapy helps patients to recognize and change the mindset related to drugs. Then, multi-dimensional family therapy is designed to get the family involved in one’s recovery from drugs. Meanwhile, motivational interviews maximize the individual’s willingness to change and motivate positively.
Then, counseling aims to help patients to change their behavior and attitudes in using narcotics. Without counseling and psychological reinforcement, a former addict will be vulnerable to falling back into the abuse of narcotics and illegal drugs.
3. Rehabilitation program
Rehabilitation is a long-term treatment for disorders and addictions of illicit psychotropic substances. Rehabilitation is done to escape the dependence of psychoactive substances such as alcohol, cannabis, cocaine, heroin, and so forth. With rehabilitation, a person can be free from drugs, of course, after being accompanied by the intention and sincerity to break away.
What are the facilities in drug rehabilitation homes? Among these are giving medication for depression or drug side effects, expert counseling, and sharing experiences with other addicts. Generally, rehabilitation takes between 3-4 months.
4. Join a support group
To recover from the snare of drugs, sometimes there is a feeling of being haunted by the fear of being judged by the community. Therefore, the role of support groups is very important and needed.
Surrounded by a supportive and non-judgmental environment, addicted patients are free to share their experiences and can reduce their sense of alienation. Because they can support each other, there will be an urge to recover and escape the snare of drugs.
5. Placed in special places
Have you done detoxification, therapy, and rehabilitation, what’s next? Usually, rehabilitation is carried out within 6-12 months in a place with special facilities. Afterward, former addicts can be placed in specially supervised housing, while they can find work, adjust and rearrange their lives.
Former addicts are not released after leaving rehabilitation. We need to work together with several parties to push him away from drugs, ranging from family, spouse (if any), and closest friends.
Not only family, spouse or closest friends who need to provide support to former drug addicts. However, support also needs to be given by the general public. Sometimes, judgment, stigma, and labels given by the community are former addicts who live in fear and discomfort.
It is not impossible if the former addicts are not accepted by the family, they will return to people who give bad influence and can get them stuck in drug addiction again. So please show your support!
Well, that’s the way that you can do to stop drug addiction to recover. Believe me, healing yourself from the snare of drugs is not impossible