Rehab for Adults
Rehab for adults helps patients achieve stability and balance in sobriety. A multidisciplinary team of professionals guides you toward new perspectives and positive change. In alcohol and drug rehab centers, you will gain life skills and tools for genuine recovery in all aspects of mental, physical, spiritual and emotional health.
Primary rehab for adult men and women ages 18-46 should address gender-specific issues. Each person should receive a tailored treatment plan that includes individual and group therapies and evolves with progress in rehab.
Holistic rehab should be rooted in the 12-Step philosophy for relapse prevention and continuing support. This practice becomes a guide for a new way to live in sobriety.
Most often primary rehab for adults includes creative therapies, evidence-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, wellness and fitness schedules, and interactive group activities that build self-esteem, bonding and trust. Spiritual counseling helps patients explore healthy relationships with self, others and a higher power.
Men and women come to substance abuse rehab with different influencing factors and issues, and different experiences.
For both genders, relational connections in peer groups become an important factor in recovery. Men and women find freedom of expression in a safe environment.
- Men suffer from addiction at a higher rate than women.
- Women often put others’ needs above their own, and stigma continues as a major barrier for seeking help.
- Women also suffer a higher mortality rate from substance abuse than men and become addicted faster.
- Women are more apt to experience process addictions such as eating disorders.
- Both men and women suffer from dual diagnosis of mental disorders, such as anxiety and depression, with substance abuse. These disorders must be treated concurrently.
Addiction affects each family member.
Family members who are involved in their loved one’s treatment are better equipped to support successful recovery. They may often suffer in silence themselves, experiencing similar physical and mental symptoms as the active addict. Yet they rarely receive therapeutic help and education about the disease of addiction. Family programs associated with substance abuse treatment can help participants to change family systems from dysfunctional to healthy though the use of boundaries and balance.
Relapse is a factor in both men’s and women’s recovery from addiction.
Each personalized treatment plan should incorporate relapse prevention, including psycho-education, about the neurobiological disease of addiction. Coping skills to change negative perceptions and identify and neutralize “triggers” are also a big factor in combating the risk of relapse.
A longer period of individualized addiction rehab has been shown to be a strong factor in continuing recovery.
Often primary treatment for adults is followed by continuing care with an outpatient or residential program, sober transitional housing, or outpatient counseling with the patient’s home therapist. Your lifeline for continued support and vitality should include identifying a sponsor and attending 12-Step meetings as you learn to integrate the 12-Step practices into your daily life.